aluCine Festival Jury

Felicidades to the winners of aluCine’s 2021 film awards! 🏆⁠⁠
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I had such a great time working with fellow jurors Cecilio Escobar and Aashna Thakkar to award these incredible films!⁠⁠
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BEST FILM: The Ritual to Beauty⁠⁠
“The Ritual to Beauty was awarded the aluCine Best Film Award for its stunning visuals and powerful message about the often unspoken ties between generations of Dominican women and the unique connection of a family’s hair journey – a symbol of trauma and strength.”⁠⁠
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BEST DOCUMENTARY: Ni Aqui / Ni Alla⁠⁠
“Ni Aqui/ Ni Allá was awarded Best Documentary Award for its original, experimental approach to documenting the beautiful, relatable and difficult relationship with one’s parent as a Queer Latinx person.”⁠⁠
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BEST FICTION: Flight⁠⁠
“Flight was awarded the Best Fiction Award because of the powerful, inventive storytelling that provides a new perspective on the coming-of-age narrative and highlights our grief and the longing for connection to our loved ones.”⁠⁠
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BEST LOCAL: Sinvergüenzilla in “First Kiss⁠⁠
“Sinvergüenzilla in “First Kiss” was awarded the Best Local Film Award because of the striking visuals, comedic humor, and heartwarming story about humanity during these uncertain times – a film our hearts needed during this time!”⁠⁠
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HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Negra, Inabitavel, and BORRACHERO.⁠⁠
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Learn more: ALUCINEFESTIVAL.com/awards-2021

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