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A total of 40 centers participate this academic year in the “Cinema with Perspective” program

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A total of 40 centers participate this academic year in the “Cinema with Perspective” program

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  • The program aims to educate in the identification and treatment of sexist stereotypes present in audiovisual narratives.
  • Participating students will also have the opportunity to create a simple audiovisual production with a gender perspective.

The Consellería de Cultura, Educación, FP e Universidades (Xunta de Galicia) published last month the resolution of selected centers to participate in this academic year in the program “Cinema with Perspective,” developed in collaboration with the cultural association FICBUEU.

The program, aimed at students in 5th and 6th grade of Primary Education and 1st and 2nd year of Secondary Education, aims to educate in the identification and treatment of sexist stereotypes present in the narrative of cinema and other forms of audiovisual expression. Likewise, participating students will be able to create a product (script, shooting plan, etc.) to stage a simple audiovisual production with a gender perspective.

The program will take place throughout the second and third trimesters of the 2023/24 academic year and is divided into two different activities. The first one consists of the screening of short films with gender equality themes, which aims to promote among students reflection on the role of women in society, gender violence, and inequalities. Once the screening is finished, a colloquium will be held, moderated and directed by an expert, who will seek to stimulate the reflective and analytical capacity of the students regarding the values and hidden messages regarding equality present in the films.

The second activity is an educational workshop for the creation of a simple audiovisual production. In each participating educational center, an audiovisual production with gender equality themes will be developed, whether it be a short film, an advertising spot, a music video, or an interview, among other formats. The plot and staging will reflect content about the meaning of equality and equity between women and men, stereotypes and gender roles, or women’s empowerment, from a didactic perspective that allows students to understand the reality of this situation from the perspective of a social process under construction and positive change.

The initiative is part of the Galician Strategy for School Coexistence, which considers the effective achievement of equality of rights and opportunities between women and men and equality of treatment and non-discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation as one of its principles.

  • A total of 40 centers participate this academic year in the “Cinema with Perspective” program

    The Consellería de Cultura, Educación, FP e Universidades (Xunta de Galicia) published last month the resolution of selected centers to participate in this academic year in the program “Cinema with Perspective,” developed in collaboration with the cultural association FICBUEU. The program, aimed at students in 5th and 6th grade of Primary Education and 1st and […]

    22/02/2024
  • The best Dutch short films from Shortcutz Amsterdam at FICBUEU

    The Shortcutz Amsterdam International Audience Award arrives in Bueu Bueu, January 4th, 2023 – Shortcutz Amsterdam stands as one of the Netherlands’ premier platforms for emerging Dutch film talent, providing opportunities to showcase their work, connect with a national and international audience, and engage with established professionals in the industry. Each year, in collaboration with […]

    04/01/2024
  • The FICBUEU Residence receives support from the Ministry of Culture

    The first edition of the short film script improvement program is one of the beneficiary projects of grants for cultural action and promotion. Bueu, December 14th, 2023 – The General Directorate of Cultural Industries, Intellectual Property, and Cooperation, under the Ministry of Culture, has today published the final resolution of grants for cultural action and […]

    14/12/2023
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The best Dutch short films from Shortcutz Amsterdam at FICBUEU

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The Shortcutz Amsterdam International Audience Award arrives in Bueu

Bueu, January 4th, 2023 – Shortcutz Amsterdam stands as one of the Netherlands’ premier platforms for emerging Dutch film talent, providing opportunities to showcase their work, connect with a national and international audience, and engage with established professionals in the industry.

Each year, in collaboration with global partners, Shortcutz Amsterdam invites audiences worldwide to choose their favourite Dutch short film of the year. Annually, the Audience Award showcases the top six nominees for Best Short Film of the Year through a global tour with 30 national and international collaborators.

Until January 19th, cinephiles can attend one of the screenings across the globe, from Berlin and London to Athens and Maputo, passing through Galicia for the first time. It will be on Friday, January 12th, at 9:00 PM when FICBUEU hosts the screening of these six films. 

