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The French-Argentinian production La vida en común wins big at Ibizacinefest

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- Yesterday, Ezequiel Yanco’s movie came out on top after the winners of the fifth edition of this independent and arthouse film festival held on Ibiza were announced

The French-Argentinian production La vida en común wins big at Ibizacinefest
La vida en común by Ezequiel Yanco

The fifth edition of the Ibizacinefest – Ibiza International Independent Film Festival, a gathering headed up by filmmaker Xavi Herrero (Salka, In No Man’s Land [+see also:
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), unspooled from 26 February-7 March via the Filmin platform (click here), in anticipation of the in-person, physical screenings that are set to take place – whenever the health situation permits them – on the beautiful Mediterranean island in the coming months. On Monday, the winners’ list was revealed, in which the feature La vida en común (Argentina/France), filmed in the north of the South American country by Ezequiel Yanco, came out on top, winning the Jury Prize.

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Said jury was made up of Ángela Bosch, Juan Marí Susierra, Pascual Fernández, Carles Fabregat, Juanjo Ribas, Josep Sendra, Ángel Roldán, Claudia Tur-Fauquex, Mónica Timperi and Patrice Blanquart. Meanwhile, the critics’ jury comprised María Abad, José Antonio Miranda and Ágata Alicia Michot, and the Fem-Cine jury consisted of María Guadalupe Nauda, Itziar Arratibel Ostolaza and Mayte Carrasco.

In the Humans in Focus section, it was the feature I Am the Sun (Spain/France) by Ilária Gambarelli that ended up with the top prize, although the audience plumped for the Spanish documentary El Drogas [+see also:
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by Natxo Leuza, and Amigo [+see also:
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by Óscar Martín (Spain) picked up a Special Mention. The Blogos de Oro-Critics’ Award was bestowed upon the daring Belgian title Birdsong by Hendrik Willemyns.

In the industry strand of the event, the winner was the feature-length project Crisálida by Alicia Albares (Spain), whereas in the Fem-Cine sidebar, the Jury Prize went to 16, 20 tense minutes railing against violence, helmed by Spaniard Ana Lambarri. A Special Mention went to the medium-length film on gender relations The End of Kings (France) by Rémi Brachet. The audience watching via Filmin opted for the short film Laatash (Spain) by Elena Molina.

Here is the full list of award winners:

Official Panorama section

IBZCF Jury Prize
La vida en común - Ezequiel Yanco (Argentina/France)

Filmin Audience Award
Stalking Chernobyl - Iara Lee (USA)

IBZCF Special Mention
Killing the Dead - Hugo Giménez (Paraguay)

Humans in Focus section

IBZCF Jury Prize
I Am the Sun - Ilária Gambarelli (Spain/France)

Filmin Audience Award
El Drogas [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Natxo Leuza (Spain)

IBZCF Special Mention
Amigo [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Óscar Martín (Spain)

Fem-Cine section

IBZCF Jury Prize
16 - Ana Lambarri (Spain) (short film)

IBZCF Special Mention
The End of Kings – Rémi Brachet (France) (medium-length film)

Filmin Audience Award
Laatash - Elena Molina (Spain) (short film)

Short-film sections

Best International Short Film
Drifting - Hanxiong Bo (China)

Special Mention for International Short Film
Here, Here - Joanne Cesario (Philippines)

Best National Short Film
Panthers - Érika Sánchez

Special Mention for National Short Film
Makun - Emilio Martí

Best Experimental Short Film
Flesh - Camila Kater (Brazil)

Best Animated Short Film
Snow Shelter - Robertas Nevecka (Lithuania)

Best Balearic Short Film
Ca Nostra - Laia Foguet

Special Mention for Best Short Film from Ibiza
La última navidad del universo - Adriá Cardona and David Muñoz

Ibiza Script Short Film Festival

First Prize
Sorbeltza - Iban del Campo, Harkaitz Cano and Silvia Rey (Spain)

Special Mentions
Semillas de kivu - Néstor López and Teresa Bellón (Spain)
Sunset Strip - Alexander Osman (UK)

Other awards

Blogos de Oro-Critics’ Award
Birdsong - Hendrik Willemyns (Belgium)

#ConUnPack Distribution Award
Woman of the Photographs - Takeshi Kushida (Japan)

IBZCF Pitching – Best Feature-length Project
Crisálida - Alicia Albares (Spain)

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(Translated from Spanish)

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