NORBERTO
GRIFFA
AWARD

TO THE LATIN AMERICAN
AUDIOVISUAL CREATION

First Prize

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<p>Paraguay | 2011 <br>14’ 10’’ | HD | Color | Stereo Screening: HD </p><p>A Paraguayan rancher is missing. Peasants from the Isla Alta village watch as a wealthy family search for the rancher. </p><div id="biografias"><div class="biografia"><h3>Federico Adorno </h3><div class="imagen"><img src="http://ed.edbim.com.ar/wp-content/uploads/ed2014/premio/personas/Federico-Adorno_foto_director.jpg" alt=" " /></div><p>Was born in Carapeguá, Paraguay (1982). He studied Communication Sciences at the Catholic University of Asunción and holds a diploma in acting and theatre directing from CI&DT El Estudio in Asunción. He has made five short films and is currently developing his first fiction feature film. </p></div></div>

Second Prize

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Abecedario/B

Colectivo Los ingrávidos

2014

04’ 55’’

16mm - HD | B&W | Stereo

Third Prize

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<p>Chile / Colombia | 2014 <br>03’ 28’’ | HD | Color | Stereo <br>Screening: HD </p><p>You Are a Prince investigates the modern relationship between people, horses and plants in Latin America. These relationships are products of the second colonization of the land by the drug cartels and their territorial conquest in Latin America today. When the Spanish introduced horses to America through the Caribbean, the indigenous viewed them as one being, without differentiating their individual natures. A being who was regarded as a deity in the colonialist narrative. Currently, the relationship between horses and humans has become a different hybrid: a horse, a caregiver and a piece of land represented by decorative palms. In You Are a Prince, personal stories intersect in the Santa Leticia stable, where 14- and 15-year-olds take care of Paso Fino, Trochadores, Criollos and Spanish horses and different types of tropical palms. They all establish such physical and emotional closeness, that their bodies and subjectivities become strange emergencies through everyday actions such as grooming and training. Through these repetitive relationships of emotion and obligation, they go beyond precarity, proposing a contemporary figure of labour related to the “living”. The horses and the young caretakers have an intense bond that is both laborious and affectionate, formed by repetitive acts of emotion and obligation. The relationship between the horse and its owner is the total opposite, the owners using the horses as trophies to display their power. </p><div id="biografias"><div class="biografia"><h3>Patricia Domínguez </h3><div class="imagen"><img src="http://ed.edbim.com.ar/wp-content/uploads/ed2014/premio/personas/patricia.jpg" alt=" " /></div><p>Born in Chile, 1984. Her work traces, modifies and transforms the genealogy of relationships between living things. She holds a Master’s in Fine Arts from Hunter College New York, and is a graduate of the Catholic Arts University, Santiago, Chile. Her projects have been presented at El Museo del Barrio, FLORA ars + natura, YAP MoMA PS1 + Constructo, The Watermill Center, Galería Gabriela Mistral, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of Chile MAC, the Museum of Fine Art in Santiago de Chile and the Art Museum at El Salvador (MARTE). </p></div></div>

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Arcoíris Award for Audiovisual Creation Argentina

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<p> Argentina | 2013 <br> 05’ 37’’ | HD | Color | Stereo Screening: HD </p> <p> The internet is the largest book in the history of mankind. A book that is permanently being constructed and rewritten that no one will be able to read in its entirety. BOB is a chapter in that story: alternative literature (ALT-LIT), literary pop video. BOB is a story and an intervention in the old carriages from the subway line A of Buenos Aires as part of the crossmedia project First Line of Fire, created and directed by the writer Tálata Rodriguez. In this poetic prose, a woman relates the images of her unconscious to her rock and literary imaginary, hopping from Bob Dylan to Enrique Fogwill in a breeze. </p> <div id="biografias"> <div class="biografia"> <h3> Tálata Rodriguez </h3> <div class="imagen"><img src="http://ed.edbim.com.ar/wp-content/uploads/ed2014/premio/personas/talata.jpg" alt=" " /></div> <p> Writer, performer, cultural activist and producer. Creator of literary audiovisual content. At the age of five she published, with her father, The Birds of Dream Mountain. In 2013, the publishing house Tenemos Las Máquinas published her first crossmedia book, First Line of Fire, featuring nine poems and nine video clips which have participated in various festivals around the world. In November this year she will participate at the Guadalajara Book Fair. </p> </div> </div>

Honorable Mention (not in order of merit)

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Alfabeto coreano

In-tae Kim

1967

7’

16 mm - HD | Color | Stereo

While at National Film Board of Canada (NFBC), In-tae Kim produced Korean Alphabet, an educational film designed to teach the Korean alphabet with a soundtrack created by Norman McLaren. Through this work (which received the Golden Prize for Educational Films at the Tehran International Film Festival in 1968), we can get an impression of the scope of cinema in Korea during the 1960s, and glimpse how new technologies and experimental techniques were used to explore cinematic concepts, in this case within a pedagogical setting.

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<p>France-Colombia | 2012 <br>19’42’’ | HD | Color | Stereo Screening: HD </p><p>A wordless travel chronicle up the Amazon River through a landscape dotted with abandoned Modernist constructions, ruins or souvenirs of a past utopia engulfed by nature. Aequador, a fictitious and real country, part-documentary, part-science fiction, evokes the remains of certain 20th-century progressive policies in the jungles of Latin America and their coexistence with the present. </p><div id="biografias"><div class="biografia"><h3>Laura Huertas Millán </h3><div class="imagen"><img src="http://ed.edbim.com.ar/wp-content/uploads/ed2014/premio/personas/lhm.jpg" alt=" " /></div><p>Combining documentary and fiction, her films explore the recesses of exoticism and ethnography. Her works have been exhibited in museums and galleries including the Guggenheim Museum, the Palais de Tokyo, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, AwZ Viena and the CCCB in Barcelona, and at different festivals. A graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Paris and Le Fresnoy, she is currently studying for a PhD at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and the School of Fine Arts. She is an affiliated researcher at Harvard University’s Sensory Ethnography Lab. </p></div></div>