The event will take place at the Centro Social do Mar de Bueu, where the festival is held every year. To attend, it is necessary to purchase tickets through the festival’s website (www.ficbueu.com/tenda) or at the ticket office starting from 8:30 PM.

During the screening, the organization will provide the audience with ballots to participate in the global voting and choose the best short film of the session. The overall winner will be revealed at the 11th Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards on January 21, 2024.

THE SHORT FILMS


The short films were selected by Shortcutz Amsterdam’s distinguished Jury Team, featuring industry luminaries such as producer Jan Harlan (‘The Shining’), Christopher Mack from Netflix International Originals, actress Elise Schaap (‘Ferry’), director Roel Reiné (‘Marvel’s Inhumans’), actress Willeke van Ammelrooy (‘Antonia’s Line’), director Eddy Terstall (‘Simon’), Head of Drama NTR Marina Blok, former Eye’s senior programmer and head of acquisitions René Wolf, actress Nora El Koussour (‘Layla M’), and street artist Laser 3.14.

A total of six short films of different genres:

  • A CAPPELLA IN D MINOR, Malu Janssen | Live-Action | 20’00’’

During a sultry summer evening, Stella and her ex-Paul host the parents of their son’s girlfriend, Annelies and Rindert, for dinner in their garden. It soon becomes apparent that the date was created to answer a question from the children: may they sleep together? As dusk sets in and the parents try to formulate a ready-made answer together, this short drama confronts them with their own experiences, their own projections and their parenting.

  • FLY, Patty Stenger | Animation | 02’25’’

Margot is neatly nursed by her daughter. But Margot doesn’t want to sit on the couch in a stain-resistant dress, waiting for her death. She wants another man in her life! She approaches men through personal ads in the newspaper. She wants to dance! And smoke! And drink! Her daughter lights a candle for her deceased father every day and angrily throws the men out of the house. She also tries to get rid of the increasing number of flies. In vain, the flies turn out to be Margot’s friends. And fly she will.

  • GNOMES, Ruwan Heggelman | Live-Action | 05’56’’

Unknowingly, a girl enters the habitat of a tribe of killer gnomes during her daily run. Lured by mysterious glowing mushrooms, she’ll soon wish she’d stayed on her usual tracks…

  • I’M NOT A ROBOT, Victoria Warmerdam | Live-Action | 20’00’’

After several unsuccessful attempts to complete a Captcha, feminist Lara sets out to answer the disturbing question of whether she’s a robot and, therefore, bought by her own boyfriend.

  • JAMMED, Isis Cabolet | Live-Action | 17:24

70-year-old Edith, who has fallen into social and mental isolation, comes into contact with an equally lonely young man, who, although they have absolutely nothing in common, rekindles the zest for life in her.

  • NEW BABYLON, Gideon van der Stelt | Experimental | 20’00’’

An impossible city is built up out of enormous rotating rings, steering the lives of its lonely inhabitants. NEW BABYLON follows three characters living secluded lives and is a visual trip through an oppressive night in which contemporary, individualistic life is reflected in a circular metropole.

  • A total of 40 centers participate this academic year in the “Cinema with Perspective” program

    The Consellería de Cultura, Educación, FP e Universidades (Xunta de Galicia) published last month the resolution of selected centers to participate in this academic year in the program “Cinema with Perspective,” developed in collaboration with the cultural association FICBUEU. The program, aimed at students in 5th and 6th grade of Primary Education and 1st and […]

    22/02/2024
  • The best Dutch short films from Shortcutz Amsterdam at FICBUEU

    The Shortcutz Amsterdam International Audience Award arrives in Bueu Bueu, January 4th, 2023 – Shortcutz Amsterdam stands as one of the Netherlands’ premier platforms for emerging Dutch film talent, providing opportunities to showcase their work, connect with a national and international audience, and engage with established professionals in the industry. Each year, in collaboration with […]

    04/01/2024
  • The FICBUEU Residence receives support from the Ministry of Culture

    The first edition of the short film script improvement program is one of the beneficiary projects of grants for cultural action and promotion. Bueu, December 14th, 2023 – The General Directorate of Cultural Industries, Intellectual Property, and Cooperation, under the Ministry of Culture, has today published the final resolution of grants for cultural action and […]

    14/12/2023
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The FICBUEU Residence receives support from the Ministry of Culture

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The first edition of the short film script improvement program is one of the beneficiary projects of grants for cultural action and promotion.

