Nov 04, 2011

We’ve returned from Spain with not one but two awards in our very heavy suitcases filled with Spanish made shoes. Family Portrait in Black and White won AECID Cultural Diversity Award as well as Time of History Third Prize. Valladolid International Film Festival (also known as Seminci) is so well organized, beautiful cinemas for the screenings, well publicized, basically the best it can be for a filmmaker. Special event at Yllera Winery was such a treat even though we were served local delicacy (grilled baby lamb) which I had to decline. The city itself is very beautiful full of churches, squares and plenty of tapas restaurants serving local wine at €1.50 per glass. We had an amazing time. Hope to be back with our next film.