FESTIVALISSIMO announces the winners of its 16th edition

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Festivalissimo, the Ibero-Latin-American Film Festival of Montreal just ended the 16th edition, where its artistic programming was being highly praised by thousands of festival-goers. Originating from 12 different countries, the menu offered 27 feature-length films that were all premieres in their own right; 5 North American premieres, 12 Canadian premieres rounded out with 10 never before seen films in Quebec. As with all festivals, they do hand out awards. Here is the list for all the winners from this year’s edition.



Marcelo AlonsoPost Mortem by Pablo Larraín, Chile

Jean Remy GentilJean Gentil by Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán, Mexico / Dominican Republic

A special mention goes to:
Alberto San JuanLa isla interior by Dunia Ayaso and Félix Sabroso, Spain


Ofelia MedinaLas buenas hierbas by María Novaro, Mexico

Eva BiancoLos labios by Iván Fund and Santiago Loza, Argentina

A special mention goes to:
Bélgica CastroGatos viejos by Pedro Peirano and Sebastián Silva, Chile / United States


Jean Gentil by Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán, Mexico / Dominican Republic

A special mention goes to:
Lucía by Niles Atallah, Chile


The PRIZE OF THE PUBLIC was awarded to LA VIDA DE LOS PECES, a veritable tour de force film by Chilean director Matías Bize, presented by Festivalissimo at the opening Film Ceremony at the majestic Imperial Theatre.

The 17th edition of FESTIVALISSIMO will run from March 1st through 11th, 2012.

For more information: www.festivalissimo.ca


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