The Imma awards were set up in 2009 from a festive and celebratory perspective to award the talent of final year Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communication students. During the awards their Final Degree Projects (PFG) are evaluated and awarded a prize based on a commitment to good quality education for future professionals in the audiovisual sector.
Throughout the various editions, well-known film-makers have stepped in as patrons of the graduates at UIC Barcelona. Juan Antonio Bayona, cinema director; Borja Cobeaga and Diego San José, screenwriters of ‘Ocho apellidos vascos’; Edmon Roch, CEO of Ikiru Films and producer of films such as 'El Niño' and 'Atrapa la bandera'; and Arturo Méndiz, a professor from the faculty and a producer of short films such as ‘Timecode’, were some of the people handing out the Award for the best PFG in previous editions. The awards aim to encourage students to take their short films around the various national and international film festivals.
8th edition of the IMMA Awards - 2017
Date: Wednesday 7 June 2017 Time: 7 p.m. Location: In the Aula Magna room (on our UIC Barcelona campus)
For this eighth edition our intention was to reinvent the awards and, apart from awarding the Best PFG and the Audience Award for the best PFG, we would like all students from the various years of the Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual communication to participate by presenting the best audiovisual projects they have created throughout the academic year, and compete for Best Project of the Year. Additionally, for the first time winners will receive a trophy that has been exclusively designed for the occasion. It was created by Alexandre Martínez Llapart, a 5th year student from ESARQ- School of Architecture at UIC Barcelona.
We are delighted to welcome cinema director Nely Reguera as the patron of the IMMA Awards this year. Nely Reguera (Barcelona, 1978) was nominated for the Goya Awards 2012, as Best New Director for her first film ‘María (y los demás)‘, after the success she previously achieved with short films such as ‘Pablo’. She is also an assistant director and teaches film at a university level.
Filmin, the online streaming platform which the European Union has said is the best European cinema platform to be set up in recent years, is sponsoring the IMMA Awards again this year.