ESCAC graduates triumph at Malaga Festival

Five female directors who graduated from ESCAC have been recognised for their short films, documentaries and feature films, including the Best Film, Directing and Audience Awards.

The 21st edition of the Malaga Film Festival has been marked by the presence of ESCAC talent in almost all of its sections. Two of the three ESCAC Films productions present at the event, Mi querida cofradía and La última virgen have been awarded in the official section. Mi querida cofradía by Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz, a film from ESCAC’s Opera Prima Programme, has won the Audience Award and the Best Supporting Actress Award (Carmen Flores) in the official section of the Malaga festival. For its part, the short film La última virgen, the final year project of graduate Bárbara Farré, won the Award for Best Fiction Short Film.

The talent of the ESCAC graduates has been recognised in this edition with the Golden Biznaga for Best Film for Las distancias by Elena Trapé, who also won the Award for Best Director. Las distancias is the graduate’s second feature film after her outstanding work with Blog.

The directors of the documentary Hayati, Liliana Torres and Sofi Escudé, have been awarded a Special Mention for their work on Syrian refugees. The documentary is produced by fellow graduate Bernat Manzano.

In this edition of the Malaga Festival, 13 projects directed or produced by ESCAC graduates were presented, and more than 50 technicians were present in many of the productions presented.