You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Back to IndieWire

Central American International Film Festival (CAIFF) Announces Winners

Central American International Film Festival (CAIFF) Announces Winners

Central American International Film Festival (CAIFF), the West Coast’s first festival to showcase works from the movement emerging among isthmus-based and
emigré Central American filmmakers, announced the winners of its first edition.

The festival presented 25 of the best cutting-edge and modern Central
American films at the University of South California (USC) during its
three days run.
Among the highlighted events, they presented a retrospective of
Salvadorian-Canadian filmmaker and spokesperson Patricia Chica
(“Serpent’s Lullaby,” “A Tricky
Treat”) and a Q & A with actor Erick Chavarria (“The Funhouse
Massacre,” “Borderline”), a Guatemalan working in Hollywood.


The CAIFF was founded by Oscar Dominguez of the Salvadorian
Corridor, screenwriter Juan Carlos Bojorquez is the festival co-founder
and director, head of
programming is Academy Award-winner André Guttfreund, head of
technical support is Adonai Interiano, head of hospitality is Patricia
C. Ovando, and the
general planner is Mario Anaya assisted by Erick Chavarria.

Here is the list of winners:

Best Feature 

“Ambiguity: Crónica de un sueño Americano,” directed by Grisel Wilson (Guatemala)

Best Short

“Dark Streets,” directed by Miguel Pu (USA)

Best Documentary

“Lencas Roots,” directed by Saul Leon Dubón & Ronald Medrano (El Salvador)

Best Director

Grisel Wilson

for “Ambiguity: Crónica de un sueño Americano” (Guatemala)

Best Screenplay

Arturo Menendez

for “Malacrianza” (El Salvador)

Best Actor

Hans Calderón for “Ambiguity: Crónica de un sueño Americano” (Guatemala)

Best Actress

Karla Valencia

for “Malacrianza” (El Salvador)

Outstanding Contribution Towards the Cinematic Heritage of Central America

“Cuatro Puntos Cardinales,” directed by Javier Kafie (El Salvador)

Best Film by the Guest Country (Mexico)

“Alguien,” directed by Roberto Valdez

This Article is related to: Festivals and tagged , , , , , , , ,