Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge’s latest project has been knighted in Miami…
The Uruguayan directors’ film Tanta agua, which was produced by CTRL Z Films, won the Knight Grand Jury Prize at the Miami International Film Festival this weekend.
For earning the festival’s top honors, Guevara and Jorge will receive $15,000. If the film’s sales agent, France’s Alpha Violet of France sells the film to a US distributor within 30 days, that US distributor will also receive $15,000. If not, the additional $15,000 will be added to CTRL Z Films‘ prize.
In addition, Guevara and Jorge picked up the award – and a $5,000 prize – for penning the script for Tanta agua.
The festival, sponsored by Miami Dade College, featured 138 films from 41 countries, and celebrated its 30th edition this year.
Here’s a look at the big winners:
KNIGHT IBERO-AMERICAN COMPETITION:
Knight Grand Jury Prize: Tanta agua (Uruguay/Mexico/Netherlands), by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge
Grand Jury Best Performance: The cast of Una pistola en cada mano, by Cesc Gay (Spain), ·
Grand Jury Best Director: Ana Piterbarg of Todos tenemos un plan) (Spain/Argentina /Germany),
JORDAN ALEXANDER RESSLER SCREENWRITING AWARD:
Winner: Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge for Tanta agua by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge (Uruguay/Mexico/Netherlands)
KNIGHT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION:
Knight Grand Jury Prize: Gideon’s Army, by Dawn Porter (USA)
LEXUS IBERO-AMERICAN OPERA PRIMA COMPETITION:
The jury selected two films to tie as winners in this category:
Solo, by Guillermo Rocamora (Uruguay/Argentina/Netherlands/France)
The Swimming Pool (La piscina), by Carlos Machado Quintela (Cuba/Venezuela)
Honorable Mention: Villegas, by Gonzalo Tobal (Argentina/Netherlands/France)