‘Too rough’ and the Murcian ‘Day in the snow’, best short films at the FICC

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‘Look niño’ won two international Submarino Peral awards; ‘Ur azpian lore’, by Aitor Oñederra and ‘El paraíso’, by Santaigo Ramírez, a

The Cartagena International Film Festival concluded its fifty-first edition this Saturday in Room A of the El Batel Auditorium, where the award ceremony for the various parts of the festival took place.

‘Too rough’ by Sean Lionadh was the winning film in the Official Short Film Selection. The Scotsman, awarded the City of Cartagena Silver Caravel for Best Short Film, a prize with a cash prize of 3,000 euros, sent a thank you video.

The Peral Submarine Award for Best Director went to Aitor Oñederra for ‘Ur azpian lore’. In the Best Screenplay category, Sergio Avellaneda was awarded for ‘Mira niño’. A short film for which Ana Belén Belmonte won the Best Performance Award. The last prize in this category went to Santiago Ramírez, who received the prize for Best Photography for the short film ‘El paraíso’.

In the Murcine section, ‘Day in the snow’ by Paolo Natale won the first prize Carabela from the city of Cartagena, worth 1,500 euros. It is the second major recognition for this short film in the Murcia region, as ‘Día en la nieve’ also won the IBAFF Best Short Film Award. The Second Murcine Submarino Peral Prize went to ‘Carmen, without fear of freedom’, by Irene Baqué, with 500 euros.

The PNR jury (Plataforma Nuevos Realizadores) awarded the PNR prize for best short film for the second time this year, which went to ‘Rompente’ by Eloy Domínguez. In addition, they awarded the PNR Award for Best Murcine Short to ‘Sorda’ by Nuria Muñoz and Eva Libertad, a short film that has been recognized by several festivals in 2022.

The Young Jury Prize, made up of students from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena and the University of Murcia, went to the feature film ‘El triángulo de la tristeza’ by Swedish director Ruben Östlund, who also received the Palme d’Or at the Film Festival of Cannes 2022. In addition, the members of the short film ‘Döppelganger’, from the IES Arzobispo Lozano, received the prize of 500 euros in audiovisual material for their center after winning the prize for best short film in the Young Fans category.

The jury for the Official Short Film Section and the Murcine section consisted of Nino Martínez Sosa, film director and voting member of the European Film Academy; Marta Medina, film critic, screenwriter and short film maker; and Raúl Cornejo, journalist specializing in film, creator of the Vivir Rodando podcast and author of several books on film.

Filmmaker Jaime Chávarri, winner of the FICC Award, was unable to attend the gala to personally receive the award. In addition, the FICC Prize for Cinematographic Distribution was awarded to journalist and film critic María Guerra, presenter of the program ‘La script’. In this edition, the festival also wanted to recognize Esther Baeza, who was director of the festival from 2008 to 2021, with the Special FICC Award. Esther Baeza received the award emotionally from Reyes, who had been her partner on the festival. Pizarro.

During the award ceremony, stage and audiovisual company Las Monstruas, consisting of Inés Muñoz and Andrea Martínez, enlivened the gala with several performances. The president of the festival, Nacho Ros, closed the gala with an emotional speech. As a finishing touch, the spectators could enjoy the French comedy ‘Rumba la vie’ by Franck Dubosc.

Source: La Verdad

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