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IXCANUL Tops Cartagena
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 01:13

By Laura Schwab

The 55th edition of Colombia's most renowned film festival -and Latin America’s longest running festival, the International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias, announced its winner last week. The top prize went to Guatemalan film Ixcanul. The film, which premiered at Berlin earlier this year and has been consistently turning heads on the international film festival circuit since its release. At Berlin it

 
NY Colombian Film Festival Announces Winners
Monday, 30 March 2015 13:37

Tres Escapularios / Three Scapulars by Felipe Aljure was the winner of the top prize as Best Film at the 3rd edition of the New York Colombian Film Festival, it was announced over the weekend. Starring Isabel Jiménez, Mauricio Flórez, and Karen Gaviria, Tres Escapularios tells the story of two assassins, Nicolas and Lorena have to carry out the assassination of a Colombian guerrilla ex militant  who’s testimony to the authorities provoked the bombing of a guerrilla camp where many combatants died.

 
IXCANUL and 600 MILES Top Guadalajara
Thursday, 26 March 2015 22:01

The debut feature of Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante, Ixcanul / Ixcanul Volcano, won the best Ibero-American picture and best director at the 30th Guadalajara International Film Festival. The film follows 17-year old María, a

 
THE OBSCURE SPRING and TEA TIME Win Miami
Thursday, 26 March 2015 22:46

By Laura Schwab

Latino filmmakers dominated the prizes last week at the Miami International Film Festival. Ernesto Contreras’ The Obscure Spring / Las oscuras primaveras (pictured) took home the Knight Grand Jury

 
Kino Lorber to Distribute Guzmán's THE PEARL BUTTON in the U.S.
Thursday, 26 March 2015 18:17

Distribution company Kino Lorber has announced today the acquisition of all US rights to Patricio Guzmán’s The Pearl Button / El botón de nácar, the critically acclaimed follow up to

 
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