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Winners 2009

EXPRESIÓN EN CORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2009 AWARDS

Best Ópera Prima
5 Days Without Nora by Mariana Chenillo
The refined nature of the script and of the acting direction allows this piece to combine humor and emotion, creating an amazing tone of sensibility, generosity and sincerity.

Honorable Mention Ópera Prima
Parque Vía by Enrique Rivero.
We´d like to salute the excellent work of Enrique Rivero, who’s Ópera Prima reveals an accomplished author, whose ambitiousness and demanding nature have already earned him numerous international awards with this film.

Best Short Film Fiction
The Six Dollar Fifty Man by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland
The film is a wonderful mixture of reality and fairytale, written and directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland. It apparently takes 2 directors to find such a unique kid and make him and the story work so well.

Best Short Fiction Video
Instead of Abracadabra by Patrik Eklund
It is hard to make people laugh, but that is what Patrik Eklund accomplishes in ” Instead of Abracadabra” set in serious Bergman land. Why watch long fiction when you in 22 minutes can get the “whole” story of the impossible magician, get lots of laughs and even get a bit scared. Good camerawork, good direction, good editing and good acting. See it and you will forever say CHIMAY, the new word for Abracadabra.

Best Short Documentary
The Herd by Ken Wardrop
The film maker had taken a simple but elegant and ultimately evocative approach to the question “How do we treat a stranger in our midst?”

Honorable Mention Short Documentary
Interview with the Earth by Nicolás Pereda
The jury would like to give an honorable mention to this sensitive, haunting study of a child’s death. The film maker’s strong telling style resonates with the audience long after leaving theater.

Best Long Documentary
Re-encounters: 2501 Migrantes by Yolanda Cruz
A fresh look at a subject often explored in documentary. The film maker, through the craft of storytelling, has blended seamlessly the massive art project and the stories of the workers depicted in the piece. She takes a complex story and makes it very human and universal- adding compelling layers to the conversation on migration.

Special Jury Mention Long Documentary
The One Man Village by Simon El Habre
The jury wanted to acknowledge the poignant visual style of this intimate portrait of a One Man Village.

Best Short Animation
Muto by Blu
For the spirit and energy of its execution, its optimistic appreciation of the street and how the animated graffiti interacts with the World, the jury is honored to present the Best Short Animation Award to Muto.

Special award for wit in a Short Animation
Western Spaguetti by Adam Pesapane.

Best Experimental Short
Danse Macabre by Pedro Pires
The jury was unanimously impressed by the ability, beauty and security of Danse Macabre. We disagreed about its content: one of the jurors saw in it a trip after death, another one as an anesthetization of death and the last one as an institutionalization of death. For its brilliant execution and ability to create such passionate debates, we are honored to offer the Best Experimental Short award to Danse Macabre.

Special Award for Conceptual Ambition in an Experimental Short Film
Rebeca by Gonzalo H. Rodríguez.

Best Mexican Short Film
Cages by Juan José Medina Ávalos.

Best Mexican Documentary
Interview with the Earth by Nicolás Pereda.

Special Mention Mexican Short Film
Playing Hooky by Michael Wiebach
For the form in which its editing reinvents a material shot twenty years ago.

Special Mention Mexican Short Film
Roma by Elisa Miller.
For its narrative style in telling a simple and human story and for the original recreation of a universe.

Special Mention Mexican Short Film
Pilgrimage by Enrique Arroyo
For the creation of an original and memorable character and its visual strength.

Special Mention Mexican Short Film
Sikuelachi school in the middle of the Sierra Tarahumara by Ernesto Lehn.
For a refreshing vision on a national problem.

Best Guanajuato Short
Regina by Mónica Daniela Ortega
The character’s escape to liberty is shown in a delicate cinematographic language in which photography and sound design as well as the use of two animation techniques; digital and stop motion.

IMJUVE Scholarship
Nicolás Perera for Interview with the Earth.

