Program for the 17th Cine Las Americas


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CLAIFF17 Guest List

CLAIFF17 hosted local, national, and international guests, who participated in the event presenting films and serving as members of the jury for the competitive sections of the program.

Special Screenings Guest, Efraín Gutiérrez

For the first time, the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival honored the life and work of a pioneer of Mexican American cinema in Texas with a special presentation of four films of Efraín Gutiérrez, with the director in attendance. Political activist, director and actor, San Antonio native Gutiérrez directed and starred in the three feature-length films during the 1970s considered by many to be the first independent Chicano feature-length films made in Texas. The films PLEASE, DON´T BURY ME ALIVE!; CHICANO LOVE IS FOREVER; RUN, TECATO, RUN; and LA ONDA CHICANA were presented in 35mm restored prints courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

For the full list of jury member and their bios, please see our jury page.

Our Guests Included:

Rebecca Jones, actress in TERCERA LLAMADA (LAST CALL)
Cynthia Benitez, Film & Video Program Specialist for the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian.
Sebastián Sepúlveda, director of LAS NIÑAS QUISPE (THE QUISPE GIRLS)
Al Santana, director and co-producer of SALTY DOG BLUES
Producer and actress Ana María Estrada and actor Luis Galli of TERESA, LA NOVIA DEL LIBERTADOR (TERESA, THE LIBERATOR´S FIANCÉE)
Ofelia Yanez, writer and director of THE GOOD KIND
Juan Pablo Gonzalez, director of HINOJOSA
Eugene Martin, director of MICHA
Caupolicán Ovalles, director and producer of MEMORIAS DE UN SOLDADO (A SOLDIER’S MEMORIES)
Simón Quiroz, director of LA DAMA Y EL CABALLO (THE HORSE BRIDE)
Clair Weissbluth, director of LONCHE
Director Ivete Lucas and producer Patrick Bresnan of EX-VOTOS
Nicole Karsin, director and producer of WE WOMEN WARRIORS
Director Adrian Schwarz and composer Ricardo Nazario of JUAN NIGHT STAND
Jason Outenreach, director and cinematographer of CHATELES DEL CAMPO
Director Patrícia Nogueira and assistant director Filipa Cardoso of 3 HORAS PARA AMAR
Production assistant Claire Soto and composer Esteban Alvarez of THE LIFE OF GIORGIO
Noam Osband, producer and director of ADELANTE
Writer/director Mario Peña and producer Samantha Lopez of THE BOOK OF JOE
Arturo Aguilar, director of JEUH KIEH A JM JM KAHUN
David Carren, director and writer of WAITING FOR SANDOVAL
Alvaro Torres, director of LA CUESTA: WORLDING A SIDEWALK
Director Daniel Pfeffer and associate producer Alexandra Brown of MILK AND HONEY
Diego Rico, writer, director, producer, and actor of GIFT OF GAB
Producer Veronica Leon and editor Sarah Deuel of ALMOST CRIMES
Julianna Brannum, director of LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101

Check out our Youtube channel and Flickr page for interviews, videos, and photos with our special guests!
 




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Welcome to CLAIFF17!

 


Eugenio del Bosque

ONCE AGAIN, we arrive to the 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival. It is a great honor to share once again the work of so many talented filmmakers with the great audiences of our fine City. It is my privilege to be of service to such a wonderful group of people who make this event a reality, including our board of directors, staff, volunteers, supporters, sponsors, participating filmmakers and audiences.

The mission of Cine Las Americas extends from grassroots to the international community and film industry. It is part of our mission to support Latino and indigenous filmmakers working in Texas, and there is no better way to inspire young filmmakers to break barriers than to honor the life and work of a true independent filmmaker who did just that. Cine Las Americas is proud to host Chicano filmmaker Efraín Gutiérrez and showcase his seminal contribution to American independent cinema.

You can lead the way into the future of Cine Las Americas through your support and participation. Together we can define a new era for cultural diversity and artistic excellence in cinema. Thank you for being part of this year’s festival!

