A press release highlights that the PLATINO Awards of Iberoamerican Cinema are already in the preselections of the 23 countries in each of the categories that will participate in its fifth edition. All this way to the delivery gala to be held on
April 29 at the Teatro Gran Tlachco of Xcaret Park (Riviera Maya, Mexico.)
For the fifth consecutive year and as a reflection of the rise of Ibero-American filmography, the number of participating productions has set a record, 850 feature films. Of these works, 178 have been pre-selected to be among the 20 candidates for final nominations, which will be announced on February 20 in Mexico City. Finally, on March 14, it will be time to meet the five finalists for each category of awards.
In addition, it should be noted that the PLATINO incorporate two new categories that will reward the Best Male and Female Performance of the Ibero-American Mini-series or Cinematographic Teleserie. The productions for the small screen began to be recognized in this contest with the incorporation in 2017 of the award for the Best Ibero-American Cinematographic Miniseries or Teleserie. The twenty candidates to be among the five finalists of these sections will be unveiled on February 20.
After Panama City in 2014, Marbella (Spain) in 2015, Punta del Este (Uruguay) in 2016 and Madrid (Spain) in 2017, now it is the Riviera Maya (Mexico), the venue for the award ceremony for the first awards of the Ibero-American seventh art.
EGEDA (Audiovisual Producers Rights Management Entity), with FIPCA (Ibero-American Federation of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Producers), and with the support of Ibero-American Film Academies and Institutes, Latin Artist and the AISGE Foundation, have been working since its first edition in 2014, its main objective is to promote and disseminate Ibero-American cinema, and the successes achieved at the most prestigious festivals also translate into excellent results in theaters and our cinema has the distribution it deserves.