Spanish Director Wins International Award At The Bogotá Short Film Festival

Bogotá, Dec 10 (EFE) .- Spanish film director Carlos Violadé won the 'Santa Lucía' award for best international fiction short film at the Bogotá Short Film Festival (Bogoshorts), the largest of that format in America Latina, for its title 'Foreigner'.

'Foreigner', made by the Spanish producer LaBalanza, tells the story of an English executive who will spend a few days off in a sunny Spanish summer when what appeared to be a quiet beach excursion becomes the story of his life, a thriller with a strong social message.

The short, which lasts 27 minutes, stars Josh Taylor and was shot in Cádiz and Alicante, also received an award at the Fugaz Awards, main prizes of the Spanish short film and is a candidate at the Goya and the Forqué Awards.


Carlos Violadé (Sevilla, 1977) is an architect and filmmaker, has developed works from the field of architecture, poetry and cinema, and is the author of the poetry book 'Mountains of the Sea'.

Similarly, the Spanish founded with Julio Vergne the producer LaBalanza, with which he made his award-winning film.

The seventeenth edition of the festival, which began last week and today celebrates its last day in the Colombian capital, has screened nearly 400 short films in more than 15 stages of Bogotá with a varied selection of films, both local and international, competing in 14 categories

In the category of Best Fiction Short he was awarded 'Nothing Night' by Victoria Rivera, and in Best Documentary Short the award was taken 'A Tiempo', by Felipe Peláez Gómez

Meanwhile, the distinction as Best Experimental Short was for 'Father' by Juan José Gallego Méndez and the Best Direction was for Nicolás Becerra for 'Three nights and a goat'.

Bogoshorts also awarded the Best Colombian Feature Film of the Year award to the film 'Litigant', by director Franco Lolli, chosen by producers and directors of National Competition within the films released this year in Colombia.

For this edition, the festival featured training and industry activities, a marathon for the creation of filminutos, artistic, gastronomic exhibitions, parties, concerts and various expressions that connected the public with the format of the short film. EFE