Successful ESCAC Films productions at the Malaga Film Festival

The collective feature film "La filla d'algú", Movistar+ Award for Best Film.

ESCAC Films productions have triumphed once again this year at the 22nd Malaga Spanish Film Festival.

Great success for the collective feature film

The collective feature film La Filla d’Algú won the Movistar+ Award for Best Film in the ZonaZine section, thus rewarding «the surprising film directed collectively by the eleven graduates in directing from the 20th Graduating Class». Audience and press have coincided in valuing the risky nature of the proposal and the immense performance of its protagonist, Aina Clotet. The actress, the absolute star of the film, won the Silver Biznaga for Best Actress «for her ability to maintain tension and emotional intensity through her magnetic performance». The actress declared at a press conference that “this is a collaborative film that I will never forget”. Its eleven directors, Marcel Alcántara, Júlia De Paz Solvas, Sara Fantova, Guillem Gallego, Celia Giraldo, Alejandro Marín, Valentin Moulias, Gerard Vidal, Pol Vidal, Enric Vilageliu and Carlos Villafaina, explain the creative process and the experience of shooting a collective feature film.

The ESCAC Films’ short films awarded in Málaga

In the short film section, Benidorm 2017  by graduate Claudia Costrafreda has won the Best Fiction Short Film Award of the Official Selection and the Best Actress Award to Yolanda Ramos. In the Official Short Film Selection Malaga, Nacho no conduce by graduate Alejandro Marín has won the Best Fiction Short Film Award.

Long presence of ESCAC talent

Ojos Negros, with graduates Andrés Mellinas as executive producer and Anna Moragriega as production manager, Víctor Xavier Monzó as editor and Eloy Rodríguez de la Rosa and Roger Navarro as sound designers, has won the Silver Biznaga for Best Spanish Film at ZonaZine.

Actor Quim Gutiérrez was awarded the Silver Biznaga for Best Supporting Actor for Litus, by graduate Dani de la Orden.

In the short film section, Sin Pausa by graduate José Cachón (produced by Escac Films), What is love by Paco Caballero and Grbavica by Manel Raga, both students of the Master’s Degree in Directing, could be seen in the Official Selection.

Also competing in the ZonaZine section was El increíble finde menguante, the debut feature by Master in Filmmaking alumni Jon Mikel Caballero. Graduate Tània Fonseca is responsible for the cinematography of the film.

ESCAC and the last editions of the Festival

In the previous edition of the Malaga festival, La Última Virgen by Bárbara Farré won the Award for Best Fiction Short Film in the Official Selection, and Mi Querida Cofradía, the film by graduate Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz from the ESCAC Opera Prima Programme, won the Audience Award in the Official Selection and the Award for Best Supporting Actress. Two years ago, another film from the Opera Prima Programme, Blue Rai by Pedro B. Three years ago, Lina, by graduate Nur Casadevall, won the Best Director Award.

As far as ESCAC talent is concerned, Las Distancias by graduate Elena Trapé won the Golden Biznaga for Best Film and the Best Director Award at the last edition. The documentary Hayati, directed by graduates Liliana Torres and Sofi Escudé and produced by Bernat Manzano, received a Special Mention.