“The sleepwalkers” the big winner at the Las Alturas Film Festival

The film “The Sleepwalkers”, by Paula Hernández, was consecrated yesterday as the big winner at the 6th edition of the Las Alturas Film Festival, which rewards productions from the entire Andean region, by winning the awards for best film and best director.

In the online edition, which lasted nine days and could be seen for the first time in the participating countries, also won an Ornella D´Elía statuette for best actress, for his leading role in the award-winning film.

“The sleepwalkers” was also chosen by several institutions that sponsor this meeting, such as the case of Argentores and the Argentine Association of Art Directors, among others, as published Télam.

The jury dedicated to fiction feature films, made up of Miguel Ferrari, Juan Bautista Stagnaro and Julia Solomonoff, awarded the best actor award to Argentine Diego Velázquez, for his work in “El maestro”; while the Chilean production “Araña” won the statuette for the best script and the best cinematography.

On the other hand, there were special mentions for “Hogar”, by Maura Delpero; and the Colombian “Una madre”, by Diógenes Cuevas.

The International Documentary Feature Film Competition, with a jury made up of Fernando Spiner, Judith Vélez and Álvaro de la Barra, threw an award shared between the Ecuadorian “Sacachún”, by Gabriel Paez; and the Venezuelan “Juan”, by Adrián Geyer; while there was a special mention for “The return of San Perón”, by Carlos Muller.

In the NOA Shorts Competition, with Javier Rodríguez, Aldana Loiseau and Juan Pablo Di Bitonto, as jurors, declared winner of “The flourish of a bombisto”, by Nicolás Stefanazzi.

Like all years, the public also voted to choose their favorite productions and, on this occasion, he consecrated the Bolivian “Fuertes”, by Oscar Salazar and Franco Traverso; the Peruvian documentary “Sembradoras de vida”, by Diego and Álvaro Sarmiento; and the short film “El florecer de un bombisto”, from Santiago Nicolás Stefanazzi.

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