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FICM Awarded the Best of its 19th Edition!

The Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) closed its 19th edition with a ceremony in Room 4 of Cinépolis Morelia Centro, where the best of its Official Selection received awards.

After intensive deliberations, the jury made up of Volker Schlöndorff, Philippe Claudel, Mark Cousins, Sadie Tillery, Tatiana Huezo, Ehsan Khoshbakht, Elizabeth Lo, Farah Clementine Dramani-Issifou, Luna Marán, José F. Rodríguez, Manuel Elías López Monroy and Paula Amor, chose the best works from among 99 films that were part of the Official Selection of the 19th FICM.

Additionally, audiences voted for their favorite films to grant the Audience Award and the Online Short Film Selection Award.

The international panel of experts from Impulso Morelia 7, made up of Michael Fitzgerald, Everardo González, Mónica Lozano, Lucila Moctezuma and Charles Tesson, granted awards to the projects in post-production that participated in the seventh edition of Impulso Morelia.

Here are the winners of the 19th edition of FICM:

ONLINE MEXICAN SHORT FILM SELECTION

Online Mexican Short Film Selection Award: La cuarta puerta, by Hugo Magaña

The award consists of a diploma, $10,000 pesos in cash and the completion of the DCP for his next project awarded by Cinema Maquina. This award is given to the short film most voted by the audience on the microsite www.seleccionenlineaficm.com. The winning short film obtained 218 votes cast by the audience,

MICHOACAN SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY CONTEST

The jury of the Michoacan Short Film Screenplay Contest was made up of Luna Marán, Manuel Elías López Monroy and Paula Amor.

Winner of the Michoacan Short Film Screenplay Contest: Tú que ves mejor, dime lo que está pasando, written by Diana Gabriela Vázques Ávalos.

The award consists of a diploma and $30,000 pesos awarded by Cinema Maquina. 

MICHOACAN SECTION

The jury of the Michoacan Section was made up of Luna Marán, Manuel Elías López Monroy and Paula Amor.

Special Mention of the Michoacan Section: La espera, by Celina Yunuen Manuel Piñón

The Ojo of the Michoacan Section: La libertad interna, by Porfirio López Mendoza

The award consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture, specially designed for the festival by the prominent 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 sponsored by Solaris.

MEXICAN SHORT FILM SECTION

The jury of the Mexican Short Film Section was made up of Ehsan Khoshbakht, Farah Clementine Dramani-Issifou and José F. Rodríguez.

Special Mention for Mexican Animated Short Film: Tío, by Juan J. Medina

Special Mention for Mexican Documentary Short Film: Mi edad, la tuya y la del mundo, by Fernanda Tovar

Special Mention for Mexican Fiction Short Film: Cinco de Junio, by Humberto Flores Jáuregui

Special Jury Prize sponsored by Renta Imagen: Alma y paz, by Cris Gris

The prize consists of a package for three days of filming with digital capture with a Red One camera with HS primary lenses. It includes the personnel in charge of the camera, minivan, and power plant, as well as insurance.

Ojo to Mexican Animated Short Film: La odisea espeleológica de Sócrates, by Aria Covamonas

The award consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the prominent Michoacan artist Javier Marín, a 20-hour color correction package, 10 hours of audio mixing in a THX room, dialogue recording and subtitling, sponsored by New Art, and $100,000 pesos in cash.

Ojo to Mexican Documentary Short Film: Yollotl (Corazón), by Fernando Colín Roque

The award consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the prominent Michoacan artist Javier Marín, a 20-hour color correction package, 10 hours of audio mixing in the THX room, subtitling and DCP production, sponsored by New Art, and $100,000 pesos in cash sponsored by XIAOMI.

Ojo to Mexican Fiction Short Film: Al motociclista no le cabe la felicidad en el traje, by Gabriel Herrera

The award consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the prominent Michoacan artist Javier Marín, a 20-hour color correction package, 10 hours of audio mixing in the THX room, subtitling and DCP production, sponsored by New Art, and $100,000 pesos in cash sponsored by Mundet.

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

Best Documentary Feature Film Made by a Woman Award: Cruz, by Teresa Camou

The award consists of a diploma and La Musa, a sculpture made by the Mexican artist Elena Somonte, instituted by the Association of Women in Film and Television of Mexico.

MEXICAN DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM SECTION

The jury for the Mexican Documentary Feature Section was made up of Elizabeth Lo, Sadie Tillery and Tatiana Huezo.

Special Mention for Mexican Documentary Feature Film: Vaychiletik, by Juan Javier Pérez

Audience Award for Mexican Documentary Feature Film: Campo Season, by Isabel Vaca

The award consists of a diploma and $50,000 pesos in cash sponsored by HSBC.

Ojo to Mexican Documentary Feature Film: Las hostilidades, by M. Sebastián Molina

The award consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, a package of 40 hours of color correction, 20 hours of audio mixing in the THX room, subtitles and DCP elaboration, sponsored 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 Volker Schlöndorff, Mark Cousins and Philippe Claudel.

Audience Award for Mexican Feature Film: Nudo mixteco, by Ángeles Cruz

The award consists of a diploma and $50,000 pesos in cash sponsored by HSBC.

Ojito to Best Actress in a Mexican Feature Film: Karla Coronado for her work in 50 o dos ballenas se encuentran en la playa

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

Ojito to Best Actor in a Mexican Feature Film: José Antonio Toledano for his work in 50 o dos ballenas se encuentran en la playa

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

Best Mexican Fiction Feature Screenplay Award: Ángeles Cruz for the screenplay for Nudo mixteco

The award consists of a diploma and $75,000 pesos in cash sponsored by Montblanc.

Ojo to Best Director of a Mexican Fiction Feature Film: Rodrigo Plá and Laura Santullo for El otro Tom

The award consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the prominent Michoacan artist Javier Marín, the Estudios Churubusco Award for $400,000 pesos in production or post-production services valid for 36 months (from October 2021 to October 2024) and $300,000 pesos in cash sponsored by Cinépolis.

Ojo to Mexican Feature Film: 50 o dos ballenas se encuentran en la playa, by Jorge Cuchí

The award consists of a diploma, the Ojo (Eye) sculpture specially designed for the festival by the outstanding Michoacan artist Javier Marín, the Estudios Churubusco Award for $800 thousand pesos in production or post-production services valid for 36 months (from October 2021 to October 2024) and $500,000 pesos sponsored by Nespresso and FICM.

IMPULSO MORELIA 7

The international jury to designate the winning project was made up of Michael Fitzgerald, Everardo González, Mónica Lozano, Lucila Moctezuma and Charles Tesson.

Special Mention: Un lugar llamado música, by Enrique M. Rizo (Audiovisual Telegram)

The José María Riba Award granted by Cinépolis Distribución: Benigno Cruz, by Jorge Hernández Aldana (Paloma Negra Films)

The award consists of $150,000 pesos in cash to cover post-production and/or promotion processes and services. It will become effective no later than June 2022.

Additionally, this same project will enjoy a promotional campaign of an advertising page in one of the issues of the LatAm magazine cinema.com with a value of USD $1,500, as well as three months of public relations support for its distribution, with a value approximate of $75,000 pesos, offered by Icunacury Acosta & Co.

Churubusco Azteca Award: Cartas desde el país de los Tarahumaras, by Federico Cecchetti

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

Estudios Splendor Omnia Award: Benigno Cruz, by Jorge Hernández Aldana (Paloma Negra Films)

The award consists of one week of sound mixing and one more of color correction, with an approximate value of $243,000 pesos, at their facilities in Tepoztlan, Morelos. The award is valid for 24 months and does not include accommodation expenses or technician fees.