“Artistic exaggeration” wins the first prize of the Short Express Contest of the 19th FICL
Last weekend the Short Express Contest was developed. Twenty-two teams participated in the event, of which 13 were presented at the Short Film Competition, which had to make a piece of four minutes maximum, while 9 teams submitted to the bumpers contest, six seconds as a time limit.
The subject that the short films had to deal with, which was “Art and nature: the spirit of César Manrique”. From there, the participants had 48 hours to carry out their works, being able to edit and work in the House of Youth of Arrecife, which remained open until Sunday at 10:00 am, at which time the deadline of delivery of the projects.
This edition has introduced a new modality in the Short Express Contest, the bumpers, which have an advertising film format, with a maximum duration of six seconds in which they must tell a story. Each team could present up to four bumpers, unlike the short, which could only be delivered one per group.
The screening of all the films was made yesterday, Sunday, at 6:00 pm at the Atlántida multiplex cinema. After viewing the work of the participants, the prizes were awarded by the jury formed by Jubal Hernández, a professional from the Art, Culture and Tourism Centers of Lanzarote, the actor Iván Massagué and Octavio Guerra, a Canarian filmmaker.
The award for the best short film was for “Artistic Exaggeration” by Jasper Richardson-Moy, in which a mannequin and a skeleton discuss art inside a museum while they watch an exhibition by César Manrique. The second prize was for “Lienzo” by Kevin Leal, in which a painter shows us how technology often distances us from reality and nature. The prize for children under 20 was for the fun “God, paper, scissors” by Laura Rivero in which a girl plays rock, paper or scissors with God. The prize for the best bumper was for “¿qué vino?”, By Francisco Javier Pérez, in which in 6 seconds he makes us a cinematographic spot of the wine of Lanzarote in a humorous way. Also the short “I’m still here” by Iván Umpiérrez, had a special mention of the jury.