MIFF 2013 AWARD WINNERS

MIFF 2013 Award | Enrique Bastos (lead actor, Solo) co-winner of Lexus Opera Ibero-American Opera Prima Award and double award winner Ana Guevara (co-director, So Much Water) holding MIFF 2013 Knight Ibero-American Competition Grand Jury Award + Jordan Alexander Ressler Screenwriting Award

KNIGHT IBERO-AMERICAN COMPETITION AWARDS:

  • Knight Grand Jury Prize: So Much Water (Tanta agua), produced by CTRL Z FILMS, Uruguay, by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge (Uruguay/Mexico/Netherlands), will receive $15,000 USD awarded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation If the film's sales agent, Alpha Violet of France sells the film to a US distributor within 30 days, that US distributor will also receive $15,000 USD. If not, the additional $15,000 USD will be added to CTRL Z FILMS' prize.

  • Grand Jury Best Performance: The cast of A Gun in Each Hand (Una pistola en cada mano), by Cèsc Gay (Spain)
    $5,000 USD cash prize awarded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

  • Grand Jury Best Director: Ana Piterbarg of Everybody Has a Plan (Todos tenemos un plan) (Spain/Argentina /Germany)
    $5,000 USD cash prize awarded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

KNIGHT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION AWARD:

  • Knight Grand Jury Prize: Gideon’s Army, by Dawn Porter (USA)
    $10,000 USD cash awarded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

JORDAN ALEXANDER RESSLER SCREENWRITING AWARD:

This special award recognizes and supports artists in their careers as professional screenwriters. It was created by the South Florida family of Jordan Alexander Ressler, an aspiring screenwriter and Cornell University film studies graduate who, during his brief entertainment career, held production positions with the Tony award-winning Broadway hits 700 Sundays with Billy Crystal and Jersey Boys. He died in a tragic hiking accident while traveling in Nicaragua at age 23, before he realized his dream. This Grand Jury Prize in the amount of $5,000 USD will be awarded to a screenwriter or screenwriters of a feature film in the Ibero-American Competition by the Jordan Alexander Ressler Charitable Fund.

  • Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge for So Much Water (Tanta agua) by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge (Uruguay/Mexico/Netherlands)
    $5,000 USD cash prize awarded by the Jordan Alexander Ressler Charitable Fund

LEXUS IBERO-AMERICAN OPERA PRIMA COMPETITION AWARD:

  • Solo, by Guillermo Rocamora (Uruguay/Argentina/Netherlands/France)
    $2,500 USD cash prize sponsored by Lexus, official automotive sponsor of MIFF

  • The Swimming Pool (La piscina), by Carlos Machado Quintela (Cuba/Venezuela) A $2,500 USD cash prize sponsored by Lexus, official automotive sponsor of MIFF

  • Special recognition by the jury goes to Villegas, by Gonzalo Tobal (Argentina/Netherlands/France)

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SHORTS COMPETITION:

  • Best Short Film: “Anna and Jerome” ("Anna et Jérôme"), by Mélanie Delloye (France)
    $2,500 USD cash prize awarded by the University of Miami

MIAMI FUTURE CINEMA CRITICS AWARD:

  • Beijing Flickers (You-Zhong), by Zhang Yuan (China)

MIAMI ENCUENTROS AWARD

  • All About the Feathers (Por las plumas), directed by Neto Villalobos
    wins cash prize of $ 10,000 USD, sponsored by EGEDA, the Audiovisual Producers’ Rights Management Association from Spain. Also, Madrid/Barcelona-based International Sales Agency 6 Sales will offer a 2-year representation contract to the project, with the ultimate goal of securing worldwide distribution.

LEXUS AUDIENCE AWARD

(There were two grand winners of this year’s Lexus Audience Award voted on by festivalgoers throughout the Festival):

  • 7 Boxes (7 cajas) by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori (Paraguay)
  • Gideon’s Army, by Dawn Porter (USA)

2013 CINEMASLAM WINNERS

  • CINEMASLAM CHAMPION 
    “Cant”, by Sam Shaib
    Miami International University

     
  • BEST DIRECTOR
    “Cant”, by Sam Shaib
    Miami International University
     
  • BEST ACTOR
    Orlando Mendez (Bryan) in “Something Beautiful”
    Miami Dade College
     
  • BEST ACTRESS
    Kristen Nyman (Jenna) in “Something Beautiful"
    Miami Dade College
     
  • BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
    “Something Beautiful”, by Joey Desantino
    Miami Dade College
     
  • BEST DRAMA
    “Cant”, by Sam Shaib
    Miami International University

  • BEST COMEDY
    “Self Tourism”, by Tatiana Ordonez
    Miami International University
     
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY
    “Do Tell”, by Noah Debonis
    University of Miami

  • JURY SPECIAL MENTION FOR ART DIRECTION
    “Marine Stadium - The Story of Miami's First DIY Skatepark”, by Nick Katz
    New World School of the Arts (University of Florida)