And the HAYAH winners are...

A very special audience attended the Hayah International Short Film Festival award ceremony last night, when 62 short films competed for the festival's various prizes and honorable mentions.

At the evening event, which managed to bring together all the Panamanian directors and national movie stars, the following shorts were announced as the winners:

FICTION CATEGORY

Best Short Fiction: The Wedding by Marina Seresesky (Spain)

Best Screenplay: Ephemeral by Diego Modino (Spain)

Best Director: Eyes that Don't See by Natalia Mateo (Spain)

Best Acting: Paula Peñalver for "Ephemeral" (Spain)

Best Score: Loop by Federico Montero (Costa Rica)

Best Cinematography: Necrolovers by Victor Uribe (Chile)


DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

Best Short Documentary: Godka Circa by Alex Lora (Spain)

Special Jury Mention Documentary Category: It's in Your Eyes by Sergio García (Spain)

Special Jury Mention Documentary Category: The Red Carpet by Manuel Fernández and Iosu López (Spain)


ANIMATION CATEGORY

Best Animated Short: Luminaris by Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina)

NEW DIRECTOR CATEGORY

New Director Award: Mesmerize by Nicole Marie Rojas

Honorable Mention Best Art Direction: Monster by Allan Tsimogianis


TRÈS COURT: ALLIANCE FRANCAISE CATEGORY

Trés Court - Alliance Française Award: Greed by Maria Isabel Burnes

Trés Court - Alliance Française Honorable Mention for Best Screenplay: The Band by Armando Carballido and Beatriz Abramonovich.

 

As the festival concludes its seventh year, it also closes the doors to its Panama Film Lab, held for the first time this year for selected film projects under the guidance of Guillermo Rossi, Patricia Rengifo, and Diego Corsini.

The Panama Film Lab will continue its commitment to train Latin American moviemakers in developing a project for their first feature film.

For more information on this year's winners or the next Hayah Festival, visit the Hayah Festival's official website:

www.festivalhayah.com

 

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Photo: Demetrio Montenegro