HomeWinners 2011

Winners 2011

Best International debut Feature
BOY by Hong jin Roh

Special Jury Mention International debut Feature
SUBMARINE by Richard Atoyade
for its great sense of humor and innovative visual style.

Special Mention for Outstanding Performance
Jessica Schwarz in THE DAY I WASNT BORN by Florian Cossen

Best Mexican debut Feature
BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAY by Bernardo Arrellano
The director crafts a story of a lonely man, entrapped in his own world, misunderstood by so-called loved ones who do not want anything to do with him. Yet, through subtle and quiet moments, the director masterfully creates an emotional resonance with our main character and the audience, capturing the essence of human relationships with a lyrical and beautiful ending that is both magical and affectionate. The Jury is honored to give the award to this film.

Special Mention: Best Ensemble Cast
BATTLESHIP by Álvaro Curiel
In recognition to the outstanding ensemble cast, led by a bravura and humanistic performance by Silverio Palacios.

Newcomer Acting Award
Sofía Espinosa for VETE MAS LEJOS ALICIA by Elisa Miller
The Jury would like to recognize a debut performance from an actress who beautifully captures the angst and hope in the transition into adulthood. The Jury is honored to present the Newcomer Acting Award to Sofia Espinosa in VETE MAS LEJOS ALICIA. El Jurado reconoce los valores de originalidad y audacia del director y la creatividad y solidez de la realización.

Best Short Film Fiction International (Oscar Qualifying)
TSUYAKO by Mitsuyo Miyazaki
A fascinating film that touched all of us very deeply. Through its many layers and textures, the short film makes exquisite use of the great Japanese Cinematic tradition from masters such as Ozu and Mizoguchi. We chose Tsuyako by unanimous decision for its elegant cinematography, profound acting and mostly its provocative subject matter. Mitsuyo Miyazaki is a director to watch for.

Special mention Short Film Fiction
Daugther of the Man by Manuel Schapira

Mejor Cortometraje Mexicano
ESTE MUNDO by Fernanda Valabyz
After tough deliberations, we chose this film for its powerful theme and execution.

Best International Long Documentary
BOMBAY BEACH by Alma Ha’rel
There are films so visually poetic that its impossible to contain them within the awkward structures of their written world. We the jury would like to congratulate Alma Ha’rel for her extraordinary brave and subtle portrayal of a community that lives and loves in a forgotten corner of the Californian desert. The breathtaking and heartbreaking film that is Bombay Beach.

Best International Short Documentary
Charcoal Burners by Piotr Zotorowicz

Special Mention Short Documentary
TOMATL by Luis Briseno

Best Mexican Documentary
MORIR by PIE by Jacaranda Corea
We the jury had very difficult deliberation because the film s have been so moving and emotional but in the end we give the prize of Best Mexican Documentary film film.

Best Experimental Short Film
DREXCIYA by Akosua Adoma Owusu
A portrait of the abandoned swimming pool of a ruined hotel in Ghana, the visuals document the uses people put to failed capitalist fantasies while also exploring the relation of the cinematic and how consciousness “intends” its object. The title’s allusion to the myth of an underwater kingdom of the children thrown from slave ships creates a bond between the endurance of the Ghanian people and counterhistorical resistance against the legacy of slavery.

Special Mention Experimental Short Film
1987-1993 by Marius Dybwad Brandrud
Exploration of the role of photography and memory within the particular environment of Scandinavian winters. Divides viewer’s attention to the image and the story of the image’s genesis.

Best Short Animation (Oscar Qualifying)
The External World by David O’Reilly
Enacts the poetics of irony as a self-consuming artifact. Evoking Edward Gorey, David Lynch, and Tamala punk cat from outer space, the film’s lyrical cynicism weaves its resonances with minor chords to offer a post-modern elegy quivering through the society of the spectacle.

Special Mention Short Animation
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation by Martin Wallner, Stefan Leuchtenberg
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation chronicles a young man’s mourning the death of his father. It opens and extends the capacity of animation’s technical poetics to express a new range of emotions and their interfaces with the body, memory, and the psychosocial complex of contemporary life.

