This Friday, June 9, marked the end of the 38th edition of the International Film Festival in Guadalajara (FICG38)a party for the seventh art in which there were from premieres that generated expectation to tributes to fundamental personalities for the national industry, to which is added the physical absence of its founder and first promoter, Raul Padilla Lopez, who was remembered through different events. The grand finale, of course, is determined by the winners in the different categories, among which the Mexican films stood out. “Heroic” and “Kenya”, who have won several awards.
As is tradition, the red carpet began with the director of the FICG, araiza star; of course, the master of ceremonies could not be missing, Andy Zuno; with everything, the first ones that monopolized flashes were Gregory Nava and the mexican actor diego baldknown for starring “Babylon”of Damien Chazelle.
Always next to his wife, Roberto Perpignani crossed gracefully; but the one who garnered cries of joy was the entertainer and jury at the FICG, cruz contreras. In addition, Guillermo Vaidovits made an appearance, like the actor Christ Fernandez and, as inevitable, members of the musical band Fanko.
Similarly, Claudia Sainte-Luce paraded with the actors from his recent film; the actress Paulina Davila impacted with its beauty, although -in another sense- the appearance of Estibaliz Urresola y Lorraine Padilla, two female filmmakers whose works are in competition; although she crowned the afternoon with a stunning Sofia Nino de Rivera.
Ceremony and awards
With a little delay, the closing of the FICG38 began, under the leadership of Andy Zuno y Martha Reyes, who requested “endorsement” of support for the festival, while remembering the figure of the “knowledgeable and passionate film buff” that was Raúl Padilla López, founder and promoter to whom the film festival was dedicated this year.
The first prize of the night was the FIPRESCI Award (delivered by the International Federation of Cinematographic Press), which was for “Heroico”, by David Solana.
The first prize of the night was the FIPRESCI Prize (given by the International Federation of Film Press), which went to “Heroico” by David Solana. THE INFORMER / A. Camacho
The FEISAL Award went to Vinicius Girnysby “Samuel of Light”and the first award for Socio-environmental Film, went to “Ciudad a la espalda” by Paola Rodas; however, with great joy the Hecho en Jalisco Award for best feature film was received, which went to “Martínez”by Lorena Padilla, who said she filmed it as “a tribute to my city.”
On the other hand, the MEZCAL PRIZE for Mexican Fiction Feature Film went to the movie “Heroico”, by David Zonana (which won awards for best actor, for Fernando Cuautle and the Mezcal Joven Award from film students; also, “Adolfo”, from Sofia Auza she won the best actress award for Rocío de la Mañana; in addition,
Mexico); “Women of the Dawn” Jimena Montemayor Loyo it won for best cinematography and “Kenya”, by Gisela Delgadillo, won for best direction and the Audience Award, for which the filmmaker celebrated cinema as “a wonderful art”.
As best film in the category of IBEROAMERICAN FICTION FEATURE FILMthe award went to “I have electric dreams”, by Valentina Maurel (who also won for photography and best actor), although “20,000 species of bees”, by Estibaliz Urresola Solagu won Best Director (and First Feature), and Marco Martins’ “Great Yarmouth–Provisional Figures” won Best Screenplay (and Best Actress).
By DOCUMENTARY IBEROAMERICAN FEATURE FILMwas awarded to “The castle”, by Martín Benchimol (by photograph) and “Fauna”by Pau Faus (by direction), but “Samuel of the light”, by Vinícius Girnys won the award for best film.
HE MAGUEY Award delivered for performance to “20,000 species of bees”, of Estibaliz Urresolabut the award for best film went to “Kenya”of the Mexican Gisela Delgadillo.
The award for best film went to “Kenya”, by the Mexican Gisela Delgadillo. EL INFORMADOR / A. Camacho
For International Animated Feature Film won “Chicken for Linda”of Chiara Malta and Sebastien Laudenbach; Now the Rigo Mora Award went to the animated short film “Flesh of God”of patrick squarewho dedicated his work to Maria Sabina; and there was mention for “Ninety-five Senses”, of Jerusha Hes y Jared Hess. Finally, the prize Best IBEROAMERICAN FICTION SHORT FILM it was for “A Lump of Avocado”, by Ary Zara (Portugal).
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