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Bacalar International Film Festival

Due to the Goverment Restrictions caused by Covid 19 Pandemic, and the Goverment time for Selections Campaign, the Following measures have been Establishedd :

- There can not be Live Screenings, so Online Festival is our only resource now.

- This Year Hospitality is not available due Covid Measures locally.

 

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Best Bacalar Feature Film Spanish Language

 

Winner 

Mambo Man

Dir. Mo Fini 

Cuba

MAMBO MAN is the story of a Cuban farmer and music promoter who

gambles everything on a deal that appears too good to be true! With

music by the Buena Vista Stars Based on a true story and filmed in the

exotic countryside outside Havana, This remarkable and engaging film

will move both your spirit and your feet with its unforgettable passion and intoxicating music. The soundtrack and live performances in the film include some of the legendary Cuban artists who appeared in the box office smash, Buena Vista Social Club.

Best Bacalar Feature Film Foreign Language

Winner  

The Other Half 

Dir. Lalith Rathnayake

Sri Lanka 



In a rural village in Sri Lanka, the family well becomes poisoned by agricultural

chemicals. This subsequently leads to the untimely death of Ruwansiri's father

who develops chronic kidney disease, leaving his mother works to support the

family. At school, he struggles to understand his lessons in a rigid educational

system that cannot go beyond rote learning. As an escape from the toxic

environment around him, Ruwansiri finds solace in music. Can his passion help

him overcome his circumstances?










 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Best Bacalar MS Film 

 

Winner

Djibril’s Forest 

Dir. Thomas Ceulemans 

Belgium / Burkina Faso, Senegal

Djibril is a young Sahelian sheperd who travels far to find the forest his

grandfather told him so much about. He pays a high price. He is betrayed and

abused only to realise that this forest no longer exists. But then his father

comes to his aid

 

Galapagos : Secrets of the Ocean Giants 

Dir. Jeffrey Garriock

Canada / Ecuador

 

 

 

vEmotion 

Dir. Erkan Luleci

Germany

 

 

 

Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Queens Giant

Dir. John Galligan

United States

 

 

The Day Dreams 

Dir. Hem Chandra Borah

India













 

 

 

 

 

Best Bacalar Short Film 

Winner 

Spare Cash 

Dir. Tigran Metaks

Russian Federation

After a successful wallet theft the main character, a pickpocket, finds out

that his victim has a disabled child. He decides to return the wallet with

cash in, but his associates argue against the idea...

 

Q : Ghostly remote effect 

Dir. Marcus Hanisch

Germany 

 

The Gannetry of Bass Rock 

Dir. Riccardo Oggioni 

Italy

 

Kukli

Dir. Shyama Sundar Majhi

India

 

When 

Dir. Suleman Al-hatmi 

Oman

 

Champion 

Dir. Oscar Rodriguez Gorriz 

Mexico

 

Nucleus

Dir. Tobias Bieseke 

Germany

 

Cadence of the Valley

Dir. Rama Ayasra

Jordan

 

Second Acts 

Dir. Anya Adams

United States

 

Yaax Che

Dir. Diego Ugalde

Mexico / USA

 

If We Were Friends 

Dir. Xiaoxiao Yue

China 

 

Amphitheater 

Dir. Mahdi Ali Ali 

Qatar 

 

Eryngium Proteiflorum

Dir. Dia Amida

Mexico

















 

 

 


 

Best Bacalar Documentaries 

 

Best Bacalar Documentary Film Spanish Language

Winner

One Day with Doctor Sergio

Dir. Roxanne  Phoenix  ( Oxana Kriss )

Australia / Mexico

 

 

Nikita is 8, he is a worldschooler from Australia – he is traveling the World full time with his mother Oxana. While living in the mountains of Chiapas, among indigenous people with their bright culture, they met a real hero – Doctor Sergio Castro - a true Mexican humanitarian. Doctor Sergio has provided free medical help and building schools for local people of the poorest Mexican state of Chiapas for more than half a century. The local people of Chiapas are Mayan Indians of different ethnic groups. Each ethnic group has its own costumes, language, Catholic Patron Saint and traditions. The amazing doctor utilized this diversity, opening an ethnic Mayan museum which generated funds for to support his humanitarian work. Nikita and his mum became inspired by the unique personality of Doctor Sergio and decided to tell his story to the World. They followed Doctor Sergio and filmed him on his daily rounds. This film shows daily routine of the great contemporary humanitarian through the eyes of eight years old child.