London Film Academy Scholarship
Isi Sarfati, cinematographer of Land and Bread.

Women in Film and Televisión Award to Best Fiction Short by a Female Director
Omelette by Nadejda Koseva
In a short 7 minutes, we get to understand why 2 broken eggs can break the spirit of a woman. Simplicity and elegance in storytelling, seems to be Nadejda Koseva´s trademark.

SIGNIS Award
Next Floor by Denis Villeneuve
Offering a glimpse to the inhuman destiny we are drawn to by materialist society, through an exquisite stylization of cinematographic language in which we discover for an unusual dinner.

SIGNIS Special Mention
Inside by Alexandre O. Philippe
For subtly revealing a young girl’s interior, enclosed in the egoism of adults, in search of liberty and hope.

8TH NATIONAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION AWARDS

1st PRIZE SHORT FILM
Acto de Magia de María del Carmen Pérez

1st PRIZE FEATURE FILM
La paloma que traiba de Elsié Méndez

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Lucía, sal del clóset de Mónica Herrera
Siempre con la patria de Adrián González

VFS SCHOLARSHIP:
María del Carmen Pérez

3RD SPEAK OUT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION AWARDS

1ST PRIZE
Leaving by Richard Penfold & Sam Hearn, 2008, UK

2ND PRIZE
Ponys by David Planell, 2005, Spain

3RD PRIZE
The finding by Alonso Alvarez Barreda, 2009 Mexico

SPECIAL MENTIONS:
Singing in the Dark by Martie Dekkers& Ed van Otterwijk, 2008, Netherlands
Ring the Bell Campaign by Breakthrough, 2008, India
Honour Me by Alex Tweddle, 2009, UK

2009 RALLY UNIVERSITARIO EXPRESIÓN EN CORTO


First Place Jury Prize

“Juanjo” from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

Audience Award
“Buscando Trabajo” from the ITESO

Special Mentions
“Tengo tanto que contarte” from the Universidad Verzacruzana
“Buscando Trabajo” from the ITESO

EXPRESIÓN EN CORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2009 AWARDS

Best Ópera Prima
5 Days Without Nora by Mariana Chenillo
The refined nature of the script and of the acting direction allows this piece to combine humor and emotion, creating an amazing tone of sensibility, generosity and sincerity.

Honorable Mention Ópera Prima
Parque Vía by Enrique Rivero.
We´d like to salute the excellent work of Enrique Rivero, who’s Ópera Prima reveals an accomplished author, whose ambitiousness and demanding nature have already earned him numerous international awards with this film.

Best Short Film Fiction
The Six Dollar Fifty Man by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland
The film is a wonderful mixture of reality and fairytale, written and directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland. It apparently takes 2 directors to find such a unique kid and make him and the story work so well.

Best Short Fiction Video
Instead of Abracadabra by Patrik Eklund
It is hard to make people laugh, but that is what Patrik Eklund accomplishes in ” Instead of Abracadabra” set in serious Bergman land. Why watch long fiction when you in 22 minutes can get the “whole” story of the impossible magician, get lots of laughs and even get a bit scared. Good camerawork, good direction, good editing and good acting. See it and you will forever say CHIMAY, the new word for Abracadabra.

Best Short Documentary
The Herd by Ken Wardrop
The film maker had taken a simple but elegant and ultimately evocative approach to the question “How do we treat a stranger in our midst?”

Honorable Mention Short Documentary
Interview with the Earth by Nicolás Pereda
The jury would like to give an honorable mention to this sensitive, haunting study of a child’s death. The film maker’s strong telling style resonates with the audience long after leaving theater.

Best Long Documentary
Re-encounters: 2501 Migrantes by Yolanda Cruz
A fresh look at a subject often explored in documentary. The film maker, through the craft of storytelling, has blended seamlessly the massive art project and the stories of the workers depicted in the piece. She takes a complex story and makes it very human and universal- adding compelling layers to the conversation on migration.

