CRYSTAL LENS AWARDS – MIAMI 2009
Best Film – In Therapy, by José Alvarenga Jr.
Best Documentary - Loki, Arnaldo Baptista, by Paulo Henrique Fontenelle
Best Director - João Alvarenga Jr. (In Therapy)
Best Actor - Cauã Reymond and João Miguel (If Nothing Else Works Out)
Best Actress - Lilia Cabral (In Therapy)
Screenplay - Claudio Marcelo Saback (In Therapy)
Cinematography - Lula Carvalho (Decemberl)
Editing - Diana Vasconcellos (In Therapy)
Direct Sound - Favela On Blast, by Leandro HBL e Wesley Pentz
Sound Editing - Favela On Blast, by Leandro HBL e Wesley Pentz
Art Direction - Claudio Domingo (In Therapy)
Best Film - Sildenafil, by Clovis Mello
Best Director - Clovis Mello (Sildenafil)
Art Direction - Daniel Bruson (The Rê Bordosa Dossier)
Cinematography - Rodrigo Monte (Easter Sunday)
Screenplay - Clovis Mello (Sildenafil)
Canal Brasil Acquisition Award - Sildenafil, de Clovis Mello
Lifetime Achievement Award
ESTUDIOS QUANTA Award
Estudios Quanta offers special awards in lighting equipment for the winner of best short and feature films by popular jury
Estudios Quanta Award for best short film – R$ 10,000 in equipment
Estudios Quanta Award for best feature film – R$ 20,000 in equipment
CANAL BRASIL ACQUISITION Award
Canal Brasil fully supports domestic audiovisual production. And to stimulate the new generation of filmmakers it is promoting the Canal Brazil Acquisition Award, that presents an award of R$10,000 to the short-films that win the most representative film festivals in Brazil and a spot on channel’s programming. A Jury comprised of journalists and film critics chooses the winner. Since 2006 it also promotes the Canal Brasil Grand Prize for Short-Films that elect the best short-film from the 10 winners of the previous’ year Canal Brasil Acquisition Award.
Canal Brasil is an association of Globosat with Grupo Consorcio Brasil, formed by Luiz Carlos Barreto, Zelito Vianna, Marco Altberg, Roberto Farias, Anibal Massaini Neto, Patrick Siaretta and Paulo Mendonça, the channel’s general director.
Kodak offers special awards in rolls of films to the winner of Best Feature films by Official Jury and Popular Jury
Kodak Award for Best Feature Film by the official jury – 30 rolls of Kodak film 35mmx400ft
Kodak Award for Best Feature Film by the popular jury – 30 rolls of Kodak film 35mmx400ft
PRESIDENT OF THE JURY – MR. BRUNO BARRETO
CARLOS A. GUTIÉRREZ
Co-founding director of Cinema Tropical, non-profit media arts organization dedicated to the distribution, programming and promotion of Latin American Cinema in the United States. Since its creation in 2001, Cinema Tropical has become the leading purveyor of Latin American films in the US by establishing screening programs in twelve venues in North America, building a library of over 40 titles, and providing marketing and promotional campaigns for various film releases, programs and festivals in the U.S. He is a contributing editor to BOMB magazine, has served as a member of the jury and the selection committees for various film festivals.
In 2007 joined the Tribeca Film Festival as a Senior Programmer. Prior to joining the Festival Genna was Vice President of Acquisitions at the Weinstein Company for two years where her role included acquiring projects and completed films, overseeing these projects through all stages of production. There she oversaw their new Latin America Film Fund in association with Costantini Films. Terranova brought the fund the Brazilian hit, TROPA DE ELITE or ELITE SQUAD directed by Jose Padilha (BUS 174) and was an executive producer. She was also instrumental in acquiring LA MISMA LUNA, WORDPLAY, SHUT UP AND SING, and TRANSAMERICA.
Currently the Director of Development for Agua Entertainment Group he has been in the entertainment business for over 10 years. AEG is currently in post-production on the film ZENITRAM for Telespan and in pre-production on CLARA (starring Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes) and in active development of BROTHERS BLOOD a co-production with 2Pilots Filmproduction GMBH. Before joining Agua he produced for such prominent companies as NBC/Telemundo, Voy Pictures, SiTV, Plural Entertainment and Fox International. Through his work he was nominated for an International Emmy for LA MOVIDA LATINA (Fox International) and an Imagen Award for THE DROP (SiTV). He is also a published columnist for Urban Latino, Fuego, Ritmobeat, Latina Magazine and Migente.com
Since 2002, Graham Winick has served as the film and event production manager for the City of Miami Beach, where he oversees all feature film, television, special event productions held in the city such as Miami Vice, Burn Notice, Art Basel Miami Beach, and the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Previously, Winick was the director of development for Outlaw Productions, where he helped usher features into production including Mindhunters, The Santa Clause 2 and Training Day. Winick is the current president of the executive board of FilmFlorida, a nonprofit trade association designed to enhance the state industry’s marketing and legislative needs.
IVAN J. PARRON
Mr. Parron has over 15 years of executive and legal experience in the digital media and entertainment space with strong emphasis on business strategy/development and venture management/capitalization, serving as a CEO, board member and an in-house attorney. Prior to opening his entertainment and media boutique law firm and before his tenure at Universal Music Group as in-house attorney, Mr. Parron served as CEO & founder of Ritmoteca.com, Inc., the world’s first legal source for downloadable Latin music via the Internet and mobile networks. The company was an early predecessor to the now highly successful Apple iTunes business model
Mr. Schefter is currently the Head of Production for Santa Monica based Social Capital Films. He has been working in film production for over fifteen years. His credits include unit production manager for Empire, Chapter Zero and Bully as well as production supervisor for The Last Marshall and Grapevine. His past commercial clients and music video work include Nike, Converse, Dunkin Donuts, Pringles, Pepsi, Gatorade, Kodak, Target, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, 50 Cent, Gloria Estefan, among others. Andy also is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Miami. He is currently on the board of the Florida Film Production Coalition and the non-profit CineVisun, of which he is a co-founder.