16 films compete for Best Ibero-American Film at the Goya Awards
Films from 14 different countries will participate at the 37th edition of the awards.
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On Monday, the Spanish Film Academy announced all the films participating in the upcoming Goya Awards, to be held in 2023.
Among the participating films are Chile's 1976, by Manuela Martelli; La Jauría, by Andrés Ramírez Pulido and Argentina 1985 by Santiago Mitre.
Paraguay will present the documentary directed by Arami Ulllón Apenas el sol, Uruguay with the documentary Bosco, by Alicia Cano Menoni; Dominican Republic with Carajita, directed by Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra; Costa Rica with Clara Sola by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén; Guatemala with El silencio del topo by Anaïs Taracena; Las mejores familias, by Javier Fuentes-León for Peru; and Lo invisible by Javier Andrade for Ecuador.
Other participating films include Wagner Moura's Brazilian Marighella; Tatiana Huezo's Mexican Night of Fire; Goncalo Galvao Teles' Nothing Ever Happened for Portugal; Carlos Daniel Malavé's One Way for Venezuela; Abner Benaim's Plaza Catedral for Panama; and Alejandro Loayza Grisi's Utama will represent Bolivia.
These 16 films will be screened at the Academy's movie theater starting Oct. 4, with sessions open to academics and the general public.
About the Goya Awards
Seville will host the 37th edition of the Goya Awards, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones FIBES, announced the president of the Film Academy, Fernando Méndez-Leite, together with the mayor of the Andalusian capital, Antonio Muñoz, and the vice president of the institution, Rafael Portela.
From the Palacio de la Motilla in the Sevillian capital, Mendéz-Leite praised the "strength of the film industry in Andalusia and especially in Seville," a city that already hosted the 2019 gala.
"A spectacular year of Spanish cinema is expected, which will culminate with the celebration of a Goya that we intend to be the best in history," said the mayor.
"The Academy takes one more step to recognize the talent of our creative and technical people. Films and performances will have more chances to enter the nominations in a year in which there is a very high level. There will be more nominees than ever in Seville, where we will celebrate the Goya 2023 with a great gala," said the president of the institution.