The 12th Bueu International Short Film Festival will start tomorrow, Friday 6th September, with a grand opening ceremony. The short films made within the framework of the FICBUEU Social Area, supported by Obra Social ’la Caixa’, and the children’s workshops given during the last academic year will be premiered. The event, in which the participating groups will take part, will have the presence of distinguished names from the cinematographic field, such as the director Alfonso Zarauza or the artistic director Elia Robles.
At 20:30h the titles Laura e Esther, by Con Eles Association (Vilagarcía); O sopro da morte, a work of Xuntos Síndrome de Down (Pontevedra); Árbore caída, a short film by Fundación Secretariado Gitano (Vigo), and Aìcul and La pajarera, films made by children from Bueu, will be screened at the Centro Social do Mar. However, the music will begin at 20h outside the auditorium with AJB Collective, a concert of the Jazz Association of Bueu included in the provincial plan Pontegal. The band will also accompany the public to the exit, to the Meeting Point, where there will be a wine tasting courtesy of the IXP Ribeiras del Morrazo, seasoned with an ‘O Pulpeiro’ bite.
The opening day will conclude with the activity ‘Panorama de cine mudo: 15 años de pioneros del séptimo arte (1902-1917)’, in which Caspervek Trio will provide a live soundtrack to five classics from the origins of cinema. It will be necessary to pick up an invitation at the ticket office, which will be open from 17:00h at the Centro Social do Mar.
Screenings, talks and concerts
The FICBUEU 2019 programme will be intensified on Saturday with a varied agenda that will start at 10:30h at the Meeting Point with the colloquium open to the public ‘Coming closer, a coffee with Proxecta’, organised together with the Galician Coordination Committee of Film Festivals and with the collaboration of Cafés Candelas. The debate will focus on the role of volunteers in festivals and the challenges involved in their management. At 11:30h there will be a talk on ‘Art direction in cinema’, in which Elia Robles will discover the methodology and the importance of this discipline, sharing her experience. The session will also include the presentation of the feature film Ons, in which the lecturer will be in charge of the artistic direction, for which the director of the film, Alfonso Zarauza, will also be present. The morning session will be completed with a vermouth session accompanied by High Paw meets Mr. Mou outside the Centro Social do Mar, where the audience will be able to listen to the young promise of state reggae High Paw while tasting a Vermouth Lodeiros.
In the afternoon, the screenings of the new Experimental Section will begin at the Massó Museum, with different shows at 16:30h and 19:30h that will be repeated on Sunday. At 18:00h the Meeting with Luis Zahera will take place in the Centro Social do Mar, an in-depth conversation with the winner of a Goya in which his most iconic short films will be screened and after which he will receive the FICBUEU 2019 Galician Cinema Prize.
The screenings will continue at 20:30h in the same place with the Galicia R Section and the following discussion with the filmmakers at the Meeting Point at 22:00h. The day will culminate with a live performance by the renowned artist from Barcelona Enric Montefusco. Tickets for both this concert and the session of the Galician short films can already be purchased at www.ficbueu.com/entradas. The other activities on Saturday will be free of charge, although for the appointment with Zahera you will have to pick up an invitation at the ticket office.
Sunday will start with a new ‘Coming closer: a coffee with CREA’, from the Association of Galician Filmmakers, which will give way to the talk ‘From short film to feature film’, starring director Xacio Baño. The vermouth session will be given by Iván Rodríguez Covers, while the Experimental Section will be re-edited in the afternoon. In addition, at 17:30h will be held live the radio program Carne Cruda and at 20:30h will be screened the Spain Section, finishing with the stand-up comedy ‘Miguel Lago, en directo’.
During the week, the afternoons will have a similar pattern from Monday to Friday, as the Panorama Section begins at 17:00h with the best world productions that did not enter the competition. The International Section passes will be at 19:45h and 22:00h, with a dialogue between the two sessions. At 18:15h, different radio programmes will be recorded daily with live audiences and, from Tuesday at 20:00h, short films of the Nouvelle Vague will be programmed. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning there will be screenings for school children. On Saturday 14th the Mini-FIC, with activities for the whole family, and the closing events will take place. These will begin at 20:00h with a concert by The Swinging Flamingos, half an hour before the Closing Gala is held, with the following party for attendees.