Bueu, December 14th, 2023 – The General Directorate of Cultural Industries, Intellectual Property, and Cooperation, under the Ministry of Culture, has today published the final resolution of grants for cultural action and promotion for the year 2023.

These grants aim to modernize and professionalize the cultural and creative sector through specific activities and projects that contribute to achieving the following goals:

  • Promote the use of new technologies in the creation and dissemination of cultural content, products, and services.
  • Increase the professionalization of cultural and creative industries and their capacity to generate employment by enhancing training, as well as improving gender equality in Creative and Cultural Industries.
  • Promote the internationalization of Spanish culture and its inclusion in European networks of cultural offerings, enhancing Spain as a cultural tourist destination.
  • Stimulate private sector participation in funding cultural projects, promote cultural patronage, integration, structuring, sectorial associations, and networks within the cultural sector.
  • Promote links, cooperation, and cultural communication among Autonomous Communities; or contribute to the territorial balance of cultural offerings in Spain, especially through projects in rural areas.
  • Promote cultural diversity, as well as promote the social projection of culture and environmental sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Among the nearly ninety selected projects is the first edition of the FICBUEU Residence, a program that has been granted €15,000. This funding has not only contributed to developing all phases of the program’s production but also opens the door to a second edition and the consolidation of the project at the national level.

  • A total of 40 centers participate this academic year in the “Cinema with Perspective” program

    The Consellería de Cultura, Educación, FP e Universidades (Xunta de Galicia) published last month the resolution of selected centers to participate in this academic year in the program “Cinema with Perspective,” developed in collaboration with the cultural association FICBUEU. The program, aimed at students in 5th and 6th grade of Primary Education and 1st and […]

    22/02/2024
  • The best Dutch short films from Shortcutz Amsterdam at FICBUEU

    The Shortcutz Amsterdam International Audience Award arrives in Bueu Bueu, January 4th, 2023 – Shortcutz Amsterdam stands as one of the Netherlands’ premier platforms for emerging Dutch film talent, providing opportunities to showcase their work, connect with a national and international audience, and engage with established professionals in the industry. Each year, in collaboration with […]

    04/01/2024
  • The FICBUEU Residence receives support from the Ministry of Culture

    The first edition of the short film script improvement program is one of the beneficiary projects of grants for cultural action and promotion. Bueu, December 14th, 2023 – The General Directorate of Cultural Industries, Intellectual Property, and Cooperation, under the Ministry of Culture, has today published the final resolution of grants for cultural action and […]

    14/12/2023
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The FICBUEU Residency awards €15,000 for the production of one of the participating projects.

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“Sismes” by Jordi Sanz Angrill is the winning script of this first edition of the program. 

Bueu, December 7, 2023 — The International Film Festival of Bueu continues to develop initiatives beyond the competition that not only promote the visibility and appreciation of the short film format but also encourage its creation and development.

Short Film Promotion 

With this goal in mind, in October 2023, the organization carried out a new project, the I FICBUEU Residency, which is already one of the main activities it undertakes. The program hosted four filmmakers on the Island of Ons for a week, whose short film projects were selected from over 100 proposals. Galicians Alicia Úbeda and Ángela Andrada, Canarian Pablo Vilas, and Catalan Jordi Sanz Angrill were the participants in this first edition aimed at improving their projects.

To support one of the short films throughout its creation process, the festival included in the guidelines of the I FICBUEU Residency a prize for the production of the participating scripts valued at €15,000. After their stay on the Bueu island, the residents had the opportunity to apply what they had learned in numerous tutorials and specific training sessions led by professionals, completing the rewriting of their projects. It was during the month of November when the organization analyzed each of the proposals and their evolution to make a final decision, in which Isabel Peña, scriptwriter, and tutor during the residency, also participated.