Sincerely,

Eugenio del Bosque
Executive Director

 


Jean Closing

¡MUCHOS SALUDOS! It is an honor to welcome you to this event as Cine Las Americas International Film Festival celebrates its 17th edition.

Over the past six years, it has been such an honor to be a part of this dynamic festival and organization. The program presented during this week brings to life the committed work of many people, starting with the filmmakers of course, without whose vision, determination, and creative labor we would have no reason to come together this week.

If you’re one of the Cine gang, welcome back! If you’re not yet a part of the Cine family, welcome to CLAIFF17! I hope you love what you see and hear; even more so, I hope that this amazing lineup changes you and opens up the world to you through the diverse voices represented here.

Un fuerte abrazo - let’s go watch movies!

Jean Anne Lauer
Film Program Director

 
 

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Rebecca Jones at CLAIFF17 Opening Night

Cine Las Americas is honored to announce the presence of Mexican actress Rebecca Jones at the presentation of the film TERCERA LLAMADA (LAST CALL) during the Opening Night of the 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival on Tuesday, April 22 at 7PM at the Marchesa Hall and Theatre.

Tercera Llamada Poster Individual RebeccaJonesFrom a young age, Jones studied at the Televisa acting school in Mexico, where she quickly called the attention of many producers thanks to her talent stunning beauty. She is characterized for her professionalism and strong performances that have taken her to play popular villain characters on Mexican television.

Her prolific television carreer includes roles in some of the most popular Mexican soap operas including PASIÓN PROHIBIDA (2013). PARA VOLVER A AMAR (2010), CADENA DE ODIO (1995), IMPERIO DE CRISTAL (1994/95), LA SONRISA DEL DIABLO (1992), CUNA DE LOBOS (1986/87), EL MALEFICIO (1983).

Her film credits as actress include VOY A EXPLOTAR (2008, Gerardo Naranjo), EL MISTERIO DEL TRINIDAD (2003, José Luis García Agraz), and DIAS DE COMBATE (1994, Carlos García Agraz) among others.

During her career, Rebecca Jones has also produced the films EL TESORO DE CLOTILDE (1994, GUERRERO NEGRO (1994, Raúl Araiza) and ¡AQUI ESPANTAN! (1993, Joaquín Bissner).

The presence of Rebecca Jones at the 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is made possible in part thanks to the support of the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin.

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Cine Las Américas se honra en anunciar la presencia de la actriz mexicana Rebecca Jones durante la presentación de la película TERCERA LLAMADA durante la noche inaugural del 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, el martes 22 de Abril a las 7PM en el Marchesa Hall and Theatre.

Desde temprana edad, Jones estudió en la escuela de actuación de Televisa, en donde pronto llamó la atención de muchos productores gracias a su talento y deslumbrante belleza. Rebecca Jones se caracteriza por su profesionalismo y su fuerte forma de actuar que le han valido estelarizar en populares papeles de villana en la televisión mexicana.

Sus creditos como actriz de cine inlcuyen VOY A EXPLOTAR (2008, Gerardo Naranjo), EL MISTERIO DEL TRINIDAD (2003, José Luis García Agraz), and DIAS DE COMBATE (1994, Carlos García Agraz) entre otros.

Durante su carrera, Rebecca Jones también ha producido las películas EL TESORO DE CLOTILDE (1994, GUERRERO NEGRO (1994, Raúl Araiza) and ¡AQUI ESPANTAN! (1993, Joaquín Bissner)

La prolífica carrera de Rebecca Jones en televisión incluye papeles en algunas de las más populares telenovelas mexicanas, incluyendo entre muchas otras PASIÓN PROHIBIDA (2013). PARA VOLVER A AMAR (2010), CADENA DE ODIO (1995), IMPERIO DE CRISTAL (1994/95), LA SONRISA DEL DIABLO (1992), CUNA DE LOBOS (1986/87), EL MALEFICIO (1983).

La presencia de Rebecca Jones en el 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival es posible en parte gracias al apoyo del Consulado General de México en Austin.

