We end June with very good news, the Board of Directors of the Spanish Film Academy has published the list of qualifying festivals for the Goya Awards, adding the incorporation of the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival.
This inclusion means that the winning short films within the Official National Fiction Section and Official National Documentary Section will have direct access to registration in the Goya Awards. In this case, the winners of the last edition of the Skyline for Best National Fiction Short Film: Impossible to say goodbye, by Yolanda Centeno and the Best National Documentary Short Film Award: Figurante, by Nacho Fernández will qualify for the 2023 edition of the Academy Awards. .
In addition, all the short films selected in the National Official Section will add this selection to those required by the Film Academy and will also have the possibility of competing for the Goya Awards.
Skyline Benidorm Film Festival is a festival dedicated exclusively to the world of short films, in addition to payment for selection and economic prizes, it manages, through this qualification, to open another door for professionals in the sector to be able to access the Academy awards.
In the words of Beatriz Hernández, director of Skyline Benidorm Film Festival “That the Film Academy has included our festival in this list is a great recognition of the work we have been developing for six years dedicated to promoting and promoting short films.”
In the brief history of this Alicante festival, based in the city of Benidorm, renowned filmmakers and professionals have passed through it, such as Luís Parés, Mabel Lozano, Chema García Ibarra, Javier Pereira, Pilar García Elegido, Paula Usero, or Jaime Olias, among others.
The organization of the festival is already working on the seventh edition, which will open calls in the coming months so that anyone who wants to participate in the Skyline has the opportunity to send us their short films.
Skyline Benidorm Film Festival thus joins a list made up of 41 national festivals, authentic incubators of talent and cradles of filmmakers who in the future will be the protagonists of our cinema today.
We do not want to miss the opportunity to thank all the festival audiences for their immense support throughout its years of travel, and also the press and the media, authentic accomplices in the visibility of the festival and definitive actors in the consolidation of this commitment that was born six years ago in the town of Benidorm, full of passion for our industry in general and the universe of short films in particular.
All the information related to the festival can be found on the Skyline Benidorm Film Festival website.