October, Nostalgia win top awards at Cinema Tropical awards

MUMBAI: Daniel and Diego Vega‘s film October from Peru and Patricio Guzmán‘s Nostalgia have topped the Best Feature Film and Best Documentary categories of the 2nd annual edition of the Cinema Tropical awards.

Mexican film The Tiniest Place by Tatiana Huezo won two awards for Best First Film and Best Director (Documentary Film) while another Mexican Michael Rowe was awarded as the Best Director (Feature Film) for Leap Year.

The non-profit media arts organization Cinema Tropical also announced that the audience will have the chance to see the four award-winning films once again as they will be showcased in a special series to take place on January 21 and 22, next year at 92YTribeca in New York City, followed by other venues in cities around the country throughout 2012.

The films were selected from a list of Latin American feature films with a minimum of 60 minutes in length that were premiered between January 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011.

The winners of this year‘s Cinema Tropical awards were selected by a jury panel that comprised of Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, The Museum of Modern Art; Nicolás Entel, filmmaker; Marcela Goglio, Programmer, Latinbeat, The Film Society of Lincoln Center; Jerónimo Rodríguez, film critic, NY1 News/Noticias; Paul Julian Smith, FBA, film scholar and critic, CUNY 

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