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Congratulations to the 13th FICM Winners!

The 13th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) ended its official activities with an awards ceremony at the Teatro Ocampo. The ceremony, conducted by actress Eréndira Ibarra, was attended by festival directors Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, president, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Batel, vice president, Daniela Michel, general director, in addition to the jury, invited guests and a large number of the talent in competition. The awards were given by José María de Tavira, Claudia Ramírez, Tenoch Huerta, Cecilia Suárez and the members of the jury of each section in competition.

Cash awards of the 13th edition of the festival added up to a total of 1,730,00 pesos, in addition to awards in kind donated by the sponsors of FICM.

13th FICM Winners at the Teatro Ocampo

13th FICM Winners at the Teatro Ocampo

Following are the winners of the 13th FICM:

Impulso Morelia

The jury gave two awards for films in post-production:

  • The amount of 200,000 pesos in cash donated by Cinépolis and destined to contribute to the processes and services needed for post productio to Minezota, by Carlos Enderle.
  • A national distribution guarantee in Mexico through Cinépolis Distribución with an investment in P&A of at least 250,000 for Plaza de la Soledad, by Maya Goded.

Michoacan Short Film Screenplay Contest

  • Special Mention: Fin del mundo, written by Erik Moya.
    – The award includes a diploma.
  • Award for Michoacán Short Film Screenplay: El futuro, written by Ernesto Martínez Bucio.
    – The award includes a diploma and 30,000 pesos, donated by Cinema Máquina.
    – In addition, the governor of the State of Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles Conejo, inaugurated the Alva Brotheres Award that consists of 50,000 pesos for the winner of the Contest for Michoacán Short Film Screenplay..

Michoacan Section

  • Special Mention: Yo también, by Porfirio López Mendoza.
    – The award consists of a diploma.
  • Michoacan Section Award: Donde nunca morirás by Héctor Alexis Estrada García.
    – The award includes a diploma, the Eye sculpture, designed especially for the festival by distinguished Michoacán artist Javier Marín, a tablet donated by YouTube, a post-production package for image for short film in digital format donated by Cinema Máquina, and 100,000 pesos, donated by the city of Morelia.
    – In addition, the governor of the State of Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles Conejo, inaugurated the Alva Brothers Award that consists of 100,000 pesos for the winner of the Michoacán Section.

Mexican Short Film Section

  • Award for Online Mexican Short Film: Donde nunca morirás, by Héctor Alexis Estrada García.
    – The award consists of a diploma, a six-month distribution prize given by La Ñora Distribuye and 50,000 pesos.
  • Renta Imagen Special Award: Mila, by Óscar Enríquez.
    – The award consists of a diploma and a package of three days of filming captured digitally.
  • Award for Animated Short Film: Rebote, by Nuria Menchaca.
    – The award consists of a diploma, the Eye sculpture, designed especially for the festival by distinguished Michoacán artist Javier Marín, a post-production package of image and sound donated by New Art, a Zbook 14 by HP and 200,000 pesos.
  • Award for Documenary Short Film: El buzo, by Esteban Arrangoiz.
    – The award consists of a diploma, the Eye sculpture, designed especially for the festival by distinguished Michoacán artist Javier Marín, a post-production package of image and sound donated by New Art, and 200,000 pesos.
  • Award for Fiction Short Film: Bosnian Dream, by Sergio Flores Thorija.
    – The award consists of a diploma, the Eye sculpture, designed especially for the festival by distinguished Michoacán artist Javier Marín, a post-production package of image and sound donated by New Art, and 200,000 pesos donated by Coca Cola Light.

Because the Morelia International Film Festival is officially recognized by the U.S. Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, the winning short films in the categories of Fiction, Animation and Documentary can be considered to compete for an Oscar®.

Mexican Documentary Section

  • Guerrero Press Award for Mexican Feature Length Documentary: El hombre que vio demasiado, by Trisha Ziff.
    – The award includes a diploma and a sculpture donated by the Network of Cinematographic Journalists.
  • Award for Mexican Documentary Made by a Woman, given by the Association of Women in Film and Television of Mexico: Los reyes del pueblo que no existe, by Betzabé García.
    – The award includes a diploma and the Muse, a sculpture created by Mexican artist Elena Somonte.
  • Ambulante Special Award: El Paso, by Everardo González Reyes, and El hombre que vio demasiado, by Trisha Ziff.
    The award consists of both documentaries being part of the 11th edition of the Ambulante Documentary Tour 2016.
  • Award for Mexican Feature Length Documentary: Los reyes del pueblo que no existe, by Betzabé García.
    – The award consists of a diploma, the Eye sculpture, designed especially for the festival by distinguished Michoacán artist Javier Marín, a post-production package of image and sound donated by New Art, and 200,000 pesos donated by Fundación Televisa.

Mexican Feature Film Section

  • Guerrero Award for Mexican Feature Film: Te prometo anarquía, by Julio Hernández Cordón.
    – The award includes a diploma and a sculpture donated by the Network of Cinematographic Journalists.
  • Best Actress in a Mexican feature film: Jana Raluy for her role in Un monstruo de mil cabezas.
    – The award includes a diploma and the Eye sculpture, designed especially for the festival by distinguished Michoacán artist Javier Marín.
  • Best Actor in a Mexican Feature Film: Raúl Silva for his role in Yo.
    – The award includes a diploma and the Eye sculpture, designed especially for the festival by distinguished Michoacán artist Javier Marín.
  • Special Mention: Te prometo anarquía, by Julio Hernández Cordón.
    – The award includes a diploma.
  • The Audience Award (chosen by votes from the audience): Almacenados by Jack Zagha Kababie.
    – The award includes a diploma.
  • Award for First or Second Mexican Feature Film: El placer es mío by Elisa Miller.
    – The award includes a diploma, the Eye sculpture, designed especially for the festival by distinguished Michoacán artist Javier Marín, a special award from Estudios Churubusco, services of up to 900,000 pesos and 200,000 pesos.
  • Award for Mexican Feature Film: Yo by Matías Meyer.
    – The award includes a diploma, the Eye sculpture, designed especially for the festival by distinguished Michoacán artist Javier Marín, a special award from Estudios Churubusco, services of up to 900,000 pesos and 200,000 pesos donated by Cinépolis.

Following the awards ceremony, the film Las sufragistas by director Sarah Gavron was screened at a gala event of the 13th Morelia International Film Festival at Cinépolis Morelia Centro.

The activities of the festival will continue with screenings on Sunday, November 1. Like every year, after the Morelia film festival, the Best of FICM will be in Mexico City from November 6 to 12 in the following venues: Cinépolis, November 6 to 12; Cineteca Nacional, November 7 and 8; Cine Tonalá, November 6 to 8; Centro Cultural Universitario, November 13 to 15; Centro Cultural de España, November 13 and 14 and finally in CENART, November 14 and 15.