Twenty graduates nominated for the Gaudí Awards

16 productions with Escac talent are competing for a total of 23 nominations at the 11th edition of the Catalan Film Academy's Gaudí Awards.
11.12.18 - Escac talent,

The nominees for the 11th edition of the Gaudí Awards, given by the Catalan Film Academy, were announced today. The winners will be announced at the gala to be held on 27 January.

A total of 36 productions are competing in 22 categories, including 16 productions with ESCAC talent, with a total of 23 nominations in 12 different categories.

Lluis Rivera is the graduate with the most nominations, with three for effects for Durante la tormenta, Superlópez and La sombra de la ley; followed by Elena Trapé with two (direction and screenplay for Les distàncies), Oriol Tarragó, also with two, for the sound of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Superlópez; and Ventura Durall with the nominations for Best Short Film for Primer estrat and Best Film for Yo la busco (as executive producer).

Best film:

  • Jean François i el sentit de la vida, with Sergi Portabella as director, Jaume Ripoll as executive producer, Bet Rourich as director of cinematography, Anna Pujol as art director, Aina Calleja as editor, Jordi Ribas in sound and Pol Guamis as production manager.
  • Les distàncies, with Elena Trapé directing, Miguel Ibañez Monroy in script, Liana Artigal in editing, Julián Elizalde in cinematography and Jordi Rossinyol Colomer in sound.
  • Yo la busco, with Ventura Durall as executive producer, Carlos Rigo as director of cinematography and Oriol Bonals in sound.

Best non-Catalan language film:

  • Viaje al cuarto de una madre, with Master in Production alumni Mar Medir as executive producer.

Best direction:

  • Elena Trapé for Les distàncies.

Best screenplay:

  • Elena Trapé and Miguel Ibañez Monroy for Les distàncies.

Best Short Film:

  • La última virgen, by Bárbara Farré and with a technical team made up of graduates from the school. Final year short film produced by Escac Films.
  • Silencio por favor, by Carlos Villafaina. ESCAC third grade short film.
  • Primer estrat, by Ventura Durall

Best Animated Film:

  • Black is Beltza, with Edu Sola as screenwriter.

Best Documentary Film:

  • I hate New York, with Juan Antonio Bayona as executive producer and Jaume Martí in editing.
  • Trinta Lumes, with Diana Toucedo in direction and executive production, Lara Vilanova in cinematography direction and Ana Pfaff in editing.

Best sound:

  • Oriol Tarragó for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Marc Orts and Oriol Tarragó for Superlópez

Best visual effects:

  • Alex Villagrasa and Lluis Rivera for Durante la tormenta
  • Lluis Rivera for La sombra de la Ley
  • Laura Pedro and Lluis Rivera for  Superlópez

Best Art Direction:

  • Laia Ateca for Quién te cantará

Best Editing:

  • Ana Pfaff for Con el viento
  • Bernat Vilaplana for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Liana Artigal for Les distàncies

Best Cinematography :

  • Edu Grau for Quién te cantará
  • Oscar Faura for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

ESCAC graduates have won a total of 33 Gaudí Awards to date.