A Wolf At The Door, licensed internationally by Mundial, has taken the Knight Grand Jury Prize at the 31st Miami International Film Festival (16).
In the documentary competition there was a tie for the Knight Grand Jury Prize between Finding Vivian Maier and The Overnighters.
Fading Gigolo and The Mountain prevailed in the Lexus Audience Awards for feature narrative and dovumentary.
“We are humbled by the community’s overwhelming response to this year’s film festival,” said MDC president Dr Eduardo J. Padrón. “It serves to strengthen the college’s commitment to providing quality cultural arts programming for all to enjoy.”
“We hoped that this year’s Festival would provide memories to treasure and it has absolutely delivered,” said MIFF executive director Jaie Laplante. “From the magic of Hollywood glamor on opening night to the many superb films and engaging filmmakers that we enjoyed in the nine days that followed, MIFF 2014 has inspired and enraptured.”
The festival ran from March 7-16.
Knight Grand Jury Prize: A Wolf At The Door (O Lobo Atrás Da Porta, Brazil), dir Fernando Coimbra
Grand Jury Best Performance: Nora Navas of We All Want What’s Best For Her (Tots Volem El Millor Per A Ella, Spain), dir Mar Coll
Grand Jury Best Director: Fernando Coimbra for A Wolf At The Door (O Lobo Atrás Da Porta, Brazil)
JORDAN ALEXANDER RESSLER SCREENWRITING AWARD:
Mateo (Colombia-France), written by Maria Gamboa and Adriana Arjona
KNIGHT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
The jury selected two films to tie as winners in this category for the Knight Grand Jury Prize.
Finding Vivian Maier (US), dirs. Charlie Siskel and John Maloof
The Overnighters (US), dir Jesse Moss
LEXUS IBERO-AMERICAN OPERA PRIMA COMPETITION
Mateo (Colombia-France), dir Maria Gamboa
PAPI SHORTS COMPETITION PRESENTED BY MACY’S
Papi Shorts Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film: A Big Deal (China), dir Yoyo Yao China
MIAMI ENCUENTROS presented by Moviecity
Aurora (Chile), prdr Florencia Larrea, dir Rodrigo Sepulveda
Belle (UK), dir Amma Asante
MIAMI FUTURE CINEMA CRITICS AWARD
To Kill A Man (Chile / France), dir Alejandro Fernández Almendras)
LEXUS AUDIENCE AWARDS
Lexus Audience Award for Best Documentary
The Mountain (La Montaña, Dominican Republic), dir Tabaré Blanchard
Lexus Audience Award for Best Feature
Fading Gigolo (US), dir John Turturro
REEL MUSIC VIDEO ART COMPETITION PRESENTED BY MTV Latin America and Tr3s
Around the Lake (Autour Du Lac), dirs Noémie Marsily and Carl Roosens of Belgium.