BEST FILM, Audience Award in Madrid! / by H.P. Mendoza

H.P. Mendoza and Anna Ishida receiving the award for BEST FILM, Audience Award at Nocturna: Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival.

H.P. Mendoza and Anna Ishida receiving the award for BEST FILM, Audience Award at Nocturna: Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival.

Now on the third and final leg of the festival circuit, I Am a Ghost wins another Best Film award! This time at NOCTURNA, the Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival!

I was flying in from the Philippines and Anna was flying in from France, so we were both a bit jet-wacky when we met in Madrid, but the festival staff was amazing and our fellow filmmakers were very warm and supportive. With a glass of wine (or two), Anna and I melted into Madrid pretty easily.

The response in Madrid was astounding, from the audience to the press. Here are some blurbs:

"The most important independent film of the year!"
Luis M. Rosales, Nocturna: MIFFF


"FABULOUS! One of the best of 2013!"
Raul Arianes, La Consulta Del Doctor Loomis


"Without a doubt a masterpiece of independent cinema!"
Nico Afonso, Cine3


"SUBLIME. A film of overwhelming elegance and subtlety."
Uzumaki, Me Siento Tenebre


"LYNCHIAN! A very stimulating work, which has something that few [films] can boast: personality."
Manuel Barrero Iglesias, Tierra Filme


"SUPERB. One of the few horror movies that really instills fear."
La Cara De Milos
 

And before the screening, we were asked to say a few words. I got nervous and said "Lo siento. Mi espanol es muy malo. Perdon." And I swung Anna around to take a phone selfie with the audience. And lots of people in the audience pulled their phones out to take pictures, too! Here's that pic.

Transient

Thank you Luis M. Rosales and everyone at Nocturna: Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival for a wonderful time. Hopefully, we'll see you again when we submit another horror film...that may or may not have been shot in Madrid. :)

Next up, Korea, France and back to Spain, again! 

H.P.