Cuban Animated Film Awarded in Portugal
- Submitted by: manso
- 08 / 14 / 2010
HAVANA, CUBA.- The animated film “20 Años”, by Cuban producer Barbaro Joel Ruiz, won the animation prize at the International Festival of Avanca, a renowned event on cinema, television, video and multimedia, held in Portugal.
The awarded work was premiered in the 32nd edition of Havana’s International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema, where it obtained the Special Prize of the Jury.
In this Festival, "20 años" also won the prizes given by the Association of Cuban Writers and Artists and the Foundation of the New Latin American Cinema, according to information provided by the Cuban Film Institute’s Information Center.
Critics on the island selected “20 Años” as the best animated film exhibited in 2009, besides being rewarded at the International Low Budget Cinema and selected for the 3rd Caribbean Traveling Exhibition.
This film by Joel Ruiz has been exhibited with success in the international festivals of Annecy, in France; Cartoon on the Bay, in Italy; and the Havana Film Festival, in New York.
Source: Radio Rebelde