Rene Rodriguez Critics Award


The Rene Rodriguez Critics 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.

2021 WINNER

Quo Vadis, Aida?directed by Jasmila Žbanić

2020 WINNER
Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas’s White Lie from Canada

2019 WINNER
The Nightingale directed by Jennifer Kent’s

2018 WINNER
La familia (VENEZUELA/CHILE/NORWAY, La Pandilla Producciones, directed by Gustavo Rondón Córdova)

2017 WINNER
Harmonium
 (JAPAN – directed by Kôji Fukada)