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Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales,” which was nominated for a foreign language film Oscar in the 2014 Academy Awards race, snagged 10 nominations for the second annual Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema, followed by Ernesto Daranas’ teacher-pupil Cuban drama “Conducta” and Spain’s crime thriller “La Isla Minima” by Alberto Rodriguez, which grabbed nine each.
All three pics are nominated for best Iberoamerican feature along with Alvaro Brechner’s “Mr. Kaplan” (Uruguay) and Venezuelan Mariana Rondon’s “Pelo Malo.” The helmers of all five pics are also nominated for director prizes.
A record-busting 760 pics qualified for this year’s awards, evidence of robust film production activity across Spain, Portugal and especially Latin America. From the initial list, 30 pics made the final cut, selected from 13 of the 23 countries of Iberoamerica.
The ceremony will be held in the coastal town of Marbella, Spain, on Oct. 18.
At the press event Wednesday, thesp Kate del Castillo »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
On Wednesday, May 27th, Premios Platino's hosts Alessandra Rosaldo and Juan Carlos Arciniegas alongside actor Eugenio Derbez, as well as Elvi Cano (Director Egeda Us) and Gonzalo Elvira (Fipca Mexico) will announce the nominees for the Awards in Los Angeles, CA.
During the press conference Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo will announce the recipient of the Premio de Honor (Lifetime Achievement Award). In addition Rick Nicita, Chairman of the American Cinematheque, will accept a special Platino Award to The American Cinematheque for its contribution to Iberoamerican Cinema.
Produced by Egeda, in collaboration with Fipca, the Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema was born with the vocation to establish itself as a major international ceremony, promoting Latin American cinema as a whole and transcending borders. It is one of the most important tools to promote and support our film industry and all the professionals who, day after day, put forth all their effort and commitment so that audiences can enjoy the best films.
The candidates for the 2nd Platino Awards (Premios Platino) were announced during the 18th Málaga Film Festival in Spain. 73 feature films and 18 Ibero- American countries compete for the final nominations in the 14 categories for this prestigious award. The competing films had to be commercially released or premiered in an A-List Film Festival during 2014. The final nominations will be announced tomorrow at the Andaz Hotel West Hollywood. The Premios Platino Award Ceremony will take place on July 18, 2015 at Starlite Marbella in Spain.
As part of the same event The Premios Platino has distinguished the Málaga Film Festival with a special award for its contribution to the circulation and promotion of Spanish and Ibero- American cinema.
Here is the list of preselected candidates in each category ahead of tomorrow's final nominations
Premio Platino for the Best Ibero-American Fictional Film
(Kenio Films) (Mexico).
(Instituto Cubano Del Arte E Industria Cinematográfica, Rtv Comercial) (Cuba).
· "El Mudo" (The Mute)
(Maretazo Cine, Urban Factory) (Peru, Mexico).
· "El Niño"
(Vaca Films Studio, S.L., Telecinco Cinema, S.A., Ikiru Films, S.L., La Ferme! Productions, El Niño la película, A.I.E.) (Spain).
· "La Danza de la Realidad" (The Dance of Reality)
(Camera One, Pathe Y Le Soleil Films) (Chile).
· "La Dictadura Perfecta" (The Perfect Dictatorship)
(Imcine - Instituto Mexicano De Cinematografía, Estudios Churubusco Azteca, S.A., Bandidos Films, Fidecine, Eficine 226) (Mexico).
· "La Isla Mínima" (Marshland)
(Antena 3 Films, S.L., Atípica Films, S.L. y Sacromonte Films S.L.) (Spain).
(Producciones Insurgentes, San Mateo Films) (Venezuela, Spain).
· "Matar a un Hombre" (To Kill a Man)
(Arizona Production, El Remanso Cine Ltda) (Chile).
· "Mr. Kaplan"
(Baobab 66 Films, S.L., Salado Media, Expresso Films) (Uruguay, Spain).
· "O Lobo Atrás da Porta" (A Wolf at the Door)
(Tc Filmes, Gullane Filmes) (Brazil).
· "Os gatos não têm vertigens" (Cats Don't Have Vertigo)
(Mgn Filmes) (Portugal).
· "Pelo Malo" (Bad Hair)
(Sudaca Films, Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion, Artefactos S.F., Imagen Latina, La Sociedad Post) (Venezuela Peru, Argentina).
. "Relatos Salvajes" (Wild Tales)
(Kramer & Sigman Films, El Deseo P.C - S.A.) (Argentina, Spain).
