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The Fantasporto 2017 (Porto, Norte Region, Portugal) has nominated the short film “Ashen” (Cenizo) by Jon Mikel Caballero for its Official CompetitionThe short film Ashen (Cenizo), directed by Jon Mikel Caballero, continues its streak of successes. This fiction short is about to compete at the Fantasporto, the Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto (Portugal) —one of the most notorious European fantastic film festivals— from today, Friday 24th February.

Ashen (Cenizo), the award-winning short film directed by Jon Mikel Caballero, has achieved a new accomplishment. Ashen by Jon Mikel Caballero has been nominated for competing at the Fantasporto 2017 - 37º Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto (Porto, Norte Region, Portugal), called in English: 37th Oporto International Film Festival. This influential Portuguese film competition is starting its activities today, Friday 24th February. The Fantasporto 2017 end next 4th March.

Specifically, the short film Ashen by Jon Mikel Caballero is fighting in the "Curtas-metragens Competição Cinema Fantástico / Fantasy Films In Competition Shorts" of the current edition of the Fantasporto. The selection committee of the year 2017 has included 16 international shorts, also Ashen by Jon Mikel Caballero, in the short-list of this contest.The Fantasporto 2017 (Porto, Norte Region, Portugal) has nominated the short film “Ashen” (Cenizo) by Jon Mikel Caballero for its Official Competition

The competing shorts of this section of the Official Competition, that are going to fight for becoming the "Melhor Curta-metragem" (Best Short Film), are: Lunatique by Gabriel Kalim Mucci (Brazil), Unhappy Endings by Steve Benson & Wayne Benson (United Kingdom), La voce by David Uloth (Canada), A Father’s Day by Mat Johns (United Kingdom), Ashen by Jon Mikel Caballero (Spain), Hada by Tony Morales (Spain), Journal Animé by Donato Sansone (France), Time Rodent by Ondrej Svadlena (France), Les animaux domestiques by Jean Lecointre (France), Jules D. by Norma Vila (Spain), Drip Drop by Jonna Nilson (Sweden), Zona-84 by Lonan Garcia (Spain), Garden Party by Théophile Dufresne, Florian Babikian, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro, Vincent Bayoux & Victor Claire (France), Roller Monster by Manu Gomez (Belgium), You’re Gonna Die Tonight by Sergio Morcillo (Spain), and Asphalt by Sanghak Lee (South Korea).

Spain (5 nominations), France (4), United Kingdom (2), Belgium (1), Brazil (1), Canada (1), South Korea (1), and Sweden (1) are the countries of origin of the finalists of this year's short film competition.

The Fantasporto 2017 has programmed the exhibition of the short Ashen by Jon Mikel Caballero coming Sunday 26th February. The screening will take place at the Grande Auditório Manoel de Oliveira, located at the Teatro Municipal Rivoli do Porto, and it will start at 14:30 hours.

Besides of the short film competition, in which Ashen is taking part, and another contests, the Fantasporto 2017 has also organised, as usual, a full-length film competition. The fantastic feature film category consists of 21 films.

As we have mentioned above, the Fantasporto 2016 is finishing on Saturday 4th March after nine days of events and shows.


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