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‘Soy Una Tumba’ Tops Spanish Film Competition At 3D Wire; ‘Weekends,’ ‘Wildebeest’ Also Win Film Prizes

The 10th edition of 3D Wire wrapped up in Segovia, Spain over the weekend with the presentation of awards for both its 3D Wire Fest and its Call For Projects segment, which primarily highlights projects from the Spanish animation industry.

On the film festival side, a total of 33 animated shorts were presented in the competition: 26 works in the international competition and seven in the national competition. Topping the international competition was Trevor Jimenez’s Weekends, while the best European short film prize was presented to Belgium’s Wildebeest (trailer below) by Nicolas Keppens. Both films have already qualified for the upcoming Academy Awards.

The big local winner was Khris Cembe’s Soy una tumba (Mum’s the word), pictured at top of the post, which won both the prize for best Spanish short and an audience prize. Cembe’s film had also picked up the Movistar+ Short Film Project Award two years ago at the same festival, which awarded it a monetary prize for production.

This year’s Movistar+ Award was presented to Roc Espinet for his upcoming short Colossal Jane. Espinet’s musical short will receive a €9,000 ($10,300) distribution deal from the Spanish broadcaster.

Numerous other awards were also presented to online series and video game projects that had been selected through the event’s call for projects. The award for best online series went to Garrote vengativo by Dumb Frame, and the most innovative video game to Islabomba by Sons of a Bit Entertainment.

Here is the complete list of winners from the event’s 2018 edition:

FILM AWARDS

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
Winner: Weekends by Trevor Jimenez (United States)
Special Mention: Dolls Don’t Cry by Frédérick Tremblay (Canada)

BEST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM
Wildebeest by Nicolas Keppens (Belgium)

BEST NATIONAL SHORT FILM
Winner: Soy una tumba (Mum’s the word) by Khris Cembe
Special Mention: Patchwork by María Manero Muro

3D WIRE AUDIENCE AWARDS
International: Voyageurs by G. Ammeux, V. Baillon, B. Chaumény, A. Dumez, L. Finucci, M. Roger (France)

National: Soy una tumba (Mum’s the word) by Khris Cembe

ATOMO NETWORK AWARDS

ATOMO GRAND PRIX FOR BEST WEB SERIES
Garrote vengativo by Dumb Frame (Verónica Cortés and Carolina Mas)

ROBOT ATOMO AWARD (SPANISH-LANGUAGE WEB SERIES)
FHS by Kreatida Animation Studio (Héctor Peinado and Laura Edith Lara)

ÁTOMO NETWORK AWARD (NON-SPANISH-LANGUAGE WEB SERIES)
The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe by Christian Boving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg, Sun Creature Studio (Denmark)

CALL FOR PROJECTS AWARDS

BEST SERIAL PROJECT OF A YOUNG CREATOR
The Call of Mistery by Víctor López

BEST VIDEO GAME
Endling by Herobeat Studios (Javier Ramello and Pablo Hernández)

MOVISTAR+ BEST NATIONAL PROJECT
Colossal Jane by Roc Espinet

RTVE AWARD FOR MOST INNOVATIVE VIDEO GAME
Islabomba by Sons of a Bit Entertainment (Eduardo and Alberto Saldaña, creators)

RTVE AWARD FOR MOST INNOVATIVE VR
Anyone’s Diary by World Domination Project Studio (Clara Pellejer and Pau Infante, creators)

This year’s 3D Wire jury for short films was comprised of Jean Thoren, publisher of of Animation Magazine; Jose Miguel Ribeiro, director and founder of Praça Filmes; Véronique Encrenaz, head of Annecy’s MIFA; and Shamik Majumdar, creative director of animation and live-action content, Disney Channels EMEA.

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