August 22, 2011
The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) announced the winners for its 12th edition which came to a close yesterday. The Costa Rican film El regreso / The Return (pictured) by Hernán Jiménez was awarded the prize as Best International Feature Film whilst Jasmine McGlade Chazelle's María My Love won the prize as Best Domestic Feature Film. The award for Best Director went to Aaron Burns for his feature film Blacktino. On the documentary category Macarena Aguiló Marchi's El edificio de los chilenos / The Chilean Building was awarded the prize as Best Film. All of the winners received a cash prize of $1,000 USD and video equipment. The fiction jury was integrated by Leslie Cohen, VP at HBO; filmmaker Rashaad Ernesto Green; and Carlos A. Gutiérrez, director of Cinema Tropical, whilst the documentary jury was integrated by filmmaker Nicolás Entel; film programmer Livia Bloom; Lucila Moctezuma from Women Make Movies and journalist Elizabeth Nuñez.