The Georgia Latino Film Festival (GALFF) is pleased to announce the Jury Award winners from the 6th Anniversary celebration of film, food, music and workshops this past Thursday, September 21st to Sunday September 24th 2017.

“What a amazing time was had by all who attended this year’s Festival,” enthused CEO Jose Marquez says. “We just finished tabulating the votes and the results are in.”said Yvette Moise, Co-Founder. This may have been the best attended Georgia Latino Film Festival in the whole 6th year history of the Georgia Latino Film Festival. The weather was superb, workshops were educational, evening events and receptions were fun and films were amazing and well received by filmmakers in attendance. Can’t wait for next year.”

Highlights from the festival in it’s 6th year history include the Tour of Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta, the Q & A with Beth Talbert, SVP Eagle Rock Studios Atlanta on Opening day, on Friday Director, Writer, Author, Actor, Rick Najera, Vice President CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Show, and Premiered “Blind Trust” introduced by Actor Tony Guerrero on Friday. Saturday Rick Najera held the Latino Thought Makers with Director Joe Menendez “Ladron Que Roba Ladron” and Director Alain Maliki and actor Henry Zakka introduced the Premiere of “UMA”.

The Film Jury Award winners were announced Saturday evening during the Red Carpet Celebration at the Gathering Spot.

Best International Documentary: Dhaulagiri: Ascent to the White Mountain (dirs. Guillermo Glass y Cristián Harbar)
Best International Feature: UMA (dir. Alain Maiki)
Best Georgia Feature: Blind Trust (dir. Fernando Arrioja)
Best Documentary Feature: The Way to Adina (dir. Arlen Parsa)
Best Animated Short: Tanguito Argentino (dir. Joaquin Braga)
Best Student Short: Aguijon (dir. Joel Jerry Duran)
Best Actor: Eugenio Siller (dir. Fernando Arrioja)
Best Actress: Alexandra Braun (UMA) (.dir Alain Maiki)
Best Director: Alain Maiki
Best Supporting Actor: Henry Zakka (UMA) (dir.Alain Maiki)
Best Supporting Actress: Carola Parmejano (Valentina) (dir. Jorge Xolalpa)

Best Short: Swimming in the Desert (dir. Alvaro Ron)

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