THE FOURTH KINGDOM
Director: Alex Lora & Adan Aliaga
Spain, 2017, 14 min
WINNER: Best Short Documentary
Crew:Producers: Alex Lora , Adan Aliaga - Screenwriters: Alex Lora , Adan Aliaga
The Fourth Kingdom is the kingdom of plastics, a redemption center in NY for immigrants and underdogs where the American Dream becomes possible indeed.
About the director
Winner of a New York Emmy®, finalist for the Oscars®-Student Academy Awards, and winner of a Gaudi® Catalan Academy Award after being nominated on three occasions, Alex Lora is a Spanish filmmaker based in New York City who has screened twice at Sundance Film Festival as Official Selection. Listed as one of the top 10 promising Spanish directors to watch for in Variety's Cannes Edition of 2014, his work has received over 100 awards, being officially selected in some of the most internationally-acclaimed film festivals. Alex has also participated at Berlinale's Talent Campus, Guadalajara Doculab, Dok.Incubator, Screenwriting CineQuaNon lab, Sources lab, and IFP independent Week. He has taught film at several prestigious universities and received his MFA in Media Arts Production at City College of New York as a Fulbright scholar, mentored by Antonio Tibaldi and Chantal Akerman.
Adán Aliaga His first documentary film My Grandmother's House, 2005, won several international awards, including the Joris Ivens Award at the IDFA Documentary Festival. Since then, he has filmed five feature films, obtaininig different national and international awards and mentions, including Pilar Miró Award for Best Debut Film at the Valladolid International Film Festival, Best Documentary at Alcances Film Festival, Best Film in the Madrid PNR Film Festival and Special Jury Mention at Málaga Film Festival.