Global Film Initiative Awards Four Latin American Projects


The US based non-profit The Global Film Initiative announced the ten winners of their Summer 2011 granting cycle which included four Latin American projects in total, two as production grant winners and two other as Honorable Mention grant recipients. The Latin American production grant winners are the Guatemalan/Chilean co-production Faith / Fe (pictured) by Alejo Crisóstomo and the Mexican omnibus film The Room / La habitación comprised by eight stories directed by Jorge Pérez Solano, Iyari Wertta, Carlos Bolado, Patricia Arriaga, Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, Alejandro Valle and Iván Ávila Dueñas and Celso García, these two productions were awarded grants of $10,000 each. Additionally the Honorable Mention grant recipients were the Mexican production I Dream in Another Language / Sueño en otro idioma by Ernesto Contreras and the Chilean film Mother's Milk / Leche materna by Sebastián Silva, both films received a cash-grant of $1,000 each. The awarded projects were selected from a group of 98 applications from 44 different countries.