Jordi Sanz Angrill
Winning project

Sismes, the first winning project of the FICBUEU Residency 

The organization announced today the resolution of the prize for its first edition of the FICBUEU Residency, which was chosen from the four participating projects and was awarded to Sismes, by Jordi Sanz Angrill and co-written with David Junyent. Sismes is the story of Mila (35) who, months after the mysterious departure of her ex-husband, returns to the volcanic island where they honeymooned – which she recorded with a video camera – and becomes obsessed with recording herself to recreate the supposed counter-shots of the images from the trip, in which only her ex-husband appears. The protagonist seeks not only to relive her past but also to unite and manipulate these images from different times to create a new narrative, a new memory.

The project, which according to its creator represents “an exploration of the malleability and mechanisms of memories and memory,” will be produced by the Galician production company Nortecatro Cinema and the Catalan Shoji Films during the year 2024.

FICBUEU in 2024 

At this moment, the organization is already working on the 17th edition of the International Film Festival of Bueu and the next edition of the FICBUEU Residency, which will take place in September and October 2024, respectively. The call for participation in the short film competition will open next December and will extend until April, while registrations for the residency can be made in spring.

In addition to the competition and the training program, FICBUEU works throughout the year to bring short films to the general public, children, and groups at risk of exclusion both in its environment and through international collaborations.

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    The Consellería de Cultura, Educación, FP e Universidades (Xunta de Galicia) published last month the resolution of selected centers to participate in this academic year in the program “Cinema with Perspective,” developed in collaboration with the cultural association FICBUEU. The program, aimed at students in 5th and 6th grade of Primary Education and 1st and […]

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  • The best Dutch short films from Shortcutz Amsterdam at FICBUEU

    The Shortcutz Amsterdam International Audience Award arrives in Bueu Bueu, January 4th, 2023 – Shortcutz Amsterdam stands as one of the Netherlands’ premier platforms for emerging Dutch film talent, providing opportunities to showcase their work, connect with a national and international audience, and engage with established professionals in the industry. Each year, in collaboration with […]

    04/01/2024
  • The FICBUEU Residence receives support from the Ministry of Culture

    The first edition of the short film script improvement program is one of the beneficiary projects of grants for cultural action and promotion. Bueu, December 14th, 2023 – The General Directorate of Cultural Industries, Intellectual Property, and Cooperation, under the Ministry of Culture, has today published the final resolution of grants for cultural action and […]

    14/12/2023
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Four young film-makers develope their new film projects with the support os the first Residence FICBUEU at Ons Island

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The screenwriter Isabel Crag tutoriza the training, and one of the four projects of script will opt to be produced by the Galician producer Nortecatro Cinema

They participate the directors Alicia *Úbeda and Ángela Andrada, both of A Coruña, and two directors: Jordi Sanz, of Barcelona, and Pablo Vilas, of Tenerife

BUEU. 09.10.23. Four young filmmakers are working from today until next Saturday on the Island of Ons to develop their next film projects. They do it under the tutelage of one of the most awarded screenwriters in Spanish cinema in recent times, Isabel Peña. She is the author of the librettos for films such as As bestas or El reino – with which she won individual Goya Awards -, Stockholm, Que Dios nos perdone, or series such as Antidisturbios.

From the Island of Ons, one of the most unique and paradisiacal places in the municipality of Bueu and in all of Galicia, the foundations will be laid for the production of four new short films by young authors who went through a selection process with 120 aspiring projects. In the I FICBUEU Residency, four projects will be developed by two directors, Alicia Úbeda and Ángela Andrada, both from A Coruña, and two directors: Jordi Sanz, from Barcelona, and Pablo Vilas, from Tenerife.

The FICBUEU organizes cultural dissemination activities and the new languages of auroral cinema throughout the year. He works with cultural groups, local training centers or different social groups. With the Residencia, an annual program, he also wants to collaborate with the development of new cinematographic projects. 

