Awards FOR WEB

aluCine’s festival awards exist to reward the talent, creativity and unique filmmaking capabilities of local and foreign artists and their ability to move audiences with their innovative and inspiring work. We celebrate each of their distinct styles and the unique lens through which they view the world.

 Latin Film+Media Arts Festival Announces the 2016 Awards:

aluCine Best Film Award:
All films are eligible, sponsored by aluCine Latin Film+Media Arts Festival
$500 Cash Prize

Best Animated Film:
All animated  films are eligible
$500 Cash Prize

aluCine Best Documentary Film:
All animated  films are eligible
$500 Cash Prize

aluCine Audience Award:
All films are eligible

aluCine Children’s Choice Award:
Kids will be able to choose the best film from our Shorts for Shorties programming.

JURY 2016

Laura Good Laura Good has worked with the Toronto International Film Festival since 2009, where since 2011, she has been a feature film programmer and the dedicated short film programmer for TIFF Film Circuit, the programming outreach division of the Toronto International Film Festival, which brings the best of Canadian and world cinema to 175 screens across Canada. She also programmes the year round Short Cuts film series at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Additionally, Good programmes feature and short film for the Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States. Good has contributed to or consulted on the Canadian short film programming of numerous international film festivals including the Hamburg Short Film Festival, Temecula Film Festival and Kansas City Film Festival, and sat on panels and/or juries at festivals and conferences such as the Palm Springs ShortFest, TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival and and the Art House Convergence in Association with Sundance Labs.
Hudson Moura Hudson Moura is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Toronto. He teaches Luso-Hispanic cinema and literature. Presently he is working in the post-production of a documentary featuring Brazilian-Canadian dancer Newton Moraes. In addition, he serves as a film programmer and workshop facilitator in international film festivals in Toronto.
Ananya Ohri Ananya Ohri is the Executive Director at the Regent Park Film Festival. She holds a Master’s degree in Cinema and Media Studies from York University where she researched participatory documentary processes, ranging from community based video work in India and Canada, to online cyber-community video creations. Until recently, she has sat on the board of the South Asian Visual Arts Centre, as well as the advisory committee for the LCO Media Co-op in Kenya. Ananya has recently gone back to making her own work and is really enjoying participating in festivals from the perspective of the artist. She is the Toronto Arts Council’s 2016 Cultural Leaders Lab Fellow.
Alejandro Ronceria Alejandro Ronceria is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning director, choreographer, producer based in Canada with an extensive and illustrious career in multiple artistic disciplines. He has created and produced large – scale productions nationally and internationally, including the United States, Mexico, New Zealand and Colombia. Most recently, he was a Director/Choreographer for Almalgama, a new work commissioned by the City of Toronto for TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. As well, he also served as Director / Co-Producer of the Opening Night Showcase for the Aboriginal Pavilion held during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. Notably, Alejandro choreographed a segment of the Welcome from the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada for the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The spectacular live event was aired on ten international broadcast channels in a total of 11 languages. It was the most watched Canadian television event in history with 23 million viewers. In the USA, there were 32.6 million viewers, thus the second-most watched non-American Winter Olympics and 3.5 billion viewers worldwide. Alejandro is the co-founder/founding artistic director of the first Aboriginal Dance Program in North America at The Banff Center for the Arts. The groundbreaking program brought together diverse Aboriginal/Inuit dancers from Canada, the USA, Mexico and Greenland. From 1996-2001, he served as the artistic director. This program was the incubator for developing a new generation of choreographers working in Canada and abroad and served as a model for various schools for indigenous dance internationally. One of the productions from the Banff program grew into Bones: The first Aboriginal Dance Opera (2001), collaboration with Sadie Buck and choreographed by him. Alejandro was one of the pioneers of dance film as a unique medium in Canada. In 1996, his dance film “A Hunter Called Memory” was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Clermont – Ferrand and Sheffield. In 2004, he was nominated for a Dora Mayor Award for Best Choreography for “The Art Show”. He has since been awarded numerous Canada Council for the Arts awards and served on juries for dance. In 2010, Alejandro was the first recipient to graduate with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from York University in Dance Dramaturgy and the first to hold this degree from a Canadian university.