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7 Colors Lagoon

Bacalar International Film Festival

 

Best Bacalar Feature Film 

 

Winner 7 Colors Lagoon Best Feature Film

" Cult of the Natural History of Mexico "

Dir. Miguel Angel Sicilia, 

Dir. Monserrat Armenta 

Mexico 

Winner Best Kids Feature Film

Kung Fu Girl 

Dir. Kenny Gage, 

Dir. Devon Downs 

China

Winner Action Feature Film

Safe House 1618

Dir. Calvin T. Shepherd

United States

Winner Best Experimental Feature Film

Dreams of Las Vegas

Dir. Carl PA Nilsson

Sweden

Winner Best Drama Feature Film

Neeravam ( Silence )

Dir. Ajay Slvaram

India

Winner Historical Drama Feature Film

Darking Way

Dir. Zsolt Pozsgai

Hungary 

Finalist

Tomorrow's Game 

Dir. Trevor Wilson

United States 








 

Best Bacalar MS Film 

 

Winner

Rukh

Dir. Mikhail Pilsko

Kazahstan

 





 




Best Bacalar Short Film 

WINNERS

Winner Short Film Student Project

A Summers Day at Sherwood Park 

Dir. Conor Forrest

Canada

Winner Best National Short Film 

Wolves aren't Meant for the Circus 

Dir. Rafael Martinez Sanchez

Spain

Winner Best International Short Film

Sea Light 

Dir. John Doe

Spain 

Winner  Special Award " Social & Community Health"

Bother

Dir. Lisanne Sweere

Netherlands

Winner Best Surrealism Short Film 

Pleasure's Rondeau

Dir. Laura Miranda

Mexico 

Winner Best Experimental Short Film

Mama Calls 

Dir. Carlos Hernandez

Dir. Miguel Alzerreka 

Mexico

Winner Best Drama Short Film 

Draining

Dir. Guillaume Chevalier

France

Winner Best Sci Fiction Short Film 

Dora 

Dir. Joanne Delachair

France 

Winner Best Comedy Short Film

You are Lucky 

Dir. Lika Krylaeva

Russia Federation 

Winner Best Action Short Film

Speechless

Dir. Diana Kadi 

Russian Federation 

Winner Best Adult  " Ensamble "

Vapor

Dir. Jose Salof

Mexico

 

Official Selections

Take the Chocolate

Dir. Dr Shahid Kamal 

United Kingdom

 

ReMi

Dir. Ramon Mayol Aranda

Spain 

Dance under the Sea

Dir. Antonio Maria Cortese 

Italy

Water Bullets

Dir. Luis 

Mexico

 

 

The Prodigious Bifurcaria

Dir. Emiliano Fajardo Garcia

Mexico 

The Task 

Dir. Daniel Guillen

Mexico 

Care Package 

Dir. Dan Most 

United States 

Yound Love in a Dirty Place 

Dir. Reinis Spaile 

Latvia

And then what ?

Dir. Mario Trujillo 

Mexico

 



 

Best Bacalar Documentaries 

Best Bacalar Documentary Film National

Years of Glory. Life and work of Gloria Contreras.

Dir. Hernan Perera

Mexico 

 

Best Bacalar Documentary Film Spanish Language

Winner Feature Film  (Spanish Language )  

Recharging the Present 

Dir. Ines Criado Garcia,  Nahuel Staudacher 

Spain

Winner Feature Film (Foreign Language)

The Purple Thanaka of the Angels

Dir. Borit Yannick

Myanmar

Livestock or Desert 

Dir. Francisco Jose Vaquero Robustillo 

Spain 

White Wloves - Ghosts of the Arctic

Dir. Oliver Goetzl

Germany 

Dramayama 

Dir. Jeanette Groenendaal

Netherlands 

Studio 2091 - A Venetian Story 

Dir. Nau Germoglio 

Italy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 



 

Best Bacalar Documentary Short Film 

Winner 

Feather Dance

Dir. Alex Luke

Mexico

The Dance of the Feather is one of the most respresentative dances of Oaxaca, Mexico. 

One of the most colorful and ancient, with pre-hispanic origins that over the years became

a way of evangelization. Today it gives identity to people that, full of pride, continues to

represent it.

Winner 

Anima

Dir. Jennifer Jessum

United States

Anima is a short Documentary film created with the goal of decreasing violence against 

animals by raising awareness of what different faiths teach about compassion,

animals and the environment. The Film Features leaders across religious and

cultural backrounds. 

  

Poetry in the Mist

Dir. Natalia Gaia

Mexico

 

Anatome 

Dir. Adri Carrandi 

Mexico

Birder 

Dir. Nicolas Guitierrez Wenhammar

Mexico 

Malpelo : Mountain of Sharks / Documentary short

Dir. Kevin Mannens

United States

Dourado 

Dir. Marx Braga 

Brazil 

Can you hear her ? 

