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Seville European Film Festival 2020 Awards

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WINNERS: FULL LIST
 
The International Jury of the Official Section of the Seville European Film Festival 2020,
formed by Rosa Bosch, Frédéric Niedermayer, Carlos R. Ríos and Luis Urbano, has decided
to award the following films:
 
GOLDEN GIRALDILLO
Film: MALMKROG
Directed by: Cristi Puiu
 
“You don't usually get the chance to feel like you're dealing with a masterpiece. We were
impressed by the potential of the film of a great director. A film that takes place in 19th
century Russia, and yet never stops talking about us. In times of pandemic, the fog in which
 
the film ends resonates in a particularly lasting way among us.”
 
GRAND JURY AWARD
Film: EL AÑO DEL DESCUBRIMIENTO
Directed by: Luis López Carrasco
 
“A unique and colossal piece of work about Spain's past, present and future, the film allows
the voice of the people, so often silenced, be heard. Through its bold cinematographic
language, it ends up constructing, with great precision and disarming sincerity, a
kaleidoscopic portrait of several generations, exemplified above all by the accurate use of the
 
split screen.”
 
BEST ACTRESS AWARD
Film: LA VIDA ERA ESO
Actress: Petra Martínez
 
BEST ACTOR AWARD
Film: GAGARINE
Actor: Alsény Bathily
 
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
Film: ONDINA / UNDINE
 
Directed by: Christian Petzold
 
BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD
Film: MALMKROG
Screenwriter: Cristi Puiu
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD
Film: NOTTURNO
Cinematographer: Gianfranco Rosi
 
BEST EDITING AWARD
Film: ONDINA / UNDINE
Edited by: Bettina Böhler
 
The Camp_Us Jury of the 2020 Seville European Film Festival, integrated by Antonio Ávila
Bernal, Pedro Antonio González Díaz, Laura C. Martínez, Nuria Rincón and Javier Turrión,
has decided to award the following films:
 
THE NEW WAVES SECTION BEST FILM AWARD
 
Film: APPLES
Directed by: Christos Nikou
 
“For its original and moving story, as well as for its narrative approach, offering any kind of
present viewer, through multiple readings, the possibility of reflecting upon it.”
 
THE NEW WAVES - SPECIAL AWARD
Film: CONFERENCE
Directed by: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
 
“For his accurate approach and careful staging in dealing with an event of enormously tragic
dimensions, allowing the viewer to reflect upon Russia's historical memory today.”
 
THE NEW WAVES – SPECIAL AWARD TO THE NEW WAVES BEST DIRECTOR
 
Film: PA'TRÁS, NI PA'TOMAR IMPULSO
 
Directed by: Lupe Pérez García
“For its ability to convey passion and emotion.”
 
The Jury of the New Waves_Non-Fiction of the Seville European Film Festival 2020, formed
by Paolo Pisanelli, Alejandro G. Salgado and Elena Subirà, has decided to award the
following films:
 
THE NEW WAVES-NON FICTION BEST FILM AWARD EX AEQUO
 
Film: PETITE FILLE / LITTLE GIRL
Directed by: Sébastien Lifshitz
Film: NUEVE SEVILLAS
 
Directed by: Gonzalo García Pelayo y Pedro G. Romero
 
“Little Girl is a beautiful film with an unquestionable cinematographic balance and great
sensitivity. It stands out for its honest storytelling and its ability to generate an intimate
dialogue with extraordinary prudence, respect and distance. The jury wants to emphasize
the wisdom of the formal and discursive choice when dealing with a subject as complex as
gender dysphoria especially at an early age as the protagonist, in addition to the
appropriateness of placing the conflict outside the household and family environment.
Finally, it should be noted that beyond its cinematographic quality, it is a work of significant
educational value and awareness in contemporary society, which remains very detrimental.
 
Petite Fille has a powerful point that really hits us!”
 
“Nueve Sevillas is a never ending film. We award it because it plays with the language of
cinema, it is brilliant, dynamic, surprising but also intense and moving, it makes us breathe
the air and the dust from the streets of Seville. It is the temptation of an aimless journey that
activates both the senses and all the muscles of the body becoming an eccentric exploration
of words, songs, music, and dances that revolve around the world of flamenco, as well as the
concept of flamenco through the talent and creativity of exceptional artists and performers.
Polyphony and noise, harmony and rhythm, visions and passions ignite the screen and throw
sparks into the eyes of the audience - blessed are those who sit in the cinema seats!”
 
