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FICBUEU presents the 15th edition of the festival with a new image and structure


This year’s programming will extend to almost two weeks in length.

The main novelty in this edition will be the Film Seminars, a space for reflection on the art of cinema by professionals from the sector.

The Bueu International Film Festival presents its 15th edition with an extensive program that will begin next Sunday, September 11 and will last until Saturday 24, once again bringing a selection of the best national and international short films.

FICBUEU poster for 2022

After the return to normality later the several years marked by the situation derived from the health crisis, the FICBUEU continues with the progression of past editions and presents a new format that goes beyond the festival, with the clear objective of adding value the projects carried out during the months before and after the event.

This is how the new structure of FICBUEU arose, which is based on the different actions carried out by the organization throughout the year: the short film festival, collaborations with festivals, associations and other entities, the Film Seminars and the future proyect of the residency of creation.

Programming and novelties of the 15th edition

The screening sessions will continue to be the main part of the short film festival, which will begin with the opening ceremony on September 11, where two pieces made with the Asociación Érguete of Vigo and the Asociación Juan XXIII of Cangas will premiere.

The program includes more than 100 short films and several talks with directors, in addition to other activities such as Carne Cruda, the Espazo Negativo podcast, the VII 5 Star Tapas Route, the V Short Film Market or the presentation of the FICBUEU#3 Monograph, entitled “The role of the Instituto de Investigaciones y Experiencias Cinematográficas and Escuela Oficial de Cinematografía professional practices in the creation of the new spanish cinema (1947-76)“.

Some images of FICBUEU 2021

One of the big days of this edition will be Saturday 17, in which, in addition to some of the aforementioned activities, it will also be possible to attend the Spain and Galicia R Sections, the awards ceremony, various talks and the closing concert.

In a second week, the MiniFIC will take place, which is the section dedicated to educational centers and youth, with a duration of five days, from Monday 19 to Friday 23.

During the first day, which will be open to the public, the projections of the Image and Sound Schools Sections and International Faculties and Schools will be held, with award ceremonies for the most outstanding short films in these areas.

On the other hand, from Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 the sessions of the Children’s and Youth Sections will be held, with entrance reserved for schools and other educational centers. On Friday the 23rd, most of the open and free programming will arrive for the youngest and for families, with the Gala Escolas Galegas, which will be attended by the different finalists of the section, and other activities such as the Consertasso na horta with Brais das Hortas, the projection of the Short Film Family Section or the storyboard workshop with Gaidil.

The Film Seminars and the new spaces

The festival will close with the main novelty of this edition, the film seminars, a space for reflection on the art of cinema by different professionals in the sector. These meetings, with free admission with prior reservation of a place through this same website, will be held on Saturday 24 under the name I Xornadas Cinematográficas: esculpindo no tempo (I Film Seminars: sculpting in time).

The project will begin with a talk with José Manuel Mouriño (who is a a filmmaker and researcher specialized in Andrei Tarkosvski) based on the treatment of time in his films, followed by a conversation between Andrea Morán and Daniela Urzola, critics of Caimán – Cuadernos de Cine. In the afternoon there will be an online round table moderated by the teacher Diana Ramahí and which will include the filmmakers and editors Ana Pfaff, Diana Toucedo and Carolina Astudillo. The closing of this first edition will be put on by a meeting with Oliver Laxe conducted by the journalist Ángel Suanzes and the screening of Zerkalo (Andrei Tarkovski, 1975).

Frame of Zerkalo (Andréi Tarkovski, 1975)

These novelties come hand in hand with all the changes made by the FICBUEU throughout the year, such as the new image or the restructuring of the website, highlighting the new section of the FICBUEU Files, where we find a list of all the participating short films throughout the different editions.

Another novel initiative is the creation of the FICBUEU Channel, separated into the YouTube and Twitch accounts. In the first of them you can find videos of activities carried out by the organization throughout the year, as well as pieces related to the festival, such as interviews with various guests of this edition. On the other hand, in the Twitch channel various activities will be broadcast live.

All the information can be found in the news section and in the different sections of the website, in addition to the festival’s social media accounts (@FICBUEU), where the main news will be announced throughout the weeks.

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