Spanish films dominated the prizes in both the international and Iberoamerican short film competitions of Spain's 30th annual Huesca Film Festival (June 6 to 15).
Spanish-Andorran co-production Upside Down by Guillen Morales took home the top Danzante de Oro award in the official international short film competition, while the parallel Iberoamerican short film competition was won by Spain's Borja Cobeaga for The First Time (La Primera Vez).
Other international prizes included: the Silver Danzante to Yugoslavia's Zelimir Gvardiol for Crni Gavrani, which also won honours as the short film which best highlighted the defence of human values; the Jury's Special Prize to Germany's Idil Uner for Die Liebenden Vom Hotel Von Osman; the Youth Prize for Ireland's Alan Gilsenan's Zulu 9; the Specialised Critic's Award to Aida Begic for Prvo Smrtno Iskustvo; and the International Federation of Cinema Clubs' Prize to Ari Bafalouka for See No Evil .
Iberoamerican prizes included: the Cacho Pallero prize to Javier Patron's La Maceta ; the Casa de America prize to Upside Down; the Jinete Iberico prize to Luis Prieto's Bamboleho ; and special mentions to Patricia Carrillo Carrera's Gertrudis Blues and Gustavo Tarreto's Las Insoladas .
Petter Naess' Elling, which last week won Spain's Peniscola Comedy fest's top prize, was awarded the public's choice of best film from the Showcase for European Cinema.