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Tickets for the 14th International Short Film Festival on sale

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Tickets for the 14th International Short Film Festival on sale

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  • Carne Cruda is back and many free activities will be offered.

Both daily and season tickets for the screenings of the 14th International Short Film Festival of Bueu, which will be held at the Centro Social do Mar from September 10 to 19, are on sale now on www.ficbueu.com/tenda. The competitive sessions and the opening and closing films will cost 3 euros, although it is possible to buy a 12 euros pass for the whole International Section. The attendance to the radio program Carne Cruda, which will be performed live on Saturday 11 at 6 pm, will be priced at 5 euros.

The International Section will be held from Monday 13 to Friday 17, at 8 and 10 pm, with a forum between them that will take place at the Meeting Point. For the Galicia R and Spain sections, which will be shown on Saturday 18, there are only daily tickets. In the first case, two sessions will be organized at 5 and 7 pm, while the second one will begin at 9 pm. In both cases, the public will be able to participate in the subsequent colloquium with the filmmakers.

In the previous weekend, on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12, the two blocks of the Experimental Section will be projected at 8 pm, containing different programs. The same will happen at 10 pm with the Panorama Section, where the entrance fee will be a donation of any non-perishable product aimed to the Food Bank. Another new feature this year is the opening film, for which renowned critic Javier Tolentino will arrive in Bueu on Friday 10 at 10 pm in order to present his first full-length film, Un blues para Teherán. Also on Sunday 19 at 9:30 pm Sole will be screened as the closing film. It is the first film by Italian director Carlo Sironi, member of the FICBUEU 2021 jury, which addresses the controversial issue of surrogate motherhood.

For the rest of the screenings, including the Retrospective and Carte blanche sections, focusing on the National Film Board of Canada, and Family Shorts, it is not needed to pay an entry fee, although it will be necessary to withdraw an invitation at the ticket office on the day of its celebration. The access system will be the same for another dozen activities like conferences, concerts, presentations, etc. that will be offered for free.

The box office will open in the week before the opening, from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 September, from 5 to 8 pm, while on festival dates, from Friday 10 to Sunday 19, the schedule will be from 4:30 to 10 pm. In addition, on weekends it will also be operational in the mornings, from 10 am to 1 pm. In these time slots you could pick up the invitations, redeem the receipt of the virtual purchase for the printed tickets or buy the tickets reserved for the physical sale. Tickets for the Closing Gala may be purchased in person on Friday 17, at the price of 3 euros.

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The Retrospective Section focuses on the National Film Board of Canada

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  • The second issue of the festival’s Cadernos analyzes the biggest public production company in the world and the Carte Blanche Section revolves around it also.

If the International Short Film Festival of Bueu opened in 2019 the Retrospective Section to take a look at the Nouvelle Vague’s shorts, this year the focus is on the works of the National Film Board of Canada, the world’s largest public production company, which is at the core of the second issue of the Cadernos FICBUEU too. The program of the festival, which will take place from September 10 to 19 at the Centro Social do Mar, also incorporates as a novelty a Carte Blanche curated by Marc Bertrand, veteran NFB animation producer.

On Monday 13 at 4:30 pm will be held the presentation of Cadernos FICBUEU #2: The National Film Board of Canada and the “Golden Age” of Its Short Film (1965-83), monograph edited in Galician and English with the support of the Secretaría Xeral de Política Lingüística of the Xunta de Galicia and the Embassy of Canada in Spain. The deputy director of FICBUEU and responsible for the publication, Severiano Casalderrey, will explain the details of this study, which extends the informational and research purposes of the International Short Film Festival of Bueu.

The presentation will end with the screening of In the labyrinth (1979), as starting point of the Retrospective that will take place from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 at 5:30 pm. This section highlights short films that played an important role in the cinema’s history, this time reviewing the almost two decades of that NBF “golden age” through 24 films that offer a varied panorama of genres and topics. In addition, people attending the four sessions will get a copy of Cadernos FICBUEU #2.

The Carte Blanche Section will be also focused on the National Film Board of Canada, showing five titles selected by Marc Bertrand, who has been a producer in the French animation studio of the NFB since 1998 and has more than a hundred works behind him, many of them recognized with important awards. Bertrand will be in Bueu on Monday 13 September to present this anthology, which will be screened from 6 pm.

Finally, it should be noted that Canada will also be represented in the International Section, with three of the 24 shorts that make up the main competitive section of FICBUEU 2021. Both the multiple screenings and the many parallel activities, ranging from lectures and debates to live concerts and radio, will be carried out with all the security measures against Covid-19. The event has the collaboration of different entities, among which Concello de Bueu, Deputación de Pontevedra, Xunta de Galicia and ICAA.

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FICBUEU offers nine film sections and many activities

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  • Family screenings, master classes, meetings, music or live radio are part of the programme of this 14th edition.

