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The International Film Festival of the Heights ends: all the winners

The International Festival of Cinema of the Heights, which takes place in Jujuy and is one of the most important cinematographic meetings in the region, closes its eighth edition. Organized by the provincial government, it began on Friday the 2nd of this month and ends today with the face-to-face and online screening of the main Andes award-winning films.

This year, the event had a thematic axis focused on films produced in Argentina and the Andean core made up of Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. Among the invited figures, Luciano Cáceres said present.

After two editions carried out completely online -due to the pandemic-, this delivery shone again with the return of the public filling the rooms, the talks and the meetings, the presence of filmmakers, actresses, actors, professionals from different disciplines of the audiovisual field and a solid schedule which included the screening of more than 120 films.

Luciano Cáceres and Facundo Morales, general coordinator of the festival.

Luciano Cáceres and Facundo Morales, general coordinator of the festival.

44 of these films competed in the different categories of the festival: “Fictional Feature Films”, “Documentaries”, “NOA Short Films” and “Work in Progress Projects”, and in parallel sections such as “New Technologies”, “Environmental Cinema”, “Animation”, “Cinema and Cannabis” and “Gender and Diversity Perspective”.

The figures and the act of delivery

Celeste Cid, Luciano Cáceres, Luis Machín, Mora Recalde, Sabrina Fajri, Andrea Frigerio and Martín Desalvon are some of the most recognized figures who were this week in the capital San Salvador de Jujuy to be part of the event.

This Saturday the award ceremony was held, presided over by the festival authorities, Daniel Desaloms (artistic director), Diana Frey (executive producer), Facundo Morales (general coordinator) and Jimena Muñoz (general producer).

On Saturday was the delivery of the Andes Awards in San Salvador de Jujuy.

On Saturday was the delivery of the Andes Awards in San Salvador de Jujuy.

“People now come (to Jujuy) to see movies, not just to do tourism,” said Desaloms, artistic director of the festival since its inception in 2015. “Before, Northwest Argentina did not have the status in cinema that it now has with the Cine de las Alturas festival”added in the act where the best achievements in the aforementioned categories were distinguished.

Desaloms also highlighted that the festival exhibits “Movies you don’t see anywhere”and that this implies “an opportunity to get to know the culture and how our Latin American brothers live.”

Some of the awardees

The Peruvian film "Manco Capac" won the Andes award for "Best Film" in the international fiction feature film competition.

The Peruvian film “Manco Capac” won the Andes award for “Best Film” in the international fiction feature film competition.

Command Capacby Peruvian director Henry Vallejo, won the award for “Best Film”. The Argentinian Maximiliano Schonfeld prevailed as “Best Director” for his work on the film Jesús López; Y “Seven dogs”, by the Argentine Rodrigo Guerrero, obtained the public vote.

The “Best Screenplay” went to Colombians Joan Gomez Endara and Ivan Sierra, for the film The Red Tree. Pablo Paniagua, from the Bolivian film the big move was chosen as “Best director of photography” and the Argentine Tania Casciani He won “Best Performance” for his work in the film La Calma.

The best documentary feature film was Once upon a time in Venezuela, by the Venezuelan Anabel Rodríguez Ríos. In the “Short NOA” category, the winning short film was There they come, by Pedro Ponde Uda and Lucas Garcia Melofilmmakers from Tucumán.

Friday the 2nd was the inauguration of the International Film Festival of the Heights.

Friday the 2nd was the inauguration of the International Film Festival of the Heights.

The formal closing of this eighth edition of the International Film Festival of the Heights will be this Sunday with the exhibition of the winning films for the best production of its competition, which will be screened at 5 and 7 pm in the halls of the city’s shopping mall. Tickets are free and must be picked up one hour before performances begin.

CJL

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