One Year Inhabiting the Silver Screen

Madrid’s natural surroundings are still present at the main film events.


Just under a year ago, the project entitled Short Films for the Environment was launched at the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, bringing together the Comunidad de Madrid, through its Department of the Environment and Territorial Organisation, and the School of Cinematography and Audiovisuals—ECAM, for its capitals in Spanish—on a joint venture to highlight the importance of environmental care, undertaken by the young promises of Spanish film. The natural environment therefore both staged and played a key role in the shooting of three short films: Biodiversidad, directed by Guillermo Chapa and performed by Juanjo Ballesta and Michelle Jenner; El buen amor, directed by Gabriel Azorín, starring Elena Ballesteros and Nancho Novo; and Isabel Isabellae, directed by Amanda Rodríguez, featuring Irene Escolar, Tamar Novas and Martiño Rivas.

The three films have been screened at the most important European film festivals and competitions, including the Romanian Ploiesti Film Festival, and the Mizzica Film Festival, the Toko Film Festival and SiciliAmbiente in Italy, at which Biodiversidad was recently awarded second prize.

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