8 Years

Trailer.

Photo Gallery.

8 Years.

8 Years, the last film entirely shot on the island of La Palma before the eruption of the volcano, narrates the reunion of Jose and David. After a year without seeing each other, they decide to meet again in the place where they met the first time. Beyond the desire to fall in love again, or give themselves a second chance, the energy of the place will change their lives forever, in a vital journey that they will never forget.

Director.

Following his career as an architect, JD trained as a screenwriter and film director at the Bande à Part school in Barcelona. He is co-director of the film La Vecina de al Lado (2020) and winner of the 2018 Frame Scholarship from the LENS Visual Arts Schools. His documentary Caminito del olvido (2019) begins its journey in national and international festivals with the help of Yaq Distribución. His short films Fuerte y Poderosa (2015) and Marta por inside (2017) have toured in International Festivals and broadcast on television. 8 Years is his first feature film.

Details.

  • Title
    8 Years
  • Rights
    Festivals, Sales
  • Country
    Spain
  • Year
    2021
  • Length
    100′, col.

  • Director 
    JD Alcázar
  • Screenplay
    JD Alcázar
  • Editing
    Dani González
  • Photography
    Luis Ángel Pérez

  • Sound
    Héctor Martin
  • Music
    Sergio Jiménez Lacima
  • Art Direction
    Lauro Samblás
  • Make up
    Natividad Buajalance Andres
  • Costumes
    Tania Pérez Muelas
  • Cast
    Miguel Diosdado, Carlos Mestanza, Sergio Momo, León Molina, María Maroto, Natalía Rodriguez Arroyo, Eloi Catalán, Isabel Torres, María Isabel Díaz Lago

  • Producers
    Miguel Ángel Poveda Criado, Carlos Mestanza
  • Production
    La Isla Errante A.I.E., Gold Towers Producciones, American Road Films


  • 8 & Half Film Festival Rome 2021
  • Chicago Indie Film Festival 2021
  • Five Continents International Film Festival Anzoategui 2022
  • South Film and Arts Academy Film Festival Rancagua 2022
  • Santa Barbara Film Festival Los Angeles 2022
  • Budapest Film Festival 2022
  • LA Sun Film Festival Los Angeles 2022
  • Miami Indie Film Awards 2022
  • Milan Gold Awards 2022
  • Florence Film Awards 2022
  • Piélagos International Film Festival 2022
  • Washington Film Awards 2022
  • Hong Kong Indie Film Festival 2022
  • Reeling Chicago 2022
  • Mix Mexico Mexico City 2022
  • Madrid indie Film Festival 2022
  • New York Movie Awards 2022
  • Valencia Indie Film Festival 2022
  • Playa del Carmen Queer Film Fesitval 2022
  • PIFF Parana International Film Festival 2022
  • Cine Diverse Palm Springs 2022
  • Equal Film Festival San José 2022


  • 8 & Half Film Festival Rome 2021 – Best Director
  • Chicago Indie Film Festival – Best Director 2021
  • Five Continents International Film Festival Anzoategui 2022 – Best LGBT Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Special Mention Best Leading Actor
  • South Film and Arts Academy Film Festival Rancagua 2022 – Best Feature Film, Best LGBT Feature Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing, Special Mention Best Screenply, Special Mention Best Art Direction
  • Santa Barbara Film Festival Los Angeles 2022 – Best First Time Director
  • Budapest Film Festival 2022 – Best First Time Director
  • LA Sun Film Festival Los Angeles 2022 – Best First Time Director
  • Miami Indie Film Awards 2022 – Best Narrative Feature Film, Best Producer
  • Milan Gold Awards 2022 – Best Narrative Feature
  • Florence Film Awards 2022 – Silver Award Best Director, Special Mention Best Feature Film, Special Mention Best Leading Actor
  • Playa del Carmen Queer Film Fesitval 2022 – Best International Feature Film
  • New York Movie Awards 2022 – Best Feature Film, Best Producer, Best Cinematography; Honorable Mention Original Score


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