‘Life’ colors Miami fest

Auds tap Lagemann's 'Angels of the Sun'

MIAMI — Spanish helmer Santiago Tabernero’s “Vida y color” (Life in Color) won the grand jury prize in the Miami Film Festival’s Ibero-American dramatic feature competition for frosh and soph helmers.

Auds tapped Rudi Lagemann’s “Angels of the Sun” (Anjos do sol), from Brazil.

In the world cinema competition, two films shared the grand jury prize: “Anklaget” (Accused), from Denmark’s Jacob Thuesen, and “Sauf le respect que je vous dois” (“Burnt Out”), from France’s Fabienne Godet.

“Accused” received the audience award in that category.

Mexico’s Juan Carlos Rulfo’s “En el hoyo” (In the Pit) took the grand jury prize for documentary feature.

Auds chose “The Refugee All Stars,” a Guinea/Sierra Leone/U.S. co-production from directors Zach Niles and Banker White.

All three grand jury awards carry a cash prize of $25,000; audience award winners receive $2,500.

The Fipresci international critics’ prize went to “Mistrz” (Master), from Polish director Piotr Trzaskalski. That film was in competition in the world features section.

Mini-market Encuentros, devoted to Ibero-American cinema, is held concurrently with the festival.

The Brazilian project “Uniao fraterna” (Fraternal Love), from helmer Lais Bodanzky, was awarded a Soundpost Music License Grant valued at $130,000.