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"Liberty Kid" and "Children of War" Take top NY Latino Film Fest Prizes

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 2, 2007 at 5:38AM

Director Ilya Chaiken won best picture for her post 9/11 teen drama "Liberty Kid" at the New York International Latino Film Festival, while Alexandre Fuch's story of a street gang, "Hijos del la Guerra" (Children of War) received the festival's best documentary award. In other prizes, Ciro Altabas won best short for "DVD" and Sergio Castilla received the Heineken Red Star Award for his direction of "Take the Bridge." And, Will Fonseca's "Rewind" won Verizon's NYILFF On the Edge Short Film Award. For more information, visit the festival's website. [Brian Brooks]
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Director Ilya Chaiken won best picture for her post 9/11 teen drama "Liberty Kid" at the New York International Latino Film Festival, while Alexandre Fuch's story of a street gang, "Hijos del la Guerra" (Children of War) received the festival's best documentary award. In other prizes, Ciro Altabas won best short for "DVD" and Sergio Castilla received the Heineken Red Star Award for his direction of "Take the Bridge." And, Will Fonseca's "Rewind" won Verizon's NYILFF On the Edge Short Film Award. For more information, visit the festival's website. [Brian Brooks]