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WINTER FILM AWARDS 2016 WINNER - BEST DIRECTOR (ISAAC EZBAN)
NOMINEE - BEST PICTURE
NOMINEE - BEST ACTRESS (CASSANDRA CIANGHEROTTI)
NOMINEE - BEST ACTRESS (CARMEN BEATO)
NOMINEE - BEST ACTOR (GUSTAVO SANCHEZ PARRA)

  • 2015
  • Mexico
  • 90 mins
  • Spanish

Feature Film Competition

Isaac Ezban
Miriam Mercado, Elsa Reyes
Gustavo Sanchez Parra, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Fernando Becerril, Carmen Beato, Humberto Busto

On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting on a remote bus station in the middle of the nowhere for a bus heading to Mexico City start experiencing a strange phenomenon.

Isaac Ezban is a filmmaker from Mexico, specialised in working in genre (sci-fi, horror, thriller, etc). After making 9 short films with a lot of international recognition and support from Guillermo del Toro, his first feature film THE INCIDENT (2014) premiered at Cannes at the Blood Window Midnight Galas, then Fantastic Fest and Sitges (the 2 most important genre fests in the world). His second film THE SIMILARS (2015) was also at Fantastic Fest and Sitges, where it won Best Latinamerican Film

Awards

2015 Sitges: Festival de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya – Best Latinamerican Feature Film (Blood Window Award)
2015 Morbido Film Fest – Press Award for Best Latinamerican Feature Film
2015 Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – Rod Serling Wordsmith Award (Special Honorary Award) to director Isaac Ezban
2015 Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – Best of Fest (Best Festival Feature)
2015 Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – Best Science Fiction Film
2015 Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – Best Director

About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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