Awards

Amiens International Film Festival

2008 Won
Screenplay Creation Fonds
Polvo (2012)
For "Poussière".

Ariel Awards, Mexico

2016 Nominated
Silver Ariel
Best Direction (Mejor Dirección)
Te prometo anarquía (2015)

Baja International Film Festival

2015 Won
Mexico Primero Cinemex
Best Film
Te prometo anarquía (2015)
2014 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Best Film
Te prometo anarquía (2015)

Bratislava International Film Festival

2008 Nominated
Grand Prix
Gasolina (2008)

Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

2011 Won
Special Mention
International Official Selection
Las marimbas del infierno (2010)
Nominated
Best Film
Las marimbas del infierno (2010)
2009 Won
Special Jury Prize
International Official Selection
Gasolina (2008)
Nominated
Best Film
Gasolina (2008)

Fribourg International Film Festival

2011 Won
Talent Tape Award
Las marimbas del infierno (2010)

For a film made with few resources, but with pleasing freedom, that mixes realities and fiction, ... More

For a film made with few resources, but with pleasing freedom, that mixes realities and fiction, irony and seriousness, isolation and universalism.

Nominated
Grand Prix
Las marimbas del infierno (2010)

Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

2015 Nominated
Jaeger - LeCoultre Best Film Award
Best Film
Te prometo anarquía (2015)

Locarno International Film Festival

2015 Nominated
Golden Leopard
Te prometo anarquía (2015)
2012 Nominated
Golden Leopard
Polvo (2012)

Lume International Film Festival

2013 Nominated
Jury Award
Best Feature Film
Polvo (2012)

Miami Film Festival

2016 Nominated
Knight Competition Grand Jury Prize
Te prometo anarquía (2015)
2013 Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Knight Ibero-American Competition
Polvo (2012)
2011 Won
Grand Jury Prize
Knight Ibero-American Competition
Las marimbas del infierno (2010)
2009 Won
Special Mention
Ibero-American Competition
Gasolina (2008)

Morelia International Film Festival

2015 Won
Guerrero Award
Te prometo anarquía (2015)
Premio Guerrero a Largometraje Mexicano
Won
Special Jury Mention
Te prometo anarquía (2015)
Mención Especial del Jurado

Nashville Film Festival

2016 Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Bridgestone Narrative Feature Competition
Te prometo anarquía (2015)

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

2015 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Best Latin American Film (Melhor Filme Latino-Americano)
Te prometo anarquía (2015)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2015 Nominated
Horizons Award
Te prometo anarquía (2015)
2008 Won
Horizons Award
Gasolina (2008)
2007 Won
C.I.C.A.E. Award
Films in Progress
Gasolina (2008)
Won
Films in Progress Award
Gasolina (2008)
Won
Casa de América Award
Gasolina (2008)

Torino Film Festival

2010 Won
Special Jury Prize
Feature Film
Las marimbas del infierno (2010)
Tied with Vital Signs (2009).
Won
Cipputi Award
Las marimbas del infierno (2010)

By imperceptibly mixing reality and fiction in an original narrative structure with great emotional... More

By imperceptibly mixing reality and fiction in an original narrative structure with great emotional impact, Cordón portrays the true story of a marimba musician who is touching in his tenacity and his ability to adapt. Since the ancient Guatemalan instrument's traditional use is in free-fall and the public wants rock, Don Alfonso turns his instrument to rock. The story presents a masterly mixture of drama and humor and becomes a paradigm of how the transformation of work is changing so many professions: "where the outcome is uncertain but maybe there are other ways to keep on living."

Nominated
Prize of the City of Torino
Best Feature Film
Las marimbas del infierno (2010)

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