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The list of winners of the FICBUEU 2022 is completed after the celebration of the Galician Schools Ceremony

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The list of winners of the FICBUEU 2022 is completed after the celebration of the Galician Schools Ceremony


The prizes in the Special Education, Infant and Primary and Secondary Sections complete the selection of winning shorts.

After the celebration of the Galician Schools Ceremony 2022 of the Bueu International Film Festival, the winners of the 15th edition were completed, with the announcement of the winning short films in the Sections of Special, Early Childhood and Primary Education and Secondary Education.

On Monday, the award-winning pieces were announced in the Image and Sound Schools and Galician Faculties section, with ‘Algas Negras‘, from the students of the IES Audiovisual de Vigo winning the €250 prize in audiovisual training and the corresponding trophy, and in the  International Schools section, with ‘Yi-Yi‘ by Giselle Lin from Lasalle College of Arts obtaining the finalist diploma in a close dispute with ‘The fall of Ibis King‘ by Mikai Geronimo and Josh O’Caoimh, who got a Special Mention in the category.

The seventh celebration of the award ceremony for youth, which had the support of Kalandraka and the Fundación Novas, was led by Bea Campos and took place on Friday 23rd at 11:30 a.m., with the presence of the finalist schools . These were the CEIP Plurilingüe San Marcos (Abegondo), the CEIP Do Hío (Cangas), the CEIP Do Carballal (Marín), the CEIP Plurilingüe A Pedra (Bueu) and the CRA Amencer (San Paio) in Special, Early Childhood and Primary Education, and the IES As Barxas (Moaña), the IES Praia Barraña (Boiro), the CPI Eusebio Lorenzo Baleirón (Dodro), the IES Terra de Trasancos (Narón) and the CPI Alcalde Xosé Pichel (Coristanco) in Secondary Education.

On this occasion, the act included the screenings of all the finalist short films in each category and, finally, the diplomas were delivered to the participating schools and the awards to the winning pieces. These were, as resolved by the Schools Jury, ‘Que van dicir de nós‘ by the CPI Alcalde Xosé Pichel in Secondary Education and ‘Carolina e o corvo de ás brancas‘ by the CEIP do Hío in Special, Early Childhood and Primary Education, both awards composed for €150 in audiovisual material and an award.

Several activities closed the MiniFIC in the evening session

The Minific program continued in the afternoon with various activities for the enjoyment of all audiences. At 4:00 p.m. in the Sala Multiusos, a storyboard workshop was held by Gáidil Bueu, in which the attendees were able to transform a short story into images, discovering the storyboard as a tool when planning creation of a film.

At 5:00 p.m. outside the Centro Social do Mar the youth were able to enjoy the Consertasso na Horta by the musician Brais das Hortas, organized thanks to the support of the Pontevedra Provincial Council – Pontegal. In the concert, the charismatic artist played various characters flowing in different musical styles and showing a portrait of today’s society from a humorous perspective. At the event, it was also possible to participate in a Kombucha tasting by Meraki Ferments. To end the day, the screening session of the Family Short Film Section was held at 6:30 p.m., in which up to eight international short films were screened for family audiences.

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Listen to the Espazo Negativo podcast about FICBUEU 2022


Ariadna Cordal and Dani Cornes talk about the short films of the Official and Galicia R Sections of the 15th edition of the FICBUEU

One of the parallel activities of the 15th edition of the Bueu International Film Festival was the recording of the podcast Espazo Negativo, by Ariadna Cordal and Dani Cornes, who dedicate two chapters to this year’s short film program.

In this space that covers cultural, artistic or political issues from a casual tone, we find interesting conversations that delve into the most diverse disciplines.

As they did in past editions of the FICBUEU, in the first of the programs Ariadna and Dani analyzed up to nine of the films participating in the Official Section of the festival this 2022. It was an intense talk in which they even cried with emotion when they reflected on the themes of the short films. You can listen to the full episode here:

On the other hand, in the second episode they commented on the different Galician works presented at the contest. You can listen to the talk here:

The podcast is available on all Espazo Negativo channels, including Ivoox, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor and other audio platforms. If you want to listen to the episode of last year’s edition you can do it here:

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The French short film ‘L’enfant salamandre’ wins the First Prize for Best Short Film at the closing ceremony of the 15th edition of FICBUEU


Five other awards were given, in addition to the Galician Cinema Award to Miguel de Lira.

The French short film ‘L’enfant salamandre‘ by Théo Degen was chosen as the winner of the Official Section at the 15th edition of the Bueu International Film Festival, taking the First Prize and an economic amount of 2,000 euros. The Vice Mayor of Bueu Council, Julio Villanueva, was in charge of delivering the award after the announcement made by Luis E. Parés on behalf of the Official Jury. The short tells the story of Florian, a 15-year-old boy who thinks he can communicate with the dead through fire, which makes his neighbors think he’s a freak. One day, by force of being called a monster, he ends up becoming one.

