Film News: Patricia Vonne’s “Huerta de San Vicente” Wins Best Animation Award at the Madrid International Film Festival

By Liz Lopez

Patricia Vonne is back from Madrid with the Best Animation award for “Huerta de San Vicente,” a music video and homage to Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. The Texas native, musician, actress and two time SXSW Best Female Vocalist winner adds another award to her growing accolades.

The video, from the song featured on Vonne’s album “Firebird” and her Spanish compilation album “Viva Bandolera,” is no stranger to awards. It was the “Grand Prize” winner in the Latin category for the John Lennon Songwriting contest in 2009.

Vonne enthusiastically states about the win, “I feel deeply grateful and honored to be recognized with this prestigious award from my ancestral country of Spain for paying homage to the dynamic spirit of Federico García Lorca & all that he represents through his life & his works.” “Huerta de San Vicente” premiered at Cine Las Americas International Film Festival this past May and will screen this week in her hometown for the San Antonio Film Festival (SAFILM Fest).

The stunning stop motion animation was inspired by her visit to Huerta de San Vicente in Granada, Spain where Lorca wrote many of his works. Considered one of the most influential Spanish poets of the 20th century, García Lorca died tragically during the Spanish Civil War, but his spirit lives on through his art, with energy and spirit as palpable as Vonne’s own works.

Video Credits: Illustrations by Patricia Vonne & Michael Martin, rotoscoped by Johnny Villarreal (Edge of Imagination Station). Music,lyrics, shot & edited by Patricia Vonne.

The San Antonio Film Festival (SAFILM) is celebrating their twenty-third year with more than 150 films, including features, documentaries, and shorts.

SAFILM Fest will take place at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, through August 6th. Individual tickets for each film are $10-$15, with varied badges also available (VIP, Weekend and Day Badges). For more information, visit www.TobinCenter.org.

Source: Patricia Vonne, Madrid International Film Festival, San Antonio Film Festival, Cine las Americas International Film Festival

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