2021 Award Winners
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KNIGHT MARIMBAS AWARD

WINNER: Quo Vadis, Aida?directed by Jasmila Žbanić, representing Bosnia and Herzegovina’s official submission shortlisted for this year’s Academy Awards.

KNIGHT MADE IN MIA AWARD

FEATURE WINNER: Cuban Dancer, a poignant documentary directed by Roberto Salinas

SHORT WINNER: “Caro Comes Out,” directed by Brit Fryer and Caro Hernandez

MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM AWARD

WINNER: “The Present,” directed by Farah Nabulsi

WARNERMEDIA IBERO- AMERICAN FEATURE FILM AWARD

WINNER: The Henry Rincón-directed film from Colombia, The City of Wild Beasts (La Ciudad de las Fieras).

WARNERMEDIA IBERO-AMERICAN SHORT FILM AWARD

WINNER: $5,000 awarded to Joel Vázquez Cárdenas for “Así en la Tierra.”

Four runner-up prizes of $1,250 each have gone to “Calladita,” “For Rosa,” “The Name of the Son,” and “The Insomnia Plague.”

JORDAN RESSLER FIRST FEATURE AWARD

WINNER: Lorelei, a U.S.-made working-class fable directed by Sabrina Doyle.

DOCUMENTARY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

WINNER: A New Dawn, directed by Manny Soto.

ALACRAN MUSIC IN FILM AWARD

WINNER: For his work in Riz Ahmed’s British drama Mogul Mowgli, composer Paul Corley.

OOLITE ARTS MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL TRAILER AWARD

WINNER: The Oolite Arts Miami Film Festival Trailer Award went to Raphael Lubzanski for The City of Wild Beasts.

OOLITE ARTS MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL POSTER DESIGN AWARD

WINNER: The Oolite Arts Miami Film Festival Poster Design Award went to Raul Monge.

RENE RODRIGUEZ CRITICS AWARD

WINNER: Quo Vadis, Aida?directed by Jasmila Žbanić.

NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM AUDIENCE AWARD

WINNER: Plantados, directed by Lilo Vilaplana.

SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD

WINNER: “Petra,” directed by Randy Valdes.

IMPACT AWARD

WINNER: Actor Riz Ahmed for his work illuminating the Recovery community within the Deaf Community, a world often invisible in our society, in the critically-acclaimed Sound of Metal.

ART OF LIGHT AWARD

Aldis Hodge received the Art of Light Award (Actor) for his current role as Jim Brown in One Night in Miami.

Andra Day received the Art of Light Award (Actress) for her current role as Billie Holiday in The United States vs. Billie Holiday.

James Richards received the Art of Light Award (Cinematographer) for his work on Chloé Zhao’s film Nomadland.

PRECIOUS GEM AWARD

Pedro Almodóvar – Precious Gem Master Award Winner

Rita Moreno – Precious Gem Icon Award Winner

Javier Cámara – Precious Gem Award Winner