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May 26, 2008 - THAFF 2008 Closing & Awards Announcement

The 11th Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival closed with thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, judges, venues, and especially to our audience.

The announcement of the Jury and People's Choice awards brought some surprises as several films earned special mention.

  • People's Choice Award for Best Feature Film:
    Pretendiendo / Ugly Me (Chile)

  • Jury Award for Best Feature Film:
    El Baño del Papa / The Pope's Toilet (Uruguay)

  • Special Jury Recognition Award (Feature Film):
    El Clavel Negro / The Black Pimpernel (Sweden, Finland, Denmark, México)

  • Jury Award for Best Documentary:
    ¿Quién Soy Yo? / Who Am I? (Argentina)

  • Jury Award for Best Short Film:
    El Foso y el Péndulo / The Pit and the Pendulum (Canada)

  • Special Jury Recognition Award (Short Film):
    Libertad de Movimiento / Freedom of Movement (Cuba)

  • Special Programmer's Award:
    Sobreviviendo Guazapa / Surviving Guazapa (El Salvador)
We'll be back next year with the 12th Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival, and some other events in between now and then. Stay tuned. Hasta pronto.

March 1, 2008 - THAFF ANNOUNCES 11TH EDITION

Canada's largest & longest running Spanish language film festival, The Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival, returns for 11 days in 2008 to celebrate its 11th edition with a spectacular new selection of feature film dramas, comedies, and documentaries from Spanish speaking countries.

Come share the culture, excitement and emotion of Hispano-American cinema!

Many films will be Canadian or Toronto premieres.

Downtown Toronto venues are the Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor St. West) and the NFB Mediatheque (150 John St.).

Advance ticket purchases are available on-line at www.torontohispano.com.

Again, this year's THAFF Awards include:

  • People's Choice Award for Best Feature Film
  • Jury Award for Best Feature Film
  • Jury Award for Best Documentary Film
  • Jury Award for Best Short Film

The complete schedule of films is on-line.