The Brazilian film Found Memories / Historias que só existem quando lembradas (pictured) by Júlia Murat was awarded the top prize for Best Feature Film at the 16th edition of the Lima Film Festival, which took place August 3-11 at the Peruvian capital. The Special Jury Prize went to the Colombian film La Sirga by William Vega, while the jury gave Special Mention to the Peruvian film Chicama by Omar Forero. The prize for Best Director went to Carlos Reygadas for his Post Tenebras Lux.
The jury was comprised by Venezuelan director Fina Torres, Argentinean director Ana Katz, Mexican actress Angélica Aragón, Brazilian film critic José Carlos Avelar and Peruvian actor Salvador del Solar. The jury gave the award for the Best First Film to both the Colombian film La playa / The Beach by Juan Andrés Arango and the Mexican film La Cebra by Fernando León.
The prize for Best Documentary was awarded to the Mexican film Drought / Cuates de Australia by Everardo González, and the jury gave a Special Mention to the Chilean film Hija by María Paz González.
Other prizes given this evening included the Audience Award to Ian Padrón's Habanastation from Cuba, the International Federation of Film Critics Award to Santiago Mitre's El Estudiante from Argentina, the Best Peruvian Film award to Omar Forero's Chicama, and the Best Peruvian First Film award to Joel Calero's El Cielo Oscuro. Additionally the Peruvian Association of Film Critics gave the APRECI award to Carlos Reygadas' Post Tenebras Lux.