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Mar del Plata International Cinematographic Festival From 2 to 12 March, 1966, organized by the Cinematographic Festivals and Argentinean Cinema International Promotion Association.
President: Enzó Ardigó (journalist)
Vice-president: Atilio Mentasti (producer)
Treasurer: Raúl Valverde San Román (Argentinean Cinematographic Industry Trade Union)
Secretary: Duilio Marzio (actor)
Members- Senior Members: Sixto Pondal Ríos (author), Mario Maurano (musician), Oscar Lagomarsino (scenographer), Rodolfo Corral (short film), Juan F. Aranguren (laboratories), José Rodríguez Pendás (news), Antonio García Smith (producer) and Lucas Demare (director)
The Great Jury was composed of
Great Jury Awards: Southern Cross Gold Plaque
Critic Jury was composed of the following journalists
Fernando Chao, President (Argentina), Manuel González Casanovas (Mexico), Franco Cauli (Italy), Arthur Knight (USA), Eduardo Calcagno, Marcelo de Laferrere and Clara Fontana (Argentina)
Critic Jury Awards
Jury of the Cinematography Catholic International Office (O.C.I.C.)
Jean-Marie Poitevin, President (Canada), Carlos Fernández Cuenca (Spain), Carlos M. Bervejillo and Betty M. Beathyato (Uruguay), Mariano Silva (Chile) and Marcelo J. Moreno (Argentina). Advisor: Jesuit Priest Carlos Alberto Duhourq (Argentina)
-The Slender Thread, by Sydney Pollak.
For considering that it has a direct and without rhetoric message about the man’s sense of responsibility towards his fellow man, and the cooperation of the society in that task, stressing the decisive help offered selflessly. They aslo consider that the style is of enough technical and artistic dignity and helps the story in a right way, giving the film a universal value.
Confédération Internacionale pour la Diffusion des Arts et des Lettres par le Cinéma, CIDALC, is an institution created in 1930 to develop and study relationships among cinema and other arts, literature and music in particular. Its president in 1966 was one of the most important cinema music composers, Georges Auric. CIDALC award expresses the spirit of the institution and was granted for the first time in a Latin American Cinematographic Festival.
CIDALC Jury was composed of:
Mario Soffici, President (Argentina), Homero Alsina Thevenet (Uruguay), Carlos Fernández Cuenca (Spain), José Dominianni and Roberto Tálice (Argentina)