FESTIVALS & AWARDS: Miami IFF, FESPACO, Guadalajara IFF, Berlinale Awards and more!

The forecast is sunny for BEIJING FLICKERS (China), NO AUTUMN, NO SPRING (Ecuador) and SO MUCH WATER (Uruguay) @ Miami!

Just two months into 2013 and already a number of GFI grant recipients and Global Lens films have been stirring up international hype from Berlin to Burkina Faso. Here’s the scoop:

GFI grant recipient NO AUTUMN, NO SPRING (Ecuador) screens in Cartagena and Miami International Film Festivals!

GFI grant recipient NO AUTUMN, NO SPRING (Ecuador) screens in Cartagena and Miami International Film Festivals!

BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
Annemarie Jacir’s WHEN I SAW YOU (Palestine/Jordan, Summer 2011 honorable mention) took home the NETPAC award from Berlinale! The jury noted after its unanimous vote:  “We were all impressed by the film’s distinctive narrative perspective: that of conveying the longing for freedom of an oppressed people in an era when idealism, solidarity and justice still had meaning…” Read on, here!

CARTAGENA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
SO MUCH WATER (dir. Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, Uruguay, Summer 2012 honorable mention), following its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, won the FIPRESCI Prize after receiving waves of screen time at the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI)! The film continues on to several other renowned festivals (see below). NO AUTUMN, NO SPRING (dir. Iván Mora Manzano, Ecuador, Winter 2011 honorable mention) also screened at the festival, in the Colombia 100% section.

FESPACO features GFI grant recipient THE CAPTAIN OF NAKARA (Kenya)!

FESPACO features GFI grant recipient THE CAPTAIN OF NAKARA (Kenya)!

FESPACO (PANAFRICAN FILM AND TELEVISION FESTIVAL OF OUAGADOUGOU):
For its 23rd edition FESPACO, one of the largest and oldest African film festivals, will feature the now seasoned award-winners and GFI grant recipients NINAH’S DOWRY (dir. Victor Viyuoh, Cameroon, Winter 2010 grant recipient) and THE CAPTAIN OF NAKARA (dir. Bob Nyanja, Kenya, Winter 2009 grant recipient)!

SO MUCH WATER (Uruguay), a GFI grant recipient, enjoys several festival screenings this month!

SO MUCH WATER (Uruguay), a GFI grant recipient, enjoys several festival screenings this month!

GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FICG):
Look out, Guadalajara! SO MUCH WATER (above) is about to flood theaters as it continues its festival tour at the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG)! View the film’s trailer here for a preview of what’s to come.

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
The sun continues to shine on NO AUTUMN, NO SPRING and SO MUCH WATER (above), as the films enjoy their North American premieres at Miami International Film Festival’s 30th Edition! Here’s something else that will be sure to make your eyes glisten: Global Lens 2013 film BEIJING FLICKERS (dir. Zhang Yuan, China) will be featured in the festival’s Spotlight on China section–click here to read our exclusive interview with director Zhang Yuan!

As always, Global Lens films are screening all year across the U.S. and Canada, so be sure to catch one of the films in your area!

Congratulations to all of our films and filmmakers! For the most up-to date news about GFI and Global Lens, “like” our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter!

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