|Argentinean Movie Wins International Low-Budget Film in Cuba
2012.04.23 - 13:37:34 / firstname.lastname@example.org
GIBARA, Cuba.- “El hada buena” (The good fairy) by Maria Laura Casabe was the best feature film in the Tenth International Low-Budget Film, held in this eastern Cuban city, some 700 kilometers east of Havana, since April 17.
Argentinean Maria Laura’s first work stood out among the candidates according to the fiction’s n jury, made up by Michael Rowe, Luis Eduardo Aute, Ramiro Garcia and Rafael Solis.
This same jury awarded the Chinese film "Extra" by Rodrigo Escobar-Vanegas, as best short film at the closing ceremony of this event held this Sunday in the Jiba Hall.
The award for Best Model, which is granted by the Villa del Cine Foundation, went to the film “Y sin embargo” (And yet), directed by Rudy Mora, one of the most important prizes of the contest.
In the genre of documentary, the award went to “Prohibido” (Forbidden) by Amal Ramsis (Egypt-Spain), and in Photography category went to Luis Guevara’s “Bohio" (Cuba) and in Editing to “16 memoirs” by Camilo Botero (Colombia).
Moreover, in the video category three awards were given: “La costurera” (The Seamstress) by Ivette Martin Avila (Cuba) won in the category of animation, “Libreta de Estudio 1” (Study Notebook 1), by Yainiel Martinez (Cuba), in video art and “Frio” (Cold) by Joseph Ross (Cuba), in video clip.
Founded in 2003 by the renowned director Humberto Solas (1941-2008), the International Low-Budget Film is the ideal setting for promoting high quality cinema aesthetics, content and low budget for their making.
In this tenth festival over a hundred works by Latin America, Asia and Europe competed, having as special guest Spanish singer-songwriter, painter and filmmaker Luis Eduardo Aute, who chaired one of the juries of the contest.