Special Mention Short Animation
The Last Norwegian Troll by Pjotr Sapegin
Revisits a story known by children the world over, yet returns it to is Norwegian roots and ends the tradition as a legacy founding the psyche of Norwegian identity.

WIF Award for Best Short Fiction by a Female Director
Sometime Later by Moon Blaisse
A fascinating exploration of human characters. This film was selected for its unique direction by a woman: Moon Blaisse. We look forward to seeing her future works.

SIGNIS Award to Best International Short Fiction
Sometime Later by Moon Blaisse
With very creative language, this short film is a call to attention about the risks of globalization that we are living and the urgency of recognizing our responsible connections.

Special Mention SIGNIS
Casus Belli by Yorgos Zois
With very creative language, this short film is a call to attention about the risks of globalization that we are living and the urgency of recognizing our responsible connections.

Press Award
The Cinema Hold Up by Iria Gomez Concheiro

Best Guanajuato Film
Y Volveré by Edgar Nito
For its efficient use of the cinematographic languages of both the fantastic and horror film genres, among others, and a solid construction of the story, with notable influence of Korean cinema.

Rally PRO

Jury Award
JAIBOL FILMS

Audience Award
FILMADORA NACIONAL

3rd Collegiate Production Rally

Jury Award
Padre Nuestro by ITESM Campus Querétaro

Special Jury Mention
LA FUNCIÓN PERFECTA by UAD Guadalajara

Premio del Público
EL ZAFIRO ETERNO by UCEM San Luis Potosí

10º National Screenwriting Competition

Feature Screenplay Awards
Té by Azar by Raquel Barreda

Short Screenplay Award
El hombre bueno by José Luis Solís

Collegiate Documentary Competition “Identity and Belonging”

1st Place
A Flor by Piel by Christian Najera, Universidad Iberoamericana de León.

2nd Place
De Rieles y Durmientes by Diana Rentería, Universidad Lasallista Benavente Campus Celaya.

3rd Place
NAT HA-HI: A la Sombra del Mezquite by Carlos Gasca, Universidad Latina de México Campus Celaya.

Best International debut Feature
BOY by Hong jin Roh

Special Jury Mention International debut Feature
SUBMARINE by Richard Atoyade
for its great sense of humor and innovative visual style.

Special Mention for Outstanding Performance
Jessica Schwarz in THE DAY I WASNT BORN by Florian Cossen

Best Mexican debut Feature
BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAY by Bernardo Arrellano
The director crafts a story of a lonely man, entrapped in his own world, misunderstood by so-called loved ones who do not want anything to do with him. Yet, through subtle and quiet moments, the director masterfully creates an emotional resonance with our main character and the audience, capturing the essence of human relationships with a lyrical and beautiful ending that is both magical and affectionate. The Jury is honored to give the award to this film.

Special Mention: Best Ensemble Cast
BATTLESHIP by Álvaro Curiel
In recognition to the outstanding ensemble cast, led by a bravura and humanistic performance by Silverio Palacios.

Newcomer Acting Award
Sofía Espinosa for VETE MAS LEJOS ALICIA by Elisa Miller
The Jury would like to recognize a debut performance from an actress who beautifully captures the angst and hope in the transition into adulthood. The Jury is honored to present the Newcomer Acting Award to Sofia Espinosa in VETE MAS LEJOS ALICIA. El Jurado reconoce los valores de originalidad y audacia del director y la creatividad y solidez de la realización.

Best Short Film Fiction International (Oscar Qualifying)
TSUYAKO by Mitsuyo Miyazaki
A fascinating film that touched all of us very deeply. Through its many layers and textures, the short film makes exquisite use of the great Japanese Cinematic tradition from masters such as Ozu and Mizoguchi. We chose Tsuyako by unanimous decision for its elegant cinematography, profound acting and mostly its provocative subject matter. Mitsuyo Miyazaki is a director to watch for.

Special mention Short Film Fiction
Daugther of the Man by Manuel Schapira

Mejor Cortometraje Mexicano
ESTE MUNDO by Fernanda Valabyz
After tough deliberations, we chose this film for its powerful theme and execution.

