05-10-2008 0:00

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The SGAE Nova Autoria Awards go to the short films 'Eyja' and 'Restaurando a Héctor'

Students from the Centre d'Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya (Eyja) and Pompeu Fabra University (Restaurando a Héctor), will receive the 2008 SGAE Nova Autoria Awards. The official award-giving ceremony will be on Saturday October 11, at the closing gala of the 41st edition of the Sitges - International Film Festival of Catalonia 2008. This is the first time the same audiovisual production has won two SGAE Nova Autoria Awards.

For the eighth year running, the Societat General d'Autors i Editors (SGAE), the Fundació Autor and the Institut Buñuel, along with the International Film Festival of Catalonia, have organized the  SGAE Nova Autoria Awards which were born with a desire to promote and help publicize new audiovisual productions made by film school students from around Catalonia. These Awards, shaped as a window to discover the talent of the audiovisual creators of the future, are in collaboration and complicity with the main Catalan film schools.  

This year the SGAE Nova Autoria Awards have gone to students from the Centre d'Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya (CECC) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). The official award-giving ceremony will be on Saturday October 11th at 19:30, in the Hotel Melià Auditorium - Sitges, during the closing gala of the International Film Festival of Catalonia.

The 2008 SGAE Nova Autoria Awards jury, made up of Albert Guinovart, composer, pianist and member of the SGAE Board of Directors; Albert Espinosa, playwright, director and screenwriter; Roser Aguilar, director, producer and screenwriter; and Àngel Quintana, film critic and professor at the University of Girona, have decided to give:

*The 2008 SGAE Nova Autoria Award for best direction-production to «Eyja», presented by the Centre d'Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya (CECC), made by Dögg Mósesdóttir.

* The 2008 SGAE Nova Autoria Award for best screenplay to «Restaurando a Héctor», presented by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), written by Dea Pompa.

*  The 2008 SGAE Nova Autoria Award for best original music to «Eyja», presented by the  Centre d'Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya (CECC), composed by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Örn Eldjàrn.

Through these awards, the SGAE, the Fundació Autor, the Institut Buñuel and the International Film Festival of Catalonia offer emerging creators a possibility to exhibit their works and make them known to the general public within the framework of an event of international scope.

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