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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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