The 30th Miami International Film Festival, presented by Miami Dade College and the James L. and John S. Knight foundation, announced this years festival winners at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts Saturday night.
KNIGHT IBERO-AMERICAN COMPETITION:
Knight Grand Jury Prize: So Much Water (Tanta agua), produced by CTRL Z FILMS, Uruguay, by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge (Uruguay/Mexico/Netherlands), will receive $15,000. If the films sales agent, Alpha Violet of France, sells the film to a U.S. distributor within 30 days, that U.S. distributor will also receive $15,000. If not, the additional $15,000 will be added to CTRL Z FILMS prize.
Grand Jury Best Performance: The cast of A Gun in Each Hand (Una pistola en cada mano), by Cèsc Gay (Spain), will receive $5,000.
Grand Jury Best Director: Ana Piterbarg of Everybody Has a Plan (Todos tenemos un plan) (Spain/Argentina /Germany), will receive $5,000.
JORDAN ALEXANDER RESSLER SCREENWRITING AWARD:
Winner: Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge for So Much Water (Tanta agua) by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge (Uruguay/Mexico/Netherlands) will receive $5,000.
KNIGHT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION:
Knight Grand Jury Prize: Gideons Army, by Dawn Porter (USA) will receive $10,000.
LEXUS IBERO-AMERICAN OPERA PRIMA COMPETITION:
The jury selected two films to tie as winners in this category:
Solo, by Guillermo Rocamora (Uruguay/Argentina/Netherlands/France), will receive $2,500.
The Swimming Pool (La piscina), by Carlos Machado Quintela (Cuba/Venezuela) will receive $2,500.
Honorable Mention: Special recognition was given to Villegas, by Gonzalo Tobal (Argentina/Netherlands/ France)
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SHORTS COMPETITION:
University of Miami Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film: Anna and Jerome, by Mélanie Delloye (France) will receive $2,500.
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (FEATURES):
7 Boxes by Juan Carlos Maneglia (Paraguay)
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER (DOCUMENTARIES):
Gideons Army, by Dawn Porter (USA)