At the end of the Residency, one of the four script projects will choose to be produced by the Galician production company Nortecatro Cinema. The co-director of FICBUEU, Manuel Pena, explained during the presentation of the project in the course of the Festival: “For some time we have been doing script classes and small filming courses, but we wanted to have a great professional and complete program of support for ideas from its beginning, with which results are seen. That’s why we’re going to try to make one of the projects a reality and close the circle”.

The program, which the Festival started working on two years ago, has the support of the General Secretariat of Equality and the Galician Agency for Cultural Industries (AGADIC).

Personalized tutoring

The first FICBUEU Residency will allow the four finalists to improve the quality and viability of their ideas, providing their vision, language and personal tone, as well as acquiring the necessary resources to obtain a multidisciplinary perspective of the production process. The methodology they will use will be based on personalized tutoring, specific training and joint practical activities (round tables and one-to-one meetings) that will promote cooperation and value different perspectives.

In addition to Isabel Peña, doctor, screenwriter and anthropologist Carmen Ávalos will also work with the residents, who will approach the script from a gender perspective; Pablo Lamosa, director of Cormorán VFX, who will delve into the resources aimed at improving the visual aspects of the projects; and professor and researcher Elena Neira, who will introduce the new distribution channels for cinema.

Quality and variety of projects

In the 1st Residency, four projects will be developed that each stand out for their quality and that start from very different perspectives and goals.

Alicia Úbeda will participate with Garabato, an autobiographical short film project about two sisters aged 14 and 7 who take care of an alcoholic mother.

Avisa cuando llegues is the proposal of screenwriter Ángela Andrade, the story of a 21-year-old girl who wants to recover her life, overcome her fear and go out again to have fun six months after suffering a sexual assault.

Jordi Sanz was chosen for Sismes, a piece with which he will explore memory and memories through a divorced woman who returns ten years later to the volcanic island where she spent her honeymoon and is obsessed with recording herself on video to recreate the images in which only her ex-husband appeared.

Barranco sin fondo is the proposal that Pablo Vilas wants to develop to tell the story of a teenager who travels with a drone through the ravines near her house and finds a kid that she wants to adopt.

The I FICBUEU Residency has a grant from Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte and the sponsorship of Xunta de Galicia through the Consellería de Promoción do Emprego e Igualdade and the Consellería de Cultura, Educación, Formación Profesional e Universidades.

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    04/01/2024
  • The FICBUEU Residence receives support from the Ministry of Culture

    The first edition of the short film script improvement program is one of the beneficiary projects of grants for cultural action and promotion. Bueu, December 14th, 2023 – The General Directorate of Cultural Industries, Intellectual Property, and Cooperation, under the Ministry of Culture, has today published the final resolution of grants for cultural action and […]

    14/12/2023
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FICBUEU Channel: all live broadcasts of the 16th edition of the festival are now on YouTube

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During FICBUEU 2023, it was possible to enjoy many of the activities in a virtual format. In addition to podcasts, the FICPAPER, or the colloquiums, it is now possible to view other events from the program that were live-streamed on Twitch to facilitate access for those who were not physically present at the event.

The FICBUEU YouTube channel now features more content from this latest edition. In the coming months, there will be different interviews with filmmakers and actress Luisa Merelas (FICBUEU 2023 Galician Cinema Award), as well as all the interventions that comprised the 2nd Cinematic Days of FICBUEU.

This time, we share with you the videos that document the presentations of “Caderno FICBUEU#4,” dedicated to the figure of Joris Ivens and created by Severiano Casalderrey, and “La pantalla porosa,” a publication by Diego Rufo (Saltos de eje) that examines the current state of cinema from various perspectives. On the other hand, the award ceremony of FICBUEU 2023 and the Galician Schools Gala, events where the 16th edition’s winners were announced, can be watched again on the festival’s channel.

FICBUEU#4 Monograph

A new edition of the FICBUEU Monographs collection is dedicated this time to the documentarian Joris Ivens and his work in the field of short films. During its presentation, led by its author, Severiano Casalderrey, the audience could learn more details about the content and the research process undertaken for this volume.

