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24 Edition

03 to 13 June 2021

Despite the improvement in the health situation and the progress of vaccination, the effects of the pandemic caused the call for the twenty-fourth edition of the Malaga Festival to be delayed until June. Once again, Málaga once again put the merely cinematographic on the front line to celebrate an edition that maintained all the measures that made the success of the previous one possible. 

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar, responsible for hits such as ‘Tesis’, ‘Los otros’, ‘Mar adentro’ or ‘While the war lasts,’ This year's Málaga Prize was applauded, in which the contest awarded prizes. an Honorary Biznaga to Javier Fesser, director of ‘Campeones’, ‘El milagro de P. Tinto’ or ‘Lamentable Stories’, a comedy that was presented by out of competition.

‘El Cover’, the directorial debut of actor Secun de la Rosa, was the film in charge of inaugurating the contest, whose Official Section offered a wide selection of films. the premiere of 23 feature films, fifteen of them Spanish – four are out of competition– and eight Latin Americans.

‘The Belly of the Sea’, a film by Agustí Villaronga, became a in the resounding winner of this edition by bringing together no less than six awards. The list of winners recognized the the film by the Mallorcan filmmaker with the Golden Biznaga for best Spanish film and the awards for best direction, photography, script, music and best actor for Roger Casamajor.

‘Karnawal’, by Juan Pablo F’ the Golden Biznaga for the best Ibero-American film and the best supporting actor for Alfredo Castro, while ‘Destello bravío’ he took away the Special Jury Prize and the award for best editing. Claudia Pinto's second film, ‘Las consecuencias’, rose to fame. with the Critics' Award and the award for best supporting actress (María Romanillos). The protagonist of ‘Ama’, Tamara Casellas, was recognized as this year's best actress and the film ‘Chavalas’, by Carol Rodríguez Colás, became the best actress. in the public's favourite.

Veteran actress Petra Martínez received an honorary award. of the Biznaga Ciudad del Paraíso of the twenty-fourth edition of the Malaga Festival, which dedicated the retrospective of her to the cinema of Mariano Barroso and delivered & oacute; the Ricardo Franco Award to the editor Julia Juaniz. For his part, the young and promising filmmaker Oliver Laxe was awarded the Málaga Talent Award.

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El ambiente en la entrada del cine Albéniz, una de las sedes del Festival de Málaga 

El prometedor director Oliver Laxe fue galardonado con el Premio Málaga Talent  

El oscarizado realizador Alejandro Amenábar deja sus huellas en el monolito correspondiente al Premio Málaga  

El equipo de 'Paraíso', estrenada en la sección Málaga Premiere, una serie dirigida por Fernando González de Molina y protagonizada por Gorka Otxoa, Macarena Garcia e Iñaki Ardanaz 

El 24 Festival de Málaga concedió una Biznaga de Honor a Javier Fesser, director de 'Historias lamentables', comedia que presentó en la Sección Oficial fuera de concurso  

La veterana actriz Petra Martínez recibió de la Biznaga Ciudad del Paraíso de la vigesimocuarta edición del Festival de Málaga 

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