Los Cabos Pageant: Eliza Hittman, Bruno Santamaría Razo Scoop Prizes

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Eliza Hittman’s “By no means Hardly ever Typically At all times” gained the highest prize at Mexico’s Los Cabos Movie Pageant, including the award to a brace of trophies relationship again this yr to a Silver Bear at Berlin and the U.S. Dramatic Particular Jury Award in Sundance.

Tipped as a contender in 2021’s Oscar race, teen drama “By no means Hardly ever Typically At all times” was hailed by Selection as a “quietly devastating gem,” “each of a bit with, and a big step ahead from” Hittman’s prior youth-in-crisis works “Seashore Rats” and “It Felt Like Love.”

Mexican writer-director Bruno Santamaría Razo’s “Issues We Dare Not Do” gained Los Cabos’ Cinecolor-Shalalá Award. The second doc function from Bruno Santamaría Razo whose debut “Margarita” gained a Mezcal Prize particular point out on the 2016 Guadalajara Pageant, “Issues We Dare Not Do,” sits on the borderlands between documentary and fiction, it tells the story of a homosexual teen’s life in a Mexican village ravaged by homophobia and murder; which makes his resolution to return out to his mother and father all of the extra brave and affecting.

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Issues We Dare Not Do
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Santamaría’s movie has up to now gained greatest documentary on the Chicago Pageant and Chile’s Viña del Mar Pageant amongst different kudos.

A U.S.-Mexico-Azerbaijan co-production, “In Between Dying,” directed by Hilal Baydarov scooped an Artwork Kingdom Award. Produced by Baydarov and Elshan Abbasov, co-produced by celebrated Mexican director Carlos Reygadas, “Dying” is government produced by Danny Glover. A dream parable which premiered in Venice, it charts an existential journey of a serial killer via Azerbaijani landscapes.

The function debut of New York-based Xavier J. Velasco, “The Eye of the Days” nabbed one of the best undertaking CTT Exp & Leases Award for a thriller thriller a couple of man who stumbles on a manuscript that depicts occasions from his personal previous life.

Different trade awards went to Carlos Lenin’s “Dios y la cumbia del Diablo” and “Las Hostilidades,” by M. Sebastian Molina. “Diablo” tracks an accordionist who sells his soul to the Satan, a hitman who loves cumbia. Doc function “Hostilidades” depicts a household residing in a small village thought to be one of the harmful locations in Mexico.

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In Between Dying
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2020 LOS CABOS INTL. FILM FESTIVAL PRIZEWINNERS

Los Cabos Competitors
“By no means Hardly ever Typically At all times,” (Eliza Hittman, U.S.)

Cinecolor-Shalalá Award
“Issues We Dare Not Do,” (Bruno Santamaría Razo, Mexico)

Artwork Kingdom Award
“In Between Dying,” (Hilal Baydarov, Mexico, U.S.)

Gabriel Figueroa Movie Fund Awards

Initiatives

CTT Exp & Leases Award
“The Eye of the Days,” (Xavier J. Velasco)

Piano Award
“Dios y la cumbia del Diablo,” (Carlos Lenin)

Chemistry Award
“Oasis,” (Faride Schroeder)

Chemistry Award
“Dios y la cumbia del Diablo”

Gabriel Figueroa Movie Fund – Work In Progress

Cinecolor México-Shalalá Award
“Las Hostilidades,” (M. Sebastian Molina)

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