Best International Long Documentary
BOMBAY BEACH by Alma Ha’rel
There are films so visually poetic that its impossible to contain them within the awkward structures of their written world. We the jury would like to congratulate Alma Ha’rel for her extraordinary brave and subtle portrayal of a community that lives and loves in a forgotten corner of the Californian desert. The breathtaking and heartbreaking film that is Bombay Beach.

Best International Short Documentary
Charcoal Burners by Piotr Zotorowicz

Special Mention Short Documentary
TOMATL by Luis Briseno

Best Mexican Documentary
MORIR by PIE by Jacaranda Corea
We the jury had very difficult deliberation because the film s have been so moving and emotional but in the end we give the prize of Best Mexican Documentary film film.

Best Experimental Short Film
DREXCIYA by Akosua Adoma Owusu
A portrait of the abandoned swimming pool of a ruined hotel in Ghana, the visuals document the uses people put to failed capitalist fantasies while also exploring the relation of the cinematic and how consciousness “intends” its object. The title’s allusion to the myth of an underwater kingdom of the children thrown from slave ships creates a bond between the endurance of the Ghanian people and counterhistorical resistance against the legacy of slavery.

Special Mention Experimental Short Film
1987-1993 by Marius Dybwad Brandrud
Exploration of the role of photography and memory within the particular environment of Scandinavian winters. Divides viewer’s attention to the image and the story of the image’s genesis.

Best Short Animation (Oscar Qualifying)
The External World by David O’Reilly
Enacts the poetics of irony as a self-consuming artifact. Evoking Edward Gorey, David Lynch, and Tamala punk cat from outer space, the film’s lyrical cynicism weaves its resonances with minor chords to offer a post-modern elegy quivering through the society of the spectacle.

Special Mention Short Animation
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation by Martin Wallner, Stefan Leuchtenberg
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation chronicles a young man’s mourning the death of his father. It opens and extends the capacity of animation’s technical poetics to express a new range of emotions and their interfaces with the body, memory, and the psychosocial complex of contemporary life.

Special Mention Short Animation
The Last Norwegian Troll by Pjotr Sapegin
Revisits a story known by children the world over, yet returns it to is Norwegian roots and ends the tradition as a legacy founding the psyche of Norwegian identity.

WIF Award for Best Short Fiction by a Female Director
Sometime Later by Moon Blaisse
A fascinating exploration of human characters. This film was selected for its unique direction by a woman: Moon Blaisse. We look forward to seeing her future works.

SIGNIS Award to Best International Short Fiction
Sometime Later by Moon Blaisse
With very creative language, this short film is a call to attention about the risks of globalization that we are living and the urgency of recognizing our responsible connections.

Special Mention SIGNIS
Casus Belli by Yorgos Zois
With very creative language, this short film is a call to attention about the risks of globalization that we are living and the urgency of recognizing our responsible connections.

Press Award
The Cinema Hold Up by Iria Gomez Concheiro

Best Guanajuato Film
Y Volveré by Edgar Nito
For its efficient use of the cinematographic languages of both the fantastic and horror film genres, among others, and a solid construction of the story, with notable influence of Korean cinema.

Rally PRO

Jury Award
JAIBOL FILMS

Audience Award
FILMADORA NACIONAL

3rd Collegiate Production Rally

Jury Award
Padre Nuestro by ITESM Campus Querétaro

Special Jury Mention
LA FUNCIÓN PERFECTA by UAD Guadalajara

Premio del Público
EL ZAFIRO ETERNO by UCEM San Luis Potosí

10º National Screenwriting Competition

Feature Screenplay Awards
Té by Azar by Raquel Barreda

Short Screenplay Award
El hombre bueno by José Luis Solís

Collegiate Documentary Competition “Identity and Belonging”

1st Place
A Flor by Piel by Christian Najera, Universidad Iberoamericana de León.

2nd Place
De Rieles y Durmientes by Diana Rentería, Universidad Lasallista Benavente Campus Celaya.

3rd Place
NAT HA-HI: A la Sombra del Mezquite by Carlos Gasca, Universidad Latina de México Campus Celaya.

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