Extirpator Of Idolatries – Honorable Mention Award (Peru)
The police detective Waldo (Oswaldo Salas), of immersed and circumspect disposition and temper, investigates several crimes associated with indigenous rituals that occur in some regions of the Peruvian Andes. There we find a girl (Paulina Bazán) and a boy (Diego Yupanqui) who are about to enter puberty and begin to interact with certain mythical beings, a supernatural belief very common in many Andean villages. A sinister character (the “Extirpator of Idolatries”), pretending to be on a mission of faith, but imbued with religious dogmatism and intolerance, interrupts this peaceful scene as he casts an ominous shadow over these ancient Peruvian beliefs. Although Waldo’s boss considers him inferior and distrusts his methods (a form of discrimination), the policeman continues his efforts to capture the “Extirpator of Idolatries.” At the same time, Waldo will resolve his own inner conflict which has troubled him all his life. Director Biography – Manuel Siles
All the King's Men- 1910 Cornhusker Football – Best Director Award (United States)
A National Champion Coach and a roster full of Nebraska kids take on a very different game of College football in Downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. Cornhusker Head Coach William Cole had to find a way to win or face the wrath of the Students and the Fans. One thing he did know, they were going to have to fight to win the Missouri Valley Conference.
terroir – Best Women Filmmaker Award (United States)
The French word ‘terroir’ is used across many languages and cultures to describe the soil and climate factors that give wine its character. Metaphorically, we can look at our human upbringing and the resulting character of various world cultures as ‘terroir’. Factually, we all originate from women, but it is the rare culture that respects or honors this truth. Why do we pervert the vessel of life to its own self-denial?