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¡The FICM Rewards the best of its 17th edition!

The 17th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) celebrated its award ceremony at the Melchor Ocampo Theater. After nine days of a lot of films and intense deliberations, the jury formed by Eugenio Caballero, José María Prado, Michael Kutza, Lila Avilés, Nanako Tsukidate, Oskar Alegria, Diana Bracho, Carol Littleton, Steve Seid, Marina de Tavira, Cédric Succivalli, Lorenza Manrique, Jenny Mügel and Jorge Michel Grau, the press and the audience chose, among the 94 works that made up the Official Selection, the winners of this edition. 

The cash prizes of the 17th FICM added more than one million eight hundred eighty thousand pesos, in addition to various prizes in kind granted by the sponsors of the Festival.

The winners of the 17th FICM are:

PRESS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 

These awards are granted by the Network of Cinematographic Journalists. 

  • Tribute Award Guerrero de Oro “Joaquín Rodríguez” to Cinematic Career: Alejandro Cárdenas Ochoa
  • Guerrero Press Award for Michoacano Cinema: Maliblue, by Edson Contreras Ornelas
  • Guerrero Press Award for Documentary Feature: Oblatos, el vuelo que surcó la noche, by Acelo Ruiz Villanueva
  • Guerrero Press Award for Fiction Feature: Sanctorum, by Joshua Gil

PREMIO AMBULANTE 

  • Ambulante Award for Documentary: Retiro, by Daniela Alatorre; and TOTE_Abuelo, by María Sojob
    • The winning works will be part of the Ambulante Documentary Tour 2020.

ONLINE MEXICAN SHORT FILM SELECTION AWARD

  • Online Mexican Short Film Selection Award: Hierba mala, by Carlos Trujano
    • Consists of a diploma and $50,000 pesos in cash granted by Cinépolis KLIC. This award is given to the short film with the most votes by the audience in the microsite for the Online Selection. The winning short film obtained 825 votes by the public on the site www.seleccionenlineaficm.com

MICHOACÁN SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY CONTEST 

The jury of the Michoacan Short Film Screenplay Contest was formed by Lorenza Manrique, general director of Churubusco Azteca Studies; Jorge Michel Grau, renowned Mexican director, and Jenny Mügel, coordinator of the Department of Cultural Programming of the Goethe-Institut Mexiko.

  • Special Mention of the Michoacán Short Film Screenplay Contest: Impronta, written by Rafael Martínez
    • Consists of a diploma granted by the FICM.
  • Winner of the Michoacán Short Film Screenplay Contest: K’uanhatsini, written by Néstor Cruz Yépez
    • Consists of a diploma, an audio editing and video licence granted by AVID, and $30,000 pesos granted by Cinema Máquina.

MICHOACÁN SECTION

The jury of the Michoacán Section was formed by Lorenza Manrique, general director of Churubusco Azteca Studies; Jorge Michel Grau, renowned Mexican director, and Jenny Mügel, coordinator of the Department of Cultural Programming of the Goethe-Institut Mexiko.

  • Ojo for the Michoacán Section: Maliblue, by Edson Contreras Ornelas
    • The award consists of a diploma, the Ojo sculpture, designed especially for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, an audio editing and video licence granted by AVID, an image post-production package for a short film in digital format granted by Cinema Máquina and $100,000 pesos in cash given by Solaris. 

MEXICAN SHORT FILM SECTION 

The jury of the Mexican Short Film Section was formed by Cédric Succivalli, film critic and consultant of the Giornate degli Autori of the Venice International Film Festival; Marina de Tavira, acclaimed Oscar-nominated Mexican actress, and Nanako Tsukidate, member of the committee selection of Cannes Critics’ Week.

