FICBUEU was founded with the aim of promoting short films and giving the local community access to a film format that is excluded from cinemas and distribution circuits. Thanks to the introduction of a Retrospective Section in 2019, the festival also has the purpose of showcasing short films that have played an important role in the history of cinema.
The screenings are complemented by the publication of the FICBUEU Monograph, through which we delve into the works presented and the context that frames them, thus contributing to the historiography of this format.
The monogrpahs were introduced for the first time at FICBUEU 2020 with the publication of the first issue of the FICBUEU Monograph—The Nouvelle Vague through its short films (1956-1965)—, and are currently available for consultation in different public libraries, as well as in institutions related to cinema, both at a national (the Galician Audiovisual Academy, the Madrid Cineteca, the ESCAC – Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia…) and an international level (Institut Francais, Forum des images, La cinémathèque de Toulouse…).
At FICBUEU 2021 the second issue of the FICBUEU Monograph was presented. This one analyses the short films made by the National Film Board of Canada, the largest public production company in the world.
During FICBUEU 2022 we introduced the Cuaderno FICBUEU#3, dedicated to the ‘Instituto de Investigaciones y Experiencias Cinematográficas’ (IIEC) and later ‘Escuela Oficial de Cinematografía’ (EOC), the first center for cinematographic studies in Spain and an indisputable reference from its foundation in 1947 until its dissolution in 1976.
In this 16th edition, we will present the Monograph FICBUEU#4, which, along with the Retrospective Section, will be dedicated to the documentary work of Joris Ivens.
FICBUEU´S MONOGRAPHS ARE AVAILABLE DURING THE FESTIVAL AND HERE
FICBUEU MONOGRAPH#4: LA EXPANSIÓN DEL DOCUMENTAL A TRAVÉS DE LOS CORTOMETRAJES DE JORIS IVENS (1898-1989)
Joris Ivens was a Dutch filmmaker known for his contribution to documentary film, especially in the field of short films. Throughout his career, he contributed to documenting the main historical events of the 20th century, of which he was a direct witness, notably his denunciations of conflicts such as the Vietnam War, the uprisings in Indochina and the protests in Belgium, among others. Ivens, defined as a reporter, poet, communist, traveller and a long etcetera, is the protagonist of the FICBUEU#4 Notebook, delving into his contributions to short films and how he used them as a method of activism.
FICBUEU MONOGRAPH#3: THE ROLE OF THE IIEC AND EOC PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES IN THE CREATION OF THE NEW SPANISH CINEMA (1947-76)–
The ‘Instituto de Investigaciones y Experiencias Cinematográficas’ (IIEC), reformulated in 1962 as the ‘Escuela Oficial de