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17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
Full Program by Program Section


New Releases [Go to Films]

Cine Las Americas presents a selection of fourteen narrative and documentary features by the finest emerging and established filmmakers to audiences in Central Texas. This year’s selections represent thirteen countries’ participation in production and co-production of the films, and highlights a diversity of themes, genres and styles characteristic of contemporary national and international cinema trends.


Las Movies: The Films of Efraín Gutiérrez [Go to Films]

Cine Las Americas launched Las Movies in October of 2013. The intention of this recurrent series is to challenge audiences to reconsider cultural representations and stereotypes, and to inspire young filmmakers to renew in their work themes that are relevant to Mexican-American culture.

Narrative Feature Competition [Go to Films]

Cine Las Americas presents a selection of twelve films from emerging and promising talent, including selections from all over the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula in a variety of genres and form. The works screened in this category are eligible for both a jury award and an audience award for Best Narrative Feature.


Documentary Feature Competition [Go to Films]

Cine Las Americas presents a selection of twelve documentaries on a wide variety of topics, representing diversity in audio design, narrative style, and formal technique, with the common thread of including themes and points of view that are underrepresented in popular media. The works screened in this category are eligible for both a jury award and an audience award for Best Documentary Feature.


Panorama Feature Films [Go to Films]

Cine Las Americas presents a diverse array of important narrative and documentary feature films, which we consider essential to share with Central Texas audiences. Collectively, the films represent innovative and independent filmmakers in compliment to the rest of the features program; they showcase a variety of traditionally underrepresented cultures and issues, personal experiences, new perspectives and aesthetic innovation.


Hecho En Tejas [Go to Films]

Cine Las Americas presents “Hecho en Tejas,” a series of films shot and/or produced in Texas, to showcase the wide variety of work being produced in the state by filmmakers with varied backgrounds. Five features as well as a selection of nine short films are scheduled during this year’s festival. For a fifth consecutive year, Cine Las Americas is pleased to count on a partnership with the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) to present a jury award to the best “Hecho en Tejas” film.

Narrative Shorts Competition [Go to Films]

The narrative short film competition at Cine Las Americas represents some of the most powerful and compelling work programmed at the festival, from the abstract to the realistic, the tragic to the comic, and everything in between. These films will open for features throughout the festival, and are eligible for a jury award for Best Narrative Short.

Documentary Shorts Competition [Go to Films]

The documentary short film competition at Cine Las Americas includes some of the most powerful and compelling work programmed at the festival, representing individual and community topics and concerns in their contemporary contexts. These films will open for features throughout the festival, and are eligible for a jury award for Best Documentary Short.

Panorama Short Films [Go to Films]

Cine Las Americas presents a diverse array of important narrative and documentary short films, which we consider essential to share with Central Texas audiences. Collectively, the films represent innovative and independent filmmakers in compliment to the rest of the program; they showcase a variety of traditionally underrepresented cultures and issues, personal experiences, new perspectives and aesthetic innovation.

Emergencia Youth Film Day [Go to Films]

Cine Las Americas is pleased to open the 2014 Emergencia lineup with two special presentations, in cooperation with the Austin School of Film and the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian. Following the special programs, the Emergencia Youth Jury members will share the competition lineup with those in attendance; the films in competition are eligible for an audience award for Best Emergencia Youth Film. As a celebration of filmmakers on the rise, the Emergencia Youth Film Competition represents a special section of the festival showcasing works by filmmakers 19 years or younger. This year, the competition was curated by members representing Connelly Cougar Productions, based in Austin, Texas. 



The Marchesa Hall and Theater, Austin Film Society's new home for classic, independent and art house film programming, will feature Opening and Closing nights, international new releases, and 'Hecho en Tejas,' a rich selection of films made in Texas.

Marchesa will also host a retrospective of films by pioneer Mexican American filmmaker Efraín Gutiérrez. A native of west San Antonio, Guriérrez single-handedly won a place in Texas cinemas for Chicano films during the seventies. The director, actor, writer and producer will be in attendance for the screening of three feature films and one short documentary, presented in restored archival 35mm prints.

The Alamo Drafthouse Village will be home for the festival with two auditoriums, screening the full Narrative Competition lineup including twelve feature films and as many short films. New Releases and films screening in the official selection of the program will complement this schedule. The Village allows for festival goers to decide between multiple screenings and reprisals, and selected screenings will have directors and talent in attendance.

