5th annual Cinema Tropical Awards

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Somos Mari Pepa

Today, January 21 New York will become the center of the Latin American film universe when the 5th annual Cinema Tropical Awards takes over midtown Manhattan. Admittedly, “take over” might be a slight overstatement given that the intimate evening ceremony at the New York Times Company headquarters will be competing with Broadway, Times Square jumbotrons and a sea of selfie-snapping tourists, but in a hall filled with Latin America’s brightest cinematic stars, it will certainly feel like the only thing that matters.

In the meantime, to get us chomping at the bit for some Latin American film laurels, the folks at Cinema Tropical have released a teaser/trailer/supercut of the stellar films that will be competing in this year’s edition. With a total of twenty-one features from six countries competing across six different categories, it should be a tough pill to swallow, but as usual, Cinema Tropical has managed to artfully stitch together these stylistically diverse works and actually pump us up for the Awards along the way.

NOMINATIONS

BEST FICTION FILM

HELI (Amat Escalante, Mexico/Netherlands/Germany/France, 2013)
EL LUGAR DEL HIJO | The Militant (Manuel Nieto Zas, Uruguay/Argentina, 2013)
EL ROSTRO | The Face (Gustavo Fontán, Argentina, 2013)
HISTORIA DEL MIEDO | History of Fear (Benjamin Naishtat, Argentina/France/Germany/Uruguay, 2014)
LAS NIÑAS QUISPE | The Quispe Girls (Sebastián Sepúlveda, Chile, 2013)

BEST DIRECTOR, FICTION FILM

Manuel Nieto Zas, EL LUGAR DEL HIJO | The Militant (Uruguay/Argentina, 2013)
Gustavo Fontán, EL ROSTRO | The Face (Argentina, 2013)
Sebastián Sepúlveda, LAS NIÑAS QUISPE | The Quispe Girls ROSTRO (Chile, 2013)
Marcelo Gomes and Cao Guimarães, O HOMEM DAS MULTIDÕES | The Man of the Crow (Brazil, 2013)
Rodrigo Moreno, REIMON (Argentina/Germany, 2014)

BEST FIRST FILM

GÜEROS (Alonso Ruizpalacios, Mexico, 2014)
HISTORIA DEL MIEDO | History of Fear (Benjamin Naishtat, Argentina/France/Germany/Uruguay, 2014)
LAS NIÑAS QUISPE | The Quispe Girls (Sebastián Sepúlveda, Chile)
NAJAVAZO (Ricardo Silva, Mexico, 2014)
SOMOS MARI PEPA | We Are Mari Pepa (Samuel Kishi Leopo, Mexico, 2013)

 BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

CAFÉ (Hatuey Viveros, Mexico, 2014)
CARTA A UN PADRE | Letter to a Father (Edgardo Cozarinsky, Argentina/Germany, 2013)
EL CUARTO DESNUDO | The Naked Room (Nuria Ibañez, Mexico, 2013)
LA ÚLTIMA ESTACIÓN | The Last Station (Catalina Vergara and Cristián Soto, Chile, 2013)
NAOMI CAMPBEL (Camila José Donoso and Nicolas Videla, Chile, 2013)

  BEST DIRECTOR, DOCUMENTARY FILM

Hatuey Viveros, CAFÉ (Mexico, 2014)
Davi Pretto, CASTANHA (Brazil, 2014)
Camila José Donoso and Nicolás Videla, NAOMI CAMPBEL (Chile, 2013)
Ricardo Silva, NAVAJAZO (Mexico, 2014)
Marcos Pimentel, SOPRO | Breath (Brazil, 2013)

BEST U.S. LATINO FILM

CESAR’S LAST FAST (Richard Ray Perez, USA, 2014)
LAS MARTHAS (Cristina Ibarra, USA, 2014)
OF KITES AND BORDERS (Yolanda Pividal, USA/Spain/Mexico, 2014)
PURGATORIO: JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF THE BORDER (Rodrigo Reyes, USA/Mexico, 2013)
THE STATE OF ARIZONA (Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini, USA, 2014)

 

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