The cast of "Vis a vis" nominated for the Fénix Awards
For the first time ever, the Ibero-American film awards are set to recognise the work of TV series
With all eyes on the third season of the series on FOX Network Group (FNG), the successful Globomedia production (MEDIAPRO Group), “Vis a vis”, continues to triumph. The quality of the acting has recently been recognised at the 4th edition of the Fénix Ibero-American film awards. The awards, which this year are also nominating fiction series productions, has selected the entire cast of “Vis a vis” which up for the award in the “Ensamble actoral” category for the second season broadcast on Antena 3. "Vis a vis" has been nominated alongside four other productions from Chile, Argentina, Cuba and Columbia.
The candidates for the Fénix Awards were announced on the 9th October during a press conference held in Mexico City. Since its creation in 2014, every year, the awards organised by CINEMA23 – the association for the promotion and distribution of cinema made in Ibero-America, highlight the work of directors, producers, actors, actresses, script-writers, photographers, editors, art directors, sound technicians, musicians and costume designers, people whose work helps to advance the cause of cinema in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The Fénix awards also recognise people who work to promote and advance Ibero-American cinema, including the film critics and cinema festivals. For the first time ever, the Fénix Awards are set to recognise TV series and/or digital platforms in this its fourth edition. The awards ceremony, which is set to take place on the 6th December at the Ciudad Esperanza Iris Theatre in Mexico City, will be broadcast live across North and South America, expect Canada– via E! Entertainment Television, Studio Universal, Canal 52MX and Cinelatino.
Played a group of actresses at the peak of their careers, which include Maggie Civantos, Najwa Nimri, Berta Vázquez, Alba Flores, Cristina Plazas, Inma Cuevas, María Isabel Díaz Lago, Marta Aledo and Laura Baena, the success of “Vis a Vis” has gone beyond the TV screen. It has become a fan phenomenon in Spain and an international best-seller. A ground-breaking series which defined a new style of Spanish fiction making. “Vis a Vis” has a loyal following and a host of high-profile awards including the Ondas Award for the entire female cast a first in the history of the event-; the Silver Fotogramas Award for Best Series and the Actors’ Union Award for the actresses in the cast: Maggie Civantos (Best Lead Actress 2015), Alba Flores (Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2016) and Inma Cuevas (Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2015 and 2016). “Vis a Vis” also won awards at the FesTVal in Vitoria picking up the Best Discovery Award and the Best Directing award in 2015, an award which is presented every year by the Association of TV Fiction Directors (DIRIGE). In addition, Maggie Civantos won the Best Drama Actress Award at the MiM Series 2015 Awards. The series has also won awards internationally such as the Best Spanish Fiction Series at the 18th edition of the Luchon Festival(France).
This Globomedia thriller, which is available in more than 65 countries across five continents, can now be seen in the USA thanks to the deal between Imagina International Sales –the distributor of the series in foreign markets, signed with Amazon Prime Video. In addition, it premiered on the 1st October on the Hispanic channel Azteca América. The nomination for the Fénix Awards is another step towards supporting its expansion abroad after becoming the first Spanish fiction series to be broadcast free-to-air in the UK, where Channel 4 is currently showing the second season.