Summer 1993

2017 I Fiction I Drama I Color I 100min I HD


Frida, a six years old girl, faces the first summer of her new life with an adoptive family after her mother’s death. A coming-of-age drama about a girl that must learn how to fit in a new world.


Direction: Carla Simón
Script: Carla Simón
Production companies: Inicia Films in co-production with AVALON, with the support of MEDIA, ICAA, ICEC and the collaboration of TVE, TVC, and MOVISTAR +.
Executive production: Valérie Delpierre and María Zamora
International distribution: New Europe Films Sales


Laia Artigas
Paula Robles
Bruna Cusí
David Verdaguer


Spanish candidate for Oscars 2018

Cannes 2017 (France)
Écrans Junior award for Best Picture

Goya Awards 2018 (Spain)
Best New Director
Best New Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Nominated for Best Picture
Nominated for Best Original Script
Nominated for Best Production Management
Nominated for Best Photography
Nominated for Best Editing

Premiere at Berlinale 2017 (Germany)

Berlinale 2017 (Germany)
Best Ópera Prima
Grand Prix of Generation K Plus Section

Malaga Film Festival 2017 (Spain)
Golden Biznaga for Best spanish picture
Feroz Puerta Oscura award
Feroz awards 2017 (Spain)
Best drama picture
Best direction
Best screenplay

Gaudí awards 2018 (Spain)
Best picture
Best direction
Best screenplay
Best supporting actress
Best editing

ASECAN awards 2018 (Spain)
Best spanish non-andalusian film

BAFICI – Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival 2017 (Argentina)
Best direction – at international competition
Best film – audience award at international competition
SIGNIS award

Istanbul International Film Festival (Turkey)
Jury Special Award

SGAE Dunia Ayaso award 2017 (Spain)

SIGNIS award 2017 (Spain)CEC awards – Medallas del Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos 2018 (Spain)
Best new director

Tubingen Festival 2017 (Germany)
Jury  Special Award

International Film Festival of Cinema in Catalan FIC-CAT 2017 (Spain)
Best film
Young critics award

LUX awards Selection (Spain)Novos Cinemas Film Festival 2017 (Spain)
Audience award

Odesa Film Festival 2017 (Ucraine)
Best film
Special Mention at the BFI 2017

Mumbai Film Festival 2017 (India)
Best International Film
EFA – European Film Awards 2017
Nominated for best new director

Tudela Festival (Spain)
Audience award

In the top 5 Foreign Films according to the National Board Review

Other films


Fiction 2015
David Ilundain

The Disinherited

Documentary short film 2017
Laura Ferrés

Thy Father’s Chair

Documentary 2015
Antonio Tibaldi & Alex Lora

Founded in 2006, Inicia Films is an independent Spanish production company based in Barcelona. After many years of being involved in the audiovisual production industry, Valérie Delpierre decided to create her own company with the aim of developing projects, focused on international co-productions and the development of new talent.

Our feature films, short films and documentaries have been selected and awarded in many international festivals, including the Berlinale (Best Opera Prima Award 2017 for Carla Simón’s Estiu 1993) and La Semaine de la Critique of Cannes (Leica Discovery Prize 2017 for Laura Ferrés’ The Disinherited).

We have produced documentaries with different European production companies and with the support of TV channels such as RTVE, TVC, ARTE, ZDF and CBC as well as regional, national and European institutions.

At this moment, we are developing two fiction feature films, two hybrid short films and a television documentary with the support of TVE.


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08037 Barcelona, Spain

Tel. (34) 93 008 06 18

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