Last night the Tribeca Film Institute announced the winners of its Latin American Media Arts Fund and Heineken Voces Grant at a party in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan. The TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund supports innovative film and video artists living and working in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America whose works reflect their diverse cultures in the documentary or mixed media form, four projects in production/post-production stages were selected and each one of them got $10,000 USD.
This year's winners are: Claudio Araya Silva's Cuando los muertos están más secos / When the Dead Are Drier from Bolivia; Ana Petra Costa's Elena from Brazil; Alejo Hoijman's El ojo del tiburón / The Shark's Eye from Argentina; and Francisco Hervé's La Ciudad de los Césares / City of Caesars (pictured) from Chile.
The Heineken Voces Grant supports Latin American artists living in the U.S. and working on feature-length narrative and documentary projects that offer new perspectives on their cultural experiences. Two projects (one feature narrative and one feature documentary) received $10,000 USD each: Las Marthas by Cristina Ibarra and Feriado by Diego Araujo. This year's jury was composed by Argentine actor Ricardo Darín, Mexican producer Fernando Rovzar and POV's Vice-President Cynthia Lopez.