The Hungarian Mindenki (Sing) by Kristóf Deák is the winning short film of the 43rd edition of the Filmets Badalona Film Festival

28/10/2017

A total number of 12.000 spectators have attended the festival screenings, of which 3.000 have attended the 25 competing sessions

Mindenki (Sing), Kristóf Deák

The verdict selection session, where all the awarded films of the 43rd edition were screened, ended on Sunday this year’s edition of the festival that started on the 20th of October and that, for the first time in its history, has screened in the three municipal theatres of Badalona: Zorrilla, Principal and Blas Infante, as well as a session at the Institut français of Barcelona.

The Hungarian short film Mindenki, of the director Kristóf Deák, has been the winning film of the 43rd edition of the FILMETS Badalona Film Festival, that has developed from 20th to 29th of October in Badalona. 250 films have been projected in the 25 sessions in competition.

The 43rd Edition of the Filmets Badalona Film Festival closes this year’s edition with a good result as far as spectators concerns in the three public theatres of Badalona and the rest of locations. In total, more than 12.000 people have attended the festival screenings, both in the 25 competing sessions and the OFF Filmets screenings.

More than 6,000 spectators have attended the 25 sessions of the International Program and have enjoyed watching international, Spanish and Catalan short films.

Filmets Pro and other parallel activities of the festival have been attended by more than 6,000 people, of which 5,000 of them have been 3rd grade primary students and 4th grade secondary students of different schools and high schools of Badalona.

La Nit de les Venus, closing ceremony

The TV3 journalist, Lídia Heredia and Badalona Comunicació journalist, Carles Tornero, have hosted this year’s La Nit de les Venus, the Festival’s closing ceremony, which has been seen live on Televisió de Badalona, the Xarxa de Comunicació Local and through the Internet. As in the past edition, La Nit de les Venus has been produced by Blanc Produccions, the producer in charge of Barcelona’s New Year’s Eve latest editions.

Among the audience of the ceremony, four of the five members of the International jury stand out, Lluís Danés, Marta Swiatek, Aurélie Chesné and Mayra Tinajero. Also different personalities such as Núria Llorach, CCMA’s vice chairwoman, Francesc Pena, CEO of La Xarxa de Comunicació Local and Isona Passola, president of the Catalan Cinema Academy.

The short winning

The film MINDENKI (SING), from Hungary, directed by Kristóf Deák has been the winning film of the 43rd edition. The mayor de Badalona, Dolors Sabater, has presented the best photography’s award to Róbert Maly.

MINDENKI (SING) is a drama about childhood with music set in the Hungary of the90s. It is based on a true story. It narrates the story of an awarded choir and a new student in front of a corrupt system which brings her to make a choice: either fight against it or be quite and part of it.

Apart from winning the best film award, MINDENKI (SING) has also been awarded with the Venus of Badalona to the Best director. This short film was awarded with the Oscar to the best short fiction film in the past edition.

Róbert Maly (DOP MINDENKI (Sing))

Other awards

The Special jury prize has been granted to BALCONY by Toby Fell Holden, a fiction story from the United Kingdom about racism, prejudices and humiliation. LLUÍS DANÉS, president of the International Jury, has been in charge of awarding the prize.

CAVALLS MORTS by Marc Riba and Anna Solanas, has been awarded the Venus to the Best Catalan production. The award has been presented to the directors by Núria Llorach, vice chairwoman of the CCMA (Catalan Media Corporation).

Anna Maria Basora, communication and sponsoring manager of La Vanguardia newspaper, has presented the Venus award to the Best Spanish production to LEICA STORY by Raúl Mancilla.

Jaume Miquel Ausina, manager of the Business Area of Badalona’s CaixaBank, has awarded the Venus to the Best European production to UNE DERNIÈRE COURSE, a short film by Sérgio do Vale.

Nai An, performer of the French short film CE QUI NOUS ÉLOIGNE and Tassadit Mandi, performer of UNE DERNIÈRE COURSE, have won the Venus of Badalona to the best actress. This year, the Jury has decided that this prize should be awarded to both actresses for their performances in their respective roles. The prize has been presented by Jaume Arqué, president of the organisation Amics del Teatre Zorrilla.

Antonio Dechent, performer of the Catalan film Y MAÑANA NAVIDAD, has been awarded the Venus of Badalona to the Best actor. The prize has been presented by Isona Passola, head of the Catalan Academy of Cinema.

The Badalona production CROISSANT, by Màrius Conrotto has won the Venus award to the Best Badalona Production. The prize has been presented by, José Téllez, Badalona’s deputy mayor, to the director of the film, Màrius Conrotto.

The Venus award to the Best animated film has gone to the French short film UNE TÊTÊ DISPARAÎT, by Franck Dion. The prize has been presented by Laia Sabater, councillor of the Badalona town council. HOPPTORNET (TEN METER TOWER) by Axel Danielson and Maximilien Van Aertryck has been awarded the Venus to the Best Documentary. The prize has been presented by Marta Insúa, manager of the juridical services of La Xarxa de Comunicació Local.

Among other awards, we should highlight the Audience Award, which has gone to BREAK by Nick Moss. The shortfilm, a production of the United Kingdom, is starred by John Hurt. This prize is the best homage for John Hurt in his last film before dying. It has been presented by Josep Viñeta Balsells, managing director of Badalona Comunicació.

The Venus to the best original soundtrack awarded to the Irish animated film THE LOST LETTER by Kealan O’Rourke.

The whole Filmets team and the organising committee wish to thank all the directors, producers, actors and professionals who have attended the festival for their collaboration and participation.

 

LIST OF AWARDS 2017

VERDICT of the 43rd edition of the Filmets Badalona Film Festival

Present in Badalona, the Official International Jury of FILMETS Badalona Film Festival’s 43rd Edition, composed by Lluís Danés, Saskia Walker, Marta Swiatek, Aurélie Chesné and Mayra Tinajero have reached the following verdict:

– Venus of Badalona and 2,500 euros to the Best film: MINDENKI (SING) by Kristóf Deák – Hungary
– Venus of Badalona and 1,250 euros to the Special award from the Jury: BALCONY by Toby Fell Holden – United Kingdom
– Venus of Badalona and 1,000 euros – Audience Award: BREAK de Nick Moss – United Kingdom
– Venus of Badalona and 750 euros to the Best animated film: UNE TÊTÊ DISPARAÎT by Franck Dion – France
– Venus of Badalona and 750 euros to the Best documentary: – HOPPTORNET (TEN METER TOWER) by Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck – Sweden
– Venus of Badalona and 1,000 euros to the Best Badalona production: CROISSANT by Màrius Conrotto – Catalonia
– Venus of Badalona and 750 euros to the Best Catalan production: CAVALLS MORTS by Marc Riba and Anna Solanas
– Venus of Badalona and 750 euros to the Best Spanish production: LEICA STORY by Raúl Mancilla
– Venus of Badalona and 750 euros to the Best European production: UNE DERNIÈRE COURSE by Sérgio do Vale – France
– Venus of Badalona to the Best director: MINDENKI (SING) by Kristóf Deák – Hungary
– Venus of Badalona to the Best actress ex aequo: Nai An (CE QUI NOUS ÉLOIGNE) – France and Tassadit Mandi (UNE DERNIÈRE COURSE) – France
– Venus of Badalona to the Best actor: Antonio Dechent (Y MAÑANA NAVIDAD) – Catalonia
– Venus of Badalona to the Best soundtrack: THE LOST LETTER by Kealan O’Rourke – Ireland