Padrons most recent creation, "Mas vampiros en La Habana" (More Vampires in Havana), was just presented at the Cuba 2008 International Book Fair underway in the country through March 9. The film is a part two of his famous Vampiros en la Havana (1985), a funny parody on gangster movies with elements of other genres such as musicals, horror and suspense.
Padron is well remembered by Cubans of all ages for his Elpidio Valdes (1979), a heroic "Mambi" soldier who helped Cuba win its independence from Spain; and later for his Filminutos, a very successful and internationally recognized series of "gags" that are still being produced to this day.
As customary, the prize will be granted during the celebrations for the anniversary of the Cuban Film Institute that takes place annually in March. ICAIC was the first cultural institution founded after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959.