Carlota Pereda’s eye opening short ‘Piggy’ achieves over fifty international film accolades including the high profile Goya Award

Cerdita (Piggy) shares the story of a teen who is bullied for her weight, this topical female-led drama has won more than 50 prestigious film awards and been selected for over 200 high profile film festivals. Among the awards was the Best Live Action Shorts Film Award at the Goya’s (Academy of the Arts and Cinematographical Sciences of Spain). Alongside the award-winning female director Carlota Pereda, over sixty-five percent of the cast and crew are women.

Sara is an overweight teen that lives in the shadow of a clique of cool girls holidaying in her village. Not even her childhood friend, Claudia, defends her when she’s bullied at the local pool in front of an unknown man. Her clothes are stolen and Sara must get home wearing nothing but her bikini. The long walk home will mark the rest of her life.

Writer/director Carlota Pereda has spent her career working in television. She has been a screenwriter and script supervisor for series such as Periodistas and Motivos Personales, has directed series, Acacias 38, El secreto de Puente Viejo, LEX and Lalola and has worked as realizadora on series such as Los Hombres de Paco, Red Eagle, Luna, the Mystery of Calenda and B&b, de boca en boca, for which she got an Iris nomination. Her first short, Las Rubias (The Blondes) was selected in over 141 festivals worldwide. Carlota was selected to be part of the Focus CoPro at Cannes Film Festival and won the Pop Up Residency. There Will be Monsters is her upcoming short and third film.

This important film was produced by Luis Ángel Ramírez (IMVAL MADRID) (La 4a compañía) and Mario Madueño. 

The stellar cast includes Laura Galán (Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote), Elisabet Casanovas (Netflix’s Merli), and, Mireia Vilapuig (Snatch). The stunning cinematography was created by Rita Noriega A.C.E, the sound by Nacho Arenas and the film was edited by David Pelegrín (Money Heist” for Netflix).

Piggy has over 235 selections to date and has won 58 awards, including The Forqué and the Goya 2019. Just some of the wins include First Prize Madrid en Corto 2018M , Audience Award Brno Sixteen Short Film Competition. Best Actress – Laura Galán, Certamen de Cortometrajes Ciudad de Soria, Best National Short, Festival de Cine de Zaragoza – Cortos, Best European Independent Film, European Independent Film Festival – ECU – Cortos, Audience Award Best International Short Film, Anonimul Film Festival – shorts TELEMADRID/LA OTRA Award.


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