In the press conference held this morning to present the selected titles, those in charge of the event explained that the Bueu International Short Film Festival—which takes place from the 6th to the 14th of September—will offer the widest and most varied programme of its twelve editions.
In addition to the usual Centro Social do Mar, a new screening room will be set up in the Massó Museum to host the 111 works that will be shown this year. There will also be two new sections in the programme, one Experimental and the other Retrospective.
The director of FICBUEU, Manuel Pena, explained that “the International Section will continue to be the main pillar of the festival”. This section consists of 23 titles among which “more countries are represented than ever before,” as pointed out the recently named Deputy Director of the FICBUEU, Severiano Casalderrey. He also made clear that although France accounted for almost a quarter of the 2,342 films submitted, this predominance is not reflected in the final programming.
In addition, this section in which the nominees compete for the Golden Amphora, the Silver Amphora and the 11 technical awards “will be highly up-to-date, since the majority of the titles correspond to this year, and there are probably a few premieres“.
Added to the international section are four other competitive sections, each with its own awards: Galicia, Spain, Schools and the new Experimental Section, “it is something we felt the need to address, given the high potential in this type of work that did not really fit into the program of the festival, more close to social reality,” Casalderrey remarked.
In fact, issues such as migration, racism, the role of women, the LGBT community or even social networks will be some of the topics presented in the programme. The deputy director of FICBUEU also highlighted the predominance of female directors in the Spain Section and animation in the Galicia Section, showing that this technique “is recovering after a few years of crisis”.
The 12th Bueu International Short Film Festival will once again have three other non-competitive sections: Children’s and Youth, proposals “that go beyond traditional models” for schools and Panorama, which will be showcasing works “with a long history through the most important festivals in the world”.
“It’s a section that we want to boost because of the excellent quality of the titles it has,” said Manuel Pena. In fact, it will be one of the sections competing for the Audience Award along with the International, Spain and Galicia ones.
Check here the short films list.
Tickets for Enric Montefusco’s live performance and Miguel Lago’s monologue as part of FICBUEU 2019 will go on sale tomorrow: Saturday 15th June, on the website of the event. They will be the only two extra cinematographic activities of the 12th International Short Film Festival of Bueu (organized inside the “Centro Social do Mar” building) that will have a cost of 15 euros in the case of the concert, and 16 euros for the comedy show.
The artist from Barcelona, Enric Montefusco, will play on Saturday 7th September at the “Centro Social do Mar”, in the framework of FICBUEU 2019. It is a very special opportunity to enjoy the quality and power of his live performance. He presents, among others, the songs from his second solo album: Diagonal. The former leader of the hardcore punk band Standstill has been on stage for twenty years. His pursuit of new ways to express himself identifies him as one of the most creative, risky and unclassifiable musicians on the state scene: a free artist who knows no frontiers.
A comedic monologue will be performed by the actor Miguel Lago. It will be held on Sunday 8th September at 22:00 in the auditorium of “Centro Social do Mar”, following the scheduling of FICBUEU 2019. Honesty, sarcasm and catharsis combined on stage during the show “Miguel Lago en directo”. As usual, he will be anything but politically correct, despite what the aspect of his alter ego may suggest. After his applauded appearances in El club de la comedia, Late motiv or La resistencia, the comedian from Vigo currently collaborates with Todo es mentira—the variety show of Risto Mejide—on the Spanish TV channel, Cuatro .
By purchasing tickets at www.ficbueu.com/entradas you will obtain a purchase receipt, which must then be exchanged for access tickets at the ticket office of “Centro Social do Mar”. The rest of FICBUEU 2019 non cinematographic activities will be free of charge. As far as screenings are concerned, the organization will announce in the next few days the list of short films selected for this twelfth edition of the event. All the information about it can be followed through the web and social networks.