Adán Aliaga y Alex Lora / 15’ / 2017 / España

Direction: Adán Aliaga y Alex Lora
Production: Miguel Molina (Jaibo Films)
Editing: Adán Aliaga y Alex Lora
Cinematography: Adán Aliaga y Alex Lora
Sound: Adán Aliaga y Alex Lora
Original Music: Ben Fernández

The Fourth Kingdom is the kingdom of plastics, a recycling centre in New York for immigrants and people in need where the American Dream is still possible.

ADÁN ALIAGA released his first film as director in 2006, La casa de mi abuela / My Grandmother’s House, which won the Joris Ivens award, one of the most important awards in the world. In addition to hundreds of international awards around the world. Toronto, Chicago, Miami, Taiwan, Mexico, Chile. He was also nominated by the European film academy for the best documentary and was nominated for an Oscar in 2006. But he has also won important prizes in Spain, such as the Pilar Miró Award for Best First Work. The Caracola de Oro for Best Film in Alcances. Best Film at Independent Festivals such as the PNR, or the Rizoma Cinema Awards or the Special Mention of the Jury at the Málaga Festival. As well as some of the most important awards in Spain. He recently won the Julio Alejandro de Guión award. In addition, he is currently preparing the campaign for the Oscars with his latest short film, The fourth kingdom, which is being screened at festivals around the world.


ÁLEX LORA premiered his first documentary film Thy Father’s Chair in the competitive section of the IDFA in 2015, where he won various recognitions. His short films have been recognized through more than a hundred awards and mentions, including an NY-Emmy, a Mention as a finalist in the Oscars – Student Academy Awards and a Gaudí Award from the Catalan Film Academy, as well as the double selection at the prestigious Sundance Festival. Àlex has also participated in the Talent Campus of Berlinale and three times in Cannes Short Film Corner.