The tribute 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.
Skyline Benidorm Film Festival pays 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 gone beyond the screens .
A filmography that has also broken down barriers in formats, making use of practically all audiovisual windows so that the messages of his work reach the maximum possible number of viewers.
Director, producer and screenwriter of Spanish cinema, since he made his debut in 1999 with the short film “The Sea Inside” he has participated as director, producer and screenwriter in more than forty short films and five feature films; the last of them, “Places to which we have never gone” will be premiered this year at the 25th edition of the Malaga Film Festival.
“He is one of the essential gazes of cinema in recent times due to his ability to capture everyday emotions and explore the links that not everyone sees, but that move us in our day to day. As a director and screenwriter, he has masterfully investigated feelings, our contradictions, expectations, prejudices and illusions. His legacy is inspiring to better understand society in a more representative, more real, more diverse way and even to understand ourselves better”. (Boja Terán, journalist).
More than 40 awards and recognitions endorse the trajectory of this Lanzarote native with a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Pontifical University of Salamanca, who won two Biznagas de Plata at the Malaga Festival with “Six points on Emma”, his feature film debut , the Best First Film Awards and the Audience Award at Cinespaña, the Toulouse Spanish Film Festival and the Award for Best Canarian Feature Film at the Las Palmas Film Festival. His short film “Los Gritones” has won twenty awards at specialized festivals around the world. Other titles that have received recognition are “The Sea Inside”, “In Another Life”, “Gara and Dreams”, “Estrela”, “Vuelco” or “Our Own Sky”.
As part of the tribute that Skyline Benidorm Film Festival wants to pay to this unrepeatable creator, some of his most emblematic short films will be screened. A selection made up of the following titles:
- El poliamor explicado para madres y abuelas
- Antes de la erupción
- Los gritones
- Chica pidiendo matrimonio a su novio
- Amor de autor
- Si a todo
- Antes de la erupción
In addition, we will have the presence of relatives, friends and collaborators of Roberto Pérez Toledo, who will share details of his work with the attendees.
When: Next Saturday, April 2, at 12:00 p.m.
Where: In the Fundación Caja Mediterráneo Auditorium
Free access until full capacity