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Winners 2010


EXPRESIÓN EN CORTO 2010 AWARDS

Best Ópera Prima
We are what we are by Jorge Michel Grau
The jury unanomously recognizes the aesthetic, technical and production values of this movie which are exceptional for a feature film debut. The extremely risky topic of this film was treated with great seriousness and cinematographic severity. The film`s subtle dramatic development involves and suprises as much as its impecable direction of actors, captivating audiences. The music and silences both express sensibly express the increasing dramatic culmination of events. We congratulate the young director and the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica for supporting a high level proyect.

Special Mention Ópera Prima
The Black Panther by Iyari Wertta.
The jury recognizes the values of originality and audacity of the director and the creativity and solidity of the production.

Best Short Fiction Film
This is Alaska by Gunilla Heilborn, Marten Nilsson.
The irony and humour of how a handful of people who feel the need to find liberation, love and a new lease of life in Alaska is beautifullly shot and refreshingly honest and charming. The images and emotions of the film stays with you long after the film ends.

Best Short Fiction Video
Where is Kim Basinger? by Edouard Dulac
The film of the adventures of two French men in Buenos Aires is brilliantly scripted, with top notch performances all round, and clever cinematography to bring out the comedy of an otherwise glum subject of dealing with heartbreak and love. A truly entertaining and polished comedy which will leave a smile in our hearts.

Special Mentions Short Fiction
Diplomacy by Jon Goldman
A polished and captivating short film, which through the use of humour portraits the increasing of political tensions. Excelent screenplay and great acting.

The same old story by José Luis Montesinos
A moment of relfection and at the same time comic about the struggle to overcome the downsides of love in order to regain ones ex wife. This personal story set in a public space surprises us for its charm and unexpected ending.

Best Short Documentary

Bathing Micky by Frida Kempff
The film offers us, with a Sharp view, a vision of vital elderness far from stereotypes.

Best Long Documentary

Alias by Jens Junker
In Alias we found a film that moves us for its honesty and the courage with which the director invites us to follow his personal search, without any need for affectation.

Special Mention Long Documentary
World Champion by Moonika Siimets
We want to stress the portrait of a character with grace, energy and admirable vitality.

Best Short Animation

Tied: Babel by Hendrick Dusollier, Estherhazy by Isabela Plucinska

Hendrick Dusollier’s Babel is a visual feast — chosen for its extraordinary scenic design, superbly stunning cinematography, and subtle lighting. The attention to detail was breathtaking in his masterpiece.

Esterhazy was chosen for its ground-breaking claymation incorporating both 2d and 3d animation techniques, stunning color, lighting schemes and incredible attention to detail. Isabela Plucinska’s excellent direction took us into this new world during an important time in history through believable performances by a wide array of characters – and they were clay!

Best Mexican Animation
Xochimilco 1914 de Esteban Azuela, Mara Soler, Carlos Gamboa, Luis Nuñez (Viumasters).

Special Mentions Short Animation
Angry Man by Anita Killi
Was a close runner up for its strong performances from emotional characters in a sensitive subject matter and is commended for best Character Acting.

Videogioco by Donato Sansone
Most Innovative Innovation.

Best Experimental Short
Stretching by Francois Vogel
Stretching is a technical marvel in ground-breaking camera techniques and Stop-Motion animation.

Special Mentions Experimental Short
Long Live the New Flesh by Nicolas Provost
For redefining editorial transitions

The Polish Language by Alice Lyons, Orla MacHardy
For most innovative typographic visualization.

Best Mexican Short Film
Firmes by Yordi Capó
Without a single Word this film talks about many things, its send of humor, it`s efficiency. Everything very well: direction, cinematography, acting, sound design.

Best Mexican Short Documentary

La patrona de Lizzette Argüello .
For its courage, for talking about generosity, for being emotional.

Best Mexican Long Documentary
Havanyork by Luciano Larobina
For offering a solution through music.

Best Guanajuato Short

El Hada Malvada de Eduardo Monroy Dugeli
A pleasant sparkle of creativity and talent in a short animated story, by a young director who promises to be surprising us with his forthcoming stories.

