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15/02/2016 “The Simple Things” by Álvaro Anguita wins Festival Clermont-Ferrand

The Simple Things by Chilean Álvaro Anguita was a big winner at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, taking home the International Grand Prix in the 38th version of the French gala.

The international jury, comprised of Patrick Wang, emerging star of American independent film, and Kosovan actress Artha Dobroshi, among others, awarded this short film, about a woman who lives with her mother with Alzheimer’s.

The Special Jury Prize was taken by Die Badewanne (The Flag), by German filmmaker Tim Ellrich, a humor-filled story about three siblings who try to relive the magic of their childhood by reproducing a family photo.

Among the 7,700 short films received, originating from some 60 countries, 166 competed in this edition of the Clermont-Ferrand Festival, which this year broke an attendance record with 160,000 spectators since February 5th.

CinemaChile congratulates Álvaro Anguita and the other national delegates who competed (Diego Acosta and Sofía Quirós), as well as those who formed part of the festival market representing Chile. Additionally, we celebrate having returned, after a year of absence, to one of the most relevant short film festivals in the world, given the importance of projecting the talent of new generations in this nursery for future directors and innovative forms of understanding film.

«Les choses simples» du Chilien Alvaro Anguita, Grand Prix du festival de Clermont-Ferrand (Le Soir)

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