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Skyline Film Festival of Benidorm wants to reach 400 short films

Written by on February 13, 2019

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Article Written & Published in Spanish By: Diario Informacion
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The third edition of the Skyline Film Festival of Benidorm wants to reach 400 short films

All the works projected in the contest, which will take place from April 4 to 7, will receive a minimum prize of 200 euros and 20% will be in Valencian or with subtitles in this language

The third edition of the Skyline Film Festival of Benidorm wants to reach 400 short films

The councilman of Culture, Ana Pellicer, announced today that the third edition of the Skyline Film Festival of Benidorm will take place between April 4 and 7.

The mayor has reported this new edition accompanied by the director of the event, Beatriz Hernández, and has also specified that the screenings will be made in the Culture Room of the CAM Foundation.

Ana Pellicer recalled that the second edition of the festival last year positioned the city “in a very important place” within the professional landscape. “People,” the councilor said, “talk about the Benidorm shorts festival, there are many people who have been interested in participating.”

A “closeness” to the audiovisual industry that, in the words of the head of the Culture Department, is expected to “serve as a reference for future national and international filmmakers ” and seeks to “offer a space to all who share the passion” for the cinema .

For its part, the director of the festival has indicated that “to date” there are already 150 short films registered and that the organization expects to double the amount of last year to reach 400 jobs .

Regarding the films selected in 2018, Beatriz Hernández reminded Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s ‘Mother’ that, in addition to the Benidorm festival, she was nominated this year at the Hollywood Oscars .

About the prizes , all projected works will receive 200 euros. An initiative that characterizes the Skyline Film Festival. “I think,” Hernandez said, “that it’s the right thing to do, other festivals should look at us and copy us.”

On the other hand, there will be prizes of 350 euros for the best Valencian short film, the best documentary and for the best script. The short film that is the winner of the festival will receive 550 euros.

The festival also bets on the Valencian and Valencian audiovisual industry. 20% of the screenings “will be in Valencian or subtitled in Valencian,” said Hernández. The Skyline Film Festival will also award the best short film made by students “that deals with equality or social integration”.

It will not be “a prize in cash,” Hernández clarified, “it will be an international distribution prize for all the countries of the world.

The deadline for receiving originals will remain open until March 8. During the days of screening, the city will host parallel activities, specifically there will be workshops of Stop Motion and dubbing aimed at children and young people.

Also, there will be master classes by professionals of the seventh art. As a sample, Hernández has announced the presence in Benidorm of the costume designer Clara Bilbao, winner of three Goya Awards.

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