Luis Ospina to receive Márgenes Special Award

Pantalla Colombia No.: 071
octubre 15 - noviembre 30 / 2017

At the inauguration of the 7 Festival Márgenes, the Colombian filmmaker will receive the Márgenes Special Award for Independent Cinema, a nod to his professional career and his contributions to Ibero-American film


Márgenes is a film festival dedicated to new audiovisual tendencies emerging in Spain, Latin America, and Portugal. It combines live projection and online streaming. The festival is expressly dedicated to films that feature a formal and ethical commitment to cinema and society and that have not had a premiere or have had difficulties accessing general distribution.
In previous years, the Márgenes Special Award for Independent Cinema has been awarded to Lluís Miñarro, Basilio Martín Patino, Gonzalo Suárez, Emma Suárez, and Lluis Escartín. On this seventh edition of the festival, which will begin November 23 and run until December 23, Luis Ospina will not only be granted the award but will be the subject of a complete retrospective. The director from Cali will also present his film It All Started at the End (Todo comenzó por el fin), to be screened at the Cineteca del Matadero in Madrid.
This commemoration of the Colombian director joins a long list of honors he has received throughout his career, including awards at international festivals in Oberhausen, Biarritz, Havana, Cartagena, Sitges, Bilbao, Huesca, Cádiz, Lille, Caracas, and Toulouse. His work has been showcased in retrospectives in the most diverse corners of the world, such as La Caliwood de Luis Ospina: Cine Colombiano de Vanguardia presented in Brazil with thirty-four of his films; Focus, Caliwood: ayer, hoy, mañana at the 29 Cinelátino – Rencontres de Toulouse; CaliGroup: Roots of Colombian Cinema at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF); a tribute at the 56 Cartagena Film Festival (FICCI); and others.
Since 2009, Luis Ospina directs the Cali International Film Festival (FICCALI).

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