The PLATINO Iberoamerican Film Awards, the first global audiovisual awards in Spanish and Portuguese, have revealed the 20 candidatures of the shortlist 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 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.
On May 12 at the Gran Tlachco Theater of the Xcaret Park, it will once again be the scene of the red carpet ceremony and the PLATINO 2019 Awards ceremony.
At a press conference at the Cineteca Nacional, the vice president of administration and finance of the Hotel Xcaret México and CEO of the Xcaret Group, Marcos Constandse Redko, highlighted the importance of the PLATINO Awards and the existing strategic alliance for his group. make them real.
On behalf of the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Guillermo Garibay said that the PLATINO Awards are the best example of the brand's commitment to humor, drama, comedy, music, and film.
Ana Karen Collado, the representative of Cirque Du Soleil JOYA, expressed the emotion that implies for the Vidanta Group being, for the second year in a row, hosts of the PLATINO Iberoamerican Cinema Awards, strengthening the promotion of Mexico at the international level through the arts and culture.
During the press conference, the Executive Committee of the first global audiovisual awards in Spanish and Portuguese announced the candidacies before the selection of the four finalists on March 21 in the city of Los Angeles (California, USA).
The feature films that participate are The night of 12 years, of Alvaro Brechner (Spain, France, Argentina, Uruguay) and The Heirs, of Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay, Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, France, Norway), both, with 11 candidatures; Rome, by Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico) with 9 and Birds of Summer, by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra (Colombia, Mexico, Denmark, France) and El reino, by Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain, France), both with 8.
The series or miniseries that have the most nominations are Luis Miguel: the series (Mexico), with 5 and All behind Momo (Uruguay), Narcos: Mexico (Mexico), Arde Madrid (Spain), and El Lobista (Argentina), these four last with 4 candidatures.
The PLATINO Iberoamerican Cinema Awards promoted by the Rights Management Entity of Audiovisual Producers and the Ibero-American Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers recognize the great talents of the cinematographies of each year, with 17 awards and a PLATINUM Honor prize.
The ceremony that awards the best of cinema will be held next May 12 at the Gran Tlachco Theater in Xcaret
For the first time in the history of the global awards of the Platinum, Awards will again be in the Riviera Maya, the ceremony will be on May 12 at the Gran Tlachco Theater in Xcaret.
This gala awards the best of cinema in the 23 countries of Ibero-America and each edition changed headquarters, the first was held in Panama in 2014, the second in Marbella (Spain) in 2015, then in Punta del Este (Uruguay) in 2016, then in Madrid (Spain) in 2017 and last year on Mexican beaches.
Repeating the venue is due to the media impact of the fifth edition, which had a minimum of 80 million dollars, according to Kantar Media and Barlovento Comunicación. Generating a VPE (Equivalent Advertising Value) for Riviera Maya exceeding 55 million dollars.
This edition was presented by the Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez and the most recognized film was A fantastic woman by the Chilean director Sebastián Lelio. While the actress Adriana Barraza received a tribute for his career.
Among the guests at the awards ceremony were actor Rob Schneider, his wife, producer Patricia Maya, and the director of the Hollywood Academy, John Bailey, who presented a prize.