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FICM awarded the best of its 18th edition!

The Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) closed its 18th edition with a symbolic award ceremony in Room 4 of Cinépolis Morelia Centro.

After intense virtual deliberations, the jury made up of Marisa Paredes, Vanja Kaludjercic, Rithy Panh, Lili Hinstin, Nick James, Nicolas Philibert, John Bailey, Farah Clémentine Dramani-Issifou, Patricia Riggen, Sébastien Duclocher, Hugo Villa Smythe, Samuel Kishi and Benoît Martin, chose the best works from among 89 films that were part of the Official Selection.

The audience also voted for their favorite films through Cinépolis Klic and seleccionenlineaficm.com.

The international panel of experts from Impulso Morelia 6, made up of Eugenio Caballero, Vicente Canales, Jorge Fons and Bertha Navarro, gave acklowledgements to the post-production projects that participated in the sixth edition of Impulso Morelia.

Before a small audience that respected social distancing at all times, the founders of FICM, Daniela Michel, Alejandro Ramírez and Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Batel read the minutes of the winners of the 18th FICM.

Unlike past editions, and to comply with health safety protocols, winners speeches and the final celebration were omitted.

Here are the winners of the 18th FICM:

AWARD OF THE ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CINEMA AND TELEVISION OF MEXICO

Award to Documentary Short Film made by a Woman: Kpaima, by Norma Delia Robles Carrillo and Luis Manuel Hernández Rodríguez

  • Consists of a diploma awarded by the Association of Women in Film and Television, and the sculpture La Musa, made by the prominent Mexican artist Elena Somonte.

MEXICAN SHORT FILM ONLINE SELECTION

Mexican Short Film Online Selection Award: Coche, by Santiago Fábregas

  • Cconsists of a diploma, $10,000 pesos in cash and the completion of the DCP for its next project awarded by Cinema Maquina, valid from November 2020 to November 2022. This award is given to the short film with most votes by the audience on the microsite www.selectiononlineaficm.com. The winning short film obtained 367 votes cast by the audience.

MICHOACAN SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY CONTEST

The jury of the Michoacan Short Film Screenplay Contest was composed of Benoît Martin, Samuel Kishi and Hugo Villa Smythe.

Special Mention of the Michoacan Short Film Screenplay Contest: La fiesta de cumpleaños, written by David Buitrón

  • Consists of a diploma awarded by FICM.

Winner of the Michoacan Short Film Screenplay Contest: Leona, written by Orlando Karín Romero Rocha

  • It consists of a diploma and $30,000 pesos awarded by Cinema Maquina.

MICHOACAN SECTION

The jury of the Michoacan Section was made up of Benoît Martin, Samuel Kishi and Hugo Villa Smythe.

Special Mention of the Michoacan Section: Lo que nos queda, by Yudiel Landa

  • Consists of a diploma.

Ojo to the Michoacan Section: Voces en la línea, by Jessica Herreman

  • Consists of a diploma, the sculpture Ojo (Eye), specially designed for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, an image post-production package for a short film in digital format awarded by Cinema Maquina and $100,000 pesos in cash.

MEXICAN SHORT FILM SECTION

The jury for the Mexican Animation and Fiction Short Film Section was made up of Farah Clémentine Dramani-Issifou, Patricia Riggen and Sébastien Duclocher.

The jury for the Mexican Documentary Short Film Section was made up of  Nick James, Rithy Panh and Nicolas Philibert.

Special Mention for Mexican Animated Short Film:: Revolykus, by Víctor Orozco Ramírez

  • Consists of a diploma.

Special Mention for Mexican Fiction Short Film: Vera, by Juan Ordorica

Fernández

  • Consists of a diploma.

Renta Imagen Award: Bisho, by Pablo Giles

  • Consists of a diploma and a package for three days of filming with digital capture with a Red One camera with HS primary lenses. Includes the personnel in charge of the camera, mini-mobile and plant, as well as insurance.

Ojo to Mexican Animated Short Film: Our Perpetual Now, by Jorge Aguilar Rojo

  • It consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, up to 40% of the total value of post-production services, granted by New Art, and $100,000 pesos in cash sponsored by Mundet.

Ojo to Mexican Documentary Short Film: ( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) ) (Ecos del volcán), by Saúl Kak y Charles Fairbanks.

  • Consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, up to 40% of the total value of post-production services, granted by New Art, and $100,000 pesos in cash sponsored by Cinépolis.

Ojo to Mexican Fiction Short Film: Pinky Promise, by Indra Villaseñor

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  • Consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, up to 40% of the total value of post-production services, granted by New Art, and $100,000 pesos in cash sponsored by Mundet.

MEXICAN DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM SECTION

The jury for the Mexican Documentary Short Film Section was made up of Nick James, Rithy Panh and Nicolas Philibert.

