Brazil had 23 entries in the renowned film competition and also took home another award in the category of the Best Artistic Contribution, which went to Esmir Filho's film "The Famous and the Goblins of Dead". Also Ricardo Della Rosa's movie "Adrift" was awarded the prize for Best Photography.
Meanwhile, Mexico won 5 awards. The film "El Traspatio" (Backyard) was awarded the Best Original Script by Sabine Berman and with the Best Edition that went to Oscar Figueroa. Peruvian filmmaker Claudia Llosa was distinguished with the Festival's First Coral Award for her film "La Teta Asustada" (The Scared Tit), and Chilean Sebastián Silva got the second prize with the film "La Nana" (The Nanny). Brazilian film "I travel because I need, I come back because I love you" got third and the Special Jury Award went to Argentinean Juan José Campanella's production "El secreto de sus ojos" (The Secret of His Eyes).
In the Festival's First Work Competition, the awards were conferred to productions from Chile, Uruguay, Mexico and Colombia. The First Award went to Chilean film "Huacho" by Alejandro Fernandez. The second and third awards went to Uruguay's "Gigante" (Giant) of Adrian Biniez and Mexico's "Cinco días sin Nora" (Five Days without Nora) of Mariana Chenillo, respectively. Both movies were among the favorite to clinch the Festival prime award.
Meanwhile, Cuba won four honors, one of them for Best Poster with the documentary film "La Marea" (The Tide), which was also awarded a special prize of the Jury.