PRESS RELEASE PLATINO AWARDS GALA 2014
The Mexican director Amat Escalante, the Chilean actress Paulina García and the Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez win awards for best director and best actress and actor.
The tv superproduction, in which the leading figures in Iberoamerican film and music participated and performed, was preceded by a spectacular “red carpet” parade featuring artists and celebrities from the 22 participating countries.
On the night of April 5, in the Anayansi Theater in Panama City, the first PLATINO AWARDS gala was held, a huge event for the international promotion of the entire Iberoamerican film industry.
Present at the awards ceremony were recognized figures from the audiovisual industry, made up of directors, actors, producers and technicians, who together celebrated and paid homage to all the people who make Iberoamerican cinema possible.
The gala was attended by, among others, Javier Cámara, David Trueba, Victoria Abril, Natalia Oreiro, Víctor Prada, Eugenio Derbez, Laura De la Uz, Nashla Bogaert, Karen Martínez, Marian Álvarez, Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Paulina García, Sebastián Lelio and Patricia De León, to name a few. Also seen on the “red carpet” were Carlos Vives, Carlos Baute, Diego Torres, Fanny Lu and Shaila Dúrcal, musical artists who participated in the gala.
The Brazilian actress Sonia Braga was one of the main stars of the night, receiving the first Platino Honor Award for her exceptional contribution to Iberoamerican cinema, presented by the president of EGEDA, Enrique Cerezo.
The Mexican actress Alessandra Rosaldo and the Colombian journalist and presenter Juan Carlos Arciniegas were the masters of ceremony for the gala, which was broadcast in Iberoamerica and the United States.
In the first edition of the Platino Awards for Iberoamerican Cinema, sponsored by the Management Association of Audiovisual Producters´Rights (EGEDA) and the Iberoamerican Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA), nine categories were awarded.
The winners of the Platino Awards are:
Gala award presenters included, among others, Eugenio Derbez, Blanca Guerra, Victoria Abril and Angie Cepeda.
In this first edition, 701 films were entered. Of these, each participating country made a pre-selection of their candidates through their FIPCA representatives and national film academies. Subsequently, a jury of prominent industry professionals (see press kit) chose the nominees and winners.
In www.premiosplatino.com (http://www.premiosplatino.com/PPla_AreaPrensa.aspx) you will find up to date information on the awards and audiovisual materials for the press. You can download videos and high resolution photos in the following FTP: