La Casa wins best project award on IDFA Forum

29 noviembre, 2021

By Mundo Películas
November 24, 2021

Winners as the best movie in development in the most important documentary festival in the world, the film achieved first place among 23 international projects.

One of the 23 projects that were presented on the Forum, one of the most relevant international instances for documentary, where a jury selects projects from all around the world to be shown to television networks such as BBC, Arté, The Guardian and others, each project had only 10 minutes to show its firsts images and lure TV and festivals programmers.

This year, among the 23 projects, only three were from Latin America. One from Chile (La Casa), one from Brazil, and another from Mexico, directed by the acclaimed Salvadoran-Mexican director, Tatiana Huezo.

La Casa turned out to be the winner of the first and only prize with an interesting qualification from the international jury: “The award goes to a project that presents a unique perspective of an isolated space in a multifaceted form with nuanced sensory perception, though diverse visual and sound elements. The seclusion becomes a background for exploration of the many layers of relationships—with one another, the nature, the neighborhood, and the current social and political context of the contemporary world”.

IDFA is the most important documental festival in the world, and for more than 20 years has embraced the work of Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff.

“IDFA has always been an important platform for our work. We have been able to participate with A man aside, News, Surire and Los Reyes -that even won the IDFA Special Jury Award in 2018. IDFA has always believed in our artistic vision”, explains director Bettina Perut.

“The importance of this award is that it reinforces artistic freedom and proves that you can trust in risky projects. Not only those that seem to be more commercial, but those that dare to find new ways of audiovisual expression and cinematographic experimentation”, comments Ivan Osnovikoff, director of La Casa.