MEXICO WINS “BEST SCREENPLAY” AWARD IN RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
LONDON, United Kingdom, 5th October 2016.- Mexico won the “Best Screenplay” award for the film Panamerican Machinery at the Raindance Film Festival, considered as the largest and most important in Europe.
With the screenplay written by Joaquin del Paso and Lucy Pawlak, the film Panamerican Machinery was presented at Piccadilly Circus on 23rd & 25th September and nominated by Raindance as “Best Film”, after its successful participation at the International Film Festival of Guadalajara, where it was awarded as the “Best Film”.
On its 24th edition Raindance presented six Mexicans films: two feature presentations including Panamerican Machinery; two co-productions with other countries; a documentary and a short film, as it is shown in the following link: http://bit.ly/2cYRqyh.
According to the bios of the awarded, British Lucy Palawk studied in Mexico with the scholarship on artistic creation “Manta Ray Cinematographer Workshop”, after been selected by the Embassy of Mexico with the sponsorship of the Mexican Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID), from the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, whilst Joaquin del Paso, a Mexican director, cinematographer and founder of “Amodo Films”, has also produced the films “The Dream of San Juan” and “Black Mountain”.
Raindance presents features and short films as well as music videos by filmmakers from the UK and around the world for an audience of executives, journalists, fans and directors. Along with the screenings, there were also presented seminars, workshops and events that delivers the opportunity to share their passion for cinema.
Likewise, it was also presented on 22nd & 28th September the film: Me and the Alien directed by Jesus Magaña Vázquez, acclaimed Mexican director, writer and producer, whose previous film "Alice in Marialand" was presented in Raindance 2015, winning the award for the “Best International Feature”.
In the short film category, “The Green” had its premiere, directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios, a young Mexican director who lives in London and studied as an actor at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). He writes and directs original work for both films and theatre. His first feature film "Güeros" filmed in black and white was praised by critics and won five Ariel Awards in 2015, including Best Film, Best First Film and Best Director.
The Embassy of Mexico will continue to support the talent and creativity of Mexican directors, cinematographers, screenplay writers and entrepreneurs who participate in international platforms such as the Independent Film Festival Raindance.