Benidorm Skyline Film Festival will be screened from 1st July

June 26, 2020
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The fourth Benidorm Skyline Film Festival has been launched by the Councilor for Culture, Jaime Jesús Pérez and its director, Bea Hernández. The event will be screened between 1st - 12th July and can be viewed through the online cinema platform, Filmin.

Jaime Jesús Pérez said that due to “the situation we are in” the festival has had to be postponed from the initial dates of 19th - 21st March to adapt it “to the online” thanks to Filmin, “one of the most important streaming platforms ”in the country.

Although the screenings will start on 1st, complementary activities have already been carried out, especially on social networks, such as the dubbing workshop, by the Valencian filmmaker, Francesc Llorens.

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Pérez has pointed out that the Skyline is a "consolidated" festival and has valued the effort made by the City Council to "adapt to the new circumstances" caused by Covid-19. What's more, the online viewing can be "the opportunity to have a greater national and even international reach through Filmin",

Bea Hernández thanked Benidorm City Council, the Valencian Institute of Culture and the collaborating companies for their support and highlighted the presentation of "300 short films of which we have selected 25" for the official section.

Each of the films that participate in the official categories of the festival: fiction, animation and documentary, will receive a €200, Hernández said, and the parallel sections, such as the short films directed by students, can be viewed, also from the 1st - 12th July, on YouTube.

€13,000 euros for the best project

Bea Hernández also wanted to highlight the #ShortPicht that will award a prize valued at €13,000 for the best project. Initiative that has received the support of different companies in the audio-visual sector of the Valencian Community. The festival has selected 10 projects in the development or pre-production phase that have not yet been shot. Through the Zoom platform, its promoters will defend the project before a jury made up of professionals. Regarding the script contest, Hernández has specified that seven finalists have been selected "from among more than 120 received, with a very high quality."

The Fourth Benidorm Skyline Film Festival will also take to the streets of the city. During its celebration, in the Espai d'art of Ponent and Carrasco, an exhibition will be held with the posters of the official entries so that people can also get to know the films.