Lester Hamlet (Cuba) Wins Film Award

Casa Vieja poster. photo: juventudrebelde.cu

HAVANA TIMES, April 26 — The film “Casa vieja” (Old house) by Cuban director Lester Hamlet won the coveted top award at the 8th Low-Budget Film Festival in Gibara, Holguin, Cuba.

Hamelt won a US $70,000 prize he said he would use to make video clips and short films, reported the local press.

George Ovashili of Georgia won a $5,000 award for the best fiction film with “The Other Bank” about the drama faced by children in his country amid armed, ethnic and cultural conflicts.

For the full list of awards click here.

Read a review of “Casa vieja”.