Press Release: Viendomovies at the Guadalajara Festival
LIGHTNING RELEASES –MIAMI, Florida, – April 3, 2014 – ViendoMovies, the 24 hour film channel with no commercial breaks that programs content originally produced in Spanish, offers its audience full coverage and a summary of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) on its channel, the website, and through all social media platforms. The Guadalajara International Film Festival is a week-long event held each March since 1986 and it’s considered one of the most prestigious film festivals for Latin American films and its makers, as well as being among the most important in the Spanish Language world.
The Argentinean film “Ciencias Naturales” by Matias Lucchesi triumphed with the most prestigious award winning as the Best Latin American Film. The movie, which also won the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus at the Berlin International Film Festival and was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Miami International Film Festival, received the Best Actress award for both of its protagonists; previous winner of the same award Paula Hertzog and Paola Barrientos. It tells the story of a girl in a rural school in the middle of the mountains on a quest to find her true identity and that of her estranged father, even with her mother’s disapproval.
Meanwhile the documentary “Eco de la Montaña” directed by Nicolas Echevarría, won the Mezcal Award for Best Mexican Film. The film portrays the life and work of Huichol artist Santos de la Torre, who although having a mural exhibited at the Louvre, still lives in oblivion. The film follows Torre on his trip to Wirikuta, a trip of 385 miles, to ask for permission from the gods of the Huichol tribe to paint another mural.
ViendoMovies is a regular presence in the events and festivals where Spanish Language films are an important part of the program. The channel’s audience is constantly in touch with the creators and players in this important and burgeoning industry in events such as the, Ariel Awards (Mexico), the Goya Awards (Spain), the Cannes, Toronto, San Sebastian, Morelia, Miami and Los Angeles Film Festivals, among others. The coverage can be seen on ViendoMovies’ TV and YouTube channels, as well as on its own web site and other social media platforms.
ABOUT VIENDOMOVIES: ViendoMovies is a Pay TV channel that broadcasts contemporary Spanish-language films 24 hours a day with no commercial breaks, with a culturally relevant Premium on air look. ViendoMovies is produced in the USA for the US Hispanic and Puerto Rico markets and is part of SOMOSTV LLC. For more information please visit us at www.viendomovies.com and www.somostv.net
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