San Sebastián hands out its industry awards
by David González
- SAN SEBASTIÁN 2018: The Sharks has come out on top in Films in Progress 34, while The Jungle took home the Eurimages Award in the Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum
Once again this year, the San Sebastián Film Festival has served as a great meeting point for the European and Latin American film industries. Yesterday, at the 66th edition of the gathering, the awards were dished out within its various industry sections, which unspooled from 22-26 September.
The big winner in Films in Progress 34 was The Sharks [+see also:
film profile], a project directed by first-timer Lucía Garibaldi, and being produced by Uruguay and Argentina. “For us, it was already like a prize just being here, and now we’re going home with two more awards – what more could we ask for?” pondered producer Pancho Magnou when picking up the accolade.
The winner of the second edition of Glocal in Progress was Lithuanian director Ignas Jonynas with his new movie, Invisible [+see also:
interview: Ignas Jonynas and Kristupas…
film profile], which is being co-produced by Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine. Jonynas took part in the New Directors section in 2013 with his feature debut, The Gambler [+see also:
interview: Ignas Jonynas
As for the seventh Europe-Latin American Co-production Forum, the victors were The Jungle, by Swiss director Matthias Huser (best known for his feature debut, They Chased Me Through Arizona [+see also:
interview: Matthias Huser
film profile]), with the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award; Hermano Peligro by Argentina’s Pablo Fendrik (The Ardor [+see also:
film profile]), with the Best Project Award; La llorona by Guatemala’s Jayro Bustamante (Ixcanul Volcano [+see also:
interview: Jayro Bustamante
film profile]), with the EFADs-CACI Europe-Latin America Co-production Grant; and Libertad by Spaniard Clara Roquet (the co-screenwriter of titles such as Petra [+see also:
interview: Jaime Rosales
film profile] and Long Distance [+see also:
interview: Carlos Marques-Marcet
film profile]), with the ARTE Kino International Prize.
Lastly, at the fourth edition of the Ikusmira Berriak training workshop, which selected projects by Manuel Abramovich, Grigory Kolomytsev, Arantza Santesteban, Nele Wohlatz and Elena López Riera, it was the latter director, who so far has helmed a number of short films that have been festooned with awards at major festivals, who scooped the REC Grabaketa Estudioa Post-production Award for her project Water.
Here is the full list of award winners:
Films in Progress 34
Film Factory Award
The Sharks – Lucía Garibaldi
Glocal in Progress
VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum
VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Best Project Award
Hermano Peligro – Pablo Fendrik (Argentina/Denmark)
EFADs-CACI Europe-Latin America Co-production Grant
La llorona – Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala)
Eurimages Co-Production Development Award
The Jungle – Matthias Huser (Switzerland)
ARTE Kino International Prize
Libertad – Clara Roquet (Spain/Denmark)
REC Grabaketa Estudioa Post-production Award
Water – Elena López Riera (Switzerland/Spain)
(Translated from Spanish)
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