A committee formed by recognized professionals of the sector will meet next Tuesday September 10th to choose the winners of the Málaga 4K Fest, international festival of short films in 4K-Ultra High Definition (UHD) organized by Medina Media Events and whose technical direction runs from this year in charge of Festival de Málaga.
This incorporation has given a decisive impulse in the internationalization of this initiative that in 2015 started the Spanish satellite company Hispasat.
Málaga 4K Fest has, among others, the support of companies that for years bet on the 4K as RTVE, Atresmedia, Dolby, Ad Hoc Studios, Fujinon, SGO, Hispasat, Medina Media 4K and the World Forum of the UHD, which sponsor the seven awards that are given to the winners.
The committee will choose the winners from among the 21 finalists selected by a committee of Malaga Festival experts, after receiving a total of 517 entries. This figure quadruples that of the last edition, when 127 entries were submitted. The countries of origin of the works have also increased, going from 17 to 47. The finalists selected in the different categories are:
BEST SHORT FILM
Gümus (Deniz Telek, Turkey)
Supine (Nicole Goode, Czech Republic)
White (David Moya, United Kingdom)
ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION
Ici et maintenant (Aurélien Mathieu, France)
Mamá (Eduardo Vieitez, Spain)
Mouras (Olga Osorio, Spain)
The Girls Are Alright (Gwai Lou, Malaysia)
End (Álvaro García Company, Spain)
Cosy for Two at Kuleshov St. (Sousa Haz, Hungary)
Lay Them Straight (Robert Deleskie, Canada)
Prelazak (Igor Coric, Serbia)
Tshweesh (Feyrouz Serhal, Qatar, Germany, Spain)
Pendant que les champs brulent (Dubuc-Babinet Louve, France)
Cariño (Ángel Gómez Hernández, Spain)
Correr contra el viento (Víctor Hugo Cárdenas, Chile)
BEST FILM SCHOOL
La posibilidad de un volcán (Laura García Pérez, Spain)
Por mí y por todas (Manuela Burr Tapia, Chile)
Anima (Syma Kahil, Laura Catalina Guzmán Jiménez, Carlos E. González Penagos, Marco Antonio Castillejos, Laura González Cózar, Neus Brasó Vives, Spain)
BEST SHORT TV
Background (Toni Bestard, Spain)
Arthur Rambo (Levi Guillaume, France)
Ainhoa (Aitor Arenas, Spain)
The total number of short films received this year came from Spain (321 short films), France (34), Argentina (29), Brazil (19), Mexico, Colombia and South Korea (all three with 11), Iran (8), Chile, USA, India and Italy (with 6), United Kingdom (4), Netherlands, Peru, Czech Republic and Switzerland (3), Germany, China, Egypt, Greece, Nepal, Russia, Sweden and Turkey (2), Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Hungary, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Syria, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam (all with 1). Other co-producing countries are Ecuador, Japan, Nicaragua, Qatar and Romania.
Málaga 4K Fest will award seven categories and awards:
Endowed with 3,000 euros, to the best short film
Endowed with 2,160 euros, to the shortest and best technology UHD has used
Endowed with 2,000 euros, to the best direction
Endowed with 1,000 euros, plus Dolby Atmos sound mastering, to the short film with the best sound.
Endowed with 1,000 euros, plus a professional camera, to the short film with the best photography.
Endowed with 1,000 euros, plus broadcast of the short in the program ‘Versión española’.
Endowed with 1,000 euros, plus broadcast and promotion of the short in Atreseries, including an interview with its director, to the best short film adaptable for television.
The Malaga 4K Fest awards ceremony will take place on November 8 in the capital of the Costa del Sol, with the presence of more than 300 guests and the most important directors of the technology industry and 4K content worldwide, who attend each year the 4K Summit and thus pay tribute to young creators who begin to work with the Ultra High Definition.