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A great award has gone to “The Beetle At The End Of The Street” (El escarabajo al final de la calle) by Joan Vives Lozano in the 33th Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)A great international award. That is what the short film The Beetle At The End Of The Street (El escarabajo al final de la calle), the story filmed by Joan Vives Lozano, has recently won. This short has been awarded by the Guadalajara International Film Festival (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico), one of the world's most relevant film competitions.

And The Beetle At The End Of The Street (El escarabajo al final de la calle) by Joan Vives Lozano is the winner of the Best Ibero-American Short Film Award (Premio al Mejor Cortometraje Iberoamericano) of the 33th Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara / Guadalajara International Film Festival (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico). This is the outstanding prize which has gone to the short directed by Joan Vives Lozano in one of the world's most important film festivals and the centre of audiovisual promotion in Latin America during the recent days.

The Beetle At The End Of The Street by Joan Vives Lozano was one of the 30 Ibero-American short films that competed during the latest edition of the Guadalajara Film Festival. This event, which opened last 9th March and ended on 16th, included The Beetle At The End Of The Street in the 2018 "Cortometraje Iberoamericano" competition. The short was exhibited three times in Guadalajara (Jalisco, Mexico) during the thirty-third edition.A great award has gone to “The Beetle At The End Of The Street” (El escarabajo al final de la calle) by Joan Vives Lozano in the 33th Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)

Eventually, after Jury's deliberation, The Beetle At The End Of The Street by Joan Vives Lozano prevailed over other candidates in its category and has received this year's Best Ibero-American Short Film Award. Besides of the great standing of this great prize, the award consists of $75,000.00 Mexican pesos (about € 3,240 at current exchange rate).

So, congratulations to rookie director Joan Vives Lozano and to all the crew members of The Beetle At The End Of The Street. Also congratulations to ESCAC Films, the production company behind this short film.

The list of winners in the short film category of the 33th edition of the Festival de Cine en Guadalajara is as follows as:

  • Best Ibero-American Short Film Award: The Beetle At The End Of The Street by Joan Vives Lozano (Spain);
  • Ibero-American Short Film Consolation Award (Mención Especial al Cortometraje Iberoamericano): Anderson by Rodrigo Meireles (Brazil);
  • Ibero-American Short Film Consolation Award: A Foreman by Daniel Drummond (Brazil / USA);
  • Ibero-American Short Film Consolation Award: Les bones nenes by Clara Roquet (Spain);
  • Ibero-American Short Film Consolation Award: Flores by Jorge Jácome (Portugal); and
  • Rigo Mora Award (Premio Rigo Mora): 32-Rbit by Víctor Orozco Ramírez (Mexico / Germany).

Congratulations to all winners.


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