First of all, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who have participated in the competition for the 47th edition of the Donostia-San Sebastián International Underwater Film Festival, held on 16, 17 and 18 November. Your participation is essential to ensure that CIMASUB continues to be an event of unrivalled diversity and quality, helping to raise awareness of the fascinating underwater world and promoting awareness of the importance of respecting and preserving our seas and oceans.
We would like to congratulate all the award winners for the superb quality of their work. Once again, we are proud to present at CIMASUB 2023 a collection of works produced with exceptional talent and a deep love for the subject matter.
The following is the list of winners of CIMASUB 2023, the International Underwater Film Festival of Donostia-San Sebastián...
FRANCISCO PIZARRO AWARD:Christian Pétron. Tribute from SUBACUÁTICAS REAL SOCIEDAD by awarding him the Francisco Pizarro Award. Petron was director of photography for the feature films "The Big Blue", "Atlantis" and Discovery Chanel's Titanic exploration campaigns, among many others. A legendary figure of great prestige in underwater imaging. Awarded numerous prizes at our festival.
ECOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Julio Martínez (Murcia).GOBIERNO VASCO award for the most awareness-raising photograph, with white railing + 200€.
All thanks to the organisation of Subacuáticas Real Sociedad. To our sponsors: Real Sociedad Fundazioa, Diario Vasco, Aquarium Donostia, Footage.film, Padi, BRAI Kantauri, Federación Guipuzcoana de Actividades Subacuáticas. Institutions: Donostia Kultura, Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, Basque Government. Collaborators: Ondina/Oceanic, Ecoactivo Mater Museum Ship, Donostia-San Sebastián Turismo, BPXPort, Aolde Radio, Aqua Magazine, Azti, Oribay Tours, Navegavela. All in support of UNICEF, and the associations Saca la Lengua a la ELA and Siempre AdELAnte.
This year, we are excited to invite you once again to enjoy our underwater film screenings, which will take place on the 16th, 17th and 18th of November at the Teatro Principal in Donostia - San Sebastián. Photographic exhibitions will also be held in the city throughout the month of November, with special attention to the one that will take place in the Aquarium, in the Garbera shopping centre and in the kirol etxea in the Anoeta stadium.
Passion for the sea will be the main protagonist, and we are delighted to highlight the exceptional quality of all the works presented.