Carlos Saura, Javier Fesser, El Langui and Mabel Lozano present their short films at the Elche Festival

Kelly’sof the Javier Feser; Goya, May 3of the carlos saura; Flowers for the Shell(documentary), Mabel Lozano; to tryby Juan Manuel Montill “Langies“, anyone trolley carof the carlos baenaHere are some of the 85 short films that will be screened by the Fundación Mediterráneo in the official section of the Elche International Film Festival, which will open its 45th edition next Friday: eight feature films.

They also participate Five short films by filmmakers from or filmed in Alicante. This is an animated short phonorama, of the Alex King; Gabia, of the Adam Aliaga; Cake, of the Jose Miguel Santacreu Cortes; half past seventeen illegal Andrea Alborch Martinez; They no longer die “for love”, of the Ines Campello Gomezalso from Elche and when you explode Valencians Kevin Castellano and Edu HirschfeldShot in Busot.

“Goya, May 3,” by Carlos Saura.

The screenings of the short films participating in the official section will be held in Istanbul between Sunday, July 17 – Thursday, July 21. Arenales Beach and in Hort del Xocolater, From 22 hours. In addition, from 22:00 on Friday, July 22, the rewards of this raid during the closing gala.

The 85 short films competing in this issue summarize the panorama of national and international short films and contain approximately 1,000 minutes of screenings divided into 5 sessions.

this fiction category The film with the highest number of short films with 36 finalists is followed by Animation with 8 and Documentary with 7. 6 for the best short film made with the Valencian Community and mobile phones.

Projection minutes by category are as follows: Editing, 584 minutes; Animation, 122 min.; Documentary, 112 min.; Novel Writer, 106 min.; Fes Curt, 32 min.; and Mobile Filmmaker, 35 min.

attribution origin of shorts Spain stands out with 63 selected short films. Other participating countries include the United States, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Estonia, Chile, Iran, Argentina, Italy, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Iceland and Switzerland.

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this 8 feature films in competition Available daily from Friday, July 8th to Friday, July 15th, at: Odeon Cinemas After the screening of feature films from 20:30, a conversation will be held between the directors of all films and the public, where they will talk about their shooting experiences. first and they will answer the questions posed by the participants in the qualifying session.

Feature films in the competition Visitorby Alberto Gospel; canine toothby Jose Luis Estan; Oliver’s Universe by Alexis Morante; tripleby Pau Calpe; the last saltby Nando Caballero; Travellerby Raúl Cerezo and Fernando González Gómez; Wizardby Rubén Sainz and Boss, by Fran Torres. All will choose 2 thousand euro prize.

President of the Mediterranean Foundation, Louis Boyer “Choosing the short films to be screened in the competition is a complex task, as, given the increasing quality of the short films presented each year, Boyer thanked the work carried out by the festival’s organization and the Luis Buñuel Cinema Club. The seventh art of the Mediterranean Foundation, Elche and Alicante “We are delighted and continue to work so that the festival continues to grow, reflecting its continued commitment to the rest of the state.”

What they consider most qualified to be a part of the different Official Sections of the Festival and its decision will be known during the month of June.

One of the FICIE projections


The jury, which consists of different names from the world of cinema and communication, will announce its decision on Friday, July 22 at the closing ceremony of the event. The prizes to be awarded are:

  • “MEDITERRANEAN FOUNDATION” AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM in any category and from any nationality. Equipped with 3,000 Euros and a Lady Trophy.

  • Equipped with the “CIUTAT D’ELX” AWARD for Fiction and €2,000 and a Lady Trophy from all nationalities.

  • ANIMATION AWARD, any nationality. Equipped with 2,000 Euros and a Lady Trophy.

  • DOCUMENTARY AWARD from any nationality. Equipped with 2,000 Euros and a Lady Trophy.

  • EUROPEAN AWARD in any category and belonging to the European domain (not Spain). Equipped with 1.000 Euro and Lady Trophy.

  • IBEROAMERICAN AWARD, in any category and belongs to Latin America and Brazil. Equipped with 1.000 Euro and Lady Trophy.

  • PRIZE FES BADEquipped with 500 Euro and Lady Trophy. Selectable in any of the categories and whose production comes from the authors of the Valencian Community or from production companies established in that Autonomous Community, preferably in Valencian or with subtitles in that language.

  • “CINECLUB LUIS BUÑUEL” AWARDED NOVEL AUTHOR, equipped with 500 Euro and Lady Trophy, was entitled to enter any category. Both Spanish and international writers who have produced their third short films can choose from.

  • The Spanish national “ÓPERA PRIMA”, who made his first feature film, received the “MEDITERRÁNEO FOUNDATION” AWARD for Best Feature Film. Equipped with 2,000 Euros and a Lady Trophy.

  • Awarded the MOBILE FILMMAKER AWARD, 500 Euros and the Lady Trophy. They can be Fiction or Documentary, selectable by both Spanish and international smartphone-produced authors.

  • THE PUBLIC “HORT DEL XOCOLATER” AWARD awarded 500 Euros and the Lady Trophy from Spanish and international short films that are part of the FICIE Official Selection. The short film with the most votes from the public attending the Official Section screenings at Hort del Xocolater from 15 to 21 July 2022 will be selected.

  • The “FICIE ORIGINALS” WEB SERIES PROJECT AWARD and the Shortest Day will be announced on 21 December 2022, with 1,000 Euros awarded to projects submitted by Miguel Hernández Elche University Audiovisual Communication and Journalism Degrees.

Closing on July 22 in the bay The following recognition awards will also be announced:

  • HUMAN RIGHTS SHORT FILM AWARD in every category in collaboration with SocialMed Valencia – Mediterranean Human Rights Festival. 1.000 € and equipped with Lady Trophy.

  • The Association of Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media (CIMA) will award the CIMA Award to Best Filmmaker with the statuette and a one-year subscription to the association.

  • The winner of the Mobile Filmmaker Award will enter the 2022 Cinephone Smartphone Film Festival as a direct finalist and vice versa.

  • At the discretion of the Jury and the organization of the Reykjavik International Film Festival, one or more Spanish short films from the Official Section or Palmares will be finalists in the 2022 edition and vice versa.

Source: Informacion


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