Special Mention Guanajuato Short
Day by day by Oscar Miguel González Álvarez
For bringing us close to the human mystery of disease and loss, in a direct confession and in the confidence of its protagonists.

London Film Academy Scholarship

Alicia Segovia Juárez, director of Andrea

Women in film and television award to best short fiction by a female director

Andrea by Alicia Segovia Juárez
With skill and the right measure offers an emotional and poetic portrait of a moment.

SIGNIS Award

Day trip by Zoe McIntosh
For showing us the way of a man surpassing the limits of his opressive environment and fidning liberty, narrated with notable reliability. The pleasure in every step of the day, the communion with others in difference and the generosity of sharing.

Special Mentionl SIGNIS
Rosa by Mónica Lairana
Intimate portrait, close and domestic, of a woman`s solitude, profoundly touching our own solitude and inviting us to embrace another human being.

WINNERS 9th NATIONAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

First Place Feature Film
Diana Cardozo for La guerra de Manuela Jacovic

First Place Short Film
Roberto Valdés for Pollo a la Jardinera

Special Mentions

Kurt Hollander for Alma de Pirata
Omar Martínez for La Luna Le Dio Sangre a las Estrellas
Celso García for La Delgada Línea Amarilla
Adolfo Dávila for Tzu Kgnosi, Niño Volador
Julián Robles for El Eclipse

II Collegiate Production Rally

Jury award

Vota por Fernando by Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores del Occidente, Guadalajara, Jal.

Special mention
De cuando escuchas pasar el tren by Universidad del Centro de México, San Luis Postosí, S.L.P.

Audience Award
Mentiras de Libertad by Universidad de León, San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

Student Documentary Competition “Identity and belonging”

Best Student Documentary:
Minero de Piedra by Christian Nájera Jiménez (Universidad Iberoamericana León)

2nd place Student Documentary:
Celaya: Memorias de un pueblo by Armando Merino and Israel Serrano (Universidad de Celaya)

3rd place Student Documentary:
Insurgente Albino Garcia by Javier Pescador Melchor (Universidad Tecnológica del Suroeste de Guanajuato


EXPRESIÓN EN CORTO 2010 AWARDS

Best Ópera Prima
We are what we are by Jorge Michel Grau
The jury unanomously recognizes the aesthetic, technical and production values of this movie which are exceptional for a feature film debut. The extremely risky topic of this film was treated with great seriousness and cinematographic severity. The film`s subtle dramatic development involves and suprises as much as its impecable direction of actors, captivating audiences. The music and silences both express sensibly express the increasing dramatic culmination of events. We congratulate the young director and the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica for supporting a high level proyect.

Special Mention Ópera Prima
The Black Panther by Iyari Wertta.
The jury recognizes the values of originality and audacity of the director and the creativity and solidity of the production.

Best Short Fiction Film
This is Alaska by Gunilla Heilborn, Marten Nilsson.
The irony and humour of how a handful of people who feel the need to find liberation, love and a new lease of life in Alaska is beautifullly shot and refreshingly honest and charming. The images and emotions of the film stays with you long after the film ends.

Best Short Fiction Video
Where is Kim Basinger? by Edouard Dulac
The film of the adventures of two French men in Buenos Aires is brilliantly scripted, with top notch performances all round, and clever cinematography to bring out the comedy of an otherwise glum subject of dealing with heartbreak and love. A truly entertaining and polished comedy which will leave a smile in our hearts.

Special Mentions Short Fiction
Diplomacy by Jon Goldman
A polished and captivating short film, which through the use of humour portraits the increasing of political tensions. Excelent screenplay and great acting.

The same old story by José Luis Montesinos
A moment of relfection and at the same time comic about the struggle to overcome the downsides of love in order to regain ones ex wife. This personal story set in a public space surprises us for its charm and unexpected ending.

Best Short Documentary

Bathing Micky by Frida Kempff
The film offers us, with a Sharp view, a vision of vital elderness far from stereotypes.

Best Long Documentary

Alias by Jens Junker
In Alias we found a film that moves us for its honesty and the courage with which the director invites us to follow his personal search, without any need for affectation.