The Jury of the 2020 Seville European Film Festival, formed by Carlota Moseguí and Mireia
Mullor, has decided to award the following prize:
 
AWARD FOR BEST EUROPEAN FIRST OR SECOND FEATURE FILM premiering in the Seville
 
Festival
 
Film: UM FIO DE BABA ESCARLATE
Directed by: Carlos Conceição
 
“For being a provocative reading on the impossibility of accepting the feminicide stylization
typical of the classic giallo in the current context, where society rejects the representation of
 
violence against women.”
 
The Jury of the 2020 Seville European Film Festival, composed by Marina Díaz and Lourdes
Palacios, has decided to award the following prizes:
 
SPECIAL AWARD TO THE BEST SPANISH FILM DIRECTOR premiering in the Seville Festival
 
Film: NACIÓN
Directed by: Margarita Ledo
 
“This complex historical and visual research work is offered as a clear argument in favor of the
memory of Galician women that worked in the factories of the early modernization of the 20th
century, and later suffered the consequences of the industrial conversion. The delicate approach
through documentation and the reconstruction of the imaginary around them, the context and their
lives is embodied through the portrait of several women, real protagonists of the story. Accompanied
by other witnesses of the tradition, younger women revisiting these memories as a contemporary
artistic discourse. We would like to give a special mention to the sound treatment in the film, which,
without a doubt, is crucial to state -even more- the impressive value of the images that make up the
 
documentary.”
 
The FIPRESCI Jury of the 2020 Seville European Film Festival, composed by Enric Albero,
Luminita Boerescu and Luiza Lusvarghi, has decided to award the following prize:
 
ENDLESS REVOLUTIONS BEST FILM AWARD
Film: TIME OF MOULTING
Directed by: Sabrina Mertens
 
“The FIPRESCI jury was impressed by the precision and meticulousness, reminiscent of a
watchmaker, with which the director Sabrina Mertens evokes the suffocating universe of the
family in which her heroine lives. The monotony of everyday life, in the closed universe of
the house in which she grows up, her repressed feelings, the obsessive-compulsive
depressions of her collector mother, the house like a bunker from which nothing is thrown,
not even the slaughtering pigs tools of the grandfather, proudly kept in an old chest, all are
analyzed as if under a microscope by the camera, in a narrative unfolding reminiscent of the
fixed frame of some photos from an old album. The film surprises! As it unfolds, the viewer is
at first amazed, then outraged, shocked, suffocated, but captivated by these people with
mental disorders, who live in a micro universe reminiscent of the universal macro in which
 
we all live.”
 
ENDLESS REVOLUTIONS SPECIAL MENTION
Film: LOS INOCENTES
Directed by: Guillermo Benet
 
The audience of the Seville European Film Festival 2020 has decided to award through their
vote the following prizes:
EXTRAORDINARY STORIES OFFICIAL SELECTION SPECIAL SCREEN BEST FILM
 
Film: 200 METERS
Directed by: Ameen Nayfeh
 
GRAND AUDIENCE AWARD EFA SELECTION
Film: EL PROFESOR DE PERSA / PERSIAN LESSONS
Directed by: Vadim Perelman
 
The Jury of the 2020 Seville European Film Festival, formed by Piluca Baquero, Manuel
Blanco and Chelo Loureiro, has decided to award the following film:
ANDALUSIAN PANORAMA BEST FILM AWARD
 
Film: OJALÁ MAÑANA
Directed by: Ignacio G. Merlo
 
“For the very thin line that has always separated, since the beginning of cinema, the fiction
from the documentary. And for the courage to narrate, with evident austerity of means, a
 
vibrant and authentic minimal story.”
 
The ASECAN (Association of Andalusian Film Writers) Jury of the Seville European Film
Festival 2020, composed by Arturo Andújar, Ignacio Ortega and Manuel Sayalonga, has
decided to award the following films:
 
THE BEST ANDALUSIAN PANORAMA SHORT FILM ROSARIO VALPUESTA AWARD
 
Film: OF HEARTS AND CASTLES
Directed by: Rubén Navarro
 
"For the way the camera, through a formidable structure and the honest interpretations,
 
manages to collect the looks, gestures and emotions."
 
