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GOYAS 2022

In 2021, Madrid supported eight titles nominated for the upcoming Goya Awards

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- With its three nods (Best Actress for Emma Suárez, Best New Director for Javier Marco and Best Editing), Josephine shines bright among the films backed by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport

In 2021, Madrid supported eight titles nominated for the upcoming Goya Awards
Josephine by Javier Marco has racked up three nominations for the upcoming Goya Awards

In November, the Spanish Film Academy organised its annual meeting in the Spanish capital to unveil the nominees for the upcoming edition of the Goya Awards, which are set to be handed out in February this year (see the news in Spanish) in Valencia. In total, eight of the hopefuls received support from the Community of Madrid via the call for applications for audiovisual-sector support, implemented by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport. Said support amounted to €1.95 million in 2021.

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Among the features, the film Josephine [+see also:
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, staged by production companies White Leaf Producciones and Featurent, has racked up three nominations: Emma Suárez for Best Lead Actress, Javier Marco for Best New Director and Miguel Doblado for Best Editing. The movie That Was Life [+see also:
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, produced by Lolita Films, Smiz & Pixel and Elamedia, was granted two nominations: Petra Martínez for Best Lead Actress and David Martín de los Santos for Best New Director.

Meanwhile, in the short-film categories, there were six nominations: Tótem Loba (the directorial debut by actress Verónica Echegui), Yalla (helmed by Spanish-based Italian director Carlos D’Ursi) and Votamos (a hard-hitting work about mental illness, by Santiago Requejo) for Best Short Fiction Film; Figurante by Nacho Fernández and Mama by Pablo de la Chica for Best Documentary Short; and The Monkey by Lorenzo Degl'Innocenti and Xosé Zapata in the Best Animated Short category.

The most important awards in Spanish cinema also reserve room for nominations for titles produced by Madrilenian companies and productions shot in the Community of Madrid: this is the case for the features The Good Boss [+see also:
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by Fernando León de Aranoa, produced by Mediapro (which has racked up a record-breaking 20 nods), and Parallel Mothers [+see also:
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by Pedro Almodóvar and his company El Deseo (eight nominations), which, in addition, were able to count on assistance from the Film Madrid promotional office for film shoots. In the technical categories, several movies that were filmed in Madrid have been nominated, such as Lluís Quílez’s chilling thriller Below Zero [+see also:
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The Grandmother [+see also:
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, the latest terrifying nightmare by Paco PlazaLibertad, a series by Enrique Urbizu; and The Vault [+see also:
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, a heist thriller by Jaume Balagueró. The latter two productions also benefited from the assistance of Film Madrid.

Lastly, it is worth mentioning that Cartoon Springboard will organise a new edition of its event intended to present projects by young animation creators in Madrid, between 25 and 27 October 2022. Madrid City Council, the City of Madrid Film Office, Creative Europe – MEDIA and the Community of Madrid have made it possible for the Spanish capital to play host to this rendezvous seeking to facilitate access to the market for up-and-coming European animation professionals, and thus help them as they develop their projects. Over the course of three days, they will be able to present their works in a pitching format in front of an audience made up of active industry professionals. It’s an event that, since its launch in 2015, has become an unmissable date in the diaries of producers in search of emerging talent in the field of animation.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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