Spanish Youth Prize
Red Chemistry and the Ecam Madrid Film School are announcing a new partnership for the 2017-2018 season. High School students, under the direction of their beloved teacher: Mrs. Ana Simon Martinez, at Hialeah Senior High School, will announce the winner of the Spanish Youth Prizes for the Seventh Cinemagique educational film program.
The Short Film Competition is presented in association with Hialeah High School, Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs and with guidance’s from producers, filmmakers, and teachers. Short film entries are related to any theme without inappropriate content. They come from a special selection made by the Ecam Madrid film school in Spain. Thanks to this new partnership, submissions in a maximum length of 25 minutes are first accepted through an online free platform and then reviewed by an adult team before they get to the hands of the students. The Official Selection-winning entries are selected by two types of juries: volunteers with a background in movie production led by professor and filmmaker Denise de la Vega and Ural Morris, on one side and high school students led by Professor Ana Cristina Martinez on the other side. Once selected by the students, the “‘Ten Best“” will be shown during a special evening at the beginning of June 2018 in the School Auditorium after the highest number of student voted in a six-month selection period.
The Cinemagique program allows students to learn about film criticism and film production. It triggers their interest for those foreign countries and allow them to share a passion with visiting filmmakers, film producers, and film distributors coming to present the various aspects of their professions.
Winning filmmakers will receive a cash prize of $300. Also a selection of the finalists’ films will be presented on Red Chemistry’s website to attract U.S. distributors. Additional finalists for the competition last year were presented on our website. Please check our announcements for future schedules: www.redchemistry.org