Fest Awardees

Best Latinx Film:

Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage Directed by Ben DeJesus

From award-winning director Ben DeJesus (Great Performances: John Leguizamo’s Road to BroadwayJohn Leguizamo: Tales from a Ghetto Klown), Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage is a warm and revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor’s journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to prominence on Broadway and in Hollywood. Filled with passion, determination and joy, Juliá’s brilliant and daring career was tragically cut short by his untimely death 25 years ago, at age 54.

Ben DeJesus is an award-winning doc filmmaker, episodic TV director, and music video veteran, who’s helmed over 100 hours of content in the general and Latinx markets.

Best Latin American Film

MONOS - Alejandro Landes

On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

Best Latin American Filmmaker:

Issa López

Tigers Are Not Afraid. Efectos Secundarios. Todo Mal. Casi Divas. Professional dreamer, amateur adult. Mexican. Americana. Closeted believer. Escéptica pública.

Best Latinx TV Show of the Year:

One Day at a Time - Gloria Calderón Kellett

Follows three generations of the same Cuban-American family living in the same house: a newly divorced former military mother, her teenage daughter and tween son, and her old-school mother.

Gloria Calderón Kellett is the executive Producer and Co-showrunner of “One Day At A Time”.

Best Latinx Filmmaker:

Rashaad Ernesto Green

Director Rashaad Ernesto Green's second feature, Premature, premiered at Sundance 2019 and will be released by IFC Films early 2020.