In the context of the seventh open days of Fluge Audiovisuales, the first edition of the MID Tech Awards took place, the show’s awards for professional merit and innovation and audiovisual technological development. The MID Tech Awards aim to honor the most outstanding projects and products of the last year in the sector, without forgetting the importance of the experts and professionals that comprise it.
The audiovisual productions made this year in Spain have exceeded all expectations. The collective effort, innovation and support between production companies, agencies, artists, venues, tour managers, stage managers and technical staff has been commendable. It is year after year, being a source of pride for the industry to overcome adversities that may arise during the course of a project through joint work. For this reason, due to the extraordinary work carried out by those involved in the audiovisual sector, the MID Tech Awards were born, the entertainment awards for merit and professional contribution and innovation and audiovisual technological development.
The MID Tech Awards were created to unify the group of main players in the professional audiovisual sector through a great party that had a notable presence of production companies, brands, agencies and professionals. The thirteen categories in competition in this first edition were divided into three large groups, where recognition was given to the best events and shows, the most innovative products in terms of sound, lighting and video, and two special awards for technical professionals: Agency Awards and promoters, Awards to AV distributors and manufacturers and Awards to professional merit.
Furthermore, the decision of the winner of the first block (awards agencies and promoters) was made after passing two phases. The first phase included the participation of the public, who voted for their favorite projects through the portal enabled at Premiosmidtech.com. The three projects with the most votes went to the final, where the second phase came into play, which had a specialized jury made up of renowned professionals from the sector, who voted for the winning project.
The jury was made up of Pascual Egea, member of the board of directors of APM, Luis Martínez, Technical Director of the National Music Auditorium, Alejandro Machado, Delegate Councilor for Education, Culture and Cultural Heritage of Arganda del Rey, Javier Olmedo, General Director Madrid in Vivo, Paco Torres, Production Director of Fluge Audiovisuales, Paco López Martín, President of the Association of Technical Representatives of the A.R.T.E. Show and CEO Attraction Management; and Eneko Candina, Director of Trade Training. The jury attended the event in person to award the prize to the winners, also including Madeline Toyos Monzón, managing director of the Association of Technical Representatives of the A.R.T.E. Show, representing Paco López Martín – President of the Association of Technical Representatives of the A.R.T.E. Show and CEO Attraction Management, who could not attend the gala.
Below are all the winners of the first edition of the MID Tech Awards, which was led by Eneko Candina, Director of Trade Training, and Estela Pérez, Project Manager of Fluge Audiovisuales:
AWARDS FOR AGENCIES AND PROMOTERS
BEST VENUE FOR EVENTS OR SHOWS: PROMOTES EVENTS AND FACILITIES BY WIZINK CENTER
Collects the award: Paz Aparicio Gregorio, Director of the WiZink Center
BEST INTEGRATION IN PERMANENT OR LONG-TERM INSTALLATION: ESLAVA THEATER
Collects the award: Vicente Mena de la Fuente, Concert Director and Teatro Eslava Production
BEST TOUR: RIFF PRODUCCIONES POR CORAZÓN Y FLECHA BY MANUEL CARRASCO
Collects the prize: Pablo Senosiain Llamas – Stage Manager of the Corazón y Flecha Tour.
BEST THEATRAL OR MUSICAL WORK: MALINCHE
Collects the award: Juan Carlos Morillo, Malinche Technical Director, and Kristina Platas, Malinche Characterization.
BEST FESTIVAL: DISORDER EVENTS for A Summer Story
Collects the award: Jesús López – A Summer Story General Director and Diego Berlanga – A Summer Story Deputy General Director
BEST EVENT: RED BULL BY NATIONAL FINAL RED BULL BATTLE 2023
Unfortunately, due to the busy schedule, the award could not be presented to any member of the production.
AV DISTRIBUTORS AND MANUFACTURERS AWARDS
SOUND FEATURED PRODUCT: PHANTER BY MEYER SOUND
Collects the award: Miguel Angel Jiménez, RMS Proaudio General Director, Distributor for Spain and Portugal of Meyer Sound
FEATURED PRODUCT LIGHTING: IMPRESSION X5 LPG
Collects the award: José de las Heras, Sales Manager in GLP Spain
FEATURED PRODUCT VIDEO: SONY ILME-FR7 PTZ CAMERA
Collects the award: Yhazmina Díaz Diez, camera specialist at Sony Professional Solutions Europe
FEATURED PRODUCT NEW TECHNOLOGIES: UMILES BY DRONE LIGHT SHOW
Collect the award: Raúl Cortijo, Operations Director at UMILES, and Ernesto Albacete, UMILES Commercial Director
RIGGING PRODUCT FEATURED: MOVECAT VMC-S MOTORS
Collect the award: Miguel García Díaz, Marketing at Stonex
PROFESSIONAL MERIT AWARDS
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: JON MATUTE, SOUND TECHNICIAN
AWARD OF HONOR FOR PROFESSIONAL MERIT: FERNANDO DÍAZ, SOUND ENGINEER