Great news of last week:
Winners of the Roots of Europe International Film Festival 2018
Last week we celebrated with great joy the second edition of the Roots of Europe International Film Festival, which theme was “Art and Heritage”. From Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 November we had the opportunity to enjoy film works from all over the world, including short films and documentaries that surprised us with their ingenuity, quality and message.
The first two days were screened fiction and documentary short films of the official program that competed in the contest. At the third and final day the awards ceremony took place, where each of the award-winning categories was explained in addition to showing a piece of the films, and then the documentary “All the butchers come from Celie” was presented out of the competition, by Matías Zemljic, also director of the festival. The experimental short film “Vinci Project”, by Alain Escalle and “Conversaciones con Antonio López. El Cine” documentary also directed by Zemljic.
At the end of the night, part of the documentary of a pilgrimage from Alava to the Holy Land in 1924 was presented. It is a very valuable film document since it is perhaps one of the first documentary examples of cinema. The restoration process goes on and we hope next year to be able to see the complete work. The work was presented with an accompaniment to the piano by Miguel Etayo, an advanced degree in music composition and piano, who then delighted us with a concert of pieces of famous film soundtracks.
The hosts at the award ceremony were José Alipio Morejón, director of Roots of Europe, María Luz Mangado, PhD in Egyptology, who carried out the restoration of the documentary of the pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Miguel Ángel Salazar, Film expert, and Matías Zemljic, Slovenian film director and our festival director. These last two also members of the jury of the festival with Santiago de Pablo, member of the Spanish Association of Cinematography, who could not be present at the gala for other commitments he had to carry on.
The winners of the second edition of the Roots of Europe International Film Festival 2018 are:
Best Visual Effects: “PARIS, YOU GOT ME”.
Best Cinematography: “FRANCZISKA”.
Best Production Design: “PARIS, YOU GOT ME”.
Best Editing: “THE RUNNING MAN”.
Best Screenplay: “SCULPTED IN MEMORY”. Original script by Rubén Seca.
Award for Technical Innovation in Audiovisual Arts: “PASSAGE”. Produced by Théoriz Studios.
Best Original Score: “THE VELVET ABSTRACT”. Original music by Jean-Pascal Beintus
Award for Artistic Contribution: “WAVES”. Directed by Vojtech Domlátil.
Award for the Defense of Cultural Heritage: “GOLD WORTH”, directed by Abbas Khosrojerdi.
Best Actor: Dalibor Herda for “HOW TO BE AN ARTIST”.
Best Actress: Marie-Chantal Desrosieres for “FRANCZISKA”.
Best Director: DUMITRU TCACI for “I AM A ZAPATERO”.
Best Animation Short Film: “NAWABY BALUCHARI”, directed by Trisha Banerjee.
Best Documentary Short Film: “EN CUARTO OBSCURO”. Directed by Luigi Abanto Varese.
Best Fiction Short Film: “PARIS, YOU GOT ME”, directed by Julie Boehm.
Roots of Europe Special Prize: “LOS INSÉNICOS”, directed by Rafaela Uchoa.