EFA Candidacy Award Correction

EFA Candidacy Award Correction

EFA Candidacy Award Correction

According to the European Film Academy regulations eligible films for nomination  cannot exceed the duration of 30’. “Midnight Skin” exceeds this duration, thus we must take corrective action accordingly.

We deeply regret to announce a correction in connection with the recent EFA Candidacy Award presented to the film “Midnight Skin” during the 46th edition of the Drama International Short Film Festival.

The Drama International Short Film Festival has always been dedicated to showcasing and celebrating outstanding short films that push the boundaries of creativity and storytelling. We take our commitment to uphold industry standards and regulations seriously, and it is with great regret that we acknowledge the oversight in this instance.

We would like to express our sincerest apologies to the filmmakers, cast, and crew of “Midnight Skin” for any confusion or inconvenience this has caused and the International Competition jury that wasn’t informed of this regulation. We understand the time and dedication invested in the creation of each film. Therefore, we take full responsibility for the situation.

As an acknowledgement of Midnight’s Skins cinematic excellence the jury decided to award it with the GRAND AWARD OF THE JURY and you can read their statement below:

We give the GRAND AWARD OF THE JURY ‘We give the GRAND AWARD OF THE JURY to a film that astounds us with its masterful use of set design and photography direction. An ambitious and sophisticated film that depicts the tendency of dreams to progressively corrupt reality, exposing the desire hidden beneath the surface of habit.

Consequently, we are pleased to announce that the film “Aqueronte” by Manuel Muñoz Rivas has been selected as the rightful recipient of the EFA Candidacy originally presented to “Midnight Skin.” “Aqueronte” is a remarkable short film that captivated our judges.

Please read the jury statement below:

The power of the image and the importance of sound are perfectly aligned in a film that confidently observes with a spiritual eye. Time and space is blurred as we see a myriad of people in this mysterious landscape framed by a misty early morning and across day and night as they silently travel to an unknown destiny.

The EFA Nomination goes to the Spanish film Aqueronte, directed by Manuel Muñoz Rivas.

We  are in direct communication with the filmmakers of “Aqueronte” to convey our congratulations and to arrange for the award delivery.

We are also reviewing our submission and selection processes to ensure strict adherence to the duration criteria set forth by EFA. Our commitment to promoting and celebrating the art of short filmmaking remains unchanged, and we will continue to provide a platform for filmmakers to showcase their talents within the established guidelines.

We thank you for your understanding and support as we take immediate steps to address this situation professionally in communication with all individuals involved.