Valencia, october 14th of 2017
The Mostra Viva 2017 awards in the fifth edition of the Mostra de Cinema del Mediterraneo are:
Premio Dones en Art to the best director of the official sections.
The jury formed by Antonia Bueno, Ana Victoria Pérez and Carmen Rubio has decided to award this award to the director Malika Zaira for his work Mohamed, le Prénom for the intelligent way that deals with the topics of exclusivist language and daily xenophobia and to close its history with a gesture of peace.
Secondly, the jury formed by Arash Azizi, María Carrión and Alex Montoya has decided to award the prize to the best short of the official section, endowed with € 1000 to the work Po Covika by Kristina Kumric to contribute to the growing body of works that encourages to the human beings to strive to find non-violent alternatives to solve the conflicts.
The jury formed by Mohamed Abib, Lucía Alemán, Lucien Castela and Eliane Raheb, has decided to award the prize for the best feature in the official section, with € 4,000 in the film Visages, Villages de Agnès Varda and J.R. for being a film that conveys the desire to live, a testimony of love and respect for life, its tragedy and beauty.
The association Viva show has decided to award a prize tribute to the filmmaker Cecilia Bartolomé, for a whole trajectory of work for a cinema where the value of freedom and equality are present.
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
- Mohamed is the most popular name in the world. However, it is a name that has never been easy to use in the West. Mohamed, a ten-year-old tells us why he does not like his name, through lively anecdotes.
BEST SHORT FILM AWARD
- A village in the outback of Dalmatia during the war. 10-year-old Mia and 12-year-old Lorena are having a big day. Their father, Mirko, is going to be released from the camp where he spent the last three months as a prisoner of war.
BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD
- Filmmaker Agnès Varda, 89, who began to make films with the Nouvelle Vague, and photographer JR, travel through France to portray the faces of the road and tell their intimate and personal experiences.
HOMAGE AWARD TO CECILIA BARTOLOME
- Different types of characters express their opinions about the changes that took place in the Spanish Transition. The inconvenience and the sensation of tension that transmitted the film led to that it was “kidnapped” by the Administration until November of 1983.