Mexico, Colombia and Cuba monopolize collateral prizes at the Havana Film Festival

Colombia, Mexico and Cuba were among the most recognized nations in the delivery this Friday of the collateral prizes corresponding to the 43rd edition of the Havana International Film Festival.

The prize awarded by the Plaza de Cuba Film Festival went to the Colombian documentary Songs that flood the river, by German Arango. The jury considered that it is “a cinematographic piece that preserves an intangible Latin American heritage through the funeral songs of Afro-Colombian women,” according to a report from the Prensa Latina (PL) agency.

The Agrarian University of Havana conferred the Pangea Award on Fire night, by the Mexican Tatiana Huezo, while the Nicaraguan film The daughter of all rages, by Laura Baumeister, received a mention.

the mexican work The civilian, by Teodora Mihai, took home the Roque Dalton prize, awarded by the Radio Habana Cuba radio station, after its juries praised the script, “very well written and supported by solid dialogues, photography and the relentlessness of Arcelia Ramírez,” he specifies. the middle.

Among other recognitions outside the festival competition, the University of Havana handed over his award to utama, by Alejandro Loyza (Bolivia), while the prize Súmate, from the Network of artists of the same name, went to The super by Ernesto Pina (Cuba).

Another of the winners of this day was the Cuban Arturo Sotto with his work the novice gardenerdeserving of the Mégano distinction, from the National Federation of Film Clubs, while the Caminos award, granted by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Centerit was for Fire night, of the Mexican Tatiana Huezo.

The Cuban channel Cubavisión Internacional, which debuted at the collateral awards ceremony, decided to give the Zenobio Puri Faget award to Secret friendby Maria Augusta Ramos (Cuba).

The Casa de las Américas also defined the winning work of its usual distinction, which this time fell to the film The Kings of the world, by Colombian filmmaker Laura Mora.

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