SOUTH AMERICAN FILMS TAKE TOP HONOURS AT 19th MEDIA CITY
Filmmakers from South America were the big winners when the awards were announced at the closing party for the 19th Media City Film Festival at Phog Lounge. Pablo Mazzolo of Argentina was awarded the Jury Grand Prize for his Super 8mm film CONJECTURES and Ecuador’s Alexandra Cuesta took Second Prize for her film DESPEDIDA (FAREWELL). Third Prize was won by John Price of Canada for SEA SERIES 9, 11, 12, 13.
Mazzolo, Cuesta and Price were in attendance to accept their laurels. “Springtime has happened in the Media City galaxy”, rhapsodized Mazzolo upon receiving his award. The Argentine filmmaker remains in Windsor, Detroit and Pelee Island for another week, shooting footage for a future film.
Honourable Mentions were won by Mary Helena Clark (USA) for THE PLANT, by Karimah Ashadu (Nigeria/England) for LAGOS ISLAND, by Basma Alsharif (Palestine/France) for HOME MOVIES GAZA and by Windsor’s own Alana Bartol for FORMS OF AWARENESS: GHILLIE SUIT.
Nicole MacDonald of Detroit won the award for Best Regional Work for CITY WITHOUT A PAST.
The International Competition Jury at the 19th Media City was Christy LeMaster, film critic and Director of The Nightingale microcinema in Chicago, Saul Levine, filmmaker and programmer of the MassArt Film Society in Boston, and Marcos Ortega, film critic and editor of the website Experimental Cinema from Madrid, Spain.
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