NY Colombian Film Festival Announces Winners

Tres Escapularios / Three Scapulars by Felipe Aljure was the winner of the top prize as Best Film at the 3rd edition of the New York Colombian Film Festival, it was announced over the weekend.

Starring Isabel Jiménez, Mauricio Flórez, and Karen Gaviria, Tres Escapularios is a road movie tells the story of two assassins, Nicolas and Lorena have to carry out the assassination of a Colombian guerrilla ex militant  who’s testimony to the authorities provoked the bombing of a guerrilla camp where many combatants died.

The award for Best Documentary went to Infierno o Paraíso / Heaven or Hell by Germán Piffano, which follows José a recovering addict in the process of exorcizing his internal demons.

Dos mujeres y una vaca by Efraín Bahaman was awarded the prize for Best 100% Colombian Film, while Simón Mesa’s Leidi was the winner of the award for Best Short Film. The documentary film Porro Hecho en Colombia was the audience’s favorite.

The 3rd edition of the New York Colombian Film Festival, which took place March 29 at the Tribeca Cinemas in downtown Manhattan, opened with the documentary film Gabo by Justin Webster, and featured Josef Wladyka's Manos Sucias, Nicolás Macario's Monte Adentro, and Franco Lolli's Gente de Bien, among others.