Special Mention Long Documentary
World Champion by Moonika Siimets
We want to stress the portrait of a character with grace, energy and admirable vitality.

Best Short Animation

Tied: Babel by Hendrick Dusollier, Estherhazy by Isabela Plucinska

Hendrick Dusollier’s Babel is a visual feast — chosen for its extraordinary scenic design, superbly stunning cinematography, and subtle lighting. The attention to detail was breathtaking in his masterpiece.

Esterhazy was chosen for its ground-breaking claymation incorporating both 2d and 3d animation techniques, stunning color, lighting schemes and incredible attention to detail. Isabela Plucinska’s excellent direction took us into this new world during an important time in history through believable performances by a wide array of characters – and they were clay!

Best Mexican Animation
Xochimilco 1914 de Esteban Azuela, Mara Soler, Carlos Gamboa, Luis Nuñez (Viumasters).

Special Mentions Short Animation

Angry Man by Anita Killi
Was a close runner up for its strong performances from emotional characters in a sensitive subject matter and is commended for best Character Acting.

Videogioco by Donato Sansone
Most Innovative Innovation.

Best Experimental Short
Stretching by Francois Vogel
Stretching is a technical marvel in ground-breaking camera techniques and Stop-Motion animation.

Special Mentions Experimental Short
Long Live the New Flesh by Nicolas Provost
For redefining editorial transitions

The Polish Language by Alice Lyons, Orla MacHardy
For most innovative typographic visualization.

Best Mexican Short Film
Firmes by Yordi Capó
Without a single Word this film talks about many things, its send of humor, it`s efficiency. Everything very well: direction, cinematography, acting, sound design.

Best Mexican Short Documentary

La patrona de Lizzette Argüello .
For its courage, for talking about generosity, for being emotional.

Best Mexican Long Documentary
Havanyork by Luciano Larobina
For offering a solution through music.

Best Guanajuato Short

El Hada Malvada de Eduardo Monroy Dugeli
A pleasant sparkle of creativity and talent in a short animated story, by a young director who promises to be surprising us with his forthcoming stories.

Special Mention Guanajuato Short
Day by day by Oscar Miguel González Álvarez
For bringing us close to the human mystery of disease and loss, in a direct confession and in the confidence of its protagonists.

London Film Academy Scholarship

Alicia Segovia Juárez, director of Andrea

Women in film and television award to best short fiction by a female director

Andrea by Alicia Segovia Juárez
With skill and the right measure offers an emotional and poetic portrait of a moment.

SIGNIS Award

Day trip by Zoe McIntosh
For showing us the way of a man surpassing the limits of his opressive environment and fidning liberty, narrated with notable reliability. The pleasure in every step of the day, the communion with others in difference and the generosity of sharing.

Special Mentionl SIGNIS
Rosa by Mónica Lairana
Intimate portrait, close and domestic, of a woman`s solitude, profoundly touching our own solitude and inviting us to embrace another human being.

WINNERS 9th NATIONAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

First Place Feature Film
Diana Cardozo for La guerra de Manuela Jacovic

First Place Short Film
Roberto Valdés for Pollo a la Jardinera

Special Mentions

Kurt Hollander for Alma de Pirata
Omar Martínez for La Luna Le Dio Sangre a las Estrellas
Celso García for La Delgada Línea Amarilla
Adolfo Dávila for Tzu Kgnosi, Niño Volador
Julián Robles for El Eclipse

II Collegiate Production Rally

Jury award

Vota por Fernando by Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores del Occidente, Guadalajara, Jal.

Special mention
De cuando escuchas pasar el tren by Universidad del Centro de México, San Luis Postosí, S.L.P.

Audience Award
Mentiras de Libertad by Universidad de León, San Miguel de Allende, Gto.

Student Documentary Competition “Identity and belonging”

Best Student Documentary:
Minero de Piedra by Christian Nájera Jiménez (Universidad Iberoamericana León)

2nd place Student Documentary:
Celaya: Memorias de un pueblo by Armando Merino and Israel Serrano (Universidad de Celaya)

3rd place Student Documentary:
Insurgente Albino Garcia by Javier Pescador Melchor (Universidad Tecnológica del Suroeste de Guanajuato