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Premio Mikeldi
The Mikeldi trophy is the Basque artist Maite Leyún’s re-reading of one of Bikzia’s best known images: the Mikeldi idol, a sandstone block representing a wild boar, and which has defined the Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival right from the start in 1959. At that time, its founders explained the reasons for the choice of the trophy: to be at the forefront of international documentary film awards. They justified its name and image “as an iconic symbol of Bizkaia […] is the sandstone figure representing a wild boar, found in Durago (Bizkaia). It is a Celtic votive offering similar to the bulls and hogs found in mainland Spain and Portugal, but with a moon or sun disk peculiar to Bizkaia”. Starting from that figure in the Basque Museum in Bilbao, and miniature reproductions of which were presented as trophies from the start of the festival, Maite Leyún embarked on “creating a new shape that is unlike anything known but which recalls the Mikeldi”. Thus, ZINEBI’s current trophy is “a ceramic object that, based on an ancient carving, seeks to be a new form to recognise the work of those people that are as concerned about how things are done as about recounting something”.

Awards

ZIFF – Zinebi First Film International Competition
ZIFF Grand Award 12.000 €
ZIFF – Youth Jury Award 2.000 €
Short Film International Competition
ZINEBI Grand Award 7.000 €
Grand Award of Basque Cinema 6.000 €
Grand Award of Spanish Cinema 6.000 €
Mikeldi for Best Fiction Short Film 5.000 €
Mikeldi for Best Animation Short Film 5.000 €
Mikeldi for Best Documentary Short Film 5.000 €
EITB Audience Award 3.000 €
SGAE Foundation Best Script Award 3.000 €
FAS Cineclub Award 2.000 €
ZINEBI Industry Award 10.000 €
Unicef Award
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