aluCine 19th Latin Film + Media Arts Festival

aluCine’s Festival awards exist to reward the talent, creativity and unique filmmaking capabilities of Latin American artists and their ability to move audiences with their innovative and inspiring work. We celebrate each of their distinct styles and the unique lens through which they view the world.


aluCine Best Film Award

$500 cash prize

Best Documentary Award

 Best Documentary Award presented in partnership with Hot Docs (Hot Docs Conference and Networking Pass for the 2019 Festival)

Best Animation

Best Experimental

Best Audience Award

Best Local Film Award

Best Local Film Award presented in partnership with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
$200 Workshop Voucher


aluCine seeks to showcase excellence and innovation in contemporary Latin American film and new media works. Our annual festival functions as a vital Canadian outlet for emerging and established Latin filmmakers living in Canada, Latin America and the diaspora, while our year-round screenings, symposiums and workshops promote the development of Latin film and culture in Toronto. In all of our endeavours, aluCine strives to transgress aesthetic, ideological and geographical borders and to transcend pre-established notions of representation as they pertain to Latin American culture in Canada.

The Festival’s jury have included Lauren Howes Director of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre since 2006 and Chairperson on the Board of the Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO), Greg Rubidge President of Syndicado a digital aggregator and distributor of feature films, documentaries and TV programming on digital platforms such as Internet, TV VOD, and mobile, and Jaime Escallón Buraglia an Emmy-award-winning writer, director and producer. He has been selected for the NALIP Writer’s Lab, the Talent Lab at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Momentum program of the National Film Board of Canada.

Jury 2019