“La pantalla porosa” by Diego Rufo

On Saturday, the 16th, we collaborated with Librería Miranda in the presentation of Diego Rufo’s book “La pantalla porosa,” a publication about the changes the film industry is undergoing.

FICBUEU 2023 Award Ceremony

Following all the screenings of the competitive sections of the 16th edition of FICBUEU, the award-winning short films in each category were announced in an event featuring various filmmakers and audiovisual professionals.

Galician Schools Gala

The main day of MiniFIC started with the gala, awarding short films made in different schools in Galicia. Hosted by Olalla González and Marc Taeger, and with the support of Kalandraka and Fundación Novas, our youngest audience had the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful event where their works were screened.

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    04/01/2024
  • The FICBUEU Residence receives support from the Ministry of Culture

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    14/12/2023
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Cinema and Radio: Podcasts made during FICBUEU 2023 are now available

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“Café Derby 21”, “Kinótico”, “El cine de Lo Que Yo te Diga”, “Cine Divergente” and “Saltos de Eje” have just released their recorded chapters from the 16th edition of the festival

The first of the programs in the Cinema and Radio section, Café Derby 21, reviewed the short films from Section GZ_00, using the theme of ‘humanity’ as a common thread. As guests, filmmakers Lucía Estévez and Miguel Canalejo, who participated in the section with their shorts ‘O neno sardiña’ and ‘O coidado,’ take part:

On Tuesday, the Kinótico team took center stage in the programming of FICBUEU 2023, addressing the current state of film festivals and focusing on the titles beginning their journey towards the Oscars. In the episode, María Ruiz-Falcó, co-director of FICBUEU, also participated, discussing the history of the festival:

El Cine de Lo Que Yo Te Diga, which had already visited Bueu in 2019, returned this time to talk with Félix Brixel (director of the short film Ulises), Nena Van Driel (writer of Magma and Ma mère et moi), and Andrea Zapata Girau (director of Ruovesi) about their work and the short film format:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5eZQhn1J7EZh9en6gSxi1O?si=5da4a714e7084d95

On Thursday, the 14th, it was Cine Divergente’s turn, and their team was joined by the director of Ruovesi, Andrea Zapata Girau, for a conversation about the short film format from various perspectives:

The closing of the Cinema and Radio programming at FICBUEU 2023 was done by Saltos de Eje with the presence of Beli Martínez (teacher and producer at Filmika Galaica), Manuel Pena, and Nerea Lores (co-directors of the festival). The podcast, hosted by Diego Rufo, was dedicated this time to reflecting on the current state of the film industry:

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    22/02/2024
  • The best Dutch short films from Shortcutz Amsterdam at FICBUEU

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    04/01/2024
  • The FICBUEU Residence receives support from the Ministry of Culture

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    14/12/2023
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All the discussions with filmmakers from FICBUEU 2023 are now available

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The filmmaker meetings that took place after the screening sessions of the 16th edition can be viewed throughout the year on the FICBUEU YouTube Channel.

Q&A GZ_00 Section

The first colloquium in the program with directors Miguel Canalejo, Santi Teijelo, Nacho Ozores, Marta Valverde, Laura, and Coral Piñeiro, conducted by the co-director of the event, Manuel Pena. The short film “30’ 70 60’ 120,” by Vigo director Marta Valverde, won the award in the first of this section, with the jury stating that it is a “daring piece that blends genres and styles very well.”

Q&A Official 1 Section

With actress Hannah Van Lunteren, from the film “Ma mère et moi.” The film “Ma mére et moi,” directed by Dutch filmmaker Emma Branderhorst, was awarded the Second Prize at FICBUEU 2023 for “subtly and delicately capturing that decisive moment with which everyone identifies, when a child has to grow up, and a mother has to let go.” That’s the story of young Kees and her mother Lois, reflected in this short film. Emma Branderhorst, who won the Audience Award last year with “Spotless,” a film that raises awareness about menstrual poverty, couldn’t personally collect the festival award, but the film’s screenwriter, Nena van Driel, did.

Q&A Official 2 Section

With director Tonia Mishaili, from the film “Daphne,” and María G. Royo, producer of the film “Aqueronte.”

