2009 Winners

Grand Jury Award - "The Human Experience"
Best Foreign Film - "Under Grinkgo Trees"
Best Documentary Film - "Crude"
Best Director - Jim Donovan for "3 Saisons"
Best Screenplay - "Siren"
Best Actor - Benjaim Ochieng in "Kwame"
Best Actress - Betsy Hume in "Split"
Best Short Film - "Ripple"
Best Student Film - "Welgunzer"
Best Animation - "Animated American"
Best Music Video - "Bella Ciudad"
Best Latin Film - "7 Dias"


2009 Screenplay Winners & Finalists

The Mexico International Film Festival proudly congratulates its 2009 Screenplay Winners, Official Finalists and Honorable Mentions.

1st Place
"Love & Longing in LA" - Written by Roopinder Bhullar
2nd Place
"Murrieta" - Written by Brandon Rosin
3rd Place
"A War in the Mind of God" - Written by Jeremy Mayer
4th Place
"A Time to Keep" - Written by Richard A. O'Driscoll
5th Place
"The Raven's Treasure" - Written by Connie Tonsgard

Official Finalists

"Zero State" - Written by Owen Cunningham
"Time and Tide" - Written by Ron Podell
"Irony" - Written by Christopher Spourdalakis
"Half of an Orange" - Written by Catherine Fridey
"Amor? Amor! Amor." - Written by Jacqueline Johnston
"Hampton Court" - Written by James Kirtland
"The Straw Hat Detective" - Written by John Andrews
"In the Shadow of the Lighthouse" - Written by Carolina Aguilera
"Purple Rayne" - Written by Alina Stephanie
"The Right Wrong Move" - Written by John Madill
"Walrus Eating Baloney" - Written by Benjamin Bates
"Rock Paper Scissors" - Written by Leo Lo
"Good Morning Glory" - Written by Luat Nguyen
"Shangri-La I - Dreams" - Written by James Kirtland
"The Tijuana Hotel and Casino" - Written by James Bruns

Honorable Mentions

"Hope Dies Last" - Written by Roy Ferre
"Gauguin's Garden" - Written by Brandon Rosin
"A Brief Case" - Written by Thomas Rushforth
"Slumberton" - Written by Henry Crum
"Borders" - Written by Shannon Howeybloom
"Harm's Way" - Written by Gareth K. Bennett
"Intersection" - Written by John Delatorre
"Felix the Flyer" - Written by Christopher C. Canole
"Journal of a Dinka Boy" - Written by Jomo Merritt
"Suicide Girl" - Written by Olivia Briggs
"The Whistler" - Written by Luis Robledo
"Godbodies" - Written by Roi Costa
"Northern Cross Old" - Written by Melody Cooper
"Screech" - Written by Mark Millicent
"Tesoro" - Written by Megan Feldman & Stacy Keane
"Mothers Milk" - Written by Sami Jaffer
"To a Dancing God" - Written by Robert Horvath
"Surfside Hotel" - Written by Kevin West
"Jesus is Back" - Written by David Bishop
"El Abogado" - Written by Laqueta Lewis


2009 Golden Palm Award Winners

The Mexico International Film Festival proudly congratulates its 2009 Golden Palm Winners!

Documentaries

BEHIND THE WHEEL
TANTRIC TOURISTS
Garbage Dreams
TILL YOU'RE TOLD TO STOP
Lumia
Pulling John
Here Lies My Heart
Children of Armageddon
Virtual JFK: Vietnam, If Kennedy Had Lived
Passing Poston
How To Cross A Border
'Fight or Flight'
The Power of the Powerless
The Boot Cake
THE LOST WORLD OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
45365
La Paloma - longing worldwide
Cracow - magic of a city
D.O.P.E. the movie
Waxie Moon

Features

Chaturanga
PRIMERO NO HACER DAÑO
DER MOND UND ANDERE LIEBHABER
Girls' Night Out
Ponytail
Federal Case
The Fifth Mind
Art & Copy
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF GOTEL BOTEL
Work of Art
Footsteps in Africa, a nomadic journey
YESTERDAY WAS A LIE
El Estudiante
Aisha and Rahul
Cinka Panna
No Boundaries
Bronx Paradise
Dogging: A Love Story
Once Again

Music Videos

It's Just Like Magic
ROOFTOPS
I Dream In Stereo
Wish I Was Dead
The Magic Rabbit
Crystal
Beguine
Unfair [Bill Madden]
My America
La Paloma. Sehnsucht. Weltweit

