The Cine Albéniz hosted yesterday the Málaga 4K Fest Awards Gala, the first festival of short films recorded and post-produced with 4K technology, which has been developed within the context of the 4K-HDR Summit in Malaga, organized by Medina Media together with the Festival de Málaga.

Ricardo Medina, organizer of the event and CEO of Medina Media, has emphasized that “the objective is to turn Malaga into the world capital of Ultra High Definition”.

For his part, Benjamin Schwarz, Head of Communications at the UHD Forum commented during the award ceremony that the Ultra HD Forum has given the short film “MAMA” that: “UHD technology is only really useful when it is used as a new vocabulary for film makers to tell a story better and preserve the artistic intent better”.

Susana Carillo, Councillor of Innovation and Urban Digitalization of the Council of Malaga, has closed the awards ceremony thanking the celebration of events such as the 4K-HDR Summit and the Malaga 4K Fest, which make the city of Malaga a global benchmark in technology.

During the Málaga 4K Fest awards ceremony, there was also a presentation of the UHD Spain Association (a non-profit association of which companies and professionals interested in the development of Ultra High Definition in Spain can take part), and the opening of entries for the next edition of the Málaga 4K Fest Festival was announced, whose awards ceremony will take place on November 20th, 2020.

The winners of this edition of Malaga 4K Fest in the seven categories have been:

  • HISPASAT AWARD TO THE BEST SHORT, endowed with 3,000 euros, to the best short film: Gümus (Deniz Telek, Turkey).
  • ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION FORUM AWARD (UHD FORUM), endowed with 2,160 euros, to the short film with the most and best UHD technology: Mamá (Eduardo Vieitez, Spain).
  • MEDINA MEDIA 4K AWARD FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR, endowed with 2,000 euros, for the best direction: Cosy for Two at Kuleshov St. (Sousa Haz, Hungary).
  • DOLBY/ADHOC AWARD TO THE BEST SOUND, endowed with 1,000 euros, plus Dolby Atmos sound mastering, to the short film with the best sound: Tshweesh (Feyrouz Serhal, Qatar, Germany, Spain).
  • FUJIFILM/SGO AWARD FOR THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHY, endowed with 1,000 euros, plus a professional camera, to the short film with the best photography: Pendant que les champs brulent (Dubuc-Babinet Louve, France).
  • RTVE AWARD TO THE BEST SHORT FILM OF SCHOOL OF FILM, endowed with 1,000 euros, plus broadcast of the short in the program ‘Versión española’: Por mí y por todas (Manuela Burr Tapia, Chile).
  • ATRESERIES AWARD TO THE BEST SHORT FILM FOR TV, endowed with 1,000 euros, plus broadcast and promotion of the short in Atreseries, including an interview with its director, to the best adaptable short film for television: Background (Toni Bestard. Spain).

The total number of shorts received this year came from Spain (321 shorts), 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.

More information: www.malaga4kfest.com