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will present free screenings throughout the festival. The Documentary Competition will be programmed here, in addition to the official selection of documentary features and the Emergencia Youth Film Day on Saturday, April 26. Free screenings will also be offered at St. Edward's University, bringing screenings of high educational value and international interest to the community.



 

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The 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Film Passes / Pases del Festival


The Film Pass is $80 - BUY NOW


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The 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival runs April 22-27, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The Cine Las Americas Film Pass grants the holder preferred access to all film screenings at the festival, including opening and closing night.

 Film Passes can be purchased on-line through Brown Paper Tickets, or you can buy it in person at the festival Registration Desk.


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El Pase del Festival tiene un costo de $80 - COMPRAR AHORA


El 17o Festival Internacional de Cine Las Américas acontecerá del 22 al 27 de abril de 2014 en Austin, Texas. El Pase del Festival garantiza al titular acceso preferencial a todas las funciones del festival, incluyendo Noche Inaugural y Noche de Clausura. El Pase se puede comprar en línea a través de Brown Paper Tickets, o en persona en la Mesa de Registro del festival.


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Meet the Film Festival Jury Members



Narrative Feature Competition Jury

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ANDRES MARTINEZ-RIOS received a Masters degree in Communication Sciences at Tecnológico de Monterrey, in addition to having been part of the second generation of the Berlinale Talent Campus in Guadalajara. He directed several short films, including REVERSIÓN, BOLITA POR FAVOR, and CONJUGAL VISIT, which opened the 2009 Acapulco Film Festival. In addition, he has directed television series, TV spots and music videos. He also produced the music video YOFO by Molotov, which was nominated for Best Music Video at the Latin Grammys. In 2011, he co-founded Chemistry, a post-production company focused on color grading, data management and digital mastering. With this company, he has worked on over 25 films. Now, Andrés is developing his first feature film THE WEDDING OF MALENA and writing what will be his second film, BLACK WEEK. 




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CHRIS SABLAN. Originally from Spain, Chris attended the University of Southern California where he majored in marketing and minored in film. Right out of college, he produced the independent film NO TURNING BACK which won several awards including the Alma Award for best independent film. He then entered the agency world and worked at APA, Gersh and Genesis. He currently is an agent at Original Artists, the premiere boutique agency in the industry where he represents writers, directors, producers and films seeking distribution. A few of his clients include the writer of NON-STOP (opened #1 at the box office starring Liam Neeson for Universal), the producer of GHOST TEAM ONE (an independent film he sold to Paramount Pictures), the creator of BATES MOTEL (A&E), and many more in the US and international marketplace. 

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REBECCA CAMPBELL
has served as Executive Director of the Austin Film Society since 1998. During her 16-year tenure, the AFS has expanded its nationally-recognized exhibition programs; broadened its artist services programs, including the AFS Grant; created Austin Studios; and established ongoing after-school filmmaking programs. Before coming to the AFS, Ms. Campbell spent 12 years serving as Executive Director of two statewide California non-profit organizations. She holds an MFA in Video and Film Production from The University of Texas at Austin. She produced several award-winning CD-ROMs for Cortex Interactive; worked on feature films in Austin and Los Angeles; and produced and directed an award-winning documentary, THE TOWN THAT JACK BUILT. Her position managing the Austin Film Society allows her to put her film and nonprofit background to work on AFS’s mission to make Austin synonymous with great film, and to empower community members to MAKE, WATCH and LOVE film.

 

Documentary Feature Competition Jury

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CYNTHIA BENITEZ is the Film Programmer for the Film and Video Center of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. She specializes in Native and indigenous youth media programming and has curated various youth-related film programs, both within and outside the museum.  Her most recent projects include collaboration with Tribeca Film Institutes Youth Screening Series to produce a program for high school and middle school students with a focus on Native America. For the past seven years, Cynthia has worked as publicist for international film festivals and Native media organizations, including the American Indian Film Institute, Sundance Film Festivals Native Forum and World Competition, and the Native American Film and Video Festival. She has also published several articles on indigenous artists and filmmakers. A graduate from Barry University, Cindy received her B.A. in Public Relations. 

