The PLATINO Iberoamerican Film Awards, the first global audiovisual awards in Spanish and Portuguese, have revealed the 20 candidatures of the short list of its sixth edition. The gala will be held in Mexico on May 12 at the Gran Tlachco Theater of the Xcaret Park (Mayan Riviera), culminating a week in which networking events of the Ibero-American audiovisual and cultural industry will be scheduled. Among the Spanish candidates stand out for their presence in the largest number of categories 'The Kingdom' in eight sections and 'Champions', in seven. It is worth noting again that the film, 'La Noche de 12 años', by Álvaro Brechner, is the feature film presented by Uruguay and that it has Spanish participation in the production that has received the most nominations (11) in this second round.
On the other hand, in Spain EGEDA is the founding patron of MEDIA Desk Spain and in 1996 created the José María Forqué Awards. The awards, after twenty-four editions, have been consolidated as one of the most prestigious in the Spanish film industry and are currently a must for all professionals in the sector: actors, directors and producers. The last two editions have been held in Zaragoza thanks to the support of the Government of Aragon, the Zaragoza Fair, the Zaragoza Conference Center, and with the collaboration of the Aragonese Cinema Academy and Safecreative. Next Thursday, March 14, the president of the entity, Enrique Cerezo, the board of directors of EGEDA and the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Aragon, Mayte Pérez, meet in the Aragonese capital to raise awareness of the balance of the last edition, where the great winner was 'Champions'. In the 2018 edition held also in Zaragira, the advertising impact was 12 million euros in Aragón.