Presentation of the Sixth Edition of the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival

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Next Tuesday, March 29, the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival will be presented at the Madrid Film Academy.

This short format film festival will exhibit in Benidorm, from April 2 to 9, a great selection of Spanish, European and Latin American short films.

Skyline Benidorm Film Festival is one of the few Spanish festivals that has implemented payment for selection since its first edition. In addition, all the filmmakers of the official national section are invited during the days of the festival, enjoying guided tours of Benidorm, excursions and different meetings and colloquiums where both the promotion of the city and an atmosphere of exchange of ideas between professionals are encouraged.

Skyline Benidorm Film Festival has gone from being a provincial sample to having an official national section, with three different prizes for Fiction, Documentary and Animation, in addition to a European section and adds a new Ibero-American section in this 2022 edition. Each of these sections have their corresponding prizes and always with projections in cinema quality.

This festival celebrates its 6th Edition breaking, once again, participation records, with more than 450 short films presented, and 260 projects, including scripts and shortpitch.

Likewise, and steadily, the short film script writing contest has become a benchmark, receiving more than 200 works from all over Spain and Latin America in this edition, in response to the attractive prize that has not stopped increasing in each edition, reaching €1,000 this year.

Another bet that has come to stay is the Shortpitch, an event dedicated to the film industry, in which producers with projects in the development phase participate. The winner will receive a prize valued at €12,000 to make their short film, with the collaboration of different providers.

In this edition we continue to count on the collaboration of Filmin, where the short films of the National Section will be screened from April 2 to 9, so that anyone who is outside the city can enjoy part of the programming.

 

The poster

The design of this year’s poster has been carried out by the graphic artist Nuria Riaza, with a disturbing and surreal touch, her works always have a mysterious point. In this case, the main image of the poster for the 2022 edition of the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival is a portrait of the Spanish filmmaker Ana Mariscal, considered by critics to be one of the best European film directors of the 20th century. A pioneer who signed her own scripts and brought them to the screen as a director. She was also a noted film and stage actress, and an award-winning writer.

 

Contest Sections

The programming of the Official Section will be concentrated from April 6 to 8, and will be screened at the Fundación Mediterráneo Auditorium, where we will find a good assortment of titles, among others, the winners of the Goya for best fiction short film ‘Totem loba’ and best animated short film ‘The monkey’; In addition, in the rest of the short films we will find a very varied theme: animation, comedy, dark humor, thriller… a very complete program that will leave us glued to our seats.

Within the European Section we will find films from Turkey, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and France, with some of the most interesting productions, where diverse topics will be touched on, from black comedy to social relations, in a way that will leave you indifferent. This European program will be screened on Sunday, April 3 at the IMF cinemas in Finestrat.

And in the Ibero-American Section, we will have representation from Chile and Argentina, with four short films that will take us on a trip to the other side of the ocean. We will be able to enjoy this tour of Latin America on Wednesday, April 6, at the Fundación Mediterráneo Auditorium.

In the Social Section we will find six short films that deserve to be seen from reflection. We will screen this section on Tuesday, April 5, also at the Fundación Mediterráneo Auditorium.

Skyline Benidorm Film Festival will award eight prizes in the different sections: Prize for the best national fiction short film, best national animated short film, best national documentary short film, best Valencian short film, best European short film, best Ibero-American short film, best short film script and best project. of National Short Pitch.

In addition to the financial prizes, trophies will also be awarded for the best film with a social theme, for the best direction, for the best production, for the best performance, an audience award and a PNR jury award for the best film.

 

Tribute to Roberto Pérez Toledo

Skyline Benidorm Film Festival opens the festival paying homage to a 23-year career in which breaking down barriers on disability and diversity have been key axes in Roberto’s filmography, encouraging other creators and promoting a social dialogue that has crossed the screens.

The tribute to Roberto Pérez Toledo will be held on Saturday, April 2, at 12 noon, in the Fundación Caja Mediterráneo Auditorium, and a selection of his most outstanding short films will be screened. In addition, family and friends will attend to enjoy the work of this great filmmaker.

The journalist Borja Terán and the actor David Mora will accompany Oriola Pérez Toledo and Edgar Córcoles, in an emotional act that pays tribute to one of the most outstanding figures in the world of Spanish short films today.

 

Other activities

Within the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival you can enjoy not only the screenings of the official section but also other actions aimed at the industry, as well as activities aimed at the youngest, such as a plasticine stopmotion workshop, by Pablo Llorens and a dubbing workshop, led by Francesc Fenollosa.

Access to all the projections and activities that will take place from April 2 to 8, are free until capacity is reached, and from the Festival we encourage you to come and enjoy good cinema.

All the information related to the festival can be found on the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival website.

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