Q&A Official 3 Section

With director Hanna Hovitie, from the film “Ympyrän Neliömisestä;” Felix Brixel, director of “Ulises,” and Nena Van Driel, screenwriter of the film “Magma.”

“Ulises,” a work by Félix Brixel, a director from Rianxo, won the award for the best Galician short film for its “enigmatic and intriguing story about fraternal love” and the “striking visual effects” that complement it.

Q&A Official 4 Section

With actress Channel Victor, from the film “Anansi,” and Andrea-Zapata Girau, director of the film “Ruovesi.”

Q&A Official 5 Section

With co-director Ángel Santos, from the film “Alicia hace cosas,” the Galician short film presented in this screening session.

Q&A Official 6 Section

With co-director David Fidalgo, from the film “Sandwich cat.” An animated short film in which the director himself receives an unexpected visitor that leads to a crucial reflection for humanity.”

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The FICBUEU closes two weeks of cinema with the awards ceremony of the Galician Schools Gala for the short films of the IES Salvaterra do Miño and the CEIP San Marcos de Abegondo

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| The MiniFIC also said goodbye with a film workshop with cartoons, a children’s concert and the screening of “Family Shorts” with a selection of the best international films for all audiences.

BUEU. PONTEVEDRA. 23.09.2023. The BUEU International Film Festival, FICBUEU, says goodbye today to its 16th edition with the awarding of the Galician Schools Gala, held in the Auditorium of the Centro Social do Mar de Bueu, to the best short films made in educational centers of the community. It was the end of two weeks of programming designed to show all types of audiences the new trends in film creation and the latest developments in short-form auteur cinema.

In the Secondary Education category, the winning film was Non estás soa. Non cales. Non te peches. Non es a culpábel, made by first-year high school students from IES Salvaterra do Miño. The short, made as an advertisement, addresses a current topic: mental health in adolescence. This short competed with three other finalists of the contest: Mundo ao revés, by CPI Alcalde Xosé Pichel, from Coristanco (A Coruña), and O conto da muller lamprea and O vello máis o río both presented by the IES As Barxas, from Moaña. 

 

Da Vinci and Mona Lisa travel to the future

O roubo da Mona Lisa was chosen as best short film in the Special, Early Childhood and Primary Education section. The story created by the sixth-grade boys and girls of the CEIP Plurilingüe San Marcos, in Abegondo (A Coruña) -Leonardo da Vinci and Gioconda are going through economic difficulties and decide to travel to the future to recover the famous painting when they discover that it has disappeared from the museum – conquered the jury. His decision was not easy. Among the finalist pieces were also A princesa do Caurel, from CEIP Canicouva, Vigo; Goza co teu Samaín, from the CEIP Plurilingue San Clemente de César, from Caldas de Reis; Mario o Teixugho, from the CEIP Plurilingue do Carballal, from Vigo; and O cascabel da gata, from the CEIP Plurilingue Feliciano Barrera, from Ponteareas.

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American short film «Endless Sea» wins the FICBUEU First Prize and Canadian «Invincible» wins the Audience Award

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I Dutch film «Ma mére et moi» wins Second Prize and the Somali film «Will my parents come to see me» receives a special mention from the jury

I The Festival also distinguishes «Ulises» by Félix Brixel, as the best Galician short film, and «Arquitectura Emocional 1959», by León Siminiani, wins the award for the best Spanish film

I «30′ 70 60′ 120», by Vigo director Marta Valverde, is the winner in the «GZ_00» section, which showcases the work of the new generation of Galician audiovisual

I A Coruña-born actress Luisa Merelas received the FICBUEU 2023 Galician Cinema Award in recognition of her artistic career

BUEU. Pontevedra. 16.09.23. Endless Sea, by American director Sam Shainberg, is the winning short film of the «Official Competition» of the 16th edition of the FICBUEU. It was announced yesterday by the Councillor of Culture of Bueu (Pontevedra), Carmen García, in a ceremony held at the Centro Social do Mar of Bueu. Among the 28 films in competition, the jury awarded this film with the FICBUEU First Prize (2,000 euros), «for its raw energy, its defiant production, its magnetic lead performance and a welcome touch of black humour».

