The awards ceremony of the festival of short films in 4K-UHD will take place on November 8 in the Albéniz cinema

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 HispasatMálaga 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:

  • Cristina Pérez Cantó, Communications Director of Hispasat.
  • Samuel Martín Mateos, director of La2 at RTVE.
  • Elena Ceballos, Director of Marketing and PR for Southern Europe at Dolby Laboratories.
  • Salvador Luna, Manager Photo Imaging and Optical Devices, Fujifilm Spain.
  • Luis León Luri, coordinator of thematic channels of Atresmedia.
  • Javier Valdés, founder and owner of Ad Hoc Studios.
  • María Medina, commercial director of Medina Media.
  • Noemí Ruiz, actress.
  • Javier Pereira, actor.
  • Benjamin Schwarz, Communications Chairman of Ultra HD Forum.
  • Juan Antonio Vigar, director of Festival de Málaga.
  • Miguel Ángel Doncel, CEO of SGO.

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

  • 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.

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.