Magazine article Screen International

'Birds of Passage' Wins Miami Film Festival’s Top Jury Prize

Magazine article Screen International

'Birds of Passage' Wins Miami Film Festival’s Top Jury Prize

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Audience award for best feature went to Billy Corben’s documentary Screwball.

Birds Of Passage by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra has won the $40,000 Knight MARIMBAS Award at the 36th Miami Film Festival.

The filmmakers’ Ciudad Lunar Productions will split the festival’s top jury prize with the film’s US distributor The Orchard, which will distribute the film in select markets including Miami on March 15.

Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the award is presented to the film “that best exemplifies richness and resonance for cinema’s future”. The Audience Award for Best Feature went to Billy Corben’s documentary Screwball from Miami-based production company Rakontur. …

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