Festival News: SDLFF Announces Award Winners
‘El Cuento Chino’ Takes Audience Award
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The 19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival just announced the 2012 Premio Corazon Award Winners .
Best Narrative Feature: "El Infierno"
Best Documentary Feature: "El Lugar Mas Pequeno"
Special Jury Prize (Documentary Feature): "Unfinished Spaces"
Best Animated Feature: "Pequenas Voces"
Best Narrative Short: "Maddoggin’"
Best Documentary Short: "Walt Disney Square"
Best Experimental Short: "La Huida"
Best Student Film: "Nani"
Best Local Film: "El Abuelo"
Best Animated Short: "Prita Noire"
Audience Award Winner (Narrative Feature): "El Cuento Chino"
Audience Award Winner (Documentary Feature): "Paraiso for Sale"
Jury Statements for the winning documentaries:
"El Lugar Más Pequeño" ("The Tiniest Place"): "Is selected as Best Documentary for the way it expertly uses the tactile tools of cinema to powerfully transport us through time into the memory and loss of a people struggling to resurrect their lives. It is at once a powerful condemnation of the violence suffered by the Salvadoran people and a poetic contemplation of life after turmoil."
"Unfinished Spaces": "A Special Jury Prize is given to Unfinished Spaces for its original, dynamic and captivating approach to telling the history of the Cuban revolution. With clear direction, the film illuminates in a tangible way the relationship between art and architecture, and the enormous value of culture and arts in any society."
Documentary Competition Jury Members:
Marcela Goglio – Curator, Latinbeat!, Film Society of Lincoln Center
Edwin Martínez – Filmmaker (“To Be Heard”)
Guillermo Vázquez – Executive Director, Puerto Rico Film Society
Narrative Feature Jury:
Gina Rodriguez: star of "Filly Brown"
Carmen Marron: director of "Go For It!"
Laura Castaneda: chair of Radio, TV, and Film Department, City College