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Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) WINNERS

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) WINNERS

| On 16, Oct 2013

Winners of the 16th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival:

Best Feature Film (RITA AWARD): Esther en Alguna Parte
Director: Gerardo Chijon
Country: Cuba

Best Documentary: Justice for My Sister
Director: Kimberly Bautista
Country: United States/Guatemala

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Best Opera Prima: Pricesas Rojas
Director: Laura Astorga
Country: Costa Rica
Honorable Mention: Water & Power

Best Short Film: El Cocodrilo
Director: Steve Acevedo
Country: US

Audience Choice Award: Ponchao
Director: Josh Crook
Country: Dominican Republic

Best Director: Miriam Kruishoop for Greencard Warrior
Country: USA
Best Script: Esther en Alguna Parte
Country: Cuba
Honorable Mention: Amor Cronico

The festival featured 62 films, including 28 features, 11 documentaries and 23 shorts. In addition to the film screenings, the festival hosted filmmaker panels on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th with Closing Night Gala after-party presented by Cine Latino. LALIFF’s highlights included, Pablo Ferro, 16th GABI Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition to his contribution to the entertainment industry in the Hispanic filmmaking community; more than than 80 film and television shows, during his 40 year career. “The greatest feeling in the world is when something has been created that no one has ever seen before. And you’re the one who is seeing it for the first time.” said Pablo Ferro

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