Three end-of-degree short films, produced by ESCAC Films, will be presented at the 63rd edition of the Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (Valladolid International Film Week).
The official section will present No me despertéis, directed by Sara Fantova, based on a personal experience of the director during her adolescence in Bilbao, in 2009. The short film is the only Spanish short film in the official section.
Jone is a teenager in the 4th year of Secundary School. Her high school has a vindictive and pro-Basque atmosphere. One day, her father takes up a political post in the Basque Government, so she will have to wear an escort and give up the life she had been leading until then.
The Spanish short film night will feature Gusanos de seda by Carlos Villafaina and Tahrib by Gerard Vidal.
In the space that the festival dedicates every year to film schools, four short films by Escac Films will be screened this year: Adalamadrina by Carlota Oms; Nacho no conduce by Alejandro Marín; Sin Pausa by José Cachón and Te busco en todos by Celia Giraldo.
The Spanish Cinema section will host the screening of the feature film Mi querida cofradía, the Opera Prima by Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz, winner of two awards at the last edition of the Malaga Festival.
On the other hand, the graduate Juan Antonio Bayona, who presented his short film Mis vacaciones (1999) at the 52nd edition of the festival, will receive this year’s Golden Spike of Honour together with Iciar Bollain, the actor Eduard Fernández and the TVE programme ‘Versión Española’. On October 23rd at 11am, the director will give a masterclass at the Paraninfo of the University of Valladolid and that same night he will receive the Golden Spike at the Spanish Film Gala.