Tag Archives: Mariana Chenillo

London MexFest this weekend

16 Aug

The British Council, the Mexican National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta), and the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), the Morelia International Film Festival, Ambulante, and Canana Films present London MexFest, with the support of the Mexican Tourism Board and the Mexican Embassy in the United Kingdom. Lucky Londoners in town Friday through Sunday can visit Mexico’s cultural presence at the London 2012 Summer Games.  The opening night premiere of the documentary Made in Mexico (Duncan Bridgeman) is sold out, but you can still check out dozens of film screenings, free music, industry panels, and photographic exhibitions.

Click here for the  full program.  You can also see the screening schedule below the cut. Continue reading

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Morelia and Raindance awards

20 Oct

Los Bastardos wins best picture at Morelia, reports John Hecht for the Hollywood Reporter. The film about two Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles was directed by Amat Escalante and produced by Carlos Reygadas’ company Mantarraya.

Other winners were:

Best documentary – Trazando Aleida (Christiane Burkhard)
Audience award – Cinco días sin Nora (Mariana Chenillo)
Best fiction short – La canción de los niños muertos (David Pablos)
Best animated short – Jacinta (Karla Castañeda)
Best documentary short – Zoogocho (Bernardo Arellano) Continue reading