X500 Tops the Colombian Film Festival New York

  X500  by Juan Andrés Arango

X500 by Juan Andrés Arango

Juan Andrés Arango's sophomore film X500 was the winner of the Best Fiction Film at the 5th edition of Colombian Film Festival New York. Shot in Colombia, Canada, and Mexico, the film follows three young migrants who—thousands of kilometers apart—undergo mental, emotional, and physical transformations in order to survive the violence of their new worlds.

Felipe Guerrero's Oscuro Animal received a Special Jury Mention in the fiction competition, Simón Mesa's Madre was the winner for Best Short Film, and Víctor Gavíria's La mujer del animal / The Animal's Wife was the winner of the Audience Award. 

The award for Best Documentary was presented to Nicolás Guille for his film Noche Herida, which follows Blanca and her three grandsons, who flee to a shelter on the Bogota border after being displaced from the countryside due to violence. Simón Hernández's Pizarro received a special Jury Mention for Best Documentary. 

The 5th edition of the Colombian Film Festival New York took place March 23-26.