Seventh art lovers have in the cinematographic activities of the FICBUEU the perfect complement to the screenings that will take place during the week. There are three talks given by professionals of the sector that will take place with free and open access at the Meeting Point established in the exhibition hall Amalia Domínguez Búa.

Art direction in cinema. Saturday 7th – 11:30 pm. Meeting Point.

Elia Robles will introduce in her master class the methodology and the importance of artistic direction, providing her own experiences and sharing with the public how she faces the aesthetic creation of each new project. The speaker was part of the Art Department of the film La sombra de la ley, recently awarded the Goya for Best Artistic Direction, and has worked with Amenábar and Sánchez Arévalo. The session will also feature a brief presentation of the feature film Ons, in which Elia Robles is in charge of this section, for which we will also have the presence of Alfonso Zarauza, the filmmaker.

From short film to feature film. Sunday 8th – 11:30 pm. Meeting Point.

The director Xacio Baño, awarded with the Prize to the Best Galician Short Film in several editions of the FICBUEU, will explain its evolution from the short films to the feature film, a habitual transition in the field of cinematographic direction. Last year, the guest presented his first feature film, Trote, at the Locarno festival. In the report, presented by also filmmaker Gaspar Broullón, he will review his trajectory in order to delve into the differences when dealing with projects of different lenght and the challenges of changing format.

The production of a film. Sunday 14th – 12:30 pm. Meeting Point.

The executive producer of Frida Films, Sergio Frade, will address in his conference the complex process of developing a cinematographic project, from the reception of the script to obtaining the final copy of the film. The last part of his speech will focus on ways to self-produce a short film, with special attention to the search for financing. Frida Films is committed to auteur cinema, with names such as Nely Reguera, Juanjo Giménez and Diana Toucedo.