The Guilt Wins Your Film FestivalSpanish filmmaker David Victori earned the coveted grand prize and was named the first-ever winner of the Your Film Festival for his short film, The Guilt. The online film festival was sponsored by YouTube and Emirates, in partnership with the Venice Film Festival and Scott Free Productions, with winner Victori picking up a $500,000 prize to be used to “create original online content for YouTube with Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender acting as executive producers.”
Fassbender was on hand to present Victori with his award during a special screening of The Guilt at the Venice Film Festival (you can watch it at youtube.com/yourfilmfestival).
“Your Film Festival has already become one of the most important festivals and the reason is obvious,” says Victori. “There’s no better way for a director to advance in his career than to be given the opportunity to produce one of his dream projects with Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender.”
Says Michael Fassbender of the jury’s selection, “Choosing a Your Film Festival winner from the ten finalists was a tough decision. They all showed such creativity and a strong understanding of the filmmaking process. David is clearly a talented director and I can’t wait to work with him and Ridley on his new YouTube project.”
Victori’s The Guilt follows protagonist “Leo” who, after the murder of his wife, has a single idea running circles within his head — revenge. Victori was selected based on both the quality of his short film and his vision for his next project.
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Source: YouTube, Scott Free, Emirates