Belén Funes, nominated for Best New Director at the Goya Awards

Three films directed by graduates obtain 5 nominations for the Goya Awards.
03.01.20 - School,

Three films directed by graduates obtain 5 nominations for the Goya Awards.

A total of 7 productions with ESCAC talent have obtained 17 nominations.

The nominations for the 34th edition of the Goya Awards given by the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been announced. The winners will be announced at the gala to be held in Malaga on 25 January.

La hija de un ladrón

Belen Funes has been nominated for Best New Director for La Hija de un Ladrón. The film is co-written by Marçal Cebrián, with Neus Ollé as DoP, Enrique G. Bermejo as sound designer and other graduates in all departments. Belen Funes had already worked with these same colleagues in her two previous shorts: Sara a la fuga and La inútil (produced by ESCAC).

La hija de un ladrón has also won the nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Greta Fernández.

In previous years, three graduates of the school have won the Goya Award for Best New Director: J.A. Bayona in 2007, Mar Coll in 2009 and Kike Maíllo in 2011.

La inocencia 

Opera Prima by graduate Lucía Alemany, co-written with Laia Soler and Joan Bordera as DoP, has obtained two nominations; Best Original Song and Best New Actress for Carmen Arrufat.

Perdiendo el este

Directed by Master in Directing alumni Paco Caballero, it has a nomination for Best Special Effects. The film features graduates Oriol Capel as screenwriter and David Valldepérez as director of photography.

In addition, there are 4 other films with ESCAC talent nominated in this edition:


The film, directed by Benito Zambrano and with cinematography by graduate Pau Esteve Birba, has received five nominations, including Best Film.

Quien a hierro mata

Directed by Paco Plaza, it has 3 nominations (Leading Actor, Breakthrough Actor and Sound). The film is directed by graduates David Gallart in editing and Oriol Maymó in production.


Directed by Paco Cabezas, it has 3 nominations (double in Supporting Actress and Breakthrough Actress). The film features graduates Pau Esteve Birba as DoP and Luis de la Madrid in Editing.

Paradise Hills

Directed by Alice Waddington has a nomination for Best Costume Design. The film features graduate Alex Villagrasa on Effects.


ESCAC graduates have so far achieved more than 40 nominations and 21 Goya Awards. Good luck to all of them!

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