Mexican actor Luis Gerardo Méndez and prominent Colombian actress Juana Castro Restrepo, presenters of the VIII Platinum Awards to be held in Madrid, Spain on October 3, 2021, announced that these will be a celebration of cinema and a call to return to theaters as a safe and playful environment.
Méndez, with an intense acting career in films such as “Nosotros los nobles”, “Club de Cuervos”, “Tiempo compartido” and starring in the series “Narcos México”, was accompanied by the outstanding star of the feature films “El Libertador”, “Perfectos desconocidos” and series “Hospital central” and “El cartel de los sapos”, Juana Castro Restrepo, to announce to the Ibero-American media at a press conference that the Platino Awards will once again reaffirm their role in placing the region’s cinema and television in the world spotlight.
Also moderated by actor Omar Reyes (a reporter for Televisa Espectáculos), the talents assured that the awards gala will be “anything but solemn” as it is the great gathering of the audiovisual industry after almost two years of isolation due to the unfortunate COVID pandemic.
The awards will be presented this year in Madrid, Spain at the well-known Instituto Ferial de Madrid (IFEMA).
Rafael Sanchez, director of Institutional Relations and Communications of EGEDA, one of the entities sponsoring the awards, said that “the awards will be held with all the security measures (obligatory use of a cover, taking of temperature, use of alcoholic gel) and informed that the carpet will be much longer than usual, to guarantee distance”.
The press conference was attended by journalists from Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Brazil and Portugal, Chile and other countries.
The VIII Edition of the Platino Ibero-American Film and Audiovisual Awards are organized by EGEDA, Secuoya Foundation and the Ibero-American Federation of Audiovisual Producers (FIPCA).