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14 Latin-American Films Compete in San Sebastian Festival (Spain)

14 Latin-American Films Compete in San Sebastian Festival (Spain)

Posted by Juan Gavasa on August 29, 2014

The 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival, set to take place from the 19-27 of September, announced the 14 Latin American films that will compete for “Latin Horizons Award” on Thursday.

The “Latin Horizons Award” is open to Latin American feature films over 60 minutes long that have been completed in the 12 months prior to the Festival who have not participated in any Spanish film festival prior to the Festival in San Sebastian or have not been commercially released in Spain.

This year, the award category includes productions from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia, some of whom have already competed or been presented at important film festivals.

One of the most prominent movies to be screened is Argentinian Lisandro Alonso's "Jauja”, starring Viggo Mortensen, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

The Mexican film “Güeros”, directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios, will also be screened. The film won the First Feature Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year.

According to the a statement on Thursday, “the selected films to compete for the Horizontes Award will be decided by a specific jury and will carry a prize of US$46000 (35,000 Euros), of which US$13000 (10,000 Euros) will go to the director while the remaining amount will go to its distributor in Spain."

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