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Cine las Americas Award Winners Announced

The long-running Latin film festival wraps another year up

By Kimberley Jones, 4:48PM, Fri. May. 1, 2009

Intimidades de Shakespeare y Hugo
Intimidades de Shakespeare y Hugo

Cine las Americas, Austin's annual exploration of Latin cinema, wrapped officially with last night's screening of the Spain/Mexico coproduction Arráncame la Vida and news today of the jury and audience award winners. Full list after the jump.

JURY AWARD WINNERS:

Jury Award for Best First or Second Narrative Feature El truco del manco (The Handless Trick), Dir. Santiago Zannou, Spain, 2008

Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo (Shakespeare and Victor Hugo's Intimacies), Dir. Yulene Olaizola, Mexico, 2008

Special Jury Award for Documentary Feature Unidad 25 (Unit 25), Dir. Alejo Hoijman, Argentina / Spain, 2008

Jury Award for Best Narrative Short Danzak, Dir. Gabriela Yepes, Peru / USA, 2008

Special Jury Award for Narrative Short Saliva, Dir. Esmir Filho, Brazil, 2007

Jury Award for Best Documentary Short Conversations II, Dir. Marianela Vega Oroza, Peru / USA, 2007

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Cinco días sin Nora (Nora's Will), Dir. Mariana Chenillo, Mexico, 2008

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature El General, Dir. Natalia Almada, Mexico, 2009

EMERGENCIA YOUTH COMPETITION:

Jury Award for Best Film Journeys Through the Red, White and Blue: Brian's Journey Dir. Andrea Williams, USA, 2008

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