Diego Quemada-Diez's directorial debut La Jaula de Oro (pictured) is unstoppable. Fresh from its top prizes at the Morelia and Thessaloniki film festivals, the Mexican film was awarded the top prize of the 28th edition of the Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina. Quemada-Diez's film was also popular with the audience as the film also received the festival's audience award.
The winner of the Best Director award is Venezuelan filmmaker Mariana Rondón her film Pelo malo / Bad Hair, which also received the prize for Best Script. The winner of the Latin American competition was also a Mexican production: Claudia Saint Luce's directorial debut Los insólitos peces gato / The Amazing Catfish.
The winners in the Argentinean competition were Adriano Salgado's La utilidad de un revistero for Best Film, and Ada Frontini for Best Director for her film Escuela de sordos.
The 28th edition of the Mar del Plata Film Festival took place November 16-24 in Argentina.