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
Direction of cinematography: Santiago Racaj
Art Direction: Mónica Bernuy
Direct Sound: Roger Blasco
Sound Design: Eva Valiño
Editing: Ana Pfaff , Dídac Palou
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

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

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

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

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

Special mention at BFI 2017

EFA – European Film Awards 2017 
Nomination for Best Debut 

At Inicia Films we understand that production is a way to influence society and connect emotionally with the audience. Since 2006 we have been working to promote new generations of filmmakers and thus give them a voice in today’s audiovisual world.

Through the eyes of our creators, the sensitivity of our authors, we accompany the development of international projects and multicultural talent, building bridges between their experiences abroad and their roots. We deal with topics that respond to current concerns and we believe that by connecting people and emotions we can help draw new narrative and visual horizons.

The films produced by Inicia Films have been selected and awarded at numerous festivals, including “Schoolgirls” by Pilar Palomero with four 2021 Goya Awards, including Best Film; “Summer 1993” by Carla Simón, Best First Film at the Berlinale 2017; “La Maternal” also by Pilar Palomero, winner of the Silver Shell for Best Performance, “20,000 species of bees” by Estibaliz Urresola, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance, two Forque Awards including Best Film, two Feroz Awards including Best dramatic film and 3 Goya Awards 2024; “Foremost by night” by Víctor Iriarte, premiered at Giornate degli autori in Venice and winner of the Feroz Arrebato de Ficcion Prize; “Unicorns” by Àlex Lora, with Premiere in the Official Section of the Malaga Festival and “Teresa” by Paula Ortiz, premiered in this edition of the Seminci in Valladolid. For documentaries such as “Singing on the Rooftops” by Enric Ribes, with Premiere at Sheffield DocFest. Also for shorts such as “Los desheredados” by Laura Ferrés, Best Short Film at the Semaine de la Critique de Cannes, “El bus” by Sandra Reina, premiered at SXSW, Nominated for the Goya Awards and winner of the Gaudí Prize.


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