|6th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards|
|Tuesday, 06 October 2015 21:49|
6th ANNUAL CINEMA TROPICAL AWARDS
Best Feature Film:
Best Documentary Film:
Best First Film:
Best Director, Feature Film:
Best Director, Documentary Film:
Best U.S. Latino Film:
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BEST FICTION FILM
• THE CLUB | EL CLUB (Pablo Larraín, Chile, 2015)
BEST DIRECTOR, FICTION FILM
• Gabriel Mascaro, AUGUST WINDS | VENTOS DE AGOSTO (Brazil, 2014)
BEST FIRST FILM
• 600 MILES (Gabriel Ripstein, Mexico, 2015)
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
• A COMMITTEE CHRONICLE | CRÓNICA DE UN COMITÉ (José Luis Sepúlveda and Carolina Adriazola, Chile, 2014)
BEST DIRECTOR, DOCUMENTARY FILM
• Karina García Casanova, JUANICAS (Mexico, 2014)
BEST U.S. LATINO FILM
• THE BOOK OF LIFE (Jorge Gutierrez, USA, 2014)
Paul Dallas is a Brooklyn-based writer, journalist, and programmer. He has contributed to Artforum, BOMB, Cinema Scope, Extra Extra, Film Comment, Filmmaker, IndieWire and Interview. He has organized screenings and series for Columbia University, Guggenheim Museum, Maylses Cinema, and Union Docs. He studied filmmaking at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a graduate of The Cooper Union's School of Architecture. He is a 2015 Robert Flaherty Fellow and a 2008 Schindler Fellow at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. Recently, he assisted on Michael Almereyda's new sci-fi drama Marjorie Prime, and is developing a narrative feature with director Frédéric Tcheng.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Sandra Kogut has lived and worked in Brazil, France and the USA first as an artist creating performance pieces and installations and then turning to documentary and fiction films. Her work has been featured at The Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum (New York), the Harvard Film Archive and the Forum des Images (Paris). Kogut’s first feature Mutum premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight) and went on to numerous festivals including Toronto, Berlin, Rotterdam and others, receiving more than twenty awards worldwide. She recently premiered her most recent film Campo Grande at the Toronto Film Festival, for which she won the award for Best Director at the Havana Film Festival.
Davis Schwartz is Chief Curator at Museum of the Moving Image in New York, where he has worked since 1985. He is responsible for the Museum’s wide-ranging film screenings, including the First Look Festival –a showcase of groundbreaking international cinema– and is a key member of the exhibition planning team. He was the co-curator of the exhibition "What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones." Schwartz is also a visiting professor in Cinema Studies at Purchase College in the New York State University.
Amalia Córdova is a film curator, filmmaker and scholar specializing in indigenous film. She is the Assistant Director of New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and is the former Latin American Program Manager for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s Film and Video Center, where she organized video tours, film festivals and international screenings. She has also been a panelist, moderator, selector and juror at international indigenous film festivals, including the Morelia International Film Festival and the CLACPI International Film and Video Festival of Indigenous Peoples.
U.S. LATINO JURY
Vanessa Erazo has always been a big film fan. Growing up bilingual, she eventually discovered the rich variety of Latino films but noticed they were hard to find. The search for these movies led her to work for Latino film festivals in San Francisco, New York, and Mexico City. After receiving an M.A. in Latin American Studies from New York University, she served as the Documentary Programmer at the New York International Latino Film Festival and is now the Editor of the Film section at Remezcla. She is also the co-creator of LatinoBuzz, a weekly column on Indiewire, and Co-Director of Cinelandia, an online guide to Latino films playing across the U.S.
Diana Vargas is the Artistic Director of the Havana Film Festival New York and the founder and programmer for CortoCircuito/ShortCuts Latino Short Film Festival of New York. She is also a producer and media liaison with the CUNY-TV series Nueva York for which she has received two consecutive Emmys. She received several international awards for the documentary series Rostros y Rastros. As a journalist she has published in newspapers and magazines including Hoy (New York City), El Puente Latino, Kinetoscopio (Colombia) and La Opinión (Los Angeles). She also has served as juror in many international film festival and curated programs for different organizations in Latin America and U.S.
- Fábio Andrade, Editor and film critic, Revista Cinética, Brazil