The Rene Rodriguez Film Writers Award, named for Miami Herald writer Rene Rodriguez. The award presented to the filmmaker of one film of any genre and any length voted on by all accredited film critics covering the annual Festival, for the film they consider the best of that year’s selection.
The Beasts, directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen.
One Second, directed by Zhang Yimou
Quo Vadis, Aida?, directed by Jasmila Žbanić
Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas’s White Lie from Canada.
The Nightingale directed by Jennifer Kent.
La familia (VENEZUELA/CHILE/NORWAY, La Pandilla Producciones, directed by Gustavo Rondón Córdova)
Harmonium (JAPAN – directed by Kôji Fukada)