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FICBUEU offers nine film sections and many activities


  • 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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