Latino Media Fest Oct 3-5, 2018 AMC Century City 15 - Los Angeles, CA

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Best Latin American Film Award:


Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must defeat the distance that separates them by using a sign language created by the inmates in Najayo, called “Woodpecking”, enabling them to effectively communicate and develop personal and even intimate relationships without the knowledge of dozens of guards. Directed by Jose M. Cabral.



Best Latinx Film of the Year:


A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down. Directed by Miguel Arteta.





Best Latinx Filmmaker of the Year:

Janicza Bravo

Janicza Bravo is a writer/director based in Los Angeles. She was raised on an army base in Panama City, Panama. She's mounted plays in the states and abroad. Her foray into film began 5 years ago. Her first short, Eat, premiered at SXSW. Her followup Gregory Go Boom played in competition at Sundance and took home a Short Film Jury award. Her work has screened at AFI, BAM, Carnegie Hall, Rotterdam and Tribeca. Filmmaker Magazine named her one to watch. TV credits include a short for Amazon, The New Yorker Presents and an episode of FX’s award winning Atlanta starring Donald Glover as well as Judd Apatow’s Love and Sarah Jessica Parker’s Divorce on HBO.

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Best Latin American Filmmaker of the Year:

Amat Escalante

Amat Escalante is a Mexican director/producer/screenwriter. He was born in Barcelona, Spain and grew up in Guanajuato, Mexico, living briefly in Los Angeles as well. He studied film editing and sound in Spain and was part of the International School of Film and television in Cuba. His 2005 film Sangre was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2005 Cannes film festival. He won the award for best director at the 2013 Cannes film festival for his film Heli. In 2016, he won the Silver Lion award for Best Direction at the 2016 Venice Film Festival for his film La Region Savage


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