The official closing events of Macabro 2013 took place at Cineteca Nacional on Saturday, August 31. The awards ceremony preceded a screening of American Mary
, the out-of-competition closing film of the festival. Although this Canadian movie is phenomenal (read here Rachel Fox's ScreenAnarchy review
), the evening was ultimately cold, both literally and figuratively.
Thanks to rainy weather, the public attendance was considerably lower than that of other highlight events, like the inaugural showing of The Battery or the Luigi Cozzi conference. Macabro's awards ceremony consisted of only four categories, lasting no more than 10 minutes. And in the end, none of the awarded filmmakers were present to receive their honor! It was kind of disappointing, but they will get some good money and a nice trophy (in the form of a demon goat).
It's worth noting that both Cozzi and Lamberto Bava attended the ceremony and stayed for American Mary. It was really cool seeing them drinking some mezcal after the film! While Macabro 2013 is now over, I'll publish some more reviews and stories, including everything about the homage to Cozzi and Bava.
This is the list of winners at Macabro 2013:
Best International Horror Short Film: Hotel (Spain), by José Luis Alemán
Best Mexican Horror Short Film: Sanguijuelas (aka The Leeches), by Abraham Sánchez
Best Director: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead for Resolution
Best International Feature Length Horror Film: The Human Race (United States), by Paul Hough
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