FIRST-TIME DIRECTORS COMPETITION
Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, President
LA PLAYA D.C., Dir: Juan Andrés Arango
''For the purity and power of its cinematographic language in portraying a Colombian reality.''
CHOCÓ, Dir: Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
MELAZA, Dir: Carlos Lechuga
AL JAZEERA DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
Pedro Enrique Ortega Lang
LA REVOLUCIÓN DE LOS ALCATRACES, Dir: Luciana Kaplan
“An extremely important subject: discrimination and marginalization of women and the lack of opportunity for indigenous people. A very strong and inspiring character, a heroine, simple yet complex – very resilient. Impressive cinematography and a strong story from beginning to end.”
DON CA, Dir: Patricia Ayala Ruiz
''A very strong character who made the unusual life change of going from more to less. Belonging to a family related to the ‘father of the country’ he wants to preserve a universe of stability in a world surrounded by the uncertainty of violence. He represents much of the Colombian mindset. His phrase, ‘Happiness is the distance between what you have and what you want’ is very wise.”
YOUTH JURY AWARD
Luis Ernesto Doñas
CHOCÓ Dir: Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
''For its genuine and sensitive approach to a critical issue prominent in the life of the main character, Choco and the community in which she resides.''
SOLO, Dir: Guillermo Rocamora
''For its sobre and fragmented depiction of contemporary solitude.''
SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Kaori Flores Yonekura
MARÍA, Dir: Monica Lairana
''For its narrative economy, courageous choice of subject matter and cinematic treatment."
LOS RETRATOS (PORTRAITS), Dir: Iván Gaona
''A delightful, well-told story with lovely characters, good performance and comedic tone.''