Premio Platino for Best Directing
Alberto Rodríguez (Spain), for "La Isla Mínima." Alejandro Jodorowsky (Chile), for "La danza de la Realidad." Álvaro Brechner (Uruguay), for "Mr Kaplan." António-Pedro Vasconcelos (Portugal), for "Os gatos não têm vertigens." Claudia Pinto (Venezuela), for "La Distancia más Larga." Damián Szifron (Argentina), for "Relatos Salvajes." Daniel Monzón (Spain), for "El Niño." Daniel Vega (Peru) and Diego Vega (Peru), for "El Mudo." Ernesto Daranas (Cuba), for "Conducta." Fernando Coimbra (Brazil), for "O lobo atrás da porta." Fernando Pérez (Cuba), "La Pared de las Palabras." Luis Estrada (Mexico), for "La Dictadura Perfecta." Mariana Rondón (Venezuela), for "Pelo Malo." Miguel Cohan (Argentina), for "Betibú." Sebastián del Amo (Mexico), for "Cantinflas. "
Premio Platino for Best Actor
Benicio Del Toro (Puerto Rico), for Escobar. "Paraíso Perdido." Damián Alcázar (Mexico), for "La Dictadura Perfecta. Dani Rovira (Spain), for "Ocho Apellidos Vascos." Daniel Candia (Chile), for "Matar a un Hombre." Daniel Fanego (Argentina), for "Betibú." Edgar Ramírez (Venezuela), for "Libertador." Fernando Bacilio (Peru), "El Mudo." Ghilherme Lobo (Brazil), "The Way He Looks." Javier Gutiérrez (Spain), for "La Isla Mínima." Jorge Perugorría (Cuba), for "La Pared de las Palabras." Leonardo Sbaraglia (Argentina), for "Relatos Salvajes." Oscar Jaenada (Spain), by "Cantinflas." Salvador del Solar (Peru), for "El Elefante Desaparecido." Viggo Mortensen (USA), for "Jauja." Wagner Moura (Brazil), for "Futuro Beach" .
Premio Platino for Best Actress
Angie Cepeda (Colombia), for "El Elefante Desaparecido." Bárbara Lennie (Spain), by "Magical Girl." Carme Elías (Spain), for "La Distancia Más Larga." Elena Anaya (Spain), for "Todos Están Muertos." Érica Rivas (Argentina), for "Relatos Salvajes." Geraldine Chaplin (USA), for "Dólares de Arena." Isabel Santos (Cuba), for "La Pared de las Palabras." Julieta Díaz (Argentina), for "Refugiado." Laura de la Uz (Cuba), for "Vestido de Novia." Leandra Leal (Brazil), for "O Lobo Atrás da Porta." Maria do Céu Guerra (Portugal), for "Os gatos não têm vertigens." Martha Higareda (Mexico), for "Cásese Quien Pueda." Paulina García (Chile), for "Las Analfabetas." Samantha Castillo (Venezuela), for "Pelo Malo." Silvia Navarro (Mexico), for "La Dictadura Perfecta. "
Premio Platino for Best Original Score
Adán Jodorowsky (Chile), for "La Danza de la Realidad." Antonio Pinto (Brazil), for "Trash. A esperança vem do lixo." Edilio Paredes (Dominican Republic), Ramón Cordero (Dominican Republic), Benjamín de Menil (Dominican Republic), for "Dólares de Arena." Federico Jusid (Argentina), for "Betibú" Gustavo Dudamel (Venezuela), for "Libertador." Gustavo Santaolalla (Argentina), for "Relatos Salvajes." Juan A. Leyva (Cuba), Magda R. Galbán (Cuba), for "Conducta." Julio de la Rosa (Spain), for "La iIsla Mínima." Mikel Salas (Spain), for "Mr Kaplan." Pedro Subercaseaux (Chile), for "Crystal Fairy y el Cactus Mágico." Ricardo Cutz (Brazil), "O lobo atrás da porta." Roque Baños (Spain), for "El Niño." Ruy Folguera (Argentina), for" Olvidados." Selma Mutal (Peru), for "El Elefante Desaparecido." Vicent Barrière (France), for "La Distancia más Larga."
Premio Platino for Best Animated Film
"Até que a Sbórnia nos Separe" (Otto Desenhos Animados) (Brazil). "Dixie y la Rebelión Zombi" (Abra Prod. S.L.) (Spain) "El Ultimo Mago o Bilembambudín" (Fabula Producciones, Aleph Media S.A., Filmar Uno) (Argentina, Chile). "Historia de Cronopios y de Famas" (Prodarte) (Argentina). "La Leyenda de las Momias de Guanajuato" (Ánima Estudios, S.A. De C.V.) (Mexico). "La Tropa de Trapo en la Selva del Arcoíris" (Continental Producciones, S.L, Anera Films, S.L., Abano Producions, S.L. La Tropa De Trapo, S.L.) (Spain, Brazil). "Meñique" (Ficción Producciones, S.L., Estudios De Animación Icaic) (Cuba, Spain). "Mortadelo y Filemón Contra Jimmy el Cachondo" (Zeta Audiovisual y Películas Pendelton) (Spain). "The Boy and the World" (Filme de Papel) (Brazil). "Pichinguitos. Tgus, la Película" (Non Plus Ultra) (Mexico, Honduras). "Ritos de Passagem" (Liberato Produçoes Culturais) (Brazil).