Special Jury Mention Long Documentary
The One Man Village by Simon El Habre
The jury wanted to acknowledge the poignant visual style of this intimate portrait of a One Man Village.

Best Short Animation
Muto by Blu
For the spirit and energy of its execution, its optimistic appreciation of the street and how the animated graffiti interacts with the World, the jury is honored to present the Best Short Animation Award to Muto.

Special award for wit in a Short Animation
Western Spaguetti by Adam Pesapane.

Best Experimental Short
Danse Macabre by Pedro Pires
The jury was unanimously impressed by the ability, beauty and security of Danse Macabre. We disagreed about its content: one of the jurors saw in it a trip after death, another one as an anesthetization of death and the last one as an institutionalization of death. For its brilliant execution and ability to create such passionate debates, we are honored to offer the Best Experimental Short award to Danse Macabre.

Special Award for Conceptual Ambition in an Experimental Short Film
Rebeca by Gonzalo H. Rodríguez.

Best Mexican Short Film
Cages by Juan José Medina Ávalos.

Best Mexican Documentary
Interview with the Earth by Nicolás Pereda.

Special Mention Mexican Short Film
Playing Hooky by Michael Wiebach
For the form in which its editing reinvents a material shot twenty years ago.

Special Mention Mexican Short Film
Roma by Elisa Miller.
For its narrative style in telling a simple and human story and for the original recreation of a universe.

Special Mention Mexican Short Film
Pilgrimage by Enrique Arroyo
For the creation of an original and memorable character and its visual strength.

Special Mention Mexican Short Film
Sikuelachi school in the middle of the Sierra Tarahumara by Ernesto Lehn.
For a refreshing vision on a national problem.

Best Guanajuato Short
Regina by Mónica Daniela Ortega
The character’s escape to liberty is shown in a delicate cinematographic language in which photography and sound design as well as the use of two animation techniques; digital and stop motion.

IMJUVE Scholarship
Nicolás Perera for Interview with the Earth.

London Film Academy Scholarship
Isi Sarfati, cinematographer of Land and Bread.

Women in Film and Televisión Award to Best Fiction Short by a Female Director
Omelette by Nadejda Koseva
In a short 7 minutes, we get to understand why 2 broken eggs can break the spirit of a woman. Simplicity and elegance in storytelling, seems to be Nadejda Koseva´s trademark.

SIGNIS Award
Next Floor by Denis Villeneuve
Offering a glimpse to the inhuman destiny we are drawn to by materialist society, through an exquisite stylization of cinematographic language in which we discover for an unusual dinner.

SIGNIS Special Mention
Inside by Alexandre O. Philippe
For subtly revealing a young girl’s interior, enclosed in the egoism of adults, in search of liberty and hope.

8TH NATIONAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION AWARDS

1st PRIZE SHORT FILM
Acto de Magia de María del Carmen Pérez

1st PRIZE FEATURE FILM
La paloma que traiba de Elsié Méndez

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Lucía, sal del clóset de Mónica Herrera
Siempre con la patria de Adrián González

VFS SCHOLARSHIP:

María del Carmen Pérez

3RD SPEAK OUT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION AWARDS

1ST PRIZE
Leaving by Richard Penfold & Sam Hearn, 2008, UK

2ND PRIZE
Ponys by David Planell, 2005, Spain

3RD PRIZE
The finding by Alonso Alvarez Barreda, 2009 Mexico

SPECIAL MENTIONS:
Singing in the Dark by Martie Dekkers& Ed van Otterwijk, 2008, Netherlands
Ring the Bell Campaign by Breakthrough, 2008, India
Honour Me by Alex Tweddle, 2009, UK

2009 RALLY UNIVERSITARIO EXPRESIÓN EN CORTO

First Place Jury Prize
“Juanjo” from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

Audience Award
“Buscando Trabajo” from the ITESO

Special Mentions
“Tengo tanto que contarte” from the Universidad Verzacruzana
“Buscando Trabajo” from the ITESO

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