The Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) is taking part in the year’s first celebration of the seventh art—the Palm Springs International Film Festival—where it is slated to present the Cine Latino Award to the best Iberoamerican film screened at the 24th edition of the California festival, which will run from January 3rd to 14th, 2013.
The award is accompanied by a cash prize of US$5,000 contributed by the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the University of Guadalajara Foundation/USA located in Los Angeles, California.
The Cine Latino Award highlights the enormous creativity of new talents in the world of Iberoamerican cinema, at the same time underlining the commitment of the FICG and the University of Guadalajara Foundation/USA to the consolidation of culture and the arts in the region and to the wider interchange of ideas within a global context.
I will have the pleasure of being on the jury along with Juan Carlos Arciniegas (CCN en Español), a journalist with an established career in the area of motion picture and entertainment criticism and analysis—and Iván Trujillo Bolio, director of the Guadalajara International Film Festival.
Listed below are the 22 films eligible for the award. They include some of the productions from Iberoamerican countries nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the Foreign Language Film category of the 85th Academy Awards, to be held on February 24th, 2013.
7 Boxes (Paraguay), (ISA:Shoreline Entertainment)
Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
After Lucia (Mexico), (ISA: BAC Films)
Director: Michel Franco
Beauty (Argentina), (ISA: Campo Cine)
Director: Daniela Seggiaro
Blancanieves (Spain/France) (Dreamcatchers)
Director: Pablo Berger
Checkmate (Dominican Republic)
Director: José María Cabral
Clandestine Childhood (Argentina/Brazil/Spain)
Director: Benjamín Ávil
The Cleaner (Peru) (ISA: Flamingo Films)
Director: Adrian Saba
The Clown (Brazil)
Director: Selton Mellobr
The Dead Man and Being Happy (Spain) (ISA: UDI)
Director: Javier Rebollo
Drought (Mexico) (ISA:IMCINE)
Director: Everardo González
The Girl (USA/Mexico) (ISA: Goldcrest Fims)
Director: David Riker
Here and There (Spain/USA/Mexico) (ISA: Alpha Violet)
Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza
La Playa D.C. (Colombia/Brazil/France) (ISA: Cineplex)
Director: Juan Andrés Arango García
Multiple Visions (The Crazy Machine) (Mexico/France/Spain)
Director: Emilio Maillé
The Passion of Michelangelo (Chile/France)
Director: Esteban Larraín
Sadourni’s Butterflies (Argentina)
Director: Darío Nardi
The Sleeping Voice (Spain) (ISA: The Match Factory)
Director: Benito Zambrano
The Snitch Cartel (Colombia)
Director: Carlos Moreno
Director: Miguel Gomes
The End (Spain)
Director: Jorge Torregrossa
Una Noche (Cuba/UK/USA)
Director: Lucy Mulloy
White Elephant (Argentina/Spain/France)
Director: Pablo Trapero
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