  • Special Mention for Mexican Short Animation: Dalia sigue aquí, by Nuria Margarita Menchaca 
    • The award consists of a diploma. 
  • Special Mention for Mexican Documentary Short: Rojo, by María Candelaria Palma Marcelino
    • The award consists of a diploma. 
  • Special Mention for Mexican Fiction Short: Mi piel, luminosa, by Gabino Rodríguez and Nicolás Pereda
    • The award consists of a diploma. 
  • Renta Imagen Award: Sol de llano, by Manuela Irene Espitia
    • Consists of a diploma and a package for three days of digital filming with a Red One camera with HS primary lenses, and includes the personnel in charge of camera, minimobile and nonmobile, as well as insurance. 
  • Ojo for Mexican Short Animation: Eclosión, by Rita Basulto
    • Consists of a diploma, the Ojo sculpture, designed especially for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, an image and sound post-production package granted by New Art and $200,000 pesos in cash sponsored by Anima Studios. 
  • Ojo for Mexican Documentary Short: Tuyuku (Ahuehuete), by Nicolás Rojas Sánchez
    • Consists of a diploma, the Ojo sculpture, designed especially for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, an image and sound post-production package granted by New Art and $200,000 pesos in cash sponsored by Fundación Jenkins.
  • Ojo for Mexican Short Fiction: Encuentro, by Iván Löwenberg
    • Consists of a diploma, the Ojo sculpture, designed especially for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, an image and sound post-production package granted by New Art, audio and video license granted by AVID and $200,000 pesos in cash granted by Mundet. 

 

WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION AWARD IN MEXICAN CINEMA AND TELEVISION 

  • Award for Documentary made by a woman: TOTE_Abuelo, by María Sojob
    • Consists of a diploma and The Musa sculpture, designed by Mexican artist Elena Somonte, granted by the Women’s Association in Cinema and Television 

MEXICAN DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM SECTION 

The jury of the Mexican Documentary Feature Film Section was formed by Oskar Alegria, renowned Spanish director; Carol Littleton, Oscar-nominated editor; and Steve Seid, renowned curator and archivist.

  • Special Mention for Mexican Documentary Feature Film: Retiro, by Daniela Alatorre
    • The award consists of a diploma. 
  • Public’s Award for Mexican Documentary Feature Film: Maricarmen, by Sergio Morkin
    • The award consists of a diploma. 
  • Ojo for Mexican Documentary Feature Film: El guardián de la memoria, by Marcela Arteaga
    • Consists of a diploma, the Ojo sculpture, designed especially for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, an image and sound post-production package granted by New Art, audio and video license granted by AVID and $300,000 pesos in cash granted by Televisa Foundation. 

 

MEXICAN FEATURE FILM SECTION 

The jury of the Mexican Feature Film Section was formed by  Lila Avilés, multi awarded filmmaker who was selected to represent Mexico at the Oscar and the Goya Awards; great Mexican actress Diana Bracho; Eugenio Caballero, acclaimed Mexican art director and Oscar-winner; Michael Kutza, founder of the Chicago International Film Festival; and José María Prado, former director of the Spanish Film Library.

