The town of Sant Josep de sa Talaia has become a film location thanks to the 4th Ibizacinefest Film Festival; an event that has achieved a record attendance of over 2,000 people and presented 85 films of a less commercial and more social nature. The environment and gender equality have been the main topics of this festival, which has doubled the number of spectators of short and feature films that have no place in large cinemas and has succeeded in bringing together a total of 27 directors.
Awards to make a stand for a better world
Maite Carrasco was awarded the Fem-Cine prize for ‘Fragmentos’, while Koldo Almandoz received the special jury prize for ‘Oreina’.
The best animation short film was ‘Lursaguak’, by Izibene Oñederra. ‘The animal that threfore I am (bel)’, by Bea de Visser, was the best experimental short film.
The Philippine film ‘The Mortician of Manyla’, by Leah Borromeo, won the award for best short documentary, and ‘Vaca’, by Marta Bayarri, for best national fiction short film. This award was collected by the producer, Oriol Ruiz.
‘A picture with yuki’, a Bulgarian film directed by Lachezar Abramov, won the award for the best fiction feature film, which was collected by its director, the producer and the actor.
As for the audience award, this went to ‘Ángela’, by the Colombian Agamenón Quintero, and Salma Tafur, scriptwriter and producer of the film, collected it on his behalf.
The 4th Ibizacinefest started on 30 January and ended on 9 February with films of a very high standard, being highly rated by renowned websites such as Cineeuropa.