Premio Platino for Best Documentary Film
• "¿Quién es Dayani Cristal?" (Canana Films, Pulse Films Limited) (Mexico).
"2014, Nacido en Gaza" (La Claqueta Pc, S.L.Contramedia Films) (Spain). "Avant" (Trivial Media Srl, Tarkio Film) (Uruguay, Argentina). "Buscando a Gastón" (Chiwake Films) (Peru). "E agora? Lémbra-me" (C.R.I.M. Produçoes, Presente Edições De Autor) (Portugal). "El Color que Cayó del Cielo" (K & S Films) (Argentina). "El Ojo del Tiburón" (Astronauta Films, Gema Films) (Argentina, Spain). "El Río que Nos Atraviesa" (Ochi Producciones, Maraisa Films Producciones) (Venezuela). "El Sueño de Todos" (S3d Films, Tridi Films) (Chile). "El Vals de los Inútiles" (La Pata De Juana, Cusicanqui Films) (Chile, Argentina). "Invasión" (Apertura Films, Ajimolido Films) (Panama, Argentina). "Maracaná" (Coral Cine, S.R.L., Tenfield S.A.) (Uruguay, Brazil). "The Salt of the Earth" (Decia Films) (Brazil) "Paco de Lucía. La búsqueda" (Ziggurat Films, S.L.) (Spain) "Pichuco" (Puente Films) (Argentina).
Premio Platino for Best Screenplay
Alberto Rodríguez (Spain), Rafael Cobos (Spain), for" La Isla Mínima." Alejandro Jodorowsky (Chile), for "La Danza de la Realidad." Álvaro Brechner (Uruguay), for "Mr. Kaplan." Anahí Berneri (Argentina), Javier Van Couter (Argentina), for "Aire Libre." Carlos Vermut (Spain), for "Magical Girl." Claudia Pinto (Venezuela), for "La Distancia Más Larga." Damián Szifron (Argentina), for "Relatos Salvajes." Daniel Ribeiro (Brazil), for "The Way He Looks." Daniel Vega (Peru), Diego Vega (Peru), for "El Mudo." Ernesto Daranas (Cuba), for "Conducta." Fernando Coimbra (Brazil), for "O lobo atrás da porta." Luis Arambilet (Dominican Republic), for "Código Paz." Luis Estrada (Mexico), Jaime Sampietro (Mexico), for "La Dictadura Perfecta." Mariana Rondón (Venezuela), for "Pelo Malo." Tiago Santos (Portugal) for "Os gatos não têm vertigens. "
Premio Platino for Best Ibero-American Fiction Debut
"10.000 Km," by Carlos Marqués- Marcet (Lastor Media, S.L., La Panda) (Spain). "23 segundos," by Dimitry Rudakov (Clever Producciones) (Uruguay). "Branco sai, preto fica," by Adirley Queirós (Cinco Da Norte Serviços Audiovisuais) (Brazil). "Ciencias Naturales," by Matías Lucchesi (Tarea Fina, Metaluna Productions) (Argentina). "Código Paz," by Pedro Urrutia (One Alliance Srl) (Dominican Republic). "Feriado" by Diego Araujo (Cepa Audiovisual S.R.L., Abacafilms, S.A., Lunafilms Audiovisual) (Ecuador, Argentina). Historias del Canal (Hypatia Films, Manglar Films, Tvn Films and Wp Films) (Panama). "La Distancia Más Larga," by Claudia Pinto (Castro Producciones Cinematograficas, S.L.U., Sin Rodeos Films C.A., Claudia Lepage) (Venezuela). "Las Vacas con Gafas," by Alex Santiago Pérez (Cozy Light Pictures) (Puerto Rico). "Luna de Cigarras," by Jorge Bedoya (Oima Films, Koreko Gua, S.R.L., Sabate Films) (Paraguay). "Mateo," by Maria Gamboa (Hangar Filmsdiafragma, Fabrica De Peliculas, Cine Sud Promotion) (Colombia). "Perro Guardian," by Bacha Caravedo, Chinón Higashionna (Señor Z)(Peru). "Vestido de Novia," by Marilyn Solaya (Icaic) (Cuba). "Visitantes," by Acan Coen (Sobrevivientes Films, Akira Producciones, Nodancingtoday) (Mexico). "Volantín Cortao," by Diego Ayala and Aníbal Jofré (Gallinazo Films) (Chile)
- Sydney Levine
Last year Sydney Levine reported from Panama City where the first edition of the Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema took place to celebrate the eclectic and rising film industries in the region. 25 countries participated with a total of 70 films, which amounted to an incredible debut for the then newly introduced awards.