Special Mention for Mexican Documentary Feature Film: La mami, by Laura Herrero Garvín

  • Consists of a diploma.

Audience Award for Mexican Documentary Feature Film: Las flores de la noche, by Eduardo Esquivel and Omar Robles

  • Consists of a diploma.

Ojo for Mexican Documentary Feature Film: Tu’un Savi, by Uriel López España

  • Consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the prominent Michoacan artist Javier Marín, up to 40% of the total value of post-production services, granted by New Art, and $300,000 pesos in cash sponsored by Fundación Televisa. 

MEXICAN FEATURE FILM SECTION

The jury of the Mexican Feature Film Section was made up of John Bailey, Lili Hinstin, Vanja Kaludjercic and Marisa Paredes.

Audience Award for Mexican Feature Film: Sin señas particulares, by Fernanda Valadez

  • Consists of a diploma.

Ojito for Best Actress in a Mexican Feature Film: Mercedes Hernández, for her work on Sin señas particulares

  • It consists of a diploma and the Ojito (Little Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the prominent Michoacan artist Javier Marín.

Ojito for Best Actor in a Mexican Feature Film: Martijn Kuiper for his work on Ricochet

  • It consists of a diploma and the Ojito (Little Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the prominent Michoacan artist Javier Marín.

Special Mention for Actor in a Mexican Feature Film: Mario Palmerín, for his work on ¡Ánimo juventud!

  • Consists of a diploma.

Ojo for Best Direction of a Mexican Fiction Feature Film: Nicolás Pereda, for Fauna

  • Consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, the Churubusco Studies Award for $400 thousand pesos in production or post-production services valid for 36 months (from October 2020 to October 2023) and $150,000 pesos in cash sponsored by Cinépolis.

Ojo to Mexican Feature Film: Sin señas particulares, by Fernanda Valadez

  • Consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, the Churubusco Studies Award for $800 thousand pesos in production or post-production services valid for 36 months (from October 2020 to October 2023) and $300,000 pesos sponsored by Nespresso and Cinépolis, in addition to a series of exclusive benefits granted by Nespresso.

IMPULSO MORELIA

The jury for the Mexican Documentary Short Film Section was made up of Eugenio Caballero, Vicente Canales, Jorge Fons and Bertha Navarro.

José María Riba Award granted by Cinépolis Distribución: Cruz, by Teresa Camou (Produced by Teresa Camou and Jenny Mügel)

  • Consists of $150,000 pesos in cash to cover post-production and / or promotion processes and services.

Estudios Churubusco Azteca Award: Los amantes se despiden con la mirada, by Rigoberto Perezcano (Produced by Tiburón Filmes)

  • Consists of $800,000 pesos in post-production and sound services. Support does not include materials, operator fees, or Dolby license, and is valid for one year.

Estudios Splendor Omnia Award: Cartas a distancia, by Juan Carlos Rulfo (Produced by

La Media Luna, Península Films)

  • Consists of a week of sound mixing and another of color correction at the Splendor Omnia Studios, in Tepoztlán, with an approximate value of $243,000 pesos. Does not include technician fees and is valid for two years.

Icunacury Acosta & Co Acknowledgement: Cruz, by Teresa Camou (Production by Teresa Camou and Jenny Mügel)

  • Consists of a year of public relations support to the winning project of the José María Riba Award, for its distribution, with an approximate value of $ 240,000 pesos.

LatAm cinema.com Acknowledgement: Cruz, by Teresa Camou

  • Consists of a promotional campaign of an advertising page in one of the issues of the magazine, with an approximate cost of USD $1,500, for the winning project of the José María Riba Award.

The 18th FICM is grateful for the invaluable and generous support of the Government of the State of Michoacán and its various dependencies, the Secretariat of Tourism of Michoacán, the Honorable City Council of Morelia, the Trust for the Promotion and Promotion of Tourist Activity of the State of Michoacán (FIFOPRATUR ), the Secretariat of Culture, Cinépolis, the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), the Cineteca National, the General Directorate of Cinematographic Activities – UNAM Film Library, the Televisa Foundation, the Secretariat of Culture of Mexico City through the Trust for the Promotion and Development of Mexican Cinema (PROCINE), the Michoacan University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo, all the allied media and each of the instances that make this event possible.

FICM also extends a very special thanks for all their support to the French Embassy in Mexico, UniFrance, the Goethe-Institut Mexiko, Canal 22, Cinépolis Klic and FilminLatino, as well as Mundet, HSBC, Kansas City Southern de México, XIAOMI and Nespresso.

And finally, the Morelia International Film Festival is especially grateful to all the attendees, collaborators and guests of the 18th FICM, who, whether in Morelia or from their homes, gave life to this historic edition. Thank you!!

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