Yesterday, Tuesday 15th October, the members of the jury of the 2nd Edition of FICA Festival (International Athletics Film Festival) met to watch and weigh up this year’s participants in the festival, and make a final pre-selection. FICA Festival will hold its 2nd Edition from 4th to 9th November.
The prizes will be presented to the winners of this edition on the last day of the festival, Saturday 9th November, at Donostia-San Sebastián Aquarium, awarded by the jury as follows:
- First prize, 1500 euros and Gold Achilles.
- Second prize, 1000 euros and Silver Achilles.
- Third prize, 500 euros and Bronze Achilles.
This year’s jury will comprise 5 leading names from the world of athletics –all of them film lovers–, most notably the chairperson:
Sandra Myers, an athlete and musicologist who won silver in the World Indoor Championships in Seville 1991 and bronze in 400 m in the World Championships in Tokyo 1992, and was European Champion in 200 m, as well as the Spanish record-holder in 100 m. She was awarded the Reina Sofia prize for the best Spanish sportswoman in 1991, and the silver medal for sporting merit by the Ministry of Education and Culture in 1992. Sandra has also made a name for herself in the world of music, and has been Professor of Musicology at the Higher Conservatory of Music of Navarre since September 2019.
Jorge Barrio, a graduate in Cinematographic Direction who currently teaches Script and Cinematographic Creation at Imval Audiovisuals School, as well as heading up film workshops. He is also the founder of the production company Laimar Films, which he has produced more than 20 short films with, as well as working as a producer, director and assistant director.
Juan Querejeta, an economist and culture aficionado, especially cinema and theatre, and founder of Cine Club Colegio Mundáiz. He has also appeared in several films and acted in various plays and television commercials. He was a member of the jury at the San Sebastian -Zinemaldia Film Festival for the “Ateneo Award” section.
Michel Laserre, Senior Editor and Head of Audiovisual Archives and Producer for the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations), who was entrusted with implementing the IAAF Film Project at the IAAF World Championship in London 2017. He is also the driving force behind the IAAF WU23 Film Competition. Michel is involved in a range of artistic projects alongside his professional activity: feature and short films, performance, artistic installations, exhibitions, music albums and concerts.
Finally, Gerardo Cebrián, who has been the technical commentator on athletics for Teledeporte since 2012. He has also worked as the Press Officer for the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation, for international athletics competitions, and for the Spanish athletics team in European and World Championships for over thirty years.
Sr. Juan Querejeta Sr.Michael Lasserre Sr. Gerardo Cebrián