In order to expand the event's visibility and to provide exposure for the filmmakers and their works, TNT has joined Egeda (Audiovisual Producers' Rights Management Entity) this year for second annual Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema. Last year's hosts, Mexican actress & singer Alessandra Rosaldo (@alexrosaldo) and CNN en Español’s Juan Carlos Arciniegas (@JuanCarlosCNN), return to helm the event. Mexican TV host and journalist Rafa Sarmiento ( @rafalitosarmi) will be in charge of the commentaries during the event.
The Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema identify the best Latin American productions, as well as those from Spain and Portugal, in nine creative categories and four technical awards including Best Latin American Fiction Film, Best Documentary, Best Animated Film, Best Latin American Fiction Opera Prima, Best Direction, Best Performance by an Actor, Best Performance by an Actress, Best Script, Best Original Score, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Sound and Best Cinematography, plus a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mariano Cesar, TNT Vice President and Channel Manager, said, “TNT is one of the leading cable channels in Latin America because it offers its audiences the best live events from the entertainment industry, such as the Oscars®, the Golden Globe® and the Grammys®. The addition of the Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema to our programming will complement this. We are confident that our audiences will enjoy this prestigious award show.”
Miguel Angel Benzal, CEO of Egeda and the Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema declared, “In less than a year these awards, in collaboration with Fipca (Iberoamerican Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers), have been established as the reference point of quality and success of our cinema. For the ceremony taking place on July 18th at Starlite in Marbella, Spain, we are expecting that audiences, in the over 50 countries that the show will be broadcasted in, will join in support to recognize the amazing talent of actors, producers, directors, screenwriters and all the other talent that take part in the creative process of filmmaking. We feel very privileged to partner with TNT for the broadcasting and promotion of the awards in Latin America, because of its leadership position in the region.”
In addition to the main event, audiences will be able to enjoy an exclusive 30 minute Pre-Show from the Red Carpet, broadcasted on both TNT and CNN en Español. The Pre-Show will be hosted by Argentine filmmaker, journalist and producer Axel Kuschevatzky (@AxelKuschevatzk ) and Dominican host of CNN en Español, Mariela Encarnación ( @MarielaCNN).
The Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema and the Pre-Show will air live for Latin America on Saturday July 18 th at 4.30Pm (Arg / Ch) / 2.30Pm (Mex / Col / Pan) / 3Pm (Ven). The ceremony and Pre-Show will air again the same day at 10:00 pm(Arg / Mex / Col / Ch / Pan / Ecu / Ven). 9pm (Cr / Gua). 8pm (Pe). Midnight (Ch – exclusive DirecTV). 9.30pm (Pe – exclusive DirecTV). Feed TNT HD (tntgo.tv).
- Sydney Levine
The second annual Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema will broadcast live on TNT Latin America this year, thanks to a deal between Spanish intellectual property rights group Egeda and TNT Latin America.
The three-year strategic alliance indicates the growing prestige of the itinerant awards show, which launched in Panama in 2014 and will take place this year in Marbella, Spain, on July 18.
“In less than a year, these awards, in collaboration with Fipca [Iberoamerican Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers], have been established as the reference point of quality and success of our cinema,” said Miguel Angel Benzal, CEO of Egeda and the Premios Platino of Iberoamerican Cinema.
One of the leading cable channels in Latin America, TNT reaches 54.5 million subs and has become the go-to channel for live entertainment shows, including the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Grammys. It has also launched the TNT Go App for live streaming or on demand access. The Platino awards »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Madrid – Argentine Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales,” Chilean Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’ “To Kill a Man” and Spaniard Alberto Rodriguez’s “Marshland” face off with 54 other candidates in the submission longlist for best film at the 2nd Platino Ibero-American Film Awards, Ibero-America’s highest-profile attempt to date to create a regional Oscars-style kudos ceremony.
Moving from spring to summer, the sophomore Platino Awards will take place on July 18 2015 at Nagueles’ natural outdoor auditorium, once a quarry, in Marbella, on Spain’s southern Andalusia coast. The Platinos kudoscast kicks off the town’s Starlite Festival, a music/fashion event known for its Antonio Banderas charity gala.
CNN’s Juan Carlos Arciniegas and Mexican singer-actress Alessandra Rosaldo will once more m.c. after a successful first outing at the 1st Platino Awards, held in Panama City last April.
Spain’s Egeda producers rights collection society is once more teaming with Fipca, the Ibero-American »
- John Hopewell
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