Nancy Schiesari


NANCY SCHIESARI is an experienced director, producer and cinematographer on both broadcast documentaries and award winning independent films.  Her latest full-length documentary, TATTOOED UNDER FIRE, aired nationwide on PBS in 2009 and 2010. Nancy has twenty years experience as a Director of Photography on over 30 documentaries and feature films broadcast for BBC, ABC, National Geographic, and PBS. She has filmed in Europe, the U.S, Africa, India, Pakistan, Iceland, and Latin America, and was nominated for a 2002 Television Emmy for outstanding cinematography on THE HUMAN FACE. Among her work as cinematographer is Pratibha Parmars and Alice Walkers WARRIOR MARKS. Her work as a narrative director includes LOAVES AND FISH, which premiered in 2000 at the South by Southwest Film Festival and broadcast on PBS experimental film series THE TERRITORY in 2001. 

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SEBASTIAN SEPULVEDA was born in Concepción, Chile in 1972. After eighteen years spent between Europe and South America, he returned to Chile in 1990. He studied Editing in San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba, and Screenplay at La Fémis in Paris. In addition to his work as a screenwriter (YOUNG AND WILD) and editor (LA LEON), in 2008 he directed the documentary EL ARENAL (THE SANDPIT). O AREAL screened in the Documentary Feature Competition lineup during the 13th Annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival. LAS NIÑAS QUISPE, his narrative feature directorial debut, premiered at Venice International Critics week in 2013, winning Best Photography.




Hecho en Tejas Jury

 

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MADELINE MOYA is the curator at the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) in Austin. She joined TAMI in 2012 and today is responsible for curation of TAMIs online film collections and screening programs, collections development, supervising a team of catalogers, and website administration. Madeline holds a masters degree in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus in archives and preservation of audiovisual media. Prior to her work at TAMI, Madeline worked at the film department of the Harry Ransom Center, in records management for Travis County, in purchasing for a non-profit in Manhattan, and spent a decade as a record store clerk. She loves home movies and regional films, classic cinema, BUFFY, and all things Texana.

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Founded in 2002 by film archivist and University of Texas at Austin professor Dr. Caroline Frick, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is non-profit organization working to discover, preserve, provide access to, and educate the community about Texas’ film heritage. TAMI’s ever-growing online collection includes home movies, amateur films, advertisements, local television, industrial and corporate productions, as well as Hollywood and internationally produced moving images of Texas. By partnering with institutions and individuals across the state, TAMI digitizes and provides access to thousands of moving images that offer insight to Texas’ history and culture. TAMI’s educational programs promote the sharing of Texas moving images via screenings, demonstrations, and lectures at venues across the state. TAMI also works with educators to encourage the use of Texas film in the K-12 social studies classroom.






Short Film Competition Jury

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BRAD DUSING is a Spanish and English teacher in the Dual Language program at Mollie Barrington Early College Preparatory. Brad began his career teaching English in Mexico where he lived and traveled extensively for two years. It was during this time that he developed his passion for cross-cultural understanding and growth through continual engagement with the Spanish language and Latino culture via literature, film, music, and the arts. His time outside of work is spent volunteering with Out Youth, which promotes the physical, mental, spiritual and social well being of sexual and gender minority youth, so that they can openly and safely explore and affirm their identities. For the past four years, he has enjoyed reviewing films for the Cine Las Americas Review Team and is thrilled this year to be a part of the Short Film Jury.

Florencia Choto



FLORENCIA CHOTO. Born in El Salvador, Florencia has lived most of her life in Texas. Her passion for film started at an early age; at 16, she helped organize a private screening of the Award-winning American film COMING HOME in San Salvador. She co-produced WHERE THERE IS A WILL…THERE WILL BE A LIVING WAGE, a documentary highlighting the personal stories of low-wage workers at Texas A&M University. The film won the Audience Award at the Austin Underground Film Festival in 2004, and helped increased wages for workers at the University. Florencia has been involved with Cine Las Americas as part of the review team since 2011. She helped program Austin's Polari Film Festival in 2013, and this year will be joining OUTsider Film & Art Festival's programming team. She lives in College Station, where she works as a Systems Analyst for the Texas A&M University Libraries.

