Update: Today Cine Las Americas announced the award winners for the 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival. The grand jury awards went to:
- Best Narrative Feature: MATEO, Dir. María Gamboa, Colombia/France
- Best Documentary Feature: ROQUE DALTON, ¡FUSILEMOS LA NOCHE! (Roque Dalton, Let's Shoot the Night!), Dir. Tina Leish, Austria/El Salvador/Cuba
- Best Narrative Short: PADRE (Father), Dir. Santiago 'Bou' Grasso, Argentina/France
- Best Documentary Short: TRAZOS EN LA CUMBRE (Drawing on the Heights), Dir. Alejandro Victorero, Carlos Alejandro Molina, Venezuela
There's details on other winners and the audience awards on the Cine Las Americas website.
Original Story (April 22, 2014): The 17th Cine Las Americas film festival gets underway today.
The nearly week-long fest focuses on films by or about Latinos, indigenous peoples of the Americas and those from Spain and Portugal. They’re films you probably won’t see making the rounds later on in theaters.
KUT sat down with the festival’s Executive Director – Eugenio del Bosque to learn more.