The 2021 Marbella International Film Festival came to a close earlier with the gala awards ceremony, and we’re happy to reveal our esteemed list of winners.   The ceremony also served as the Covid-delayed awards ceremony for the 2020 entries, so it was a double whammy.  Read on to find out just who took home the awards trophies.

2020 AWARD WINNERS

BEST SHORTER SHORT FILM 2020

The nominations for the best Shorter Short Film

  • The Family Gold
  • Unleash Chaos
  • True

And the winner is…  True.

True

Country of production: Ireland
Language: English
Year of production: 2019
Director: Shane Collins
Length of film: 7 mins 44

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Synopsis:

A grandfather struggles to comes to terms with his identity and grandson's homophobia.

Sinopsis:

Un abuelo lucha por aceptar su identidad y la homofobia de su nieto.

BEST SHORT FILM 2020

The nominations for the best Short Film

  • Il Vestito – The Suit
  • Kingsey
  • Celeste’s Dreams

And the winner is… Kingsey.

Kingsey

Country of production: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year of production: 2020
Director: Graeme Slater
Length of film: 22 mins 4 secs

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Synopsis:

Convicted bank robber Graeme King has been released early due to Coronavirus Epidemic. In the boredom of lockdown he turns to drink and drugs to escape the reality. He then begins to display paranoid behaviour. What will he do next to get his adrenaline pumping?

Sinopsis:

El ladrón de bancos convicto Graeme King fue liberado anticipadamente debido a la epidemia de coronavirus. En el aburrimiento del encierro, recurre a la bebida y las drogas para escapar de la realidad. Luego comienza a mostrar un comportamiento paranoico. ¿Qué hará a continuación para que suba la adrenalina?

BEST DIRECTOR 2020

The nominations for the Best Director

Adrian Bol for Legacy of Lies,
Domenico Costanzo for I Married My mother
Luis Carlos Londoño for Caballo de Acer

And the winner is… Luis Carlos Londoño for Caballo de Acer.

Caballo de Acero

Country of production: Columbia
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
Year of production: 2020
Director: Luis Carlos Londoño
Length of film: 108 mins

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Synopsis:

The two young men train daily for friend to become a professional but the obstacles create a dilemma with himself, generating a doubt where Santa no longer knows how to distinguish between his imaginary world and the real world.

Sinopsis:

Los dos jóvenes entrenan a diario para que su amigo se convierta en un profesional pero los obstáculos crean un dilema consigo mismo, generando una duda donde Santa ya no sabe distinguir entre su mundo imaginario y el mundo real.

BEST FEATURE FILM 2020

The nominations for the best Feature Film are:

Legacy of Lies
I Married My mother
Caballo de Acer

And the winner is… Legacy of Lies.

Legacy Of Lies

Country of production: Ukraine/UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2020
Director: Adrian Bol
Length of film: 101 mins 40

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Synopsis:

When an ex-CIA agent’s (Scott Adkins) daughter is kidnapped by Russian agents he is forced to team up with Sasha, a mysterious Ukrainian woman to track down a video incriminating the Russian government in her abduction.

Sinopsis:

Cuando la hija de un exagente de la CIA (Scott Adkins) es secuestrada por agentes rusos, se ve obligado a unirse a Sasha, una misteriosa mujer ucraniana para rastrear un video que incrimina al gobierno ruso en su secuestro.

2021 AWARD WINNERS

BEST STORY 2021

The nominations for best story are:

  • One Day at a Time
  • Holidays at all Cost
  • Limbo

And the winner is… Holidays at all Cost.

Holidays At All Cost