By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz March 22, 2014 at 2:10PM
The 54th Edition of the Cartagena Film Festival has come to an end and the winners have been announced. The indisputable protagonists this year were Marmato by Mark Grieco, winning three awards, Rubén Mendoza's Dust on the Tongue, and the Chilean film To Kill a Man by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, with two awards each. Surely these three films and several other winners will become important works at other upcoming festivals since many of them have already done well at Sundance, Rotterdam, and Berlin.
Official Competition: Narrative Feature
Special Jury Prize: The Third Side of the River (La Tercera Orilla) by Celina Murga (Argentina, The Netherlands, Germany)
OCLACC Award (Catholic Organization of
Communications for Latin America and the Caribbean)
Special Mention:Mateo by María Gamboa (Colombia
Official Competition: Colombian CinemaMembers of the Jury: David Melo - Alissa Simon - Daniela MichelBest Film: Marmato by Mark Grieco (Colombia, USA) Winner of the I.SAT Award for $30K and the Cinecolor Award for $11k in deliveries
Additional AwardsAudience Award Colombia: Marmato by Mark Grieco
(Colombia, USA). Winner of $15K
Official Competition: Documentary
Seré asesinado) (Spain, Denmark, U.K.)
Official Competition: Short Film
Members of the Jury: Oswaldo Osorio -
Pacho Bottia - Denis de la Roca
Best Short Film:Statues (Estatuas) by Roberto Fiesco (Mexico). Winner of a professional SONY camera and $3K from Cinecolor in post-production services for his next project. Special Jury Prize: About a Month (Pouco Mais de um Mês) by
André Novais Oliveira (Brazil)
Best Director:Manuel Camacho Bustillo for Blackout chapter 4 "A Call to Neverland" (Blackout capítulo 4 "Una llamada a Neverland") (Mexico). Winner of a SONY photographic camera.
GemsMembers of the Jury:
Best Short Film: Alén by Natalia Imery (Universidad del Valle).
Runner-up: The Earth's Whisper (El murmullo de la tierra) by Alejandro Daza (Universidad Nacional)