GAIA series takes home three awards at Conecta Fiction, including France 3 Nouvelle Aquitaine
Updated: Sep 26, 2021
- Spanish production company AURA Pictures' series GAIA received three awards at the prestigious series co-production event, Conecta Fiction: a 10,000 euro development contract with France 3 New Aquitaine television; the Navarra Television Award consisting of the recording of a promotional clip and coverage of the winning project in its programs; and the Acorde Music Library Award consisting of access to its music library worth 1,500 euros.
- It became the most awarded series of the event, where 10 other prizes were also awarded in different categories.
- The series is set in the climate change crisis, in 2026, when there is barely a year left for it to become irreversible. It is accompanied by an important transmedia design.
In Pamplona on September 15, 2021,
The Spanish series, GAIA, wins three of the thirteen awards of the fifth edition of Conecta Fiction, in the new section dedicated to the region of the Spanish-French territories of New Aquitaine, Basque Country and Navarre.
Its creators are Carol Butrón, Carlos Limón and Julia Fernández. Carol Butrón is the CEO and founder of AURA Pictures, a production company specializing in dystopian and science fiction films, which seeks to become a benchmark in the market, as Variety magazine has recently highlighted by heading the article dedicated to the section. Julia Fernández is co-founder of the Instituto de Estudios Postnaturales and professor at the Escuela Sur del Círculo de Bellas Artes. Carlos Limón is a young talent studying at the Universidad Carlos III who represents the voice of the younger generation and is also a critic at Homonovus magazine. The series is also produced by Guillermina Morrone and designed by Valentina Moreno, PhD in transmedia narratives.
The most awarded series
GAIA was the most awarded series at Conecta Fiction, receiving the following awards:
- France 3 Nouvelle-Aquitaine Award consisting of a €10,000 development contract.
- Acorde Music Library Award consisting of access to its music library worth 1,500 €.
- Navarra Television Award consisting of the recording of a promotional clip and coverage of the winning project in its programs.
Fiction as an agent of change and transmedia innovation
GAIA is pure fiction, but it is framed in the difficult context we are living with climate change and invites each person to "discover their strength" through the characters in the series. "We wanted to do something that made sense in the current moment; that invited reflection from fiction and that could generate a parallel movement in the digital world," says the creator, Carol Butrón.
The series has an important transmedia bet. "We have designed five transmedia experiences parallel to the fiction that will take place entirely in the digital world, where viewers can interact and contribute their ideas," says Carol Butrón.
A production company that is already present at the most important festivals in the world, such as Sitges and BIFF.
The Sitges International Film Festival, an Oscar qualifier, is hosting the premiere of FAITH, the latest work directed by Carol Butrón, produced by AURA Pictures and distributed by the prestigious Mailuki Films. In parallel, this fall, FAITH also participates in the Buffalo International Film Festival (BIFF), one of the most important festivals in New York, and in the Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival, which is positioning itself as the science fiction festival of reference in Australia.