  • Audience Award for Mexican Feature Film: Ya no estoy aquí, by Fernando Frías de la Parra
  • The award consists of a diploma. 
  • Ojito for Best Actress in a Mexican Feature Film: Mariana Treviño, for Polvo
  • The award consists of a diploma and an Ojito sculpture designed especially for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín.
  • Ojito for Best Actor in a Mexican Feature Film: Luis Alberti, for Mano de obra
  • The award consists of a diploma and an Ojito sculpture designed especially for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín.
  • Ojo for Best Direction in Mexican Feature Film Fiction: Joshua Gil by Sanctorum
  • Consists of a diploma, the Ojo sculpture, designed especially for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, an audio and video license granted by AVID, the Churubusco Studies Award for $400 thousand pesos in production and post-production services valid for 36 months and $300,000 pesos in cash sponsored by Cinépolis. 
  • Ojo for Mexican Feature Film: Ya no estoy aquí, by Fernando Frías de la Parra
  • Cinemarketing Rivas Prize for $90 thousand pesos which consists of: trailer assembly; cardboard proposal; sound and music design*; stereo sound and 5.1 mix; final delivery in H264 – Quicktime HG textless – Quicktime HT Texted + DCP texted + stems + Sonido Estéreo + 5.1 (valid from October 2019 to September 2021). *Note: Only music with commercial rights will be used, these will be provided by the winner, in case of not having music and it is necessary for the narrative, suitable music for the tone of the film will be used, which has a cost of $99 dollars on the platform jameado music and is for commercial use.
  • Consists of a diploma, the Ojo sculpture, designed especially for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, an audio and video license granted by AVID, the Churubusco Studies Award for $800, 000 pesos in production and post-production services valid for 36 months and $500,000 pesos sponsored by Nespresso and FICM, in addition to a series of exclusive benefits granted by Nespresso: a trip to the 73th Cannes Film Festival in 2020 with transportation and two nights of lodging included. Access to the Palais des Festivals with a Red Carpet VIP experience, and a certification for the 59th Critics’ Week, including access to screenings and the La Plage Nespresso lounge. Furthermore, a reunion with representatives of the Critics’ Week and an exclusive gastronomic experience by Nespresso. 

IMPULSO MORELIA

The international jury to designate the winning project was formed by Jorge Michel Grau (Mexico), Alice Labadie (France), John Bailey (United States), Katrin Pors (Denmark), Meinolf Zurhorst (Germany), Jim Stark (United States) and Alejandro Arenas (France).

  • Cinépolis Distribución Award: No lo sé, by Luis Kelly (Verdeespina Studios Production) 
    • Consists of $250,000 pesos in cash to cover post-production and/or promotion processes and services. Additionally, this project will enjoy a promotional campaign on an advertising page in one of the editions of LatAm cinema.com magazine with a value of USD $1,500, as well as an audio and video editing licence granted by AVID. 
  • Impulso Morelia Award / Ambulante for Documentary Feature Film: La vocera, by Luciana Kaplan (Mexcine, SA de CV Production)
    • Granted $50,000 pesos in cash, destined to finish the post-production of a documentary, along with the offer of including it in a future edition of the Ambulante Documentary Tour. 
  • Churubusco Studies Special Award: La vocera, by Luciana Kaplan (Mexcine, SA de CV Production)
    • Consists of $800,000 pesos in post-production and THX sound services (not including materials, operator fees or Dolby license, and valid for two years).
  • Splendor Omnia Studies Award: Las últimas plumas, by Alejandro Alatorre (Real Human Cinema Production)
    • Consists of a week of sound mixing and one more color correction, with an approximate value of $200,000 pesos (not including technicians fees).
  • Impulso Morelia Special Mention: La vocera, by Luciana Kaplan (Mexcine, SA de CV Production.
    • The award consists of a diploma. 

CUERVO AWARD 

  • Tradicional Cuervo Award to Film Trajectory:​:​​ Marina de Tavira
    • Consists of a diploma, the Ojo sculpture, designed especially for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín and 120 thousand pesos in cash granted by the José Cuervo Foundation. 

The festival’s activities will continue with film screenings on Friday, October 25, Saturday, October 26 and Sunday October 27, 2019. 

Like every year, after the festival in Morelia, The Best of the FICM in Mexico City begins in the following dates and venues: On November 1st and 2nd there will be free screenings in Mexico City’s 16 boroughs, in collaboration with PROCINE. From November 1st to 4, at Le Cinéma IFAL. From November 1st to 7 at Cinépolis Diana, Universidad, Oasis Coyoacán, Perisur and Miyana VIP. From November 5 to 9 at Cine Tonalá. On November 7 at the Audiovideorama in Parque Hundido (free entrance). From November 8 to 10, at the UNAM Film Library (free entrance). On November 9 and 10, at the Cineteca Nacional. 

The complete program for the Best of the FICM in Mexico City will be available from October 29th on the official website of FICM.