The documentary Trinta Lumes directed by graduate and teacher Diana Toucedo has been recognised with the D’A Film Festival’s Critics’ Award. The jury highlighted the documentary “for its dialogue between fantastic cinema and documentary, conjuring ghosts and capturing life forms in danger of extinction”.
Trinta Lumes was presented at the Berlinale – Panorama and was also shown at the Malaga Festival – Zonazine.
In this edition of the D’A Film Festival, a total of nine ESCAC alumni presented their latest works. Ana de día, the Opera Prima by Master in Directing alumni Andrea Jaurrieta, was the closing film of the festival. In the Talents section, in addition to Trinta Lumes, Jean-François i el sentit de la vida, directed by graduate Sergi Portabella and featuring a team mostly formed at the school, was also presented. I Hate New York (a documentary produced by J.A. Bayona) and Matar al padre (a series by Mar Coll) were shown in Special Sessions and Movistar+ Sessions respectively. Within Impulso Colectivo, a section dedicated to the most independent new Spanish cinema, Quiero lo eterno by Miguel Angel Blanca and Trinta Lumes by Diana Toucedo were shown. These two directors also participated in the Meet the Directors by Moritz section. In the short film section, La inútil by Belén Funes, Bohèmia by Anna Petrus (Master’s Degree in Direction alumni) and Horta by Pilar Palomero (screenwriting course alumni). Finally, in the Acció Viver Dones Visuals activity, the projects Las niñas by Pilar Palomero and Puerto deseado by Diana Toucedo have been selected.