Guanajuato 2014: Film Awards Go To TODOS ESTAN MUERTOS, PARTY GIRL, And More

The Guanajuato International Film Festival 2014 came to an end last Sunday, August 3.

Actors Ximena Ayala (The Amazing Catfish) and Gustavo Sánchez Parra (Amores Perros) conducted the closing ceremony the previous night (August 2) at the Auditorio del Estado, in which the festival awarded several films, both international and Mexican. During the gala, the director of the festival, Sarah Hoch, gave the first taste of the 2015 edition by announcing that Turkey is going to be the spotlight country.

The top prize for a Mexican film went to Beatriz Sanchis' debut film Todos Están Muertos (They Are All Dead), while the festival circuit veteran Nicolás Pereda took home the Best Mexican Documentary award for El Palacio (The Palace). The Hamsters was cited for Best Film according to the press.

This is the list of winners:

Best Mexican Debut Feature

Todos Están Muertos (They Are All Dead, dir. Beatriz Sanchis, Mexico-Spain)


Best International Debut Feature

Party Girl (dir. Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, France)


Best International Long Documentary

Virunga (dir. Orlando von Einsiedel, UK)


Best Mexican Documentary

El Palacio (The Palace, dir. Nicolás Pereda, Mexico, Canada)


Honorable Mention (Mexican Documentary)

VideoHome (dir Emiliano Rocha, Mexico)


Press Award

Los Hamsters (The Hamsters, Gilberto Gonzalez, Mexico)


National Screenplay Contest

Short Film: Animal (dir. Victoria Ponce)

Feature Length Film: Harvest Orange (dir. Luis Horacio Pineda)


6th Rally University

Cerillito Summer (dir. Fabián de León)


Audience Award (Rally Universitario)

Goes and Runs (dir. Manuel Rodarte)


GIFF Hack (dedicated to technological innovation projects)

Project "ENTI" (by the Nzuri Tabya team)


La Musa Award (Women in cinema and television)

Crocodile (Dir. Gaelle Denis, UK)


Best Guanajuato Short Film

The Call (dir. Laura Zacanini, France-Mexico-Canada-Colombia)

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