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The Fantboi Festival Opens Successfully

The Fantboi festival opens successfully. The Fantboi-related art exhibition can be visited until July 31 at the Jordi Rubió i Balaguer Library. The honorary award of the festival went to Josep M. Alejandre, a retired journalist now devoted body and soul to the work of interpretation.

The first edition of the Fantboi Festival of fantastic cinema of Sant Boi (Baix Llobregat), has ended after four intense days in which a total of 12 films and 2 sessions of short films were presented . Apart from including international premieres and national premieres, James Cameron’s immortal Aliens and Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke were screened .

Even despite the pandemic circumstances of this 2021, the sale of season tickets and tickets for the festival headquarters, Can Castellet ; It has far exceeded expectations, reaching up to two sessions with full capacity .

Awards
The jury headed by Marta Salvador (Distribution with glasses), Frankie de Leonardis and Caye Casas awarded the Best Feature Film awards to Jon Mikel Caballero’s The Incredible Finde Menguante, while the award for best short film in the Sang Boi section went to Last Christmas del Universo, the work of Adrián Cardona and David Muñoz .

In turn, the Blogos de Oro association awarded Pablo Schembri’s Argentine film Zombies en el Cañaveral with the critics award.

The honorary award was given to Josep M. Alejandre , a retired journalist now devoted body and soul to the work of interpretation, since in less than ten years he has participated in more than 300 short films and dozens of films, including titles such as Apostate and SuperLópez.

Visits
The festival was attended by the director of the Sitges festival, Ángel Sala , who had an interesting discussion with those attending the documentary film The Dawn of Kaiju Eiga ; and the presence of Lluïsa Moret , the mayor of Sant Boi, and the councilor for culture, José Manuel González, who attended the viewing of the film and the subsequent discussion about the origins of Godzilla.

The festival is over, but the Fantboi-related art exhibition remains open until July 31, free of charge, at the Jordi Rubió i Balaguer Library.

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