MPIFF 2021

From 9 to the 11th of September 2021, MPIFF screened eight film premiers and competition films in the Instituto Cervantes de Praga and Kino Světozor. Furthermore, this year was accompanied by two Masterclasses by Prague City University and Prague Film School, as well as a Mariachi workshop and a book presentation translated by Anežka Charvátová: Tempestad de Hurricanes. Finally, MPIFF assured that La Calle Mexicana within the Zažít Americkou Jinak food and drink festival was a place to enjoy culture and gastronomy of Iberoamerica.

 

What was shown?

The first day of the festival had the opportunity to create retrospective of Yulene Olaizola's work as her new movie: Selva Trágica is now being streamed all over the world on Netflix. MPIFF was "happy" to bring movies from directors like Samuel Kishi and Bruno Santamaría.

 

Premiere Films Screenings:

1. Shakespeare's Intimacies by Yulene Olaizola

2. Artificial Paraises by Yulene Olaizola

3. Fogo by Yulene Olaizola

4. Protagonists of Progress by Daniel Yuste - Documentary

5. Radio Silence by Juliana Fanjul

6. Things we don't do by Bruno Santamaria

7. Plastic by Ricardo Soto

8. The Wolves by Samuel Kishi

Online Film Screenings:

1. The Kings from the Town that Does Not Exist by Betzabé García

2. As I Am by Tomas Aceituno

3. Margarita by Bruno Santamaría

4. Things we don't do by Bruno Santamaria

What activities happened?

The 3rd edition of the MPIFF was not only film screenings and a competition, in fact many other activities took place:

Masterclass: How to Make a Blockbuster with 32 euros and a Cocktail

Shooting a short or feature film with a small budget and having success is possible nowadays thanks to technology, but this is not enough. We´ll analyze how to make it happen regarding drama, production, and the cocktail. 

Partner of event: Diego Fandos and Prague Film School

 

Masterclass: Ethics in Documentary Cinema

A discussion-based session that will cover some of the major principles of ethics in documentary film, issues, norms, and challenges.

Partner: Prague City University

 

Workshop: Mariachi Workshop

Los Conquistadores(Mex) came to present the traditional Mexican music from the North as well as an introduction to Mariachi music and the accordion.

Presentation: Hurricane Season Book Presentation by Anežka Charvátová 

The translator Anežka Charvátová presents Fernanda Melchor's novel: Hurricane Season. Book published by Paseka.

 

Gastronomy, Music and Culture

La Calle Mexicana, part of the Zažít Americkou Jinak festival in Prague, assured closed down the whole Americká street to ensure the Prague residents enjoy a full day of activities, food stands, beer stands, wine stands, cocktail stands, and artisanal products.

Performances: DJ S-biSH, Cumbia & Quebradita dance workshop, Studio Anyo, Piñata for kids, Guacamole Soundsystem, FlashMob Mexico, El Grito de la Independencia by the Embassy of Mexico in Prague and MPIFF, Los Conquistadores, Mariachi Azteca de Praga, Cumbia Cooperativa and DJ Romario.  

Winners of the MPIFF 2021 - Competition

Best Project N1 - The Pleasure of Killing Bugs by Leonardo Martinelli (Short, Brazil)

Best Project N2 - Tio by Juan Medina (Short, Mexico)

Best Project N3 - Guerrero, Amapola by César Rodríguez (Documentary, Mexico)

Best Film - Change by Fabiano de Souza (Film, Brazil)

Best Short-Film - Tio by Juan Medina (Short, Mexico)

Best Documentary - Missionaries of the Rain by Jimena Paz (Documentary, Mexico)

Best Animation - My Weaving Hands by Rio Castañeda (Short, Mexico)

Best Director - The Pleasure of Killing Bugs by Leonardo Martinelli (Short, Brazil)

Best Production - Tio by Juan Medina (Short, Mexico)

Best Cinematography - The Pleasure of Killing Bugs by Leonardo Martinelli (Short, Brazil)

Best Actor/Actress - Rosa Iranzo in The Pleasure of Killing Bugs(Short, Brazil)

Best Script/Screenplay - Alma by Lorraine Jones Molina (Short, Puerto Rico)

Best Visual Effects - The Pleasure of Killing Bugs by Leonardo Martinelli (Short, Brazil)

Best Makeup - Alma by Lorraine Jones Molina (Short, Mexico)

Best Original Music - My Weaving Hands by Rio Castañeda (Short, Mexico)

Best Sound - The Imagined Village by María Belén Acebo (Docuementary, Ecuador)

Best Wardrobe - The Pleasure of Killing Bugs by Leonardo Martinelli (Short, Brazil)

Awards

A. Gallo de Oro - Best Project N1
-Golden Rooster
-Diploma
-100% paid scholarship for a film summer course in Prague Film School 2022*

B. Best Project N2

-Diploma
-50% paid scholarship for a film summer course in Prague Film School 2022*

C. Best Project N3

-Diploma
-25 paid scholarship for a film summer course in Prague Film School 2022*
 

Judges 2021

Damián Alcázar

Antonio Riestra

Laura Berron

Antonello Novellino

Almudena Sánchez

José Pablo Estrada Torrescano

Diego Fandos

Pedro Aguilera

Main Partners

Instituto Cervantes de Praga

Prague City University

Prague Film School

 

Partners

Las Adelitas

CALIDMA

CCC Centro de Capacitación Cinomatográfica 

Protagonistas del Progreso

CNDH - Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos

IMCINE - Mexican Institute of Cinematography​

FilminLatino

Embassy of Mexico in Prague

Girlup 

United Nations Foundation

El Jimador

Herradura

Cinematographers Anonimos

Kino Stvetozor

La Taqueria

 

Media Partners

Zažít město jinak

Prague.eu

Kudyznudy

Eventland

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