Boise’s young american filmmaker Javi Aitor Zubizarreta won the Best Screenplay Award at the 1st Annual Festival Internacional de Cine de Hermosillo (México) for his first long feature “Zuretzako” (For you).
The festival took place last week, from December 11 to the 15th in the Art Museum of Sonora.
These are the films that competed in the “Long Feature” category:
Pruebas (España, 78 min., Jaime Bartolomé).
Semiprofesionales (España, 86 min., Juan A. Anguita).
Zuretzako (Estados Unidos, 45 min., Javi Aitor Zubizarreta).
Lección debida (España, 62 min., Ivan Ruiz Flores)
The 1st Annual Festival Internacional de Cine de Hermosillo (FICH) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to recognize the work and talent of filmmakers around the world, providing a source of culture and tourism to promote art and the passion for movies.
The first American-made Basque-language film, Zuretzako is based on the life of filmmaker and Princess Grace Award-Winner Javi Zubizarreta’s own grandfather. Starring Zubizarreta’s father and brother in the title roles, Zuretzako tells the story of the sacrifices that fathers make and the toll they take on their sons.
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