The Fancine UMA comes to an end with a promising thread of winners

The 32nd edition of fancine already has its winners. The science fiction proposal ‘Vesper’, from the directors Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samperhas won the prize Malaga University (UMA) for the best feature film this year, according to the decision of the Official Jury, made up of the Malaga filmmaker Macarena Astorga, the Levantine filmmaker Alberto Evangelio and Chris Oosterom, president of the International Federation

Closing Gala of the Fancine UMA

national of festivals Melies. The film, a production between Lithuania, France Y Belgium Set in a post-apocalyptic world and very much in tune with this year’s environmental theme, it wins the 9,000-euro award, also winning other categories of the list of winners, such as recognition for best photography.

The verdict of this committee of professionals of the audiovisual also leaves a very distributed and historic podium in Fancine: for the first time, the three Spanish films in the competition have managed to gain a foothold in the distribution of statuettes. ‘Irati’, the Basque fable by Paul Urkijo, has been awarded in the section for best special effects, while the best editing goes to the new james balagueró, ‘Venus’. And complete the stoning of the homeland industry ‘Mantícora’, which doubles: best script for the filmmaker Carlos Vermouth for this disturbing story about flesh and blood monsters, and best actor for Nacho Sanchezwho assumes the main role of the film supporting the dramatic weight of the tormented video game designer he gives life to.

Three recognitions finish making up the honorary repertoire. The best director category goes to the acclaimed South Korean director Park Chan-wook, for the exquisite technical work on ‘Decision to Leave’; the award for best actress goes to kristine kujath, for his performance loaded with registers and nuances in the film ‘Sick of Myself’; and best soundtrack to the peculiar ‘Flux Gourmet’, by Peter Strickland.

Young Jury Short Film Awards

Together with the Official Section titles, the minutes also reserve statuettes for the competitive section of short films, direct responsibility of the Young Jury of this edition. The committee, made up of seven students from different Andalusian public universities, has agreed to award the prize in the category of Image Realendowed with 3,000 euros, to the Canadian piece ‘Cruise’, a satire by Sam Rudykoff on fraudulent calls and the exploited job market of telemarketers.

In Animation, awarded with the same economic amount, the winning work has been ‘The pattern‘, a Hungarian production without dialogues directed by Peter Bogyo, which divides the plot into three distinct parts, with a kaleidoscopic closing scene. Likewise, the jury has awarded the prize CR Services for the best photograph, with a credit of 1,500 euros to invest in renting a digital film camera, for the title ‘Beast’, a Serbian project Andrey Okorokov.

The group of students has also chosen the distinction Silver Méliès for the French-Swiss production ‘Miracasas’, by Raphaëlle Stolz, who will represent fancine at the Méliès de Oro awards for the best fantastic European short film.

Audience awards and other awards

The list of winners of this 32nd edition also includes the distinctions that Fancine viewers have awarded with their scores to the titles in competition. And the result of the popular vote has elevated ‘Irati’ as the clear winner, a spectacular mythological story with wars and supernatural creatures with which Paul Urkijo declares on the big screen his love for the fantastic. The support that the fan audience has given to this project is not only demonstrated with the 1,000 euros of Audience Award, but also with the influx in room: the two showings of the film managed to sell out the tickets.

Basque production has also conquered the media fancine. Curiously, for yet another year, the public and critics agree in their judgment and the Gato Rabioso award, the symbolic award given by the accredited press in each edition, also goes to ‘Irati’, who in total He has three trophies.

And they have also been recognized by wholesale accumulation of votes from the public in the short film contest two Spanish pieces that fluctuate around comedy: ‘For Pete’s Sake’, chosen in the Real Image category, and ‘The longest night dawns’, the favorite in the Animation category. Both pieces will get an economic reward amounting to 500 euros each.

The reading of the ruling was made public at the closing gala that was held at 8:00 p.m. this Thursday, November 17, at the Room 1 of the Albéniz Cinema, presented by the unmistakable artist Paco Clavel. After the event, the parody ‘Fumer fait tousser’, by Quentin Dupieux, turned off the projector for good on 32 fancineplacing the next appointment with the best genre film production until November 23.

The Fancine UMA comes to an end with a promising thread of winners