The Fantasporto 2017, the latest edition of the Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto (Portugal), has given the main award in the short film competition to the film Ashen (Cenizo), directed by Jon Mikel Caballero.
A great award has gone to Ashen (Cenizo), the short film directed by Jon Mikel Caballero. The Fantasporto 2017 - 37th Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto (Porto, Norte Region, Portugal) has just given its most important and only award of the short film category to Ashen (Cenizo) by Jon Mikel Caballero: the Prémio Melhor Curta-metragem Fantasporto 2017 (Fantasporto 2017 Best Short Film Award).
Ashen by Jon Mikel Caballero was competing at this notable European film contest from 24th February to 4th March. Ashen had been nominated for fighting in the section "Curtas-metragens Competição Cinema Fantástico / Fantasy Films In Competition Shorts" of the current edition of the Fantasporto. This competition consisted of 16 international short films, including Ashen by Jon Mikel Caballero.
As part of this category, the short Ashen by Jon Mikel Caballero was screened last Sunday 26th February at 14:30 hours at the Grande Auditório Manoel de Oliveira, located at the Teatro Municipal Rivoli do Porto.
The winners of the thirty-seventh edition of the Fantasporto, among them Ashen by Jon Mikel Caballero, were unveiled yesterday, Sunday 5th March. This year's list of winners is led by Realive by Mateo Gil (Spain) in the full-length film competition —winner of the Grande Prémio Melhor Filme Fantasporto 2017 (Best Film First Prize)— and by Ashen by Jon Mikel Caballero (Spain) in the short film competition. A great success to close the international film festival promotion of Ashen which finished a few weeks ago and is yielding their final nominations.
Besides of the main prize given to Ashen by Jon Mikel Caballero, there should be highlighted the awards that went to full-length films Saving Sally by Avid Liongoren (Philippines) —Prémio Especial do Juri (Jury's Special Prize) and Prémio do Público (Audience Award)— and A Dark Song by Liam Gavin (Ireland) —Melhor Realização (Best Direction).
Congratulations to all members of the production crew of the short Ashen, led by filmmaker Jon Mikel Caballero.