The IMMA Awards were set up in 2009, and are festive and celebratory in nature. The purpose of this event is to recognise and award the best Final Degree Projects (TFGs) in the field of Audiovisual Communication. Since 2018 the awards have included TFGs in the whole faculty (Journalism, Audiovisual Communication and Advertising and Public Relations) as well as other projects carried out by students throughout the year.
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 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 TFG in previous editions. This encourages students to take their short films around the various national and international film festivals.
On 16 May the faculty will be decked out to celebrate the 10th edition of the IMMA Awards, the most important event of the academic year. The event involves students from all the degree programmes in the faculty (Journalism, Audiovisual Communication and Advertising and Public Relations) being brought together to display recent academic projects they feel most satisfied with. The best projects will receive recognition from a jury consisting of renowned professionals from the field of Communication.
Here are the categories and awards for this edition:
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 Academic TFG
Best Miscellaneous Project in Audiovisual Communication
Best Miscellaneous Project in Journalism
Best Miscellaneous Project in Advertising and Public Relations