Málaga Film Festival
|Málaga Film Festival|
2009 Malaga Film Festival
Cervantes Theatre, Echegaray Theatre,
The Málaga Film Festival or Málaga Spanish Film Festival (FMCE) is an annual film festival held in Málaga, Spain. The festival was established to promote Spanish cinema and help disseminate information about Spanish films.
The festival has numerous screenings of the most important Spanish film releases for the previous year, including documentaries and short films. It has awards for the best films of the year as well as honorary awards. The main prize is the Biznaga de Oro for best picture. Other awardees, such as "Critic's choice" and "Best direction" receive Biznagas de Plata. In addition the festival hosts panel discussions and round-tables on topics of current interest in Spanish cinema.
The first festival was held on March 9 through 17th of 1998. The guest of honor was Fernando Fernán Gómez, and the retrospective was dedicated to Montxo Armendariz. Although originally the festival was held anytime from March through June, since 2008 it has always been held in April.
The Biznaga de Oro for best picture was awarded as follows:
- 2014 - La Cueva
- 2012 - Los niños salvajes, directed by Patricia Ferreira
- 2011 - Cinco metros cuadrados, directed by Max Lemcke
- 2010 - Rabia, directed by Sebastián Cordero
- 2009 - La vergüenza, directed by David Planell
- 2008 - Tres días, directed by Francisco Javier Gutiérrez
- 2007 - Bajo las estrellas, directed by Félix Viscarret
- 2006 - Los aires difíciles, directed by Gerardo Herrero
- 2005 - Tapas, directed by Juan Cruz and José Corbacho
- 2004 - Héctor, directed by Gracia Querejeta
- 2003 - Torremolinos 73, directed by Pablo Berger
- 2002 - El otro lado de la cama (The Other Side of the Bed), directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro
- 2001 - Sin vergüenza, directed by Joaquín Oristrell
- 2000 - Sexo por compasión, directed by Laura Mañá
- 1999 - Las huellas borradas, directed by Enrique Gabriel
- 1998 - La primera noche de mi vida, directed by Miguel Albaladejo
- The initials are from the official Spanish name Festival de Málaga Cine Español.
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- Agencia EFE (25 April 2009). "´La vergüenza´, de David Planell, gana la Biznaga de Oro en Málaga (´La vergüenza´, by David Planell receives the Biznaga de Oro in Málaga)". La Opinión de Murcia. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012.
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