“Cuba, Libre?” Ranks High in Great Lakes Film Festival “Audience Choice Award” Voting


Many thanks to those who cast a vote in favor of Cuba, Libre? in the 2019 Great Lakes International Film Festival’s “Audience Choice Award” competition.

The official voting tally hasn’t been released, but according to the reckoning by filmmaker, Dick Jordan, Cuba, Libre? finished first in the voting among 150 films submitted in the “Documentary Feature” category.

One interesting outcome of the voting: None of the three films which festival judges nominated for “Best Documentary Feature” received even a single vote in the “Audience Choice Award” competition.

If the festival gave out “Audience Choice Awards” in each of the 18 categories of films, Cuba, Libre? would be a winner.

However, it appears that the “Audience Choice Award” will go only to the top vote-getter across all categories, with the next three films in the overall voting receiving recognition from the festival.

Cuba, Libre? appears to have finished in the number nine spot overall, which is still rather remarkable since (if one counts all films listed in each category, which could include some that were entered in more than one category) the list of films in the festival appears to have topped 2,700.

It’s 50 For “Cuba, Libre?”

Four years ago as the editing phase for Cuba, Libre? was wrapping up, filmmaker colleagues suggested that it be submitted to film festivals.

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As of today, the film has been an Official Selection of 50 festivals and that number could well increase during the next year as Cuba, Libre? continues its journey on the film festival circuit in the U.S. and abroad.

“Cuba, Libre?” Closes In on Film Award



Cuba, Libre? currently is in third place in voting for an Audience Choice Award at the 2019 Great Lakes International Film Festival. Voting ends at midnight EDT (9:00 pm PDT) today, Saturday, September 28th.

“Cuba, Libre?” is currently trailing the leading film for the award by just 11 votes.

You can help “Cuba, Libre?” win that award by watching it online ($1.99 fee) and then clicking on the “Vote Now” button to cast your vote in favor of it.