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  • 04 / 24 / 2012

The first work of the Argentinean Maria Laura Casabe, The Good Fairy, won the award for Best Feature Film of the X International Low-Budget Film Festival, held in the eastern Cuban city of Gibara.

 The jury, composed by Michael Rowe, Luis Eduardo Aute, Ramiro Garcia and Rafael Solis, distinguished this fable Peronist the remaining 11 works contestants in a competition, in which was the best short fiction film Extra, from China, conducted by the Colombian resident in that country Rodrigo Escobar-Vanegas.

The award for the Best Model, awarded by the Foundation Villa del Cine, was for Y sin embargo (Yet) of the Cuban filmmaker Rudy Mora, a film recently released in the cinemas of the country.

This award, one of the most important of the competition, will provide to the filmmakers, the final process of post production of the films, their transfer from video to tape of polyester, final sound mix and three copies in 35 mm format for participation in other international festivals.

In the genre of documentary, the prices was to Forbidden, of Amal Ramsis (Egypt-Spain), while in the Photography category was feted by Bohio of Luis Guevara (Cuba), and Camilo Botero in edition for his work 16 Memories (Colombia).

Also was notice that in the videocreation-contest were given three awards to an equal number of Cuban filmmakers: La costurera (The seamstress), Ivette Avila, on animation, Libreta de estudio 1 (Study Notebook 1) of Yainiel Martinez, in video art, and Frío (Cold) of Joseph Ross in videoclip.

As best unpublished script excelled Los fanáticos (The Fans), by Cuban Abel Arcos, screenwriter of the film La Psiscina (The Pool), directed by Carlos Machado.

The latter material was recognized also the Prize Anniversary 25 Memorial Center Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for Best First Feature, along with the film Gibaras still being edited.

Adria Santana Award, in tribute to the outstanding Cuban actress who died last year, was to the young Orisel Gaspar for his performance in the short fiction film El segundo amanecer de la ceguera (The second dawn of blindness) of Mauricio Franco (Peru-Spain) and the Actor Alexander Crow, for his performance in Maneuver of Richard Fontana (Cuba-Uruguay).

Source: Prensa latina

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