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MIGUEL HINOJOSA was born and raised in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. While in South Texas, he co-founded the Spanish and English language theater group Teatro Nuestra Cultura, which toured along both sides of the Texas/Mexico border. The company specialized in staging contemporary dramas, such as Rudolfo Anaya's WHO KILLED DON JOSE?, as well as classical dramas, such as Lope De Vega's THE KNIGHTS OF OLMEDO. Since 2003, Miguel has embarked on a professional acting career in Austin, TX and is currently represented by Acclaim Talent. He can be seen in the upcoming film YOU ARE YOUR BODY/YOU ARE NOT YOUR BODY, directed by Matt Latham. Miguel is an enthusiastic supporter of Texas film festivals and has been involved with Cine Las Americas International Film Festival since 2009. Through Cine Las Americas he aspires to widen the audience for films that are made by or about Latinos.

 


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The Marchesa Hall & Theatre

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Jury and Audience Awards




Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature

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Dir. María Gamboa, Colombia/France





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LA DESPEDIDA
THE GOODBYE

Dir. Alvaro Diaz Lorenzo, Spain/USA











Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature

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ROQUE DALTON, ¡FUSILEMOS LA NOCHE!
ROQUE DALTON, LET'S SHOOT THE NIGHT! 

Dir. Tina Leish, Austria/El Salvador/Cuba

 
 


Jury Award for Best Narrative Short

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Dir. Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso, Argentina/France




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Jury Award for Best Documentary Short

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TRAZOS EN LA CUMBRE
DRAWING ON THE HEIGHTS

Dir. Alejandro Victorero, Carlos Alejandro Molina, Venezuela



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NOBODY SPECIAL

Dir. Juan Alejandro Ramírez, Peru











Texas Archive of the Moving Image Hecho En Tejas Award

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LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101

Dir. Julianna Brannum, USA


Hecho En Tejas Audience Award

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MICHA

Dir. Eugene Martin, USA





Audience Award for Narrative Feature

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MATEO

Dir. María Gamboa, Colombia/France

 
 

Audience Award for Documentary Feature

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SIGO SIENDO
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Dir. Javier Corcuera, Peru/Spain





Emergencia Youth Film Audience Award

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THE HEARING

Dir. Russell Ratt Brascoupe, Canada


 
 



17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Facts and Figures

2014 festival in figures:

  • 2,200 audience members
  • 33 countries represented
  • 52 registered industry professionals in attendance
  • 126,500 page views on www.cinelasamericas.org during the month of April
  • 63 feature films screened
  • 81 short films screened
  • 80 total screenings
  • 26 free screenings

A record number of over 465 entries were received in response to the festival’s call for entries, creating the challenging opportunity for the Film Selection Committee to review over 600 films compiled though official submissions and invitations. The final selection of 144 films was presented to the public in nine different program sections: New Releases, Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Panorama Feature Films, Hecho en Tejas Competition, Narrative Shorts in Competition, Documentary Shorts in Competition, Panorama Short Films, Special Screenings, and the Emergencia Youth Film Competition.

 

The event took place at four different venues, including the Marchesa Hall & Theatre, the Alamo Drafthouse Village, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, and St. Edward’s University. The festival hosted a total of 80 screenings, of which 26 were free and open to the public.

 

For the sixth consecutive year, Hecho en Tejas was co-presented by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. This section of the program featured five feature films and nine short films. As a celebration of filmmakers on the rise, Cine Las Americas presented the Emergencia Youth Film Day, a special section of the festival showcasing works by filmmakers 19 years or younger. The lineup opened with two special presentations, in cooperation with the Austin School of Film and the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian. This year, the Emergencia Youth Film Competition was curated by members representing Connelly Cougar Productions, based in Austin, Texas.

