‘Acide’ and ‘El Escarabajo al final de la calle’, great winners of the 2nd edition of the Maniatic Film Festival

The second edition of the International Fantastic Film Festival of Manises: Maniatic, organized by the Cultural Association Ateneu Cultural Ciutat de Manises, and which took place from Tuesday 20 November in the Germanias de Manises Auditorium.

The festival was inaugurated with the short film out of competition ‘Extraños en la carretera’ (Spain), directed by Carlos Solano, the official section began with the short film “El escarabajo al final de la calle” by the Valencian director Joan Vives Lozano, This was the start of a program composed of 32 international short films, of which four were premieres in Spain and 11 premiered in the Comunitat Valenciana at the festival.

At the closing gala, conducted by the actor, monologist and YouTuber Moi Camacho. It was ‘Acide’ (France) the film that won the Best Short Film Award. He also received the award for Best Sound delivered by ‘The Last Monkey’. In addition, its protagonist embodied by the actor Sofian Khammes raised the Best Actor Award. The Russian actor Viktor Kruliak won a Mention for his memorable performance in the short film ‘Faith’. Similarly, the Best Actress Award went to Eva Larvoire, for her work in the Czech film ‘Supine’.

The Audience Award, sponsored by ASCOMA and endowed with € 500 has been awarded to ‘El escarabajo al final de la calle’ (Spain) directed by Joan Vives Lozano. Similarly, ‘El escarabajo al final de la calle’ (Spain) and ‘The Box’ (Slovenia), directed by Dusan Kastelic, were awarded the Special Jury Prize. Meanwhile, ‘Aurore’ (France) directed by Mail Le Mée lifted the awards for Best Direction and Best FX. The Álvaro Rodríguez Areny’s short film ‘Le Blizzard’ received the Honorific Mention for Best Direction.

‘Lay Them Straight’ (Canada) directed by Robert DeLeskie won the Best Screenplay award. The Maniatic for Best Cinematography went to Vladimir Egorov for his work in the short film ‘Faith’ directed by Tatiana Fedorovskaya (Russia), the Mention went to Cedric Larvoire for his cinematography in ‘Supine’ directed by Nicole Goode (Czech Republic). The new Prize awarded by Yamaha Music School Valencia that recognizes the Best Original Soundtrack went to Pau Loewe for ‘La Guarida’ (Spain).

In addition to the 20 films screened in the official section and 4 out of competition and 8 in the non-competitive children’s section; During the festival, their directors, producers, directors of photography, art directors and actors from Valencia, Bilbao, France, Canada and the Czech Republic presented their short films personally, generating interesting conversations with the public and other local audiovisual professionals.

Maniatic second edition is here

Maniatic second edition is here. The first Spanish fantastic film festival with payments for exhibition. If you have a genre shortfilm do not hesitate and sign up. Apart of cash prizes, if you are selected (in the official section) you will get 100€ per exhibition.

You have until september 30th.

We introduce you to M’anime

And now is the time to introduce you to the collaborators of the Festival: the association M’anime, which will collaborate with us in the production work during the festival. We can not be more pleased to have your help.

Official Selection 2017

You can already check which short films are part of the Official Section this year. It has been really difficult to choose among the 453 short films, cause the level was very high. We hope you will come and enjoy them with us from 6 to 9 December in Manises (Valencia).

Soon we will share with you the program!

Official Selection 2017

End of the registration period

The registration period has already ended, and we have received 453 short films from 43 countries.

Thanks to those who have sent, and trusted us, your films. Shortly we will know who are part, as finalists, of this first edition of the International Fantastic Film Festival of Manises.