Sam Shainberg

This is how its members –film producers Silvia Lobo and Manuel Monzón together with Mihai Chirilov, artistic director, critic and member of the European Film Academy– referred to this film, which tells the «gripping story of survival» of Carol, a 70-year-old woman «who fights against the system» when she cannot afford to buy her heart medication.

The film Ma mére et moi, by Dutch filmmaker Emma Branderhorst, won the FICBUEU Second Prize for «subtly and delicately capturing that decisive moment that everyone identifies with, when a child has to grow up and a mother has to let go». That is the story –that of young Kees and her mother Lois– that the short film reflects. Emma Branderhorst, who last year won the Audience Award with Spotless, a film in which she made menstrual poverty visible, was unable to collect the Festival’s prize (worth 1,000 euros) in person, but the film’s screenwriter, Nena van Driel, did. The deputy mayoress of Bueu, Isabel Quintás, was in charge of presenting it to her. Van Driel spoke to the audience at the Festival to thank the jury for the award, who chose Ma mére et moi from among «so many inspiring films» and said that «it has been an honour that our film has been screened with all of them». «It’s very exciting to see how many people from the area are interested in short films at this festival. It’s really something special», she added.

The jury also gave a special mention to Somali filmmaker Mo Harawe’s Will my parents come to see me, «a powerful short film about holding on to life when facing the death penalty».

The official list of winners of the FICBUEU 2023 is completed with two more films. One of them is Ulises, by Félix Brixel, filmmaker from Rianxo, who won the Best Galician Short Film Award for his «enigmatic and intriguing story about brotherly love» and the «stunning visuals» that complement it. Brixel received the award from Fon Cortizo, from the Asociación Galega de Profesionais da Dirección e Realización (CREA). The other distinguished film is Arquitectura emocional 1959, by the Cantabrian director León Siminiani, which won the award for Best Spanish Short Film. The jury highlighted «its playful originality, mixing past and present, love and politics, through cinema and architecture».

The audience decides

The Audience Award, voted for by the spectators of FICBUEU, goes this year to the Canadian film Invincible, by Vincent René-Lortie, inspired by a true story. The film tells the story of the last 48 hours of the life of a 14-year-old teenager held in a juvenile detention centre and in urgent need of freedom was the one that had the greatest impact on the audience.

Actress Luisa Merelas honoured

This year’s honorary award, the FICBUEU Galician Cinema Award, went to the actress Luisa Merelas, who was present at the event held in Bueu. The performer of such well-known series as Pratos Combinados or Fariña or films such as Los lunes al sol or, more recently, As bestas, was honoured yesterday at the Festival for her long career and her contribution to the Galician audiovisual sector.

New filmmakers awrads

The director Anxos Fazáns, on behalf of the Descubertas jury, was responsible for announcing the awards chosen in the categories «GZ_00», «Descubertas» and «Escolas Internacionais». The short film 30′ 70 60′ 120, by Vigo director Marta Valverde, won the award in the first of the three sections, created to showcase the work being developed by the new generation of filmmakers in Galicia. In fact, Valverde was the winner with a «risky piece that mixes genres and styles and comes off very well». In the «Descubertas» section, the winning short film in this edition is Buurman Abdi, by the Dutch Douwe Dijkstra. The jury valued its originality and capacity for transgression, «full of emotion and humour». In «Escolas Internacionais», a space that brings together some of the most outstanding work produced in film schools around the world, the winner was the Italian film Raíces, from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. Sara Moschini, one of the film’s directors, together with Maddalena Brozzi and Laura Cagnoni, accepted the award for a film that deals with formal beauty and narrative simplicity with the universe surrounding the loss of a loved one.

All the short films that make up the list of winners of the FICBUEU 2023 will be shown together tomorrow, Sunday, in a special screening that will take place, from 20.30 hours, at the Auditorium of the Centro Social do Mar in Bueu.

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