aluCine Latin Film+Media Arts Festival  2019 Award Winners Announced


Best Film Award “Maria de los esteros” by


Honorable Mention “La bonita” by

"It Matter What" by Francisca Duran - Alucine Best Local Film Award

The exquisite handling of many techniques on 16 mm film including in-camera animation, contact print, phytograms, and hand processing. The construction of oral narration, printing word, organically develop images create a powerful manifiesto in human and nature relation. It wins a 2020 Hot Docs Full Access Industry Pass.


“ Arcangel”by Angeles Cruz - Alucine Best Short Drama/Ficcion

A carefully crafted story, which give us a hard look in the miserable live of a poor old campesina and by extension in many more like her in Latinoamérica.

The luck of resources and corruption and no existence welfare system, make us wonder what is the future of old poor people at the end of their live.


Best Documentary Award

Best Fiction Award

“Lemebel” Best Audience Award


ABOUT aluCine 2019

  • Taking place in Toronto from October 3 to 6, at three different venues: Jackman Hall (AGO), and Cinecycle.

  • Screening over 40 innovative films from Canada and Latin America.

  • Over the past 19 years, aluCine has captivated a diverse audience of over 45,000 guests, which has doubled in the last two years.

  • Canada’s longest-running Latino film festival.


  • Received over 250 national and international film submissions for this year’s festival.

  • Features six different programs with a variety of works ranging from shorts and experimentals to feature films.

  • Large number of films will have their premiere in Canada.

  • Offering more than 30 premieres, 75% of the festival’s films are being screened in Toronto for the first time.

  • Education: Interior Low Budget Lighting Workshop by filmaker Camilo Constain.

The 19th edition of aluCine returns to Toronto this fall to heat up the city from the 3rd to 6th of October, 2019.  This year’s 4-day festival will feature over 40 films presented at The Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, and CineCycle. Also, as part of our education program we are offering an Interior Low Budget Lighting Workshop taught by filmaker Camilo Constain.

aluCine Toronto Latin Film+Media Arts Festival is Canada’s longest-running Latin American film festival. The festival functions as a vital outlet for emerging and established Latin American filmmakers living in Canada and abroad. Our year-round screenings, symposiums and workshops promote the development of Latin American film and culture. Thus, aluCine in all of its endeavours strives to transgress aesthetic, ideological and geographical borders, while transcending pre-established notions of representation as they pertain to Latin American culture in Canada.

The festival stands apart as one of the most comprehensive forums for independent Latin media makers in North America, with a deep focus on media artworks from Latin artists across Canada and the globe that operate outside of "popular" film and media programming. In exhibiting the best of Latin-Canadian and diasporic works, aluCine is positioned to place an emphasis on cultural representation within an international context.

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