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Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream by Frank Beauvais triumphs in the fourth edition of Novos Cinemas

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- On the Names of the Goats, Las facultades, Serpentarius and Bait also received awards at the Galician gathering

Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream by Frank Beauvais triumphs in the fourth edition of Novos Cinemas
A group photo of all those involved in the fourth edition of Novos Cinemas (© Novos Cinemas)

The successful fourth edition of Novos Cinemas (Pontevedra International Film Festival) was held in Pontevedra, Spain, from 10 to 15 December. The gathering founded by producer and screenwriter Daniel Froiz (In a Whisper [+see also:
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, The Wild Season [+see also:
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), producer Suso Novás and filmmaker Ángel Santos (The High Pressures [+see also:
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) was opened last Tuesday, in Pontevedra’s Teatro Principal, with a showing of Arima [+see also:
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by Galician director Jaione Camborda.

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The list of winners of the fourth edition of Novos Cinemas was announced this Sunday, moments before closing the festival with Endless Night [+see also:
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by Galician director Eloy Enciso. The International Jury, made up of Lucero Garzón, Misha Bies Golas and Carlos Reviriego, bestowed the Novos Cinemas Award for Best Film in the Official Section to Just Don't Think I'll Scream [+see also:
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by French director Frank Beauvais. The Latexos Jury, comprising three representatives from Spanish cinemas Numax, Círculo de Bellas Artes and Zumzeig, awarded their prize to On the Names of the Goats [+see also:
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, co-directed by producers from the Canary Islands Silvia Navarro and Miguel G. Morales. Las facultades by Argentinian director Eloisa Solaas won the Critics’ Award, while the Youth Jury gave Portugal’s Carlos Conceição the award for Best Director in the Official Section for Serpentarius [+see also:
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, and a Special Mention to Bait [+see also:
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by British director Mark Jenkin, also winner of the Audience Award.

The Teatro Principal was the venue for six days of film screenings, including the nine films in the official section, five in the Latexos competition and one retrospective dedicated to Belgian director Bas Devos, as well as other films shown outside of the competition. Alongside this, Novos Cinemas organised a series of workshops and talks in the #AULA industry with Jaione Camborda, the short filmmaker nominated for the Goya Award 2020 David Fidalgo, director of photography Santiago Racaj, and the filmmaking duo Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado. Once again, festival goers could take advantage of the laboratory #LAB 04, dedicated to offering advice and guidance to new filmmakers on how to develop their cinematic projects. In this edition, the committee of experts was formed by Chilean film critic Paloma Biénzobas, director and screenwriter Virginia García del Pino (Jordi's Letters [+see also:
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, Basilio Martín Patino. La décima carta [+see also:
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), creator of La Incubadora Gemma Vidal and Galician director Alfonso Zarauza (Los fenómenos [+see also:
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), also the producer of Arima.

Here is the full list of winners:

Novos Cinemas Award for Best Film
Just Don't Think I'll Scream [+see also:
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– Frank Beauvais (France)

Best Film – Latexos section
On the Names of the Goats [+see also:
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– Silvia Navarro, Miguel G. Morales (Spain)

Critics’ Award
Las facultades – Eloisa Solaas (Argentina)

Youth Jury Award for Best Director
Carlos Conceição – Serpentarius [+see also:
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(Portugal/Angola)

Youth Jury Special Mention
Bait [+see also:
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– Mark Jenkin (United Kingdom)

Audience Award
Bait – Mark Jenkin

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(Translated from Spanish by Laura Villada)

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