Winners

10th ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR FIRST TIME DIRECTORS

Presented by Que Pasa Mexican Foods.
Jury Members: Roberto Fiesco (Mexico), Amber Dawn (Canada), Andres Duprat (Argentina)

Best Film:

FECHA DE CADUCIDAD/ Kenya Marquez/ Mexico.
Receives: Diploma and CA$2,500 to the director.
"For the precision in directing of its characters, which with a solid structure builds a sensitive and disturbing universe that is not exempt from irony, the jury has decided to award the 10th Anniversary Award for a First Time Director, sponsored by Que Pasa Mexican Foods, to Kenya Marquez for her film "Fecha de Caducidad".".

Jury Prize:

DISTANCIA/ Sergio Ramirez/ Guatemala 
Receives: Diploma
"Is there a more noble reason for making a film than to give a voice the invaluable stories that have been lost in war and political crisis? In “Distancia” director Sergio Ramirez renders both the human vulnerability and dignity of a Guatemala that is recovering its hope and stories".

AL JAZEERA DOCUMENTARY AWARD

Jury Members: Dorothy Woodend (Canada), Thierry Garrel (France), Eryk Rocha (Brazil)

Best Film:

AS HIPER MULHERES/ Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette, Takumã Kuikuro/ Brazil.
Receives: Diploma and CA$2,500 to the director. 
"The intergenerational contract has rarely been examined with more joy, humanity and ribald spirit than in the winning film of the 2012 Al Jazeera Documentary competition. We, the jury, are very happy to give the award to the Brazilian film As hiper mulheres (The Hyperwomen). The three filmmakers, Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette, and Takumã Kuikuro provide a full immersion in the lives of the Kuikuro people of Upper Xingu in central Brazil, as they prepare and perform an all-female festival of singing and dancing... and wrestling. This is no ethnography in the traditional sense, but a beautiful intermingling of perception and candid sensibility that gives rise to a playful, yet deeply respectful film, shot, which is unique, by three members of the Kuikuro people themselves."

SHORT FILM

Jury Members: Kenya Marquez (Mexico) Juan Manuel Sepulveda (Mexico) Bojan Bodruzic (Canada)

Best Film:

PUDE VER UN PUMA/ Teddy Williams/ Argentina
Receives: Diploma and CA$500 to the director. 
"By its risky proposal resulting in a film of mysterious clarity, leaving a space to hear the sound of an artist who didn´t end up falling in fashionable formulas or complacent homages. For being a piece that extraordinarily explores the various cinematic possibilities at their disposal, within an austere and simple production. For being an honest and inventive discourse which manifests, in a very uncommonly way, its political concern about the actual state of the world. For bringing the word to the shore of the film territory as the waters of an unexpected sea.".

Jury Prize:

SALON ROYALE/ Sabrina Campos/ Argentina
Receives: Diploma
"The jury for the short film competition decided to give an honorable mention to "Salon Royale". Sabrina Fields build several spaces and images as well as parallel stories of the characters based on a script that takes place in the same time and space. A female portrait and reality by building their characters and a compelling direction of actors".

YOUTH JURY AWARD.

Jury Members: Students from the Vancouver region.

Best Film:

MORIR DE PIE/ Jacaranda Correa/ Mexico.
Receives: Diploma.

Jury Prize:

DISTANCIA/ Sergio Ramirez/ Guatemala
Receives: Diploma