Young creators win SGAE Nova Autoria Awards at Sitges 2015
The students from the UPF, ECIB and ESCAC win the three awards, prizes that are a part of the Festival’s Noves Visions section
Today, Saturday 10 October, the SGAE held the 15th edition of the SGAE Nova Autoria Awards at the Cinema Prado in Sitges as a part of the Sitges 2015 International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. As usual, the festival of up and coming talent was attended by students, teachers, friends and relatives of the young hotbed of screenwriters, directors-filmmakers and soundtrack composers from film schools around Catalonia. With the presentation of the SGAE Nova Autoria Awards, the SGAE and the SGAE Foundation once again shows its firm and resolute commitment to supporting this country’s audiovisual creation.
This year, 15 different film schools have participated in the SGAE Nova Autoria Section, a part of the Festival’s Noves Visions Section. 38 audiovisual works were presented (26 fiction, 3 animation and 9 documentaries) from among which the jury chose 11 finalists (6 fiction, 2 animation and 3 documentaries).
The 2015 SGAE Nova Autoria selection committee was made up of Lluís Arcarazo, TV and film screenwriter, member of the SGAE Foundation’s board of trustees and a member of SGAE Territorial Council in Catalonia; Xavier Capellas, composer, soundtrack composer and member of the SGAE Territorial Council in Catalonia, and Sílvia Quer, TV and Film director.
The documentary short Soleá, els néts dels altres by Marc Hernández, presented by Pompeu Fabra University, won the SGAE Nova Autoria Award for best screenplay. When the verdict was read, the jury pointed out that it is a work «aimed at addressing a subject like one’s own personal and group identity, with a capacity to build a story based on individual stories and doing so with enough intelligence and sensitivity to draw the spectator into a story that poses essential questions».
The SGAE Nova Autoria Award for best direction-production went to the animated short film Musicidio, by Ferriol Tugues from the Escola de Cinema de Barcelona (ECIB) because, according to the jury, «it has the courage to take risks and promote the animation genre, for its fantastic mise en scene, for the magic, life and emotions its defined characters transmit from the very first second and for making us smile with its red dog».
Finally, Javier Gimeno, from the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC), won the SGAE Nova Autoria Award for best original music for his composition for the soundtrack of the fiction short film 10 miles to Bisbee «because of the language used when emphasizing sequences and the resolution applying the main theme song, Along with the results obtained in the instrumentation and production».
Conceived as an open window to discover the talent of future audiovisual creators, the SGAE Nova Autoria Awards are in collaboration with, and with the complicity of, the main film Catalan schools and the Festival itself. Through these awards, the SGAE and the SGAE Foundation offer up and coming authors the possibility of showing their works presenting them to the general public as a part of an internationally reaching audiovisual event.
Film Screenwriting Laboratory dedicated to Fantastic Cinema and «The Twilight Zone » of horror and fantasy genre
This Sunday, October 11th in the LLevant Room of the Hotel Gran Melià (C/ Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38), the SGAE is organizing a meeting of creators entitled «The Twilight Zone, Where is genre headed? Visions from the point of view of authorship» aimed atoffering and vision of horror and fantasy genre from the point of view of the creator.
With free admission until full capacity, the day will begin starting at 11:00 with the presentation of the Film Screenwriting Laboratory which this year is dedicated to Fantastic Cinema. The goal of this initiative is to write six genre screenplays and produce a film using one of them, which will be directed by the winner of the Sitges CINE365 FILM 2015 Award.
This is a special, ground-breaking project because it brings together the creation and development of a screenplay and its productions and directions, and Sitges is the only festival that gives an award consisting of filming a movie. The presentation will be by Inés París, institutional director of the SGAE Foundations’ Audiovisual section Jesús Ulled Nadal, director of the production company CINE365 FILM, and Ángel Sala, Director of the Sitges 2015Festival.
Immediately afterwards, there will be a master class by American film director, actor, producer and writer Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever, etc.) and after that, throughout the day, there will be several round tables discussions with the participation of filmmakers, screenwriters, soundtrack composers and producers like Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza, Ruth García, Rodrigo Cortés, Miguel Ángel Vivas, Manuel Carballo, Albert Val, Rodrigo Fresán, Eduardo Zaramella, Nacho Adorna, Kike Maillo i Arnau Bataller to name a few.