Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán romance from the Dominican Republic won the Best Fiction Feature prize at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) awards ceremony.
Best Documentary Feature went to Aleksandra Maciuszek’s Casa Blanca, which also earned a special mention for artistic merit from the Amnesty International Human Rights Prize jury.
In the Trinidad and Tobago film categories, Sean Hodgkinson’s Trafficked took Best Fiction Feature, while Kim Johnson’s Re-percussions: An African Odyssey won Best Documentary Feature.
The People’s Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature went to Joanne Johnson’s local title Sally’s Way as Antigua’s Vanishing Sail by Alexis Andrews took corresponding documentary honours.
The prize for best project at the first ever Caribbean Film Mart went to Kidnapping Inc from Haiti by Gaethan Chancy, Bruno Mourral and Raoul Peck. The festival ran from September 15-29.
Full list of award winners:
Best Fiction Feature: Sand Dollars, (Dominican Republic-Mexico-Argentina), Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán
Best Documentary Feature: Casa Blanca (Cuba-Mexico-Poland), Aleksandra Maciuszek
Best Short Film, Narrative: Mommy Water (Guadeloupe), Julien Silloray
Best Short Film, Documentary: Papa Machete (Haiti-USA-Barbados), Jonathan David Kane
Best Trinidad and Tobago Fiction Feature: Trafficked (Trinidad & Tobago), Sean Hodgkinson
Best Trinidad and Tobago Documentary Feature: Re-percussions: An African Odyssey, Kim Johnson
Best Trinidad and Tobago Short Film, Fiction: Fade To Black, Christopher Guinness
Best Trinidad and Tobago Short Film, Documentary: Riding Bull Cart, Rhonda Chan Soo
People’s Choice Award, Best Narrative Feature: Sally’s Way (Trinidad & Tobago), Joanne Johnson
People’s Choice Award, Best Documentary Feature: Vanishing Sail (Antigua), Alexis Andrews
People’s Choice Award, Best Short Film: City On The Hill, (Trinidad & Tobago), Patricia Mohammed and Michael Mooleedhar
Amnesty International Human Rights Prize: My Father’s Land (Bahamas-Haiti-Trinidad & Tobago), Miquel Galofré and Tyler Johnston,
Amnesty International Human Rights Prize, Special Mention for Artistic Merit: Casa Blanca (Cuba-Mexico-Poland), Aleksandra Maciuszek,
RBC: Focus Filmmakers’ Immersion Pitch Prize: Kojo McPherson, Guyana
Caribbean Film Mart Best Project Award: Kidnapping Inc (Haiti), Gaethan Chancy, Bruno Mourral, Raoul Peck
Best Emerging Trinidad and Tobago Filmmaker: Michael Rochford
BPTT Youth Jury Prize for Best Film: Girlhood (France), Céline Sciamma
BPTT Youth Jury Prize Honourable Mention: Güeros, (Mexico), Alonzo Ruizpalacios
BPTT Youth Jury Prize, Special Mention for Cinematography: The Greatest House In The World, (Guatemala-Mexico), Ana V Bojórquez and Lucía Carreras.