The Cine Las Americas Festival celebrating its 15th anniversary announced the winners of its most recent edition that ran April 24-29. Peruvian film Las malas intenciones / The Bad Intentions by Rosario García-Montero was the big winner of this year's festival receiving the prizes for Best Film and the Audience Award. The jury gave a couple of special prizes: a Special Jury Award for Individual Performance to Kisha Tikina Burgos for her performance in the Puerto Rico/US co-production Under My Nails by Arí Maniel Cruz; and a Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance to Andrés Almeida and Jessy Bulbo for their leading roles in the Mexican film El lenguaje de los machetes / Machete Language by Kyzza Terrazas.
The prize for Best Documentary went to the Canadian-Cuban co-production El árbol de las fresas / The Strawberry Tree by Simone Rapisarda Casanova, and the jury gave a Special Mention to the Mexican film Morir de pie / Die Standing Up by Jacaranda Correa. The Audience Award in the documentary category was for Trisha Ziff's La maleta mexicana / The Mexican Suitcase.
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