As the BE FESTIVAL 2016 jury said, this year’s festival programme was extremely strong. We want to congratulate all of the companies who won prizes at the festival this year.
This year we awarded the following prizes:
BE FESTIVAL 2016 1st Prize
Supported by Birmingham Repertory Theatre. The winning company is awarded £1500 plus a supported three-week residency in Birmingham. They also get to return to the festival the following year to perform a full length version of the winning show.
ACT Festival Prize
The winning show will be programmed and supported at ACT Festival in Bilbao in June 2017.
MESS Festival Prize
The winning show will be programmed and supported at MESS Festival in Sarajevo in autumn 2017.
Jury Special Mentions
The jury will decide on special categories for three honorary awards.
Every night of the festival audience members get to vote on their favourite shows. The most popular show overall is awarded the Audience Prize.
Best of BE
After the festival three companies will be chosen to take part in BE FESTIVAL tours in Spain (autumn 2016) and the UK (spring 2017).
This year’s festival winners are:
BE FESTIVAL 1st Prize – Xavier Bobés, Things Easily Forgotten
ACT Festival Prize – Oliver Zahn, Situation With Outstretched Arm
International Theatre Festival MESS Prize – CollettivO CineticO, Hamlet
Audience Award – Cris Blanco, The Vortex Agitator
Special Mention, Homegrown – PanicLab, Theseus Beefcake
Special Mention, Multimedia Performance – Cris Blanco, The Vortex Agitator
Special Mention, Dance Theatre – Aldes, In Girum Imus Nocte (Et Consumimur Igni)