20.000 especies de abejas

20,000 Species of Bees
Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren
Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren
Sofía Otero, Patricia López Arnaiz, Ane Gabarain, Itziar Lazkano, Sara Cózar
Gariza Films, Inicia Films, ETB-EITB - Euskal Irrati Telebista, RTVE - Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, Movistar Plus+


An eight-year-old is suffering because people keep addressing the child in ways that cause discomfort. They insist on calling the child by the birth name Aitor. And the nickname, Cocó, even if less obviously wrong, does not feel right either. During a summer in the Basque country, the child confides these worries to relatives and friends. But how can a mother handle her child’s quest for identity when she is herself still dealing with her own ambivalent parental legacy?

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Berlin International Film Festival 2023
Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance (Sofía Otero)
Festival Internacional de Cinema d'Autor de Barcelona (D'A) 2023
Opening Session
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2023
Sebastiane 2023 Award

Lux Film Prize of European Parliament 2024
European Film Awards (EFA) 2023
European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI Nomination
Feature Film Selection
Gaudí Awards 2024
9 nominations, 3 Awards:
Best film in a non-Catalan language WINNER
Best new director (Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren) WINNER
Best Original Screenplay (Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren)
Best female lead (Patricia López Arnaiz)
Best Art Direction (Izaskun Urkijo Alijo)
Best Editing (Raúl Barreras)
Best Supporting Actress (Ane Gabarain)
Best photography (Gina Ferrer) WINNER
Best sound (Eva Valiño, Koldo Corella and Xanti Salvador)

Forqué Awards 2023
2 Nominations:
Best Feature Film
Cinema and Values Education Award
Feroz Awards 2024
7 Nominations:
Best Dramatic Film. WINNER
Best Direction (Estíbaliz Urresola Solaguren)
Best supporting actress (Patricia López Arnaiz) WINNER
Best supporting actress (Ane Gabarain)
Best screenplay (Estíbaliz Urresola)
Best trailer
Best poster

Forqué Awards 2024
Best Fiction Feature Film Award
Cinema and Values Education Award
Goyas Awards 2024
15 nominations, 3 awards:
Best Film
Best New Director (Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren) WINNER
Best Original Screenplay (Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren) WINNER
Best Leading Actress (Patricia Lopez Arnaiz)
Best Supporting Actor (Marxelo Rubio)
Best Supporting Actress (Ane Gabarain) WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Itziar Lazkano)
Best Production Direction (Pablo Vidal)
Best Director of Photography (Gina Ferrer García)
Best Editing (Raúl Barreras)
Best Art Direction (Izaskun Urkijo)
Best Costume Design (Nerea Torrijos)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Ainhoa Eskisabel, Jone Gabarain)
Best Sound (Eva Valiño, Koldo Corella, Xanti Salvador)
Best Special Effects (Mariano García Marty, Jon Serrano, David Heras, Fran Belda, Indira Martín)