PREMIO JIIFF 2023
For all our 13 years of festival, JIIFF’s audience are the ones who decide, through their vote, which is the winning film of each edition. This year, the winning feature film will get a piece created by the Uruguayan artist, Federico Benites.
Montevideo, 1979. Wood artist, carpenter by profession. Motivated and captivated by the nobility of this material, he managed to create geometric works through the recycling of 100 year old wood. Through them he expresses a powerful visual impact where the wood's warmth and colors prevail.
About the work: “I had the pleasure of being summoned by JIIFF to create the main award. As an artist, it was a great challenge and an honor to reflect in a piece what it means to be awarded, having it represent being outstanding among others.
The materials used for this work are old pieces of wood from Pinotea Americana and Curupay.
Greetings to the organization and grateful that they have trusted me for such an important award.”