The jury of aluCine Latin Film+Media Arts Festival; Gye-joong Kim, Terril Calder and Judith Schuyler, state that, after thorough deliberation, they have unanimously agreed on awarding the following films for the festival’s competition. In all categories the winner will receive a $500 cash price.


BEST FEATURE

The Greatest House in the World, by Lucia Carreras and Ana Bojorquez

Coming of Age story that transports you to a different world and at the end of the experience you have also grown and evolve along with the character. Its way of depicting really comes close to the intimacy of documentary.














BEST SHORT FILM

Genaro, by Andrés Porras & Jesús Reyes
Because of its moving and revealing story, told through a creative plot and narrative. Through a somber character both, local political issues and universal immortality are questioned.

Special Mention:
Arriba, by Adrián Hartill Montalvo
Because of its use of sound and image to convey the magnitude of the social and cultural impact of the radio for a community, also revealing its contemporary urban landscape.

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Tango, by Francisco Gusso and Pedro Giongo
Because of its effective and meticulous use of technique to paint a mood for a story that reinterprets a surreal and apocalyptic tale, an age-old story of human greed.












BEST DOCUMENTARY

Ushui, by Collective of Communicators Bunkuaneiuman (For Better Communication)
Because of its reflective structure that is Reclaims the means of storytelling through a simple a truthful story.

Special Mention: Eldorado XXI, by Salome Lamas
Because it challenges ethnographic filmmaking, revealing the spirituality of a community of people living under dire circumstances without a judging or paternalistic sight.


BEST CANADIAN FILM

Untitled 1925, Part 3, by Madi Piller
Because of its formal approach, and its honest look at identity, who we are and where we come from.

 

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.

 

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

aluCine Best Short  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 documentary 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 2017

kim, jury Gye-joong Kim is an experimental filmmaker, co-founder and program director of EXiS (Experimental Film and Video Festival) in Seoul.

Since 2002, after finishing his BFA and MFA in Film & Video at California Institute of the Arts, he has been living in Seoul, creating experimental cinematic works as well as working to expand South Korean alternative filmmaking communities. Kim is interested in approaching modern media art from the perspective of cinema as an artistic medium, both in terms of fields of creative production and support for artists and local scenes. The genre of his works varies from video diary to experimental fiction. He’s been living and working in Canada since 2013.

judith imaginenative Judith Schuyler is Iroquois from the Oneida Nation currently based in Toronto. Judith is a filmmaker and a former voice talent and radio host for Aboriginal Voices Radio; she is currently the Programming Coordinator at imagineNATIVE, an
international organization presenting Indigenous-made media art and supporting the development of Indigenous media artists from Canada and around the world. Judith’s first film “Love Kills” premiered at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in 2009. She worked on the Indspire Awards (formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards) as Talent Associate and Assistant Production Coordinator in 2010, 2011 and 2015.In 2010 Judith volunteered to help shoot a documentary on the building of a school in a small remote village in Kenya. She found herself in Africa again in 2011 when she travelled to Cape Town for the imagineNATIVE Cultural Exchange Program, through which she co-created two short animations.Her passion in life is to promote Indigenous artists and their stories through film and new media.
Calder  Terril Calder is a Métis artist, born in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada currently residing in Toronto. She attended the University of Manitoba’s Fine Art Program as a Drawing major with a focus on Performance Art (with Sharen Alward) & Film Studies (with George Toles).While in Winnipeg she was a member of Video Pool and it was there she was awarded training in video production. Calder exhibited her sculpture and performance art work with the notorious Student Bolshevik group until leaving for Toronto in 1992.In Toronto, Calder joined the Shake Well Performance Art collective in various exhibitions that led her to a group that became the founding members of the 7a*11d International Performance Art Festival in Toronto. There she curated visual and performance art exhibitions under their umbrella organization.In 2000, Calder received training in 3-D computer animation. She has lectured and taught art through the years with various organizations that include the National Ballet School of Canada, Art in the Park program, the University of Manitoba, Indigenous Roots, and in imagineNATIVE’s Cultural Exchange Program with South Africa.Her work has strongly influenced many Indigenous filmmakers and a new genre in film; Spotted Fawn aka Amanda Strong and Michelle Latimer were both mentored/assisted by Terril in their animated work. Compelled by the love of Hybrid Media and Fusion Art she currently experiments with the amalgamation in her stop frame animated films that she writes, directs, crafts and animates. The films screen nationally and internationally and have received awards attention, most notably an Honorable Mention at the Sundance Film Festival and a Canadian Genie Award nomination for Choke, a short she animated and co-created with Michelle Latimer. As well as making TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten list twice, once in 2011 and again in 2016. She also received an Honorable Mention for her film SNIP at the Berlinale in 2017. She was also awarded the Ontario Arts Council’s K.M Hunter award for her work in media arts in 2016.