'Land and Shade' Wins Colombia's Macondo Awards

Land and Shade Still - H 2015
Courtesy of Semaine de la Critique

Land and Shade Still - H 2015

Cesar Acevedo’s Critics’ Week entry also grabbed best director honors.

Cesar Acevedo's Land and Shade was the top winner at Columbia's Macondo Awards, which were announced Friday night during a ceremony held at the Faenza Theater in Bogota.

Acevedo also picked up best director honors for his first feature film, which premiered at the Critics' Week in Cannes and chronicles a farming family struggling with rural abandon.    

Klych Lopez's drama Immortal was another big winner, picking up four Macondos. Next in line was Juan Felipe Cano's thriller The Seed of Silence, starring local stars Andres Parra (El Patron del Mal) and Angie Cepeda (Jane the Virgin), which took home three awards.

The Colombian Academy of Film Arts and Sciences also presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to director, screenwriter and poet Victor Gaviria.

A full list of awards follows:

Best screenplay – Jacques Toulemonde for Anna
Best supporting actor –  Enrique Carriazo for Immortal
Best supporting actress –  Julieth Restrepo for The Seed of Silence
Best costume design – Camila Olarte for Immortal
Best makeup design –  Natalia Prada for Malos días
Best original score – Daniel Velasco for The Seed of Silence
Best art direction – Juan Acevedo for Immortal
Best cinematography – Paulo Perez for Anna
Best editing –  Gustavo Vasco y Luis Ospina for Todo comenzó por el fin
Best sound –  Cesar Salazar, Carlos García and Camilo Montilla for Immortal
Best short film – El camino del agua by Carlos Montoya
Best documentary – Todo comenzó por el fin by Luis Ospina
Best lead actor – Damian Alcazar for Magallanes
Best lead actress – Juana Acosta for Anna
Best director – César Acevedo for Land and Shade
Best film –  Land and Shade by Cesar Acevedo
Lifetime Achievement Award – Víctor Gaviria
Audience Award – The Seed of Si by Felipe Cano