The 20th annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will offer narrative and documentary feature and short films, as well as music videos and experimental and animation selections, in competitive and non-competitive sections. Eleven award winners will be announced including perennial favorites the Hecho en Tejas Awards, and the Audience Award for Best "Emergencia" Youth Film. Here's one highlight:
El ciudadano ilustre (The Distinguished Citizen), Argentina
After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, a Nobel Prize winner for Literature, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. It turns out that accepting this invitation is the worst idea of his life. Expect the unexpected when you have used real people as characters in your novels! Winner of the 2017 Goya for best Iberoamerican Film.
Austin, TX: May 3 - 7. Full lineup and details here.