aluCine Best Film Award
Winner: Porcelana by Betzabé Garcia
An impeccably realized film told from the perspective of a young girl whose aunt has just died and whose cousins have come to stay for a few days. Director Betzabé Garcia exquisitely captures the innocence, curiosity, pain and cruelty of childhood. Beautifully shot and edited. Excellent performances. Fabulous sound design and an exquisite story that stays with you for days.
aluCine Best Canadian Film
Sponsored by aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival and Canadian Filmmakers and Distribution Centre (CFMDC)
Winner: Ruptura by Alejandro Valbuena
This experimental short film moves its viewers intimately through a woman’s emotional break down, and the struggle of her partner to shatter the real and imagined barriers between them. Applying dance to both mundane and emotionally complex scenarios, this film delivers visually stunning scenes that express a captivating story without falling back on conventional tropes. Ruptura is a unique and resonant work of art.
Honourable mention: Orishas by Felipe Ramírez-Rodríguez
Visually stunning, emotionally engaging experimental dance-animation created using custom code, a Kinect sensor and a webcam. A feat of technology and artistic vision the jury wanted to give Orishas director Felipe Ramirez a special mention for this exceptional film.
aluCine Best Animation Film
Winner: Historia de Un Oso by Gabriel Osorio Vargas
Is an absolutely magnificent feat of 3D animation, blending multiple textures and strongly evoking a StopMotion aesthetic. Directed by Gabriel Osorio, it’s a beautifully told story within a story about a bear who is captured by goons working for the circus and loses his family. A children’s story, the film nonetheless works on many levels and evokes deeper political metaphors. Exceptional art direction and sound design.
Honourable mention: El Corazon del Sastre by Sofia Carrillo
Through charming, intricate and delicate hand-made visuals, El Corazon del Sastre tells a visually dazzling story of an old tailor who finds emotional fulfillment through a journey marked by generosity.
aluCine Best Documentary Film
Winner: El Palacio by Nicolas Pereda
A recurring theme within Nicolas Pereda’s body of work is the illumination of the everyday lives of Mexico’s working class. El Palacio follows in that tradition, documenting the lives and stories of 17 women living under the same roof. The film employs unconventional and daring strategies to unravel a visually riveting narrative at the intersection of class, gender, economics, authority, social connection and community.
Honourable mention: Piscina municipal/Municipal Swimming Pool by Patricia Pérez
A public swimming pool is the foundation for Patricia Pérez’s documentary about a neighbourhood in Galicia, Spain. Featuring a diverse and engaging cast of residents, unified by their use of the local pool, the film weaves together a dynamic narrative of a community and the individuals it comprises.
2015 Best Latin – Canadian Female Director Award
This mentorship award goes to Maya Annik Bedward. Her short film The Foreigner, about a Canadian who is enticed into a sexy and dreamlike Brazilian dance party, demonstrates her ability to deliver stories that are playful, well-defined and visually compelling.
2015 Audience Award
This award goes to The Hand That Feeds by Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick.
In one roller coaster year New York deli workers must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two-month lockout. Lawyers will battle in back-room negotiations, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighbourhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his compañeros won’t be exploited again.
2015 Children’s Audience Award
This award goes to Malaika: La Princesa by Lizardo Carvajal.
Malaika is an african girl, princess of an elephant herd, who lives over the back of his father Komba. During the long journey on the search of waterholes, Malaika will understand that memory is the key of the survivals of the elephants.aluCine Best Film Award
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uh to be given uh for a director whose
short film the foreigner was about a
canadian who is enticed into a sexy and
dream-like brazilian dance party
it’s an honor especially because uh
sunada has been such a supporter of me
and the community and um it just felt
like such a great fit to show the
tells a visually dazzling story of an
old taylor and finds emotional
the children’s story of the film
nonetheless works at many levels and
evolves deeper over the corner of course
with exceptional art direction and sound
design so the winner of this year’s i
will see named as animation from
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a public swimming pool is the foundation
for our patricia perez’s documentary for
the neighborhood in policy of spain
featuring a diverse and an ancient
hospital residents unified by the use of
the local swimming pool the film leaves
together a dynamic narrative of the
community and the individuals and
comprises so honorable mentions from the
state has started a true film
thank you so much and i will extend this
honorable mention to patricia to the
service the third
it’s a wonderful documentary that she
haiti hassan who’s also a filmmaker
she’s the cinematographer producer of
the film which is uh
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you haiti to you as well another one
the technical associated party
of everyday awards in mexico’s working
the palace follows in that tradition
documenting the lives and stories of 17
women living under the same room
we’ve been disrespected we’ve been
belittled they feel like we are not
better than 725 and we definitely are we
need to stand behind each other the
middle class is evaporating foreign
short film by lizardo carvajal
an endearing story filled with fantasy
that will carry you to the land of
this is for an impeccably realized film
told from the perspective of a young
girl whose aunt has just died and whose
cousins have come to stay for a few days
the director exquisitely captures the
innocence curiosity pain and cruelty of
beautifully shot and edited
excellent performances with a really
hilarious scene with a hamster and also
a little boy putting on some mascara
in a fabulous sound design and an
exquisite story that stays with you for
days this is a porcelain
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