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14 March, 2012

Miami Film Festival Winners


BONSAI (Cristian Jimenez, Chile)

by Sandy Mandelberger, North American Editor

After 9 days of film screenings and special events, the 29th edition of the Miami International Film Festival presented its closing awards ceremony at the historic Olympia Theater of The Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami. A special A special screening of the US Premiere of Sebastián Borensztein’s CHINESE TAKE-AWAY, starring Argentine superstar Ricardo Darín, followed the ceremony.

2012 MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS


KNIGHT FOUNDATION IBERO-AMERICAN COMPETITION

Grand Jury Prize:

BONSAI (Cristian Jimenez), a co-production of Chile, Argentina, Portugal and France. A $30,000 USD cash prize awarded by the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which will be split with US distributor Strand Releasing.

Grand Jury Discretionary Prize:

BLOOD OF MY BLOOD (João Canijo, Portugal). A $5,000 USD cash prize awarded by the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Grand Jury Discretionary Prize:

VIOLETA WENT TO HEAVEN (Andrés Wood), a co-production between Chile, Argentina and Brazil. A $5,000 USD cash prize awarded by the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

KNIGHT FOUNDATION IBERO-AMERICAN DOCUMENARY COMPETITION

Grand Jury Prize:

THE IMPOSTER (Bart Layton, United Kingdom). A $10,000 USD cash prize awarded by the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Honorable Mentions:

UNFINISHED SPACES (Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray, USA)

THE STRAWBERRY TREE (Simone Rapisarda Casanova, Canada)

THE JORDAN ALEXANDER RESSLER SCREENWRITING AWARD


BONSAI (Cristián Jiménez)
, a co-production with Chile, Argentina, Portugal and France, based on the novel by Alejandro Zambra. A $5,000 USD cash prize awarded by the Jordan Alexander Ressler Charitable Fund.

LEXUS IBERO-AMERICAN OPERA PRIMA COMPETITION

EXPIRATION DATE (Kenya Márquez, Mexico). A $5,000 USD cash prize sponsored by Lexus, official automotive sponsor of MIFF.

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