The prize for the best screenplay to encourage co-productions between Italian, Spanish and Latin American filmmakers has been awarded.
On 4 December 2020, during the XIII edition of the Festival de Cine Italiano de Madrid, the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid, Marialuisa Pappalardo, and the President and Director of the Solinas Award, Annamaria Granatello, announced the winners of the fifth edition of the ‘Premio Solinas Italy-Spain’ 2020, the aim of which is to encourage co-productions between Italian, Spanish and Latin American filmmakers.
The competition awards € 1,000 to the Best Screenplay, providing the author with a translation of the script in Italian or Spanish.
After examining the 154 projects submitted anonymously, the Jury, made up of Isabella Aguilar, Salvatore De Mola, Annamaria Granatello, Cosetta Lagani, Marina Marzotto, Marialuisa Pappalardo, Matteo Pianezzi, Alessandra Picone, Giovanni Pompili, Laura Pugno and Ines Vasiljevic, selected four finalists, which were announced on 26 November:
- CINECLUB (original title: CINECLUB) by Julen Zubiete Iza;
- ERNEST (original title: FIESTA) by Giansalvo Pinocchio and Giorgio Maria Nicolai;
- HESTE HOMBRE (original title: THISMAN) by Luca Pedretti and Cinzia Bomoll;
- UN ASSEDIO (original title: I BUONI AL BANCHETTO DEI BUONI) by Stefano Piri.
The following were named joint winners: CINECLUB by Julen Zubiete Iza and HESTE HOMBRE by Luca Pedretti and Cinzia Bomoll.