A jury formed by recognized professionals of the sector has selected the seven 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 is in charge of the 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 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.
The jury has chosen the winners from among the 21 finalists selected by a committee of Festival de Málaga experts, after receiving a total of 517 works. 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. This jury was formed by:
The winners of this edition of Malaga 4K Fest in the seven categories are:
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.
The Málaga 4K Fest awards ceremony will take place on November 8 at the Albéniz cinema, with the presence of the most important directors of the 4K technology and content industry worldwide, who attend each year’s 4K Summit and thus pay tribute to young creators who start working with Ultra High Definition.