EICAR Alumnus wins Platinium REMI Award in Houston!

Ave María by María Claudia Blanco won Platinium REMI Award

After graduating from EICAR Bachelor of Fine Arts program, Colombian filmmaker María Claudia Blanco was selected and awarded at the 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston for her end-of-year film Ave María!

Founded in 1968 by award-winning producer and director Hunter Todd, WordlFest is dedicated to recognizing and honoring outstanding creative excellence in Independent film and video. For its 50th edition, the festival received over 1,400 category entries and only 15% are selected for the 12 major competitions and awarded by a Remi Award.

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María Claudia Blanco’s film Ave María is one of them. The young director graduated in 2016 from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Her film received Best Art Direction Award at the EICAR International Department’s Award Ceremony and she personally received The Outstanding Achievement Award.

Colombian director was present at the Remi Award Ceremony with her main actors, Leonor Oberson and Nicola Pero, where she received her Platinum Remi Award.

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Adam, introduces us to his mother María laying down on a gurney before performing an abortion. Before María can gather all the courage to tell Paolo that she is pregnant, she discovers another reason why the baby she is carrying cannot be born. This is how the narrator of the story becomes an “Adam”, a being who is never born and that lives behind his mother’s back unable to see her eyes, however he can see through them.


Congratulations to María Claudia and her crew!