Around 18,400 people attended the 12th Bueu International Short Film Festival from its inauguration on September 6th until Sunday 15th, when the 5 Star Tapas route ended. This new record, which surpasses last year’s by 3,000 attendees, is mainly due to the increase in screenings. If in 2018 there were around 5,000 spectators, on this occasion there were more than 6,600, including in this figure 1,500 students from a dozen schools in O Morrazo.
Almost all the passes from the International, Galicia and Spain sections, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies, hung the “no tickets” sign at the Centro Social do Mar. As for the new Experimental and Retrospective sections, they reached the expected attendance at the Massó Museum. The participation in the parallel activities of FICBUEU 2019 was also significant, with around 3,000 people—of which approx. 1,300 were in the concerts, led by Enric Montefusco. The Mini-FIC, the talks, Miguel Lago’s monologue or the several radio programmes—which filled the capacity of the Meeting Point every afternoon—were among the complementary proposals to the screenings.
The 5 Star Tapas Route climbed to 7,600 diners in the ten participating establishments. In addition, there were other activities such as those for filmmakers. These enabled the guests to get to know the Isla de Ons, visit Cabo Udra or sail in the traditional boats of the Os Galos association. All along, nine intense days in which 65 activities were programmed, including projections and complementary proposals, all of this made possible thanks to the support of institutions, businesses and entities, highlighting the contributions of the Xunta de Galicia, the Deputación de Pontevedra and the Concello de Bueu.
FICBUEU association will restart its dynamic from next week with the film workshops that are given at the headquarters of Banda do Rio. The course for adults will take place on Tuesday afternoons while the classrooms for girls and boys will take place on Thursdays. In both cases, the participants will go through all the stages involved in creating a film, until they are able to shoot their own short film. Registration can be formalized at email@example.com.