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Most People Die On Sundays

The key industry awards at the San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF) went to Michael Fetter Nathansky’s Mannequins, Iar Said’s Most People Die On Sundays and Daniela Abad Lombana’ These Were All Fields. The awards were announced at a ceremony on Wednesday 27.

Mannequins (working title) took both the WIP Europa Industry Award and the WIP Europa Award (worth EUR10,000). Germany’s Contando Films and Studio Central/Network Movie are producing Nathansky’s second feature, which is a romantic social drama set in Europe’s largest coal mining area.

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Iair Said’s Argentinean family dramedy Most People Die On Sundays won the WIP Latam Industry Award and the Egeda Platino Industry Award for the Best Work In Progress (WIP) Latin American film, which comes with a EUR30,000 cash prize.

Inspired by the director’s own life, Most People Die On Sundays follows a young middle-class Jewish boy who lives in Rome and returns to Buenos Aires for his uncle’s funeral. It is produced in Argentina by Campo Cine, and co-produced with Italy’s Disparte and Switzerland’s My Gosh. Argentina’s Patagonik, Giorgina Mesiano, and Argentina’s Campo Cine are also involved. Set in Colombia’s roaring 90s, the film explores a deteriorating mother and daughter relationship.

Projects from Argentina won the most industry prizes this year. The most awarded projects this year were Rodrigo Demirjian’s Yo Terrateniente a joint production between Spain’s Tourmalet Films, and Argentina’s AH! Cine; Lucia Mariani’s

The Days Off, from Maravillacine and Brazil’s Persona Non-Grata; and Barbara Sarasola-Day’s Little War, via Pucara Films and Netherlands’ Marleen Slot.San Sebastian Industry Awards 2023WIP Latam Industry AwardMost People Die On Sundays

(Argentina, Italy, Switzerland)

Dir: Iair Said
Prod: Campo Cine Egeda Platino Industry Award For The Best WIP Latam
Most People Die On Sundays

WIP Europa Industry Award
Mannequins (WT) (Germany)

Dir: Michael Fetter Nathansky
Prod: Contando FilmsWIP Europa Award
Mannequins (WT)

Latin America 12th Co-Production Forum Best Project Award
These Were All Fields (Colombia)

Dir: Daniela Abad Lombana
Prod: La Selva Cine Dale! Award (Development Latin America-Europe)
Little War
(Argentina, The Netherlands)

Barbara Sarasola-Day
Pucara Cine Artekino International Prize
The Days Off
(Argentina, Brazil)

Dir: Lucia Mariani
Prod: Maravillacine Ikusmira Berriak Award (Elamedia – Euskadi Post-Production Award)
After The Night, The Night
(Switzerland, The Netherlands)

Dir: Naomi Pacifique
Prod: Golden Egg Production 19th Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum Awards
Ibaia – Bilibin Circular Award
Yo, terrateniente

(Spain, Argentina)

Dir: Rodrigo Demirjian
Prod: Tourmalet Films, AH! Cine Dogwoof Award
(Poland, Lithuania)

Dir. Grzegorz Paprzycki

Prod: Telemark, Just a Moment Ibaia – Bilibin Circular Award
Pulso (Brazil)
Dir: Victoria Alvares, Quentin Delaroche

Prod: Revoada Producoes
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