FIRST PRIZE | IBEROAMERICAN DANZANTE AWARD*, of €5.000 (five thousand euros) and a trophy goes to the short film RATICIDA (Portugal) by JOÃO NIZA. Due to its high cinematographic quality, a coordinated mise-en-scène that links compositions, editing, and actor performances in a very precise manner. Through its striking portrayal of a marginalized universo where the current socio-political context of the migration issue in Europe is organically and necessarily integrated.
*Directly classified to the pre-selection of the next Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Short Film Award.
‘CACHO PALLERO’ IBEROAMERICAN DANZANTE AWARD of €2.000 (two thousand euros) and a diploma, goes to the short film VICTORIA (Argentina) by AGUSTINA GATTO. Because of its ability to Delve into a seemingly simple narrative that addresses a necessary theme such as workplace abuse and gender-based violence. A story very well interpreted by an actress and an actor who have perfectly translated a well-constructed script.
‘ALBERTO SÁNCHEZ’ DEBUT IBEROAMERICAN DANZANTE AWARD, of €1.000 (one thousand euros) and a diploma, goes to the short film OLORES (Spain) by ALBA ESQUINAS. For how it explores the search of one’s roots through a non conventional format, showing us the essence of cinema.
SPECIAL MENTION to the short film AMARRADAS (España) by CARMEN CÓRDOBA. Because of the way that moves us deeply with its portrayal of the bond between a mother and a daughter, with a poetic touch and excellently crafted animation.
SPECIAL MENTION to the short film LOS OJOS DE DOÑA LUCY (México) by GERARDO ROMERO and CARLOS HINOJOSA. Because of one direction and a camera which travels with the reality of the characters, faithfully representing the portrayed Universe.