07-10-2017 20:20

News

Young creators win the SGAE Nueva Autoría Awards

These prizes are a part of the Noves Visions (New Visions) section of the 2017 Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia

Today, Saturday October 7th, the SGAE Foundation made public the rulings on the SGAE Nova Autoria 2017 Awards as a part of the Noves Visions (New Visions) section at the 2017Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. 

The fiesta of emerging authors took place at the Espai Cañateca and as usual, was attended by students, professors, friends and relatives of the young screenwriters, directors-producers and soundtrack composers from the films schools around Catalonia. With the SGAE Nova Autoria Awards, the SGAE, the SGAE Foundation and the Sitges Festival once again demonstrate their firm commitment and determined support of our country’s audiovisual creation. 

This year, 17 different film schools have participated in the SGAE Nova Autoria Section, a part of the Festival’s Noves Visions Section. 41 audiovisual works were presented (28 fiction, 7 animation and 6 documentaries) from among which the jury chose 10 finalists (6 fiction, 2 animation and 3 documentaries) which were screening at the Cine Prado. 

The 2017 SGAE Nova Autoria jury was made up of Lluís Arcarazo, screenwriter, director and executive producer; Xavier Capellas, composer, and Carla Simón, director and screenwriter. Today’s event was attended by Lluís Arcarazo, accompanied by the SGAE Foundation’s institutional director of Audiovisuals Eduardo Zaramella the director of the SGAE in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, Ramon Muntaner; the director del the 2017 Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Àngel Sala, and the Mayor of Sitges, Miquel Forns. 

The short film Celebració, presented by the Pompeu Fabra University, by authors Pau Cruanyes and Gerard Vidal won the SGAE Nova Autoria Award for best direction-production. The jury pointed out that it deserved the award «thanks to an actors directing that achieves an exquisite naturalness, a complex mise en scene and the director’s constantly investigative eye». 

The SGAE Nova Autoria Award for best screenplay went to Una Caja Cerrada, by author Anna Agulló from La Casa del Cine for, according to the jury, her «ability when it comes to constructing a subtle family portrait based on an epistolary story full of secrets and implicit understandings».

Author Joan Masats, from the Escola Universitària ERAM · Audiovisual i Multimèdia, won the SGAE Nueva Autoría Award for Best Original Music for the composition of the soundtrack for the short film Sesgo, una Historia de Prejuicios y Golosinas «for the precise application of musical themes to the different characters and his simplicity when it comes to managing to cause emotions».

The jury also decided to give a special mention to author Cristina Caamaño, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona · Master Degree in Theory and Practice of the Creative Documentary, for her documentary short film La fuga de los 45 «for containing a comprehensive and painstaking documentation process, for exploring several narrative resources in an optimum and coherent fashion, and for giving a voice to a story that was begging to be told». 

The SGAE Nueva Autoría Awards are in collaboration with, and with the complicity of the Sitges Festival 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 and presenting them to the general public as a part of an internationally reaching audiovisual event

  • SPONSORED

    SECTION

    PER:

News

24-09-2018 11:30

News

Slatix Sitges Cocoon presents the most innovative virtual reality

Sitges 2018 title sponsor is Slate Currency (Slate.io) Included among the diverse pieces that can b...

19-09-2018 11:30

News

The dark side of fantasy can be seen in Seven Chances

Alex Proyas will be at the Prado movie theater to present a restored copy of his debut film, ‘...

18-09-2018 11:00

News

Movistar+ to present 'Virtual Hero', its original series created by Rubius, in Sitges

They will also be screening the exclusive Spanish premiere of the first episode of ‘Castle Roc...

13-09-2018 00:00

News

M. Night Shyamalan to receive the Grand Honorary Award at Sitges 2018

‘Halloween’, ‘Apostle’ and ‘Overlord’, three new updates in the...

06-09-2018 12:30

News

Italian cinema and documentaries to be featured in Brigadoon 2018

Ron Perlman, winner of the Time Machine Award, will be in charge of kicking off the Sitges Zombie Wa...

05-09-2018 11:00

News

'Superlópez' to have its world premiere at Sitges 2018

The Festival will receive the visit of this popular superhero before his arrival in theaters on Nove...

29-08-2018 11:00

News

Luca Guadagnino's 'Suspiria' to open Sitges 2018

Tilda Swinton to receive the Grand Honorary Award The eagerly awaited re-imagining of Dario Argento...

09-08-2018 11:05

News

Sitges regala entradas para el preestreno de 'Mamá y papá'

  Sitges y A contracorriente Films regalan 1000 entradas para el preestreno de Mamá y p...

24-07-2018 13:00

News

Sitges screens a selection of fantastic short films al fresco

By now, it’s a summer classic. Some of the very best short films that have passed through the...

19-07-2018 09:00

News

Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris will receive the Grand Honorary Award at a Sitges Festival hitting its high point with a concert by John Carpenter

The Festival, which will take place from October 4th to 14th, reveals many of the films that will be...

11-07-2018 09:30

News

The Mexican Feratum festival joins in Sitges' 50 year celebration

The commemorative 50th anniversary exhibition will be travelling to the Mexican film competition fro...

06-07-2018 11:30

News

Sitges Pitchbox 2018 opens its call which will include participation by Ron Perlman

Horror, science fiction or fantastic genre feature films in development can be submitted until this...

12-06-2018 09:30

News

The Sitges Festival and Terramar Gardens join forces for an evening of cinema and music

The scores from J.A. Bayona’s films will be heard at the Terramar Gardens Festival in Sitges t...

06-06-2018 12:50

News

Kubrick's iconic monolith presides over Sitges 2018

Director Peter Weir will receive the Grand Honorary Award and actress Pam Grier, the Time Machine Aw...

28-05-2018 13:00

News

'2001: A Space Odyssey' is featured in a summer course on science fiction at the UB

The University of Barcelona (UB) and the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia...

24-05-2018 11:30

News

The period to submit films for Sitges 2018 is now open

The 51st Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia has just opened the submi...