The Andalucian New Film Festival proves a great success

The Andalucian New Film Festival proves a great success

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Casares New Film FestivalThe director of “Techo y Comida” explained that the work “speaks of people that are having a hard time in Spain” and called for “shelter and food for everyone.”
Ponce, meanwhile, said that when the film was made many critics said it was “humanist and necessary” and encouraged viewers to go to the movies because “people going to the cinema are a cultured people and a free people “.
Festival director, Javier Martos, made a positive assessment of the event and was “very satisfied” with the result because, he explained, they have achieved the objective pursued which was to “create synergies between people who exhibit their work, spectators and residents. ”
One of the highlights of this edition has been the significant increase in audience, the cultural centre was virtually filled to capacity during both the daily projections and the closing ceremony.
In the closing ceremony the Councilor for Culture, Rocio Ruiz, highlighted the consolidation of this event which makes Casares one of the capitals of Andalucian film and reiterated the Council’s commitment to maintain its support for the event over the coming years.
The closing gala, conducted by Santiago Ruiz, featured a musical show “La Pili” which encouraged the audience to join in with the best-known Andalucian songs from films. One of the most emotional moments of the night came when the performer payed homage to Maria, one of the protagonists of the advertising spot for the festival, after asking her up to the stage.
In addition, this third edition of Andalucian New Film Festival for the first time awarded the “Camara Oscura” award, which recognizes the work of young artists who produce their pieces with few resources, to the director and producer David Sainz.
Sainz gave thanks for the award and said that this festival stands out because it “creates a family feeling that is not seen in other events of this kind.”
On the other hand, in the Short Film Competition held as part of the main festival and in which the participants have to produce a short film in the village on a weekend, the first prize went to “Un día fuimos jaguares” by Victor Hugo Perez and the second to “el Becario” by Victor Jerez and David Garcia, who also received the audience award.
Included in the event for the first time was a contest for Andalusian motion picture photographers with two awards which went to “El misterioso caso de la manzana” and “La chica de la bicicleta”
In the training section of the festival there was a web series building workshop taught by David Sainz and Teresa Segura, the directors of “Hustler”, the most successful webseries of Spain which has more than 86 million views on Youtube.
In the official selection of films competing in this third edition there were five Andalucian films  “Todo saldrá bien” by Jesús Ponce, “Maldita Venganza” by Jesús Chamizo, “Techo y Comida” by Juan Miguel del Castillo, “Kiki” by Paco León and “Todo es de color” by Gonzalo García Pelayo.

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