Dir. Alilcia Carter, Lucas Pruitt

United States 

Dajla : Cinema and Oblivion

Dir. Arturo Duenas Herrero 

Spain 

Unbroken : Saving Belize's Jaguar Corridor 

Dir. Brandon Thompson 

United States 

Memories of Tress. The Southern settler.

Dir. Santiago Serrano 

Chile 

  

 


















 

Bacalar Best Music Video 

 

Winner 

Dancing Trees

Dir. Strahinja Savic

Serbia
 

 

Samurai

Dir. Andrea Basile

Italy


 

Freaky

Dir. Christian D.K Long

United States 

 

 

Safe Distance 

Dir. Rona Soffer

Israel 

Every Someday is Now an Always 

Dir. Lindsey Willson 

United States 

 

 

 

Best Bacalar Kids Films 

Winner Feature Film

Kung Fu Girl

Dir.  Kenny Gage, Devon Downs.

China

Winner Feature Film

Poropopo

Dir. Luis Igreja

Brazil

Finalist Feature Film 

Tomorrow's Game 

Dir. Trevor Wilson, Jonathan Coria

United States

Winner Short Film

Giulia e il Capoposto

Dir. Antonio Maria Castaldo

Italy

 

Senza Nome

Dir. Gisella Gobbi

Italy

 

Cattle Market without Cattles 

Dir. Junglin Chen

Taiwan

Water you waiting for 

Dir. Leanne Read

Canada

The Chair 

Dir. Raffaele Salvaggiola

Italy




 

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Cult of the Natural History of Mexico is a project that aims to celebrate and offer the biodiversity of this land full of ecological complexity and geographical benefits.

This work compiles 20 years of uninterrupted experience of Miguel Ángel Sicilia touring the natural corners of Mexico.

Kung Fu Girl is an action fantasy about Lisa, a 12-year old student who challenges the school bully, and in her journey through real and virtual worlds learns to strengthen a fractured bond with her father.

A revenge plot traps 3 sisters and their getaway driver in a safe house until they can escape the country, but they may be running from so much more than just the police.
Made in Northern Colorado

In post apocalyptic Sweden, Elin longs to escape her life as a stripper at a local club. When she meets the troubled musician Erland, who at first glance seems to be her ticket out of there, she has no idea that her life is about to turn into a nightmarish fight for survival.

Neeravam Movie is a Semi Art Movie with social awareness subjects are included

6 October 1849
The Hungarian War of Independence failed, its thirteen leaders were sentenced to death. The European royal courts and even the Russian tsar himself protested against the executions. However, Haynau, one of the leaders of the victorious forces, did not give quarter. Among the prisoners was General Ignác Török, an artificer officer, whose life was full of secrets and legends. He never married. He had neither children, nor a family. He devoted himself to the memory of his one-time only lover, Charlotte. Now, on the night before his execution, Charlotte arrives with her husband, Sternberg, who is a high-ranking official in the Imperial Court, and, on the orders of the Emperor, they try to save the prisoner

The lives and struggles of Micheal an aspiring artist, Frank an unemployed graduate and Sade a teenager mirrors the travail of ordinary people in the Nigerian society and how we would have a better society if only we all show love with our words and actions.

A middle-aged driver, Kazakh Yergalym, who is trying to find the meaning of life in material gain, files for divorce from his childless wife. At this time, a 12-year-old boy, Uyghur Farukh, escapes from the orphanage. Fate unexpectedly brings Yergalym and Farukh together, resulting in both life changing.

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Life and work of Mexican choreographer Gloria Contreras, through the body, archive, and memory of hers closers collaborators.

Best Bacalar Animation Film 

 

Winner

Short Film

The Thief

Dir. Arturo Brena

United States

 

 

Uneven Pieces

Dir. Julieta Galvan 

Mexico

Lola, Indomitable agrarian

Dir. Fidela Cisneros Rivera

Mexico

Alledoags

Dir. Moze Mertens

Netherlands

Farm Well, a story about farm life today 

Dir. Pepijn Robben

Dir. Lucas De Man

Netherlands

The Deluge Fable

Dir. Michael Zamjatnins

Germany

Tio 

Dir. Juan Medina

Mexico 

 

Best Bacalar Audience Award ~

Winner 

Short Film 

Bosnian Broadway

Dir. Jasmina Beširević

Croatia

Derbent City of Stories 

Dir. Eugene Moon 

Russian Federation

The People we Serve 

Dir. Francine M Cavanaugh

United States 

Seaturtle watcher

Dir. Andrea Fiorito

Italy

Getsemani

Dir. Emma Vazquez Costa

Spain

In a Whole New Way

Dir. Jonathan Fisher

United States

Youth City Hall

Dir. Maaki Nurmeots

Belgium

Where the Wind Blows

Dir. Holger Mohaupt

Dir. Tracey Fearnehough

United Kingdom

Feature Films

Winner 

Salud ! To the Health of Cuba

Dir. Frédéric Hausammann

Switzerland

Seaturtle Watcher 

Dir. Andrea Fiorito 

Italy 

Food Forest 

Dir. Louis De Jaeger

Belgium