The IMMA Awards were set up in 2009 as a festive, celebratory event to recognise the talent of final year Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication students on the basis of their Final Degree Projects (TFG); based on a commitment to good quality education for future audiovisual sector professionals.
Over the years, UIC Barcelona has invited renowned filmmakers to act as graduating class patrons. Juan Antonio Bayona, film director; Óscar Aibar, film director; Borja Cobeaga and Diego San José, screenwriters of Ocho apellidos vascos; Edmon Roch, CEO of Ikiru Films, the production company behind such films as El Niño or Capture the Flag; and Arturo Méndiz, Faculty lecturer and producer of short films such as Timecode, have been just some of the individuals entrusted with handing out the award for Best TFG in previous editions, thus helping to raise the notoriety of our students’ short films at various national and international film festivals.
On the occasion of the 9th edition, the IMMA Awards have been reworked to open up participation to students from all Faculty of Communication Sciences degree programmes: Journalism, Audiovisual Communication and Advertising and Public Relations.
In addition to recognising Final Degree Projects, this edition features two new awards: The Miscellaneous Award, for the best work by students from years one through three; and a special mention for Best Project Values, which singles out a project on the basis of its values.
Categories in the 9th edition of the Awards:
Best TFG from the Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication
Best TFG from the Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism
Best TFG from the Bachelor's Degree in Advertising and Public Relations
Best Miscellaneous Project in Audiovisual Communication
Best Miscellaneous Project in Journalism
Best Miscellaneous Project in Advertising and Public Relations
Special mention for Best Project Values
In this edition, we are honoured to have three juries made up of renowned sector professionals:
Ismael Nafría, journalist and consultant. Former director of innovation at Grupo Godó. Author of "La reinvención de The New York Times”
Laia Corbella, journalist. Director of VIA Empresa
Àlex Gutiérrez, journalist. Editor of the "Media" section for the newspaper Ara
Alex Llopis, filmmaker and photographer
Lluis Ruscalleda, film booker and analyst at Cinesa
Sonia Martínez, film producer and lecturer in Audiovisual Communication
Advertising and Public Relations
Victor Curto, vice-dean of Advertising at the Col·legi de Publicitaris i Relacions Públiques de Catalunya. Executive creative director for WON-Quinteam
Ton del Pozo, member of the Col·legi de Publicitaris i Relacions Públiques de Catalunya. Partner-director of Punta Alta
Mercedes Piera, member of the Col·legi de Publicitaris i Relacions Públiques de Catalunya. Founder of MP Public Relations Services