March 12, 2011
MARIMBAS FROM HELL, Winner at the Miami Film Festival
Miami International Film Festival announced tonight the winners of its 28th edition that comes to a close tomorrow. The Guatemalan film Marimbas from Hell / Marimbas del infierno (pictured) by Julio Hernández Cordón was awarded the prize as Best IberoAmerican Film with a cash prize of $20,000. The Dominican-Mexican co-production Jean Gentil by Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas received a special jury prize for its screenplay, whilst the Chilean film Blokes by Marialy Rivas won the prize as Best Short Film. The jury in the IberoAmerican competition was composed this year by producer Peter Belsito and Argentine filmmakers Santiago Loza and Julia Solomonoff.