Latin America Triumphs at Thessaloniki

Several Latin American film productions were awarded at the 56th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The Silver Alexander, Special Jury Award was presented to the Colombian film La tierra y la sombra / Land and Shade (pictured) by César Augusto Acevedo. The film was also winner of the Audience Award, and the Human Values Award, presented by the Hellenic Parliament TV Channel.

Bronze Alexander,  Special Jury Award went to the Argentinean film Camino a la Paz / Road to La Paz by Francisco Varone, while Mexican filmmaker Gabriel Ripstein was presented the Best Director Award for his debut feature film 600 Miles.

Lorenzo Vigas’ Desde allá / From Afar was the winner of the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor presented to Chilean thespian Alfredo Castro.

Additionally, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Latino director Alfonso Gómez-Rejón was the winner of the Audience Award in the Open Horizons section of the festival.

The 56th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival took place November 6-15, in Greece.