Tuesday, June 6, 2023

La Almunia Film Festival kicks off an edition dedicated to mental health

‘Cinema and mental health’ has been the motto of this new edition which began earlier this month to collect its awards at the closing gala held in the White Room at La Almunia de Dona Godina and hosted by journalist Javi Vazquez . ‘Jotlante’ winner Lorena Margallo has been no slouch in her stride.

“Our main aim is that all who come to the festival leave with an indelible memory of the hospitality we received and spread our passion for cinema” assured Carmen Peman, director of the festival and president of the Florian Rey Association.

It was a gala marked by two novelties in the awards of the Adolfo Aznar Short Films Exhibition. The first of these was the Aragon TV Award for Best Valentine Filmmaker, which received Victor Izquierdo and Pablo Sanchez An award he received in Fesila for ‘The Boy Who Painted Monsters’, but thanks to the commitment of the Valentine Channel to the audiovisual of our land, it now bears his name and the award includes the broadcast of the work on Aragón Televisión adds up.

The Best Performance award, to honor the work of actors and actresses in a format in which categories are not usually awarded, was another innovation of this edition. The actress premiered neria barros, the protagonist of a short film titled ’36’. your director, Ana Lambri received the Special Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the Adolfo Aznar Exhibition.

‘The Surrender’ by Pedro Díaz – Performed by actors Ramon Barea and Ferran Villajosana – Won the Young Jury Award from the University of San Jorge. ‘Sowing the Future’ by Alberto Utrera, won the Best Documentary Award and ‘Rise of the Longest Night’ by Lorena Ares and Carlos Fernandez de Vigo for Best Animated Short Film.

Since last year’s edition, the Futuro en Acción award has been given and sponsored by CEMEX, a company that collaborates with the festival. It is dedicated to the work that best reflects the responsible use of natural resources, a commitment to progress in rural environments, climate change mitigation and action to build a better future. he has taken it ‘puyelo’ By Sara Sarablo from Aragon.

‘You Call Me September’ by Fernando Bonelli collected the Audience Award – sponsored by Grandes Vinos Corona de Aragón – and the award for Best Regional Work went to ‘A Christmas Story’ by Clara Camin.

‘The Red Balloon’ by Carles Velet Engel, won first prize in the free script category and ‘A suit for mom’ by Ana Piedra Gomez, 2nd. ‘Astronaut’, by Mario Huerta García, was the best Aragonese script. In addition, Huerta took home the award for Best Regional Script. ‘No partner at the age of 35’, ‘Cannibal Love’ by Alex Losada, won the award for Best Hispanic American Screenplay and ‘a while with you’ Catius Estella Tallon won the award for Best Youth Screenplay.

School competition

Alumni Utsav is committed to working in schools, in fact, its founders were a group of teachers, which is why they have a special competition on education. School Short Film Competition, in collaboration with the Manuel Jimenez Abad Foundation, has been awarded ‘I don’t know what’s happening to me’ of Colegio Cerería de Valencia in the primary category at the national level. In this edition, the winning works in the primary category were at the national and regional level. ‘And what do you complain about?’ from the Vicente Ferrer Ramos School in Valderrobres (Teruel).

in the case of secondary schools ‘Who’s Afraid of the Wolf?’ Won the National Award from IES Zalama in Moraleja (Cáceres) and ‘Eighth Floor’ From IES Pedro de Luna de Zaragoza, won in the Autonomous Region.

Finally, to close the gala, the director of the festival presented the well-deserved Gaurav as an honorary member. Agricultural Cooperative of San Sebastian ‘Cosanse’, by the Florian Rey Association, for his continuous support during the various events of the festival. The cooperative has achieved that apart from the obvious link with cinema, the town of La Almunia is recognized in any part of Spain for its fruit and oil.

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