Latino Winners at Sundance and Slamdance 2014

The 2014 editions of Sundance and Slamdance film festivals have just wrapped up in Park City, Utah, and several films by Latino filmmakers were among the winners:

Alive Inside
Winner of Sundance Audience Award: U.S. Documentary
NALIP members Manuel Tsingaris (LPA 2013) was an Editor and the Story Consultant on this documentary that reveals a remarkable, music-based breakthrough that has transformed the lives of people suffering from dementia. Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett.

To Kill a Man
Winner of Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic 
Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Fernandez Alemendras directed this feature about a hard working family man who is forced to take matters into his own hands when a thug begins to terrorize his family.

Cesar's Last Fast
While this feature documentary from NALIP member Richard Ray Perez (LPA 2011, LMM 2009) and Lorena Parlee did not win after its world premiere at Sundance, it was picked up for U.S. television distribution by Pivot (the cable network from Participant Media) and Univision News.

Winner of Slamdance Jury Award for Narrative Feature
Mexican filmmaker Fernando Frias De La Parra directed this romantic dramedy about the haphazard adventures of a young woman from Albania who arrives in Mexico City.