The Vila-seca International Short Film Festival has selected 45 short films out of a total of 1,140 submitted, a record number that far exceeds the number of entries submitted in previous editions, and which continues to endorse the national and international relevance of this event. The FICVI, also collaborating in the pre-selection of short films for the Goya Awards since 2021, aims to be a platform for the dissemination and promotion of cinema and short films, both by new and more established filmmakers.
Without going any further, the short film Amarradas by Carmen Córdoba – Animation Award at FICVI 22 – was among the five best animated short films at the Goya 2022 and La Entrega by Pedro Díaz – National Award at FICVI 22 – was also among the finalists for the Goya for best fiction short film.
Thirty-six fiction short films and nine animated films will be shown on the big screen at the Celler de Vila-seca. The works selected this year star renowned actors and actresses such as Luisa Gavasa -winner of the FICVI Lifetime Achievement Award last year- in Alegre y Olé, with Mireia Oriol, and in Paris 70, with Alain Hernández. Emma Vilarassau in Sisè Primera, with Marc Clotet, Natàlia Sànchez and Vicky Luengo, who also stars in Fiona with Enric Auquer. Miguel Ángel Muñoz in Tú tijera en mí oreja, Luis Tosar in Madreselva, Àlex Monner in Sushi, Roberto Leal in Carraxe, Karra Elejalde in Yegua, Alba Flores in Malegro Verte, Ariadna Gil in Flechas, Manuela Velasco, Ramón Barea and Raúl Fernández de Pablo in 24 siete and Pepe Viyuela in Actos por partes.
In the filmmaking section, the presence of Toni Bestard, National Award at FICVI 2018 and member of the Hollywood Academy; Fernando Bonelli, Audience Award at FICVI 2019; Rubén Guindo, Audience Award at FICVI 2020; Santiago Requejo, Audience Award at FICVI 2021; and Nata Moreno, director of the documentary Ahora Malikian, winner of the Forqué and Goya Awards, among others, stands out.
Of the 45 short films selected, there are films from Uruguay, Argentina, Sweden, Israel, Hungary, Belgium, France, Mexico, the Netherlands, Denmark… and thirty-four from Spain, of which six are in Catalan, two in Galician and two in Basque.
In short, the FICVI is once again proclaiming itself to be an ambitious festival, with a strong commitment to quality and cinematographic diversity, which this year’s edition features short films on subjects such as human rights, mental health, feminism, addictions, death, social problems, the LGTBIQ+ collective and other everyday issues such as family dramas.
The 45 selected short films will be screened at the Celler de Vila-seca from Friday 13th to Saturday 21st October. The opening ceremony will take place on Friday 13th October and will be presented by the actress and presenter Txe Arana. Sunday 22nd will be the day of the closing gala hosted by Txe Arana accompanied by the actor David Olivares.
At this ceremony, the prizes of the eight categories will be awarded:
International Award for Best Fiction Short Film.
State Award for Best Fiction Short Film
International Award for Best Animated Short Film
D.O Catalonia Award
Young Jury Award for Best Short Film
First prize In situ
Second prize In situ
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