Holy Spirit, with the awards for best film and best screenplay, was last night the great winner of the IV edition of the Valencian Audiovisual Awards, renamed the Berlanga Awards from this same edition. The film, by Chema García Ibarra from Elche, was voted by the academics of the Acadèmia Valenciana de l’Audiovisual (AVAV) as the best film and the best script in the Community in 2021.
The gala, held at the Teatro Principal in Alicante, featured awards in 21 different categories. In addition to Holy Spirit, other productions that stood out were The consequences with four awards, The cover with five and Lucas with two.
The award ceremony was attended by the Minister of Culture, Vicent Marzà, the regional secretary for Culture, Raquel Tamarit, and representatives of different Valencian institutions. The gala was directed by Hipòlit Soler and conducted by comedian Pere Aznar, with the musical accompaniment of Sedajazz and the collaborations of Aitana Ferrer, Arkano and Muchachito Bombo Infierno.
In the category of best documentary feature film, the winner was Carceller. L’home que va muerte dues vegades, directed by Ricardo Macián, while the award for best director went to Claudia Pinto Emperador for Las consequences. The same feature film obtained the awards for best editing and production for Elena Ruiz; and better photography and lighting direction, for Gabo Guerra.
For her part, Tamara Casellas was distinguished as the best leading actress for Ama, while Jorge Motos, for Lucas, received the award for best leading actor. Likewise, it was for Giovanna Ribes the award for best wardrobe for El cover. Ribes also received the Honor Award for Culture from the Generalitat, for his involvement in strengthening the sector and vindicating the role of women.
This last film was also recognized with the award for best make-up and hairdressing, received by Vicen Betí. The film won three more awards: best sound, for José Manuel Sospedra; best original music, for Nacho Mañó and Joana Estevao; and best supporting actress, for Carolina Yuste. For his part, Jorge Cabrera, for Lucas, has been the winner in the category of best supporting actor.
More than movies
Frederica Montseny, the donut that speaks was the winning film of the award for the best artistic direction, which Rafa Jannone received. For its part, the film Las Consequences triumphed as best production direction, whose award was obtained by Jordi Llorca, Albert Espel, Yadina Ávalos, Carme Sánchez and Claudia Pinto.
Another award went to the pine tree Fran Ruvira, who received the award for the best documentary series with his work Terres de Cinema. Likewise, in the three short film categories, the award for best fiction short was received by Mindanao, directed by Borja Soler; the award for best documentary short went to La bomba Carraixet, directed by Helena Sánchez Bel; and the award for best animation short went to the Selection Process, directed by Carla Pereira.
Tower Princess, developed by the Valencian studio AweKteaM, was awarded as the best video game of the year. This award had a special jury, made up of experts Carles Pons, Sara Galiana Solá, Mercedes Rodrigo, Eva Gaspar and Gisela Vaquero.
The versatile artist Mamen García received the non-competitive award for her professional career awarded by the Acadèmia Valenciana de l’Audiovisual in recognition of her work as an actress in film, theater and television and her extensive professional career as a singer, songwriter and pianist .
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