Cine Las Americas announced today the award winners for the 16th edition of their international film festival, which took place on April 16 to 21 in Austin, Texas. The Ecuadorean film Mejor no hablar de ciertas cosas / Porcelain Horse by Javier Andrade won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature, while the American documentary Young Lakota by Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt, won the Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature, as well as the Audience Award for Documentary Feature.
The narrative jury decided to give three Special Jury Awards: one for Cinematography to Jairo Boisier's La jubilada / The Retiree (Chile); another one for Performance to Cecilia Suárez in her leading role in Lucía Carrera's Nos vemos papá / See You, Dad (Mexico); and a Special Jury Mention for Experimental Approach to Narrative to El efecto K. el Montador de Stalin / The K. Effect. Stalin's Editor from Spain.
Two documentary films were awarded an Honorable Mention each: El alcalde / The Mayor by Emiliano Altuna, Diego Enrique Osorno, Carlos Rossini (Mexico), and Habana Muda by Eric Brach (France/Cuba).
The American productions Delusions of Grandeur by Iris Almaraz was the Audience Award winner for Narrative Feature.