Monday, October 16, 2017

Almeria Western Film Festival Awards Wrap-Up

In the closing gala of the 17th edition of the Almeria Western Film Festival, the official awards of this edition were announced. Oliver Laxe's film was the big great winner of this edition with 4 Awards.

Official Section of feature films

Best Movie Award
“Hell or High Water” by David Mackenzie (USA)

Jury Special Award for best Neo-Western:
“Mimosa” by Oliver Laxe (Spain)

Audience Award AWFF#17
“Fuga De La Patagonia”, by Javier Zevallos and Francisco D ‘ Eufemia (Argentina)

Award for best interpretation
“Mimosas Mymwzạ” by Shakib Ben Omar

Award for best technical-artistic contribution
Sergio González and Emilio García Rivas, for the sound design of “Mimosas Mymwzạ”

Official Section of short films

Best Short Film Award
“Gold”, by Guilhem Conac (Francia)

Special Jury Award for best Neo-Western short film
“Uune fois l ' Ouest” by Sophie Kamurasi (France)

Other awards

Prize for the best direction of photography in a Spanish play
Mauro Herce for  “Mimosas Mymwzạ” by Oliver Laxe

Award for the best Andalusian genre of western genre: to test
Pablo L. De Aramburu (Cádiz)

Award for best practice in film schools
“The Hateful Four” by Adam Pichardo (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid)

Congratulations to all the winners!

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