Daniel E. García’s film “Pescadora” wins Best Short at New York International Latino Film Festival

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 9:15am
Pescadora

NEW YORK ­­– “Pescadora,” a short film by Daniel E. García, associate professor of communication arts at Spring Hill College, won Best Short at the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival on Sunday, Aug. 19.

Directed by García and Ahna Terpstra, “Pescadora” (Fisherwoman) was shot in Peru, and several of Garcia’s former students worked on the crew. The 20-minute film tells the story of Dora, who has always dreamed of becoming a fisherman like her father. But, everyone in her Peruvian fishing village wants her to marry instead.

This year, NYILFF presented more than 30 features, documentaries and short films in English and Spanish, reflecting America’s cultural diversity as well as the global urban experience. For more information, visit www.nylatinofilm.com.

This is the fourth award the film has received in only its fifth competitive screening:

Screenings

  • Boston Latino Film Festival. Boston, Mass., 2011
  • Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes FENACO Perú. Cuzco, 2011
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival, San Diego, Calif., 2012
  • Cine Las Américas International Film Festival, Austin, Texas, 2012
  • Festival de Cine de Lima, Muestra Itinerante, Lima, Peru, 2012
  • HBO New York International Latino Film Festival, New York City, 2012

Awards

  • Best Short: Boston Latino Film Festival.  2011
  • Premio de Género: Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes FENACO Perú. Cuzco, 2011
  • Special Jury Award for Individual Performance: Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, Austin Texas. 2012
  • Best Short Film: HBO International Latino Film Festival, New York City, New York, 2012

Learn more about the film at www.pescadorafilm.com.