Director Ilya Chaiken received the best picture award for her feature “Liberty Kid” as the eighth annual New York Latino Film Festival announced its award winners at a ceremony on Sunday.
Pic concerns the post-9/11 lives of inner-city young men.
Alexandre Fuchs’ film about street gang MS-13, “Hijos de la guerra” (Children of the War), drew documentary kudos, while Ciro Altabas’ “DVD” won for short.
Sergio Castilla earned a Heineken Red Star award for his direction of “Take the Bridge,” and Will Fonesca’s “Rewind” took the audience-selected Verizon On the Edge short film award.
Fest was launched in 1999.