 

 

 

 


 

Best Bacalar Documentary Film Foreign Language 

Winner

Be Kind

Dir. Sabrina Paravicini

Italy

Nino, is a twelve-year-old who was diagnosed with severe, but not serious,

childish autism at two and a half years. After he stopped talking and looking

at his mother in the eye, her inner isolation threatened the interaction with

others, with the world, every day. Today, Nino is the protagonist of a film

that concerns not only those with whom he shares his particularity, but all

those who, in one way or another, are different.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Handmade in Bangladesh

Dir. Florian Wehking, Liz Bachhuber

Germany / Bangladesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Heart Wood 

Dir. Stefano Petroni

Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Monarca, The Forest Spirit, a round trip.

Dir. Roberto Lopez, Fanny Miranda, Miguel Galarza

Mexico

 

 

Campeche Island World 

Dir. Claudio Felippio Junior

Brazil


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Feast of the Killer Whales 

Dir. Alexis Barbier - Bouvet , Didier Noirot

France 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Wild Farms 

Dir. Thierry Robert

France

 

Hae Shin 

Dir. Matthew Root

Korea, Republic of

 

Disappearing Spots

Dir. Hetal Teeku Patel

Kenya

 

407 jou

Dir. Eleonore Coyette

Belgium

 


 

Fjellrev, the scandinavian quest

Dir. Baptiste Deturche

France

 

Sockeye Salmon, Red Fish

Dir. Dmitriy Shpilenok, Vladislav Grishin

Russian Federation

 

 



 

Blue Breath 

Dir. Rodrigo Areias

Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

When Winter Becomes Summer

Dir. Ronald Urbanczyk

Germany

Alamarilove 

Dir. Carmelo Raneri

Italy / Cuba

 

Real Maravilloso

Dir. Raynald Leconte 

United States / Cuba

 

 












 

Best Bacalar Documentary Short Film 

Winner * Spanish Language

The Players

Dir. Luca Piercey

Mexico

In the valleys of Oaxaca, México, locals are keeping alive a game whose roots

extend far into their ancestral past.

Winner * Foreign Language

Ticino, a source of biodiversity

Dir. Marco Tessaro

Italy

 

Portrait of a Tree 

Dir. Robin Zwaan 

Netherlands

 

 

The Fire Dancer 

Dir. Emilio Jose Alvarez Garcia 

Mexico

 

Salt River Water Walk

Dir. Krista Davis

United States 

 

Sandy Illusions 

Dir. Robert hughan 

Netherlands

 

 

Diving for Balance 

Dir. Sara Cornelissen, Steff Donkers

Netherlands 

 

A Fish on Land 

Dir. Jonas Nellissen 

Germany


 

 

We Have to rethink everything

Dir. Edgar Wilkening 

Germany

 

Pascoal 

Dir. Matt Jarvis

United Kingdom

 

 

Warhorses 

Dir. Joao Rodrigues

Portugal


 

Deep Blue Connection 

Dir. Sabine M. Probst 

Australia

 

Souvenir from Giverny

Dir. Burt Chojnowski 

United States


 

Sirenas contra el Plastico : Tamara ( Mermaids against Plastic)

Dir. Sylvia Johnson

United States / Mexico


 

Me and the Sea 

Dir. Franziska Link

Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Voluntario 

Dir. Josue Abraham Palma

Mexico 

 

Bamboo -- the Tradition fo the Future 

Dir. Johan Granberg

Qatar

 

Opposite Poles

Dir. Juan Andres Coriat 

Peru

 

 

Exodus

Dir. Oliver Stiller

Mexico

 

Space Cleaners 

Dir. Marco Hulser 

Germany

 

Flying with Spider Monkeys 

Dir. Luis Palomino Benitez, Molly Ferrill

United States / Mexico


















 

Bacalar Best Music Video 

 

Winner 

El Amor Remix 

Dir. Nicole Alexander

Australia


 

Hesitating

Dir. Rafael Pessin

Brazil

 

Modern Day Cathedral

Dir. Philos Maurice Klein

Germany

 

