Land and Shade: Top Winner of Macondo Awards (Colombian Oscars)

Cesar Acevedo’s Land and Shade was the top winner at the Macondo Awards, the Colombian Oscars, announced on Friday night at the Faenza Theater in Bogota.

Acevedo also picked up the best director award for his first feature, which premiered at the Critics’ Week in Cannes, about a farming family struggling with rural abandon.

'Land and Shade'

Klych López’s drama Immortal was another big winner at the Macondos, picking up 4 prizes.

Juan Felipe Cano’s thriller The Seed of Silence, starring huge local stars Andres Parra (El Patrón del Mal) and Angie Cepeda (Jane the Virgin), took three awards.

The Colombian Academy of Film Arts and Sciences also bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award on director, screenwriter and poet Victor Gaviria.

Full list of awards is detailed below:

Best Screenplay – Jacques Toulemonde, for Anna

Best Supporting Actor –  Enrique Carriazo, for Immortal

Best Supporting Actress –  Julieth Restrepo, for The Seed of Silence

Best Costume Design – Camila Olarte, for Immortal

Best Makeup Design –  Natalia Prada, for Malos días

Best Original Score – Daniel Velasco, for The Seed of Silence

Best Art Directon – Juan Acevedo, for Immortal

Best Cinematography – Paulo Pérez, for Anna

Best Editing –  Gustavo Vasco y Luis Ospina, for Todo comenzó por el fin

Best Sound –  César Salazar, Carlos García and Camilo Montilla, for Immortal.

Lifetime Achievement Award – Víctor Gaviria

AUDIENCE AWARD – The Seed of Si, by Felipe Cano

BEST SHORT FILM – El camino del agua, by Carlos Montoya

BEST DOCUMENTARY – Todo comenzó por el fin, by Luis Ospina

BEST LEAD ACTOR – Damián Alcázar, for Magallanes

BEST LEAD ACTRESS – Juana Acosta, for Anna

BEST DIRECTOR – César Acevedo, for Land and Shadow

BEST FILM –  Land and Shadow, by César Acevedo