FAITH, Best Science Fiction Short Film at the prestigious Philip K. Dick Film Festival in New York
Updated: Dec 24, 2022
The work directed by Carol Butrón wins this recognition in the tenth edition of the festival, which has brought together disruptive projects in science fiction cinema
Since its premiere in 2021 at the Sitges Film Festival, FAITH has not stopped reaping success. After participating in important festivals, like the Buffalo International Film Festival or the Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival -where it won nominations for best director and best actress-, among others, last June it won the jury's special mention at the Paris Fantasy Film Festival and was screened at the spectacular Grand Rex theater, the biggest cinema in Europe. Now it is the turn of the Philip K. Dick, which was held from December 15 to 18 in New York.
Since 2012, this film festival has honored the legacy of American writer Philip K. Dick with the selection and screening of films of all genres that “challenge the viewers reality with ideas and concepts not normally found in conventional stories”, the organization points out. The specialized magazine Moviemaker has included it in its list of the "25 coolest film festivals" in the world.
"Philip K. Dick has been a great inspiration for all lovers of science fiction, speculative cinema and magical realism. Therefore, I really can't think of a better choice for FAITH and I am very grateful just for considering the short film and selecting it with so much attention", assures Butrón.
FAITH is a very personal work of the director, who recognizes that it is an entirely intuitive project both in its conception and in its story. "One afternoon, suddenly and without warning, by intuition, the image came into my head of two people who were in parallel universes, but who could communicate through music. And I fell in love with this image". From there she composed the music and later wrote the script.
Carol Butrón is currently immersed in the development of a tv series in collaboration with her production company AURA Pictures and La Charito Films. GAIA tells a thrilling story of survival of the human species in the context of the point of no return of climate change. Under a delicate aesthetic inspired by magical realism, the universe of the series goes beyond the screen. In this sense, It is planned that the transmedia narrative will be developed by the reputed transmedia company El Cañonazo Transmedia.
The series got a great start receiving 3 awards at Conecta Fiction Film Festival (the biggest tv coproduction event in Spain and one of the biggest in Europe). The awards were a Development Prize with France3 Televisions, a media advertising in TV Navarre and access to all the catalogue by Acorde Music Library.