Short Films

ANCESTOR EYES
TUMBLEWEED
Heart Sutra
Sisifo
The Last Moments of Leopoldo Berenguer
Nightclub Story
Intelligent Design
Resolve
As fadas da areia
Running With The Boys
Caught in Paint
Begravelsen
Midnight Matinee
MUERTOS QUE HABLAN, VIVOS QUE CALLAN
Invoice
Say Something
Night Time
Crowded with Voices
Private Party

Student Films

Into The Light
In Vivid Detail
Close to Home
Passing Fancy
Spicy Mac Project
Children in Exile
Shine
Open Your Eyes
Para la comunidad, Desde la comunidad
Hands Off
Mexica Curse (aka Los Diablos)
Familiar Voices
The Absence
For You, My People
Before Your Eyes
Four Minutes til Noon
A Place to Land
Even in My Dreams
Standard Deviation


2009 Silver Palm Award Winners

The Mexico International Film Festival proudly congratulates its 2009 Silver Palm Award Winners!

Documentaries

No. 4 Street of Our Lady
BILAL
CUBANOS, LIFE AND DEATH OF A REVOLUTION
THE GARDEN
Voices From Inside - Israelis speak
Lenine in Continuation
MotoGeezers
Ni Aqui, Ni Alla (Not Here, Not There)
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LENS
Romale
Welcome to Metal Kingdom
Every Second Counts
Katrina's Children
NEW DOMINICAN YORK
A Gal and her Gallery
Beneath the Surface
LIONEL
Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
Needle Through Brick
There's Something About Metal
Serpent And The Sun : Tales Of An Aztec Apprentice

Features

THE COLLECTIVE
Zor Lagaa Ke…Haiya
Dark Spirits
Summer Trip
Cruzando
Martin Clear: The Whole Story
Pinko's Place
Mitsein
Bonne Annee
LILY
Shadows of the Past
Fuel
KINO LIKA
HOLLAND
Finale
Across Dot Ave.
Morita la Hija de Jesus
Impedimento
Jyunigatu no Sora
WC
Fat Stupid Rabbit

Short Films

LIMINAL
Soy Soldado (Irak)
The Miracle
The King of Calls
Gilles
Ritch-Ratch
Mal Aguero
'Pathfinder'
Zenia
River
Passage
Fall
me broni ba
Cantata in C Major
Jump Start
AL's BEEF
Lover's Walk
Cassandra
Bird
Regular Guy

Student Films

The Last Appeal
MILAGROS
Canines
Diaries: Written in Blood
Death In Charge
Nel Reinu
Le Paradis de l'Imbecile
Monograf
An East L.A. Fairy Tale
Sexy piece of plastic
El Gallo
'Zona Rossa'
Something to eat, a place to sleep & someone who gives a damn
Kosovo: Can You Imagine?


2009 Bronze Palm Award Winners

The Mexico International Film Festival proudly congratulates its 2009 Bronze Palm Award Winners!

Documentaries

COURTING CONDI
THE DAY AFTER PEACE
Mad About English!
Alcatraz Reunion
GREATER - defeating AIDS
Chasing Birds
Tsubuyori Hanabutai
Real Hope, Real Truth, Real Answers
MacHEADS
Sonar Con Cuba - To Dream of Cuba
Dieu est Americain
Sink Faze
Jelenin svet
Colorado River- Stolen Tresure
In Pursuit of Panama
Jamaica for Sale
I-ology
Catching Rain
Automorphosis
The Extraordinary Voyages of Jules Verne

Features

END OF LOVE
VICTIM
The Devil's Tail
Jackson
Our Wonderful Home
Pedro e o Capit√°n
KANDISHA
Man In A Box
The Woman of Ahhs
La Rina, The Pit
Prince of Cockfighting
Reel Zombies
Run It
Looking For Ziyi
Poe - last days of the raven
BOUZKACHI THE CHANT OF STEPPES
Paper Tiger
Happy Together

Shorts

James
No sana hoy - It will not heal today
Apparition
Vacsora
FUEGO
Crush Me
Crossing Lines
Transferants
The Conkerers
La Casita (The Little House)
Time & Chance
La Sirena del PLata
HYPO
Taberaretawakusei
The Cave: An adaptation of Plato's Allegory in Clay
El Ladroncito
We Shop
Pelo Ouvido
The Moth and the Firefly
Killing The Joneses