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3th edition of Festivales en Corto, with six prizewinning short films in contests in the Region of Valencia

Translated by Annabel Alcaide Carmona

Alicante, 5 de diciembre de 2019

The association Mediterrània Audiovisual, in cooperation with the UA Office for Culture and Languages Promotion, organises the 3th edition of its Festivales en Corto (an initiative that puts together award-winning short films in regional festival). The event will take place on Wednesday 11 December at 7pm ay the Alicante City University Venue (San Fernando 40). This association aims to support national shorts and promote the festivals from the Region of Valencia.  Free entrance up to seating capacity.

This event includes six prize-winning shorts at regional competitions in Alicante, Valencia and Castellón: :

  • Muero por volver (Can't wait to come back) by Javier Marco (winning short of the Elche International Independent Film Festival)
  • Uno (one) also by Javier Marco (of the Film Festival in Alicante)
  • Zapatos de tacón cubano (Cuban high heels) by Julio Mas Alcáraz (of the Castellón film festival)
  • Custodia compartida (Shared custody) by Carles Fábrega (of the Castellon film festival)
  • En estas tierras (In these lands) by Nyra Sanz, (of the Valencia International Youth Film Festival)
  • Miss MBulu, by Ben Fernández (of the Elche International Independent Film Festival)

Further information and short films trailers on

The event also includes an interview with the director Ben Fernández (1993), who is a former UA student. 


Ben Fernández

His first work, The Stunt Manual, a 9-minute film he created at home while he was studying advertising, took part in 18 festivals around the world and was awarded in the short films festivals of Ciudad Real and Sax. Miss Mbulu, which is his last work, was released on the last Cinema Jove edition (Valencia International Youth Film Festival) and won the best short award of the Region of Valencia at the Elche International Independent Film Festival. He also won the awards of best short from Alicante at the Elche International Fantastic Festival and the best short animation at the second edition of Premios Valencianos (Region of Valencia awards), apart from being a candidate at the 2019 Goya Awards.


Picture of Ben Fernández and The Stunt Manual illustrations by Mikemagazine


Mediterrània Audiovisual 

Mediterrània Audiovisualis a non-profit association since 2014 based on audiovisual culture. Its aim is to give coverage to the local, regional and national audiovisual industry.



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