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August 23, 2016

LAST YEAR

Each Film, Sketch, Music Video or Webisode from United States accepted to the 2016 Official Latino Short Film Festival is automatically competing for the GRAND JURY PRIZE of 2,000.00 US.

Each International Film is eligible to win the “MEJOR CORTOMETRAJE INTERNACIONAL” award of $1,000.00 US.

International films:

The Texture of the Light
Sunday
Stories of Samba
Save Me A Spot
Olia
Last Days
Km 20.5
Hasta con las uñas: Mujeres Cineastas de Nicaragua.

Additional awards for U.S. Films

BEST DRAMA
Born Fighter
Over Dinner
Vacia
White Paint
Chicken
Portavoz
Soledad
A Matter Of Seconds
Champion
Confinement
Dropped Bars
B.O.O.S.T.
Mamá!
Blast Beat
Altagracia
In The Deep
Clara
Agobio
As We Say Goodbye
One Last Drag
Come Back to Us
Toyed
Short Steps
Birth Of A Killer
Misled
Since I Laid Eyes
400 Miles
The Lost Pueblo
Man of Light
Everywhere I Go

BEST COMEDY
Doris
Pets
Treintañera
Madam Trigger
In Between the Gutter and the Stars
Get the Hell Out
Fifi Patelito goes to the D.M.V
Think Twice

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Soul City
La Fuerza Interna
Through The Wall
Soy Chingon aka I’m a Badass
Coco Solo
Born Fighter

EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTRY AWARD (Animation/Experimental)
Morose
Santo: A Dance Narrative on Domestic Violence
SMUK TRYPTIC – Documentary
Course of Nature
Persefone’s Breakfast
We are the immigrants
Café con Léché
The Nymph and the Well
Time/Space Reflections
Part of Eternity
Made of Sugar
ROMA: The Silent Film
Heroes of Color

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Thinkin’

Carrot Cake

INS is Watching Him

TKA – Live My Life

In the Mist

Urban Legends

Don Chipotle-Wedding Bolero

“Ontore Bahire” Chirkutt Feat. 24 Horas

OUT OF THIS WORLD AWARD,
The Lost Pueblo
The Talk In The Night
Val-en-tina
Check Surroundings for Safety
Cleared
Darker
Let’s Play Dead Girl
Get the Hell Out
Necromancer

AUDIENCE AWARD and BEST SCREENPLAY IN A SHORT FILM
All U.S. Films are eligible for these awards

BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT FILM

Moises Arias- BLAST BEAT

Mateo Arias – BLAST BEAT

Jacob Vargas – In Between the Gutter and the Stars

Jeffrey Wahlberg- Toyed

Joshua Rivera – Altagracia

Davi Santos – In the Deep

Ricardo Chavira – Birth of a Killer

BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM,

Giselle Gastell – Over Dinner

Tamara Bunker – Treintañera

Yvonne Delarosa – In Between the Gutter and the Stars

Nicole Sucar – As we say Goodbye

Gina Rodriguez – Since I Laid Eyes

Lidia Porto – Doris

BEST SKETCH COMEDY
My First Fight with Dad | Almonte Films
If Mexicans Celebrated the 4th Like Americans Celebrate Cinco De Mayo | Flama
Carrot Cake | Comedy High
BFFs | Flama
Owen Wilson | Daily Itineraries | Mas Mejor
The Cholo Whisperer | Mas Mejor
LAMAS | Room 28
If Cable was invented Today | Mas Mejor
INS is Watching Him | Comedy High

BEST ACTRESS IN A SKETCH
Melissa Villaseñor – Daily Itineraries
Jesenia – INS is watching
Suni Reyes – If Mexican Celebrate 4th of July
Rachel Strauss-Muniz – LAMAS
Ariana Rodriguez – LAMAS

BEST ACTOR IN A SKETCH

Jeffrey Almonte – My First Fight with DAD
Arturo Castro – If Cable was Invented Today
Frankie Quiñones – Cholo Whisperer
Nicholas Carrillo – If Mexican Celebrate 4th of July
Alex Estrada – If Mexican Celebrate 4th of July
Andrew Casanova – LAMAS
Jaime Fernandez – LAMAS

BEST SCREENPLAY IN A WEBISODE
Diego and Valentina written by Julio Torres and Veronica Osorio
Conversations from the Afterlife written by Adam Henry Garcia
Merce written by Charles Sanchez
Get Some! written by Angelo Lozada
BFFs written by Carmen Corral

BEST WEBISODE
BFFs
Conversations From the Afterlife
Merce
GET SOME!
Diego and Valentina

BEST ACTRESS IN A WEBISODE

Tammi Cubilette – Get Some!
Veronica Osorio – Diego and Valentina
Carmen Corral – BFF
Janelle Marie – BFF

BEST ACTOR IN A WEBISODE
Angelo Lozada – Get Some!
Charles Sanchez – Merce
Adam Henry Garcia – Conversations from the Afterlife
Julio Torres – Diego and Valentina

BEST VIDEO BLOG
How Afro-Latinos Deal With Natural Hair
Types of Spanish Accents
I’m not Spanish

THE YOUNG TRAILBLAZER AWARD (For Filmmakers under 21).
Jeffrey Almonte

Daniel Salazar

Jose Chalit

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