51st Valladolid International Film Festival

Spain, October 20 - October 28 2006

The jury

Cristina Corciovescu (Romania), Luciano Castillo (), Bruno Kragic (Croatia), Dennis West (US), Joan Millaret (Spain)

Awarded films

The Valladolid International Film Festival is known for its pleasant atmosphere and for the promotion of films from Spain and Latin America, as well as for its affinity to young cinema. It is the second film event in Spain after the festival of San Sebastian and hosts an international competition. Goran Paskaljevic, the Serbian directors film The Optimists (world premiere in Toronto) had his European premiere and was awarded the main prize, the “Espiga de Oro”. Sidebars included an overview on Spanish cinema 2005/6 and retrospectives dedicated to Pedro Olea and Satyajit Ray.

Our jury awarded Fraulein (Das Fräulein) by young Swiss director Andrea Staka.