Skyline Benidorm Film Festival: An Edition Awarded with an Exceptional Lineup

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The eighth edition of the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival has concluded with a grand closing gala where the winners of this edition were announced. The event, held from April 13 to 20, brought together a wide variety of national and international short films, as well as the presence of leading professionals from the film industry. The event, full of excitement and cinematic talent, brought together filmmakers and lovers of the seventh art in the Alicante city.

Awards Summary

  • Best Direction (PNR Jury): La gran Obra, by Alex Lora i Cercós

  • Best Young Filmmakers Short Film: Tengo algo que decirte, by Marcos Barbas

  • Best Fiction Short Film: Artesanía, by David Pérez Sañudo

  • Best Documentary Short Film: Blow!, by Neus Ballús

  • Best Animation Short Film: To bird or not to bird, by Martín Romero

  • Best Production: Largo viaje, by Héctor Herce

  • Best Performance: Kuni Tomita, for Tu tijera en mi oreja, by Carlos Ruano

  • Exaequo Best Performance Award: Paula Usero for the short film Mi zona, by Cristian Beteta.

  • Best Iberoamerican Short Film: Cuarto de hora, by Nemo Arancibia

  • Best European Short Film: Hardly working, by Total Refusal

  • Best Young Jury Short Film: Tu tijera en mi oreja

  • DAMA Award for the Best Screenplay in the Screenplay Writing Contest: Angles Morts, by Jan Amor.

  • Honorable Mention to “El monstruo de al lado” by Curro Narváez and David Ayllón.

  • Shortpitch Award: Sold Out, by La Senda Films.

  • Special Shortpitch Mention: Última noche en Venus

  • Skyliner Award: Miguel Rellán

  • Audience Award: Whirlpool 3933, by José Luis Santos Pérez

Skyline Benidorm Film Festival Continues to Grow

The Skyline Benidorm Film Festival bids farewell to this edition with a very positive balance. The five screening sessions for short films in the Official Section have registered full capacity and the round tables and parallel activities have been attended by professionals from the industry and numerous film and culture enthusiasts from Benidorm and the Valencian region.

An edition in which the short films that have structured the Official Section have as a whole revalidated the excellent creative moment that this discipline is going through in Spain, Europe and Iberoamerica. Works that position themselves as formidable vehicles for reflection and opening up conversation and in which the concerns and anxieties of a society that is gradually maturing are reflected, paying special attention to gender inequality, child abuse, sustainability or environmentalism, among other topics addressed.

In addition, the festival is proud of the high quality of all the short films in its Official Section. Beyond their narratives, the technical virtues of the works have elevated this edition, which has been especially enjoyed by the public.

Everything, as a whole, points to the good health of short films in Spain, a breeding ground for talent with a boundless projection capacity and whose rights have been tirelessly fought for in recent years by industry agents in Spain to finally achieve that their status as a cinematographic discipline is valued and recognized at all levels.

Skyline Benidorm Film Festival: Committed to Training and Debate

The Skyline Benidorm Film Festival is consolidated as a reference forum for reflection and debate on the challenges and opportunities of the audiovisual sector. The festival’s organization is committed to training and knowledge exchange among professionals in the sector, and will continue to organize events of this type in future editions.

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