SPECIAL ROSARIO VALPUESTA AWARD FOR ARTISTIC CATEGORY OF THE ANDALUSIAN
 
PANORAMA/SHORT FILMS
Film: SILENCIO SÍSMICO
Directed by: Sándor M. Salas
 
"For its excellent handling of the narrative through the technique of collage between images
and sounds, to represent the pandemic world in which we live, beyond the disease."
 
The Jury of the XIII European Film Award, composed by Luis Méndez, Sergio Cobo, Ana
Melendo, Sonia López and José Luis Cienfuegos, has decided to award the following films:
 
XIII EUROPEAN FILM AWARD ‘UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE’ 2020, FICTION
 
Film: CHAVALES DE LA PAZ
Directed by: Sandra Romero Acevedo
 
"For its solid plot base and its authenticity as an original text with action taking place in the
 
peripheral neighborhood of La Paz in Ecija."
 
XIII EUROPEAN FILM AWARD ‘UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE’ 2020, NON FICTION
 
Film: LOS OSCUROS
Directed by: Jorge Castrillo
 
"For narrating those increasingly forgotten stories of rural areas in the process of being
abandoned, which make up the memory of a territory marked by and for labor in the
 
countryside."
 
NON-OFFICIAL AWARDS
 
The ASECAN (Association of Andalusian Film Writers) Jury of the Seville European Film
Festival 2020, formed by Arturo Andújar, Ignacio Ortega and Manuel Sayalonga, has decided
to award the following film:
 
OFFICIAL SECTION ASECAN BEST FILM AWARD
 
Film: LA VIDA ERA ESO
Directed by: David Martín de los Santos
 
"For the sincerity and intensity with which it addresses the high emotional content of this
 
story of longings and desires, where friendship and love are fused."
 
The Women In Focus Jury, represented by AAMMA (Asociación Andaluza de Mujeres de los
Medios Audiovisuales), of the Seville European Film Festival 2020, made up by Teresa Arbolí,
Rafaela Rodríguez and Helena Sevine, has decided to award the following film:
 
AAMMA ‘WOMEN IN FOCUS’ 2020 AWARD
Film: FUCKING WITH NOBODY
Directed by: Hannaleena Hauru
 
"For being an original transgressive and groundbreaking film, which breathes and makes us
all breathe freedom. For placing us in front of topics as current as the trivialization in social
media or the deconstruction of the myth and the idyllic love story. For promoting diversity
and for showing us an enterprising woman in whom we can feel identified. A complex film
containing many readings that, through the numerous microuniverses it addresses, calls for
continuous analysis and debate. In parallel, we find it to be a very inspiring film for all the
 
women who work in the film industry."
 
The jury, organized by the Association Culture with Pride which organizes the 7th edition of
the LGTBI Film Award of the Seville European Film Festival 2020, made up by Javier Paisano,
Mila Fernández, Manuel Rosado and Piermario Salerno, has decided to award the following
film:
 
OCAÑA 2020 AWARD
Film: PETITE FILLE / LITTLE GIRL
Directed by: Sébastien Lifshitz
 
“For offering us a profound and enlightening look at the struggle that Sacha's family is
maintaining against a suffocating bureaucracy and the suffering of their 7 year old trans
 
daughter.”
 
The Jury of the Forum of European Co-Productions of the Seville European Film Festival
2020, formed by José Fragoso, Sara Santaella and Marta Velasco, has decided to award the
following projects:
 
RTP AWARD
 
Project: ANOCHE CONQUISTÉ TEBAS
Produced by: Dvein Films
 
"For both the originality of the subject and its natural perspective on the technical and
artistic co-production that will enable between Portugal and Spain."
 
SOUND ART STUDIES AWARD
Project: MAMACRUZ
 
Produced by: Acheron Films, La Claqueta y Spi
 
"Because it will be a bold comedy that will break away from molds and stereotypes.”
 
SEVILLE EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL AWARD
 
Project: A NOIVA
 
Produced by: Faux, Les Films d’Ici y Mitosfilm
 
"Because this story needs to be told and we want to make it happen with this award."

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