 

CLAIFF17 also published a 120-page catalog detailing synopses, credits, technical information, directors bio-filmographies, and contact information for each film screened at the festival; and distributed 2,500 free festival schedules, which detailed the program sections and screening schedule, along with general event information in both English and Spanish. Proforma, the official printer of Cine Las Americas, printed both the catalog and the free schedule.

 

The Presenting sponsor for the CLAIFF17 was the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division. The Premiere sponsors were: LatinWorks and Univision 62. Major sponsors included the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the National Endowment for the Arts, ProForma, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

 

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The 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

How to Attend / Cómo asistir


claiff17-poster-320wThe 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is right around the corner. Here’s what you need to need to know to attend the big event, taking place April 22-27, 2014.


El 17o Festival Internacional de Cine Las Américas está a la vuelta de la esquina. Abajo, encuentre lo que hay que saber para asistir al gran evento, que tendrá lugar el 22 al 27 de abril, 2014.



Festival Passes / Pases para el festival

The Cine Las Americas Film Pass grants access to all film festival screenings, including Opening Night and Closing Night, as well as to special events and parties. Film Passes are $80 each. Cine Las Americas Film Passes are available for purchase online though Brown Paper Tickets, and at the festival Registration Desk from April 22nd to 25th.

Please visit the Badge and Film Pass Policy page to learn more about buying a Film Pass and the Registration Desk schedule.


El Pase del Festival garantiza acceso a todas las funciones del evento, incluyendo Noche Inaugural y Noche de Clausura, así como a eventos especiales y fiestas. El pase tiene un costo de $80. Los pases para Cine Las Américas se encuentran ya disponibles a la venta a través de Brown Paper Tickets, y estarán a la venta en la Mesa de Registro del festival del 22 al 25 de abril.

Por favor visite la página de Reglamento de Pases y Credenciales para obtener más información acerca del Pase del Festival y del horario de la Mesa de Registro.



Individual Screening Tickets / Boletos para funciones individuales

Individual tickets will be for sale starting the week of the festival at the box office of the Marchesa Hall & Theatre and the Alamo Drafthouse Village. The box office will open every day of the festival 45 minutes before the first screening of the day. Each day, the box office will sell tickets only for screenings scheduled for that day.


Los boletos individuales se pueden comprar a partir de la semana del festival en la taquilla del Marchesa Hall & Theatre y del Alamo Drafthouse Village. La taquilla de los teatros abrirá todos los días del festival 45 minutos antes del comienzo de la primera función del día. Cada día, la taquilla ofrecerá boletos a la venta sólo para funciones que se presentan en ese mismo día.



Free Screenings / Funciones gratuitas

Almost one third of the festival’s screenings are free and open to the public, bringing a great opportunity for the Austin community to learn about different Latino and indigenous cultures, while enjoying an international selection of works of artistic excellence. All screenings presented at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) and at St. Edward’s University are free and open to the public.


Casi una tercera parte de las funciones del festival son gratuitas y abiertas al público. Esta es una gran oportunidad para que la comunidad de Austin conozca diferentes culturas latinas e indígenas de las Américas, y disfrute de una selección de trabajos con alto valor artístico. Todas las funciones presentadas en el Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) y en la Universidad St. Edward’s son gratuitas y abiertas al público.



About the Films / Acerca de las películas

All films are subtitled in English. The films screened at the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival are not rated. Personal discretion is advised. The screening schedule is subject to change without notice.


Todas las películas están subtituladas al inglés. Las películas exhibidas en el Festival Internacional de Cine Las Américas no cuentan con clasificación de audiencia. Se recomienda discreción por parte de la audiencia. El calendario de exhibición está sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.



Festival venues / Sedes del festival

Maps to the festival venues are available here.

Mapas para las sedes del festival se encuentran aquí.


The Marchesa Hall & Theatre

6226 Middle Fiskville Rd Austin, TX 78752. Phone (512) 454-2000


Alamo Drafthouse Village

2700 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, Tx 78757. Phone (512) 476-1320


Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)

600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701. Phone (512) 478-6222


Jones Auditorium at the Ragsdale Center, St. Edward's University

3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704. Phone (‪512) 448-8400‬