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Best narrative director award winner

BEST NEW NARRATIVE DIRECTOR AWARD WINNER: MANOS SUCIAS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Country: USA and Colombia
The Best New Narrative Director goes to Josef Wladyka for Manos Sucias:

Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, a desperate fisherman and naive kid embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Shot entirely on location along the Pacific coast of Colombia—in areas that bear the indelible scars of the drug trade—Manos Sucias refuses to glamorize the drug trade but rather seeks to offer a rare glimpse of its devastating effects. Executive produced by Spike Lee. | Read More
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BLOOD AND RAIN

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Jorge Navas
  • Country: Colombia
In Jorge Navas' beautifully composed neo-noir, taxi driver Jorge begins his night shift bent on revenge after his brother's murder at the hands of a violent gang. But when an accident brings him unexpectedly closer to his party-girl fare Angela, the damaged pair must struggle against forces already set in motion, drawing them inexorably into the rain-soaked underworld of Bogotá. | Read More
Drama and Crime
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ENTRE NOS

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Gloria La Morte and Paola Mendoza
  • Country: USA and Colombia
Adoring mother Mariana (talented codirector Paola Mendoza) has toted her two children from Colombia to New York to indulge her husband's whim. But when he abruptly abandons the family, she'll have to rely on her own imagination and courage—and that of her remarkable kids (breakthroughs Sebastian Villada and Laura Montana)—to survive insurmountable odds during their first summer in the United States. | Read More
Drama and Female Director(s)
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HOLDOUTS

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Country: USA and Colombia
The Western hemisphere's oldest civil war is still going strong in the jungles of Colombia. The National Liberation Army (ELN) —a Marxist military organization— has been fighting for revolution since 1964, and with the FARC having declared a ceasefire, the ELN is today the last active guerrilla army in the Americas. | Read More
Documentary
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MANOS SUCIAS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Josef Wladyka
  • Country: USA and Colombia
Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, a desperate fisherman and naive kid embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Shot entirely on location along the Pacific coast of Colombia—in areas that bear the indelible scars of the drug trade—Manos Sucias refuses to glamorize the drug trade but rather seeks to offer a rare glimpse of its devastating effects. Executive produced by Spike Lee. | Read More
Drama, Thriller, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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NOBODYS WATCHING

Nico is a promising actor in Argentina, but in New York, nobody takes notice. After giving up a successful career in his home country for a chance to make it in the big apple, Nico finds himself bartending, babysitting and doing odd jobs to keep afloat. In a moving depiction of the vibrant city, director Julia Solomonoff’s touching feature questions how we adjust when we lose our audience. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), LGBT, Latino Director(s), TFF Alumni
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RIVER BELOW

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Mark Grieco
  • Country: USA and Colombia
Deep in the Amazon, a renowned marine biologist and a reality TV star are each working to save the indigenous pink river dolphin from being hunted to extinction. When a scandal erupts, ethical questions are raised as murky as the waters of the Amazon River. Mark Grieco’s (Marmato) surprising documentary digs into the ethics of activism in the modern media age. | Read More
Drama, Documentary, Environmental
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SECOND PLACE HEINEKEN AWARD WINNER - NARRATIVE

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Country: USA and Colombia
Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, a desperate fisherman and naive kid embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Shot entirely on location along the Pacific coast of Colombia—in areas that bear the indelible scars of the drug trade—Manos Sucias refuses to glamorize the drug trade but rather seeks to offer a rare glimpse of its devastating effects. Executive produced by Spike Lee. | Read More
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TOWARDS DARKNESS

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Antonio Negret
  • Country: USA, Colombia, Panama
Colombia's rampant kidnappings are the brutal reality at the heart of this nail-biting thriller. A young photographer is abducted, held for ransom, and forced to contemplate imminent death while his family makes desperate covert deals to secure his release. Featuring America Ferrera. In English and Spanish. | Read More
Drama and Thriller

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