An unusual nomination – and yet another award

PBW_Pablo_Jose.jpgPablo's wife, Jose, holds the trophy that celebrates Pablo's Winter as the winner of Best Documentary at Festival de Cine de Castilla-La Mancha (FECICAM).

It is the fourth award for the film as Best Documentary, and again cinematographer Julian Schwanitz' achievement didn't go by unnoticed either as he received a nomination for Best Cinematography.

However, for the first time Pablo's appearance has been officially recognised as he received a nomination for Best Performance.

It is highly unusual that a documentary qualifies for a nomination in this category. Are times changing? Will we see awards for documentary performances alongside nominations for actors and actresses in the future? Or perhaps this nomination gives emphasis to the hybrid quality of Pablo's Winter as standing between a documentary and fiction film. One thing is certain, Pablo is a strong and memorable character worthy of receiving recognition.

In a recent masterclass hosted by the Scottish Documentary Institute, Victor Kossakovsky and Alan Berliner discussed whether there should be awards for documentary contributors. If you are interested in this topic you can watch their conversation here.

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