The International Short Film Festival of Bueu, which will take place from September 10 to 19, recovers the structure and contents prior to the pandemic with nine film sections and multiple parallel activities, which range from conferences and colloquiums to live concerts and radio. However, the event will maintain in this 14th edition all the safety measures against Covid-19 included in the current regulations.

The screenings of the International Section, which are at the heart of the programme, will happen from Monday 13 to Friday 17 split up in two sessions, at 20 and 22 pm, made up of different titles and with a chat between both guided by experts. However, the FICBUEU 2021 will start on Friday 10 at 7:15 pm with the performance outdoors of the cover duo ‘Two in the mirror’, prior to the opening ceremony to be held at 8 pm at the Centro Social do Mar, where the opening film, Un blues para Teherán, will be projected at 10 pm with the participation of its director, Javier Tolentino.

On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 master classes will be held at 11:30 am, one on the film posters by the Barfutura studio, responsible for the visual identity of Julieta or Las chicas del cable, and another about stop motion by the model maker Sonia Iglesias, who has worked with Tim Burton. In the afternoon, the Experimental Section will be shown at 8 pm and the Panorama Section at 10 pm. In advance, at 6 pm, the radio program Carne Cruda will return on Saturday and the animation web series Cacola will be presented on Sunday.

On Monday 13 the activities will start at 4:30 pm with the presentation of the second of the Cadernos FICBUEU, this time focused on the shorts of the National Film Board of Canada, to make way at 6 pm to the Carte Blanche Section, curated by NFB animation producer Marc Bertrand. The titles of the Canadian public production company make up the Retrospective Section, which will run for the next four days at 5:30 pm. In addition, an online round table conference on the film festivals’ financing composed of representatives from Clermont-Ferrand (France), Morelia (Mexico) and Gijón will be held on Tuesday 14 at 6 pm.

The last weekend of the FICBUEU 2021 will kick off on Saturday 18 at 11 am with the ‘Meeting with Alfonso Agra’, the actor who will receive the Premio Cinema Galego. At the same time, the Massó Museum will host a discussion panel on communication in the film competitions supported by Proxecta, Galician coordinator of film festivals. Half an hour later, shorts for the whole family will be screened within the framework of the Minific Section, which will lead to the concert of the vermouth session.

In the afternoon, at 5 and 7 pm there will be a double session of the Galicia R Section and the subsequent colloquium with the filmmakers, while at 9 pm the Spain Section and its corresponding debate will take place. Sunday 19 will be focused on the awards and the children, who at 10:30 am will play the central role in the Gala Escolas Galegas and at 1 pm will enjoy the workshop ‘The origins of cinema’, with images and live music from the hand of Caspervek. From 5 pm, the outdoor musical performances will give way to the FICBUEU 2021 Closing Gala, which begins at 7 pm, while the closing film Sole will be shown at 9:30 pm.

Screenings for students, workshops about script development and filming planning given by professionals, a short film market or a tapas route are other activities that will take place in the framework of the 14th International Short Film Festival of Bueu. Several entities collaborate with the event, including Concello de Bueu, Deputación de Pontevedra, Xunta de Galicia and ICAA.

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Actor Alfonso Agra will receive the Galician Cinema Award of the FICBUEU 2021

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  • The prize winner, known for his roles in numerous Galician series, will hold a meeting with the public as part of the festival.

Actor Alfonso Agra, from Arzúa, will receive the Galician Cinema Award of the FICBUEU 2021, a prize that recognizes the trajectory of professionals in the Galician audiovisual industry and that previously received performers such as Antonio Durán ‘Morris’, Mabel Rivera, Luis Zahera and Melania Cruz. In addition, the honoree will have a meeting with the public in which some of the most unknown facets of his long career will be revealed.

Alfonso Agra started in the world of performance in the 80s with the company Artello from Vigo. For two decades, he alternated the works in this theatre group with shows by the Centro Dramático Galego, such as Os vellos non deben de namorarse, and he would co-starring the acclaimed O florido pénsil later. However, he is best known for his roles in Galician series such as Pratos Combinados, Mareas Vivas and Serramoura.

Agra also has experience as a host of both news and entertainment programs. In the field of dubbing, he voiced popular characters such as Yamcha from Dragon Ball. On the big screen, we saw him in the films Entre bateas and Días de voda, along with many others. In the last years, he consolidated his career by joining the cast of Galician series with international projection, such as Fariña, in which he played the narco Manuel Bustelo, and recently the Netflix production El desorden que dejas.

These and many other facets of the actor, like his foray into the world of short film, will be addressed in the ‘Meeting with Alfonso Agra’, which will be held on Saturday, September 18 at 11 am at the FICBUEU Meeting Point, located in the multipurpose room of the Centro Social del Mar. The filmmaker Gaspar Broullón, from Marín, will be in charge of conducting the in-depth interview with the winner of the Galician Cinema Award, to whom the attendees will also be able to make their questions. It will be on the penultimate day of the 14th International Short Film Festival of Bueu, which will be held from the 10th with a wide range of activities.

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