12 November 2012
The International Jury of the 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:
Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President, Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, Programmer, consultant, founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland,
Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark ; Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal ; Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece
have awarded Antonio Méndez Esparza the Best Director Award for its first Feature Aquí y Allá !
Our film also received a Special Mention in the AFI festival in Los Angeles for “its honest depiction of lives that are otherwise often invisible in our society.”