The San Sebastian Film Festival’s decision to award Johny Depp was denounced by Spain’s most high-profile group of female filmmakers on Monday, 9 August 2021.
After the allegations against Johnny Depp were ruled as “substantially correct” by a British Judge, this move gave the festival a bad name.
The group condemned the festival’s decision on Tuesday saying it gave the International event a bad name.
The President of Spain’s Association of Female Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media, Cristina Andreu said she was “very surprised” by the decision as the award Depp was announced on Monday is known as the Donostia Award at the festival’s 69th edition next month.
The award aims to honour lifetime achievement and is the events top price.
Andreu added while speaking to the Associated Press said this action speaks very badly of the festival and its and conveys an awful message to the population.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re an abuser as long as you are a good actor”
She also said that the association that is close to the Sabastian festival was ” studying next steps”.
The actor is expected to take the award in person at The San Sabastian International Film Festival on September 22, this will be his third appearance at the event. The event will be in Northern Spain between September 17 -25 this year.