24th Iberian Film Festival of Badajoz
The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation promotes the participation and engagement of university students in the audio-visual and cinematographic world through the Youth Jury of the Iberian Film Festival, in collaboration with the Iberian Film Festival of Badajoz.
Young students between the ages of 18 and 30 from the University of Extremadura may participate in the selection to become a member of this jury, regardless of what they are studying. The deadline to become a member of this jury, which will once again have a voice and a vote and will be in charge of awarding the Luis Alcoriza Award of the Youth Jury, will end on 25 June.
The members of the Youth Jury will be duly accredited and they will have the right and obligation to attend all the official short-film sessions in the contest played at the López de Ayala Theatre from the 18th to the 21st of July.
Those interested in signing up must complete a form in the following website: http://festivaldecine.com/2018/inscripcion-jurado-joven/. The organisation of the Iberian Film Festival will carry out a cinematographic test on all those who registered by means of a short-film in order to guarantee the competence and suitability of the final jury chosen.
The Luis Alcoriza Award of the Youth Jury will take over the CEXECI Award of the Youth Jury, after the merger between the Extremaduran Centre for Studies and Cooperation with Ibero-America (CEXECI) and the European Academy of Yuste Foundation.
This Award, furthermore, pays tribute to Luis Alcoriza, director, scriptwriter and film actor who was born in Badajoz and exiled to Mexico after the civil war. Luis Alcoriza was one of the greatest figures in Mexican cinema. Collaborations with Luis Buñuel in eight film scripts stand out during his career where he wrote some of his best film scripts, such as “Los Olvidados” and “El ángel exterminador”.