2017 AWARD WINNERS

Here is the full list of nominations and winners from the 2017 Marbella International Film Festival.

BEST SHORT FILM

The nominations for the best Short Film

1. Jonah
2. Symptoms
3. Black Road

The winner is: Jonah

Jonah

Country of production: Austria
Language: English
Year of production: 2017
Director: Michael Maschina
Length of film: 15 min

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Synopsis:

In the Austrian border 2015. A group of Syrian refugees are hidden in a lorry. A girl trembles in the dark. In the Austrian border 1943. a group of Jewish people are hidden in a lorry . A boy trembles in the dark, they are both waiting to flee Austria.

Sinopsis:

En la frontera de Austria en 2015, un grupo de refugiados sirios se esconden en un camión. Una chica tiembla en la oscuridad. En la frontera de Austria en 1943 un grupo de personas judías se esconden en un camión. Un chico tiembla en la oscuridad. Los dos esperan escapar de Austria.

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The nominations for the best Documentary:

1. Alone Among the Taliban
2. My Best
3. Lea & Mira

The winner is: Alone Among The Taliban

Alone Among The Taliban

Country of production: Iran
Language: Persian with English subtitles
Year of production: 2017
Director: Mohsen Eslamzadeh
Length of film: 65 min

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Synopsis:

The Iranian documentary maker, travels to Afghanistan, to film the Taliban. He goes places impossible to visit, from jails to courts of Islamic state, he interviews the members of the Fatwa council. Making this film has been a dangerous journey.

Sinopsis:

El documentalista iraniano viaja a Afghanistan para filmar a los Talibanes. Llega a lugares imposibles de visitar, desde cárceles a tribunales del Estado Islámico, y entrevista a miembros del consejo del Fatwa. Producir esta película ha sido un viaje peligroso.

BEST ACTRESS

The nominations for the best Actress:

1. Emily Wyatt for Rise of the Footsoldier 3
2. Mehrave Sharifinia for Wander About Me
3. Michelle Collins for Black Road

The winner is: Michelle Collins for Black Road

Black Road

Country of production: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year of production: 2016
Director: Tim Fywell
Length of film: 21 min

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Synopsis:

Set in a seaside town in the North of England, Black Road explores the relationship between two strangers, Maggie and Lilli, which develops out of a broken promise that Maggie made to herself in order to help and protect Lilli.

Sinopsis:

Situada en un pueblo costero del norte de Inglaterra, Black Road explora la relación entre dos desconocidas, Maggie y Lilli que se desarrolla a partir de una promesa rota que Maggie se hizo a ella misma para poder ayudar y proteger a Lilli.

BEST ACTOR

The nominations for the Best Actor:

1. Timothy Spall for Stanley A Man of Variety
2. Eric Roberts for Osprey
3. Andre Gower for Changeover

The winner is: Timothy Spall for Stanley A Man of Variety

Stanley: A Man of Variety

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2017
Director: Stephen Cookson
Length of film: 85 min

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Synopsis:

For the first time in any film Timothy Spall plays 16 different characters as he becomes film stars from old movies who appear as apparitions and help guide him on his quest to find out what happened to his daughter. Timothy is the only actor in the movie.

Sinopsis:

Por primera vez en cualquier película Timothy Spall interpreta 16 personajes diferentes y se convierte en antiguas estrellas de cine que se aparecen para ayudarle y guiarlo en su búsqueda para descubrir que le sucedió a su hija. Timothy es el único actor en la película.

BEST DIRECTOR

The nominations for the Best Director

1. Juan Pablo Martinez for Emma
2. Maria Allred for The Texture of Falling
3. Paul Hills for The Power

The winner is: Paul Hills for The Power

The Power

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2016
Director: Paul Hills
Length of film: 124 min

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Synopsis:

Mada, an anthropologist, is kidnapped by urban Satanists. Can she regain her freedom by convincing them of her conversion to the one true faith?

Sinopsis:

Magda, antropóloga, ha sido secuestrada por una secta satánica. Podrá recuperar su libertad convenciéndoles de que se ha convertido a su fe?

BEST FEATURE FILM

The nominations for the best Feature Film are:

1. Rise of the Footsoldier 3
2. Legend of C