The Brazilian film "O lobo atras da porta" (A Wolf at the Door) by director Fernando Coimbra took the Knight Grand Jury Prize at the Miami International Film Festival.
Actress Nora Navas took the Best Performance prize for her work in Spain's "Tots volem el millor per a ella" (We All Want What's Best For Her), while Coimbra walked away with the prize for Best Director.
The judging panel, which evaluated a total of 10 features from Latin America, Spain and Portugal in the fiction category, also awarded the prize for best screenwriting to the Colombian-French co-production "Mateo" directed by Maria Gamboa.
"Mateo" also prevailed in the Lexus Ibero-American Opera Prima Competition.
This year, over the past nine days a total of 97 films and 44 short fiction works from 39 countries have been screened, including 23 premieres of international works and nine U.S. films.
The films have been shown in six theaters in Miami Beach and have included more than 20 Ibero-American projects and ones with Hispanic themes, including outstanding works such as Mexico's "Asteroide" and the Chilean-Brazilian "Romance policial," as well as the debut of Spain's "Somos gente honrada."
The festival, organized by Miami Dade College, kicked off with "Elsa & Fred" by Michael Radford, the U.S. version of the Spanish-Argentine same-named 2005 film, starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, along with Anne Hathaway. EFE