Locked up 

Dir. Paul Cozens, Peter Renzullo

Australia


 

Forest Warrior ( Xondaro Ka”aguy Regua)

Dir. Angry duo

Brazil 


 

Fly - Jane la Onda 

Dir. Jak Ritger, K8 Howl

United States 








 

 

Best Bacalar Kids Films 

 

Winner 

Wednesday 

Dir. Lisa Delhom, Jeremy Paquet 

Canada 

 

Fantasy A’hoy 

Dir. Avery Christmas 

United States 

 

Lost on Barduino 

Dir. Asali Echols 

United States 

 

Nasser Goes to Space 

Dir. Mohamed AI Mahmeed 

Qatar 

 

Sh’hab 

Dir. Amal AI-Muftah

Qatar 

 

I have just had a dream 

Dir. Javi Navarro 

Spain

 

Over the Sky 

Dir. Pauline Pelsy-Johann

France 







 

Best Bacalar Animation Film 

 

Winner 

Robotia 

Dir. Diego Cagide

Argentina

 

Guardian Monsters 

Dir. Nicolas Couvin, Diego Cagide, Diego Lucero

Argentina 

 

Dubicel 

Dir. Yashira Jordan

Argentina

 

Eco Escort 

Dir. Marcela Drobna 

Czech Republic 

 

Gon, The Little Fox 

Dir. Takeshi Yashiro

Japan


 

Best Bacalar Audience Award ~

Winner 

Best Bacalar Audience Award Documentary Film~

Polar Spin " Giro Polar "

Dir. Jose Emilio Ramos Gomez

Mexico

A journey into the unknown to discover the farthest places, the last frontier,

where the nights are long and icy, the conditions for life are extreme, the

ever-present duality between beauty and its hostility, the tranquility and

silence that death brings, the constant struggle to stay alive.

Winner  

Best Bacalar Audience Sci-Fi Short Film

Deus Otiosus ( The Idle God )

Dir. Mat Braddy

United Kingdom

In an iron-age society, Bryana, a pregnant hunter, loses her husband to

pestilence. Exiled from home, she hunts for a hermit believed to have magic

and demands to know why he does nothing to help. Unfortunately this god has

been far from idle...

 

 

 

Winner  

Best Bacalar Audience Comedy Short Film

Extra

Dir. Kioumars ahmadi

Iran, Islamic Republic

One extra in a film has to get slapped but he cant do it. so he goes to find

someone for practicing the shot and his wife company him through it. 

 

 

Winner  

Best Bacalar Audience Musical Short Film

Chorus 

Dir. Qian Yingyu

China

A chorus competition was held on the campus. Fangxiang in the sixth grade

experienced the first storm in her life. This is growth and youth! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Bacalar Film Festival Awards

 

 

Best Human Rights Feature Film

From Durban to Tomorrow

Dir. Dylan Mohan Gray

South Africa

 

Best Director Feature Film

Lalith Rathnayake

The Other Half 

 

Best Director Short Film 

Pauline Pelsy-Johann

Over the Sky

 

 

Best Actor Feature Film

Pansilu Wickramarathna

The Other Half 

 

Best Actress Feature Film 

Thilakshini Rathnayaka 

The Other Half

 

 

Best Actor Short Film 

Michael Learned 

Second Acts

 

Best Actress Short Film 

John Wesley 

Second Acts


 






 

Best Cinematography Feature Film 

The Other Half 

Dir. Lalith Rathnayake 

Sri Lanka 


 

Best Cinematography Short film 

Nucleus

Dir. Tobias Bieseke

Germany



 

Best Original Music Feature Film

Riders of the Purple Sage : 

The Making of a Western Opera

Dir. Kristin Atwell Ford 

 

Best Original Music Short Film

Cadence of the Valley 

Dir. Rama Ayasra

Jordan

 

 

Best Screenplay on Film 

Second Acts 

Dir. Anya Adams 

United States

 

Best Screenplay on Film

The Role of a lifetime

Dir. Marc Saez

France






 

 

Best Edition Feature Film 

Shocking Marriage

Dir. Demetrio Casile 

Italy

 

Best Edition Short Film 

vEmotion

Dir. Erkan Luleci

Germany

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