Miami Dade’s College’s Miami International Film Festival the Related Group Announce the Winners of Miami Film 2016
On Monday November 30, 2015, in the frame of Ventana Sur (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the seven finalists previously selected to participate in the final phase of Miami Film 2016, organized by The Related Group and Miami International Film Festival, pitched their projects. The films, still in development, were warmly welcomed by a large audience and the international jury formed by Mariela Besuievsky, Fabien Westerhoff and Mauricio Kinoshita.
After the pitchings presented by some of the currently most successful Argentinian producers and directors, the members of the jury met in order to decide what projects showed a best quality and production feasibility. It was a difficult decision due to the high level of the projects presented, as the jury concluded: “The winners have been selected based on their creativity, the strength of their projects on both an artistic and technical level, and the inherent potential of the stories”. Finally, the cash prizes of $32,500 courtesy of The Related Group will be divided among these three winners:
1st Prize, $12,500: A Sort of Family, by Diego Lerman. Produced by Nicolás Avruj (Campo Cine).
2nd Prize, $10,000: The Death of Marga Maier, by Camila Toker. Produced by Pablo Ingercher (Oh My Gomez!) and Martín Cuinat (Roberto Me Dejó Films).
3rd Prize, $10,000: Dolores, by Gonzalo Tobal. Produced by Benjamín Domenech (REI CINE SRL)
The directors will be invited to attend the 33rd Miami International Film Festival (March, 4 – 13, 2016) where one of their previous features will be presented in retrospective and they will officially receive the prize at our Closing Award Ceremony on Saturday, March 12th.
We want to give special thanks to all the participants who submitted their projects to Miami Film 2016 and participated in the pitching sessions, to Ventana Sur for their support in the organization, as much as to the jury who kindly worked to select the winners.