The Second Prize and an amount of 1,000 euros went to the Romanian short film ‘Interfon 15‘ by Andrei Epure, with the award being presented by the Deputy for Tourism and Youth of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Ana Laura Iglesias. Luis E. Parés, again representing the Official Jury, was in charge of announcing the name of the winning work. ‘Interfon 15’ is about several people who discover an unconscious woman lying in front of her block. Although the woman lives on the third floor, no one knows her name, which leads them to reflect on the life of her neighbor and their own.

María Ruíz-Falcó and Nerea Lores, representing the FICBUEU, were in charge of introducing the Audience Award, which on this occasion went to Dutch production ‘Vlekkeloos‘ by Emma Branderhorst. On the other hand, the Galicia R award for the best Galician work was communicated by Pepe Coira, member of the National Jury, who gave way to the director of the R company, Alfredo Ramos, in charge of making the delivery. In this edition there were two winning pieces ex aequo, ‘Rompente‘ by Eloy Domínguez Serén and ‘El sembrador de estrellas‘ by Lois Patiño. The two recognitions, both that of the Public and the Galicia R, have an economic endowment of 500 euros.

Pepe Coira was also the member of the jury that revealed and gave the award for Best Spanish Short Film of this edition, with a reward of 500 euros, which went to ‘Alopècia Androgènica‘ by Salvador Sunyer, with a Special Mention for ‘Harta‘ by Júlia de Paz. Helena Girón, as part of the Discoveries Jury, was the one who revealed the name of the winning film in the same category, awarded to Stéphanie Lagarde for ‘Minimal sway while starting my way up’ and which received the same financial amount as in the cases previous. In this category there were also two Special Mentions for ‘Anxious Body‘ by Yoriko Mizushiri and ‘Train Again‘ by Peter Tscherkassky.

To finish, the 2022 Galician Cinema Award was also presented at the event to Miguel de Lira, who will reflect on the contest and his own career in an interview with the journalist Gaspar Broullón that can be seen through the FICBUEU Channel.

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The short films made in the Social Area and the presentation of the program inaugurate the FICBUEU 2022


The films made with the associations Érguete and Juan XXIII were the protagonists of the first day

The 15th Bueu International Film Festival began today, Sunday, with an opening ceremony in which the short films made in the workshops carried out in the FICBUEU Social Area throughout the past 2021/2022 academic year were premiered. The presentation of the schedule of activities for this edition completed the opening day of FICBUEU 2022, which will last until the next day 24.

The opening of the festival took place at 7:00 p.m. at the Centro Social do Mar, the main venue of the event, and was attended by representatives of the different collaborating associations and the rest of the institutions that support and sponsor this edition. From the direction of the festival, they wanted to highlight this inaugural act for being “one of the most beautiful days to be able to present all the work done with these associations during the year”.

Two pieces were screened, A fin do osíxeno, made with the Asociación Juan XXIII of Cangas and which had the support of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, and Sabía que vendrías, recorded with the users of Érguete Vigo thanks to the support of the Obra Social LaCaixa. The creators of the shorts were present at the premiere.

The participants and the Juan XXIII team affirmed that they loved “participating in the project because it taught us a lot about commitment and perseverance, as well as teaching what people with disabilities are capable of doing with work and effort”, while for part of Érguete highlighted that “all the work is done by them, the center tries to encourage this type of initiative but the process and the idea is their thing”.

The first of the works, in which members of the Cangas occupational center for people with intellectual disabilities participated, is a fiction that tells the story of a couple of journalists who discover that two scientists are experimenting to end the planet’s oxygen, so they will have to do everything possible to avoid it.

In the second short film, in which Érguete users belonging to the ‘Treatment support housing‘ program were involved, another fictional story is told starring a woman who returns to her hometown after a long period away, showing the sensations that people have who struggle to integrate into society.

After the premiere of the films, the FICBUEU 2022 program was presented, giving way to the screenings and activities that will take place from Monday 12 to Saturday 24.

Sections, talks, concerts and more activities

On the second day the first projection sessions will begin. From Monday 12 to Thursday 15, the Retrospective Section will be held at 5:00 p.m., with a double shift of the Official Section at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and, in between, the talks at 8:30 p.m. On Friday the 16th at 5:00 p.m., the Discoveries Section will take place, maintaining the double session of the Official Section and the talks at the same time as on the previous days.

Saturday the 17th will begin with the presentation of the FICBUEU MONOGRAPH#3 at 11 a.m. and the direct show of Carne Cruda at 12 p.m., while in the afternoon we will have the Spain Section at 5 p.m. and Galicia R at 7 p.m., with their talks scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. respectively. The first week will end with the awards ceremony at 9:15 p.m. and with the closing concert, by the artist Tulsa, at 10:30 p.m. in Plaza Massó with free admission.

Second week: MiniFIC and Cinema Seminars

The second week will be dedicated to programming for youth with the MiniFIC,, which will begin on Monday 19 with screenings of the International Schools Section at 11 a.m. and the Image and Sound Schools and Galician Faculties Section at 1 p.m., to then end with the awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. From Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 there will be screenings of the Kid, Children and Junior Sections, closed to schools.

On Friday the 23rd, the day dedicated to children, youth and families will begin with the Galician Schools Gala at 11:30 a.m., the storyboard workshop with Gáidil at 4 p.m., the Consertasso na horta with Brais das Hortas at 5 p.m. and the projection of the Short Film Family Section, scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

To finish, on Saturday the 24th the I Cinema Seminars will be held, with an extensive program that includes a master class on Andrei Tarkovski with José Manuel Mouriño at 11:00 a.m. and a conversation between film critics Andrea Morán and Daniela Urzola at 12:30 p.m. for the morning shift.

The afternoon session will begin with an online round table moderated by the teacher Diana Ramahí in which the filmmakers and editors Diana Toucedo, Ana Pfaff and Carolina Astudillo will participate at 5:00 p.m., to later have a meeting with Oliver Laxe led by the journalist Ángel Suanzes at 7:00 p.m. and the screening of Zerkalo by Andrei Tarkovski (1975) at 9:00 p.m.

On the other hand, parallel to the festival there will also be activities such as the recording of the Espazo Negativo podcast with Ariadna Cordal and Dani Cornes, the VII 5 Stars Tapas Route, organized in collaboration with the Bueu City Council and the Association of Bueu Hospitality Companies, or the V Short Film Market at the Musseo Massó.

Tickets for the different sections of the festival can be purchased at our online store or at the Centro Social del Mar box office one hour before each activity.

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Manuel Pena: “The FICBUEU will offer greater enjoyment for the public with less daily load”


The organization and the collaborating entities presented the program that will take place from September 11 to 24.

The 15th Bueu International Film Festival will offer an extensive program with the screening of more than a hundred short films and the launch of various activities between the September 11 to 24, returning to the usual rhythm after two years marked by pandemic restrictions.

This was stated today at the press conference for the presentation of this 2022 edition, in which, in addition to the organization, various institutions such as the Bueu City Council, the Galician Agency for Cultural Industries of the Xunta de Galicia – AGADIC or the Pontevedra Provincial Council, entities that support the festival together with the ICAA of the Ministry of Culture.

At the event, which could be followed via streaming on the Pontevedra Provincial Council channels as part of the Rías Baixas Film Fest proposal, those present highlighted the importance of restoring normality to cultural events and the influx of the public to them.

The director of the festival, Manuel Pena, wanted to highlight the importance of recovering the full capacity in a special year full of novelties, in which the festival’s program passes to two weeks to give space and time to the different activities, seeking, as he commented, “a greater enjoyment by the public with a lower daily load, without this affecting the programming”.

In this way, the FICBUEU 2022 will be structured in three blocks, with a first week dedicated to short films and a second in which the MiniFIC and the I Cinema Seminars will be held, standing out as one of the main innovations of this edition. About the conference, Pena explained that “these will not be oriented to short films, because they will be oriented to the cinema in general”, seeking to “give greater depth to the analysis and reflection on the art of cinema”.

After him, the director of AGADIC, Jacobo Sutil, took the floor, representing the Xunta de Galicia, who highlighted “the importance of this type of festival, which positions the Galician audiovisual sector at a very favorable time”. The regional representative also took the opportunity to congratulate the FICBUEU for “taking so much care of the programming and thinking about the public” by extending its duration, giving the attendees the opportunity to take advantage of their visit to the town of Bueu.

In keeping with the foregoing, the President of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Carmela Silva, praised Bueu, defining it as “a beautiful place in which culture is committed”, opining that “it is another of the charms that it has for offer the FICBUEU”. The provincial president also congratulated the organization for the “clear commitment to cinema, to short films and for bringing this programming to neighbors.” Finally, Silva also highlighted “all the work behind it to comply with the requirement of the two-week duration of the project”.

To conclude, the mayor of Bueu, Félix Juncal, took the floor, accompanied by the councilor for culture, Xosé Leal. The local authority took the opportunity to reflect on the opportunities offered by the town, while stressing that the FICBUEU “is one of those projects that allows us to share and live an experience to enjoy”.

The complete program of the FICBUEU can be consulted here. Within it, the activities and projections have different types of entry (free, with cost, invitation, subscriptions, etc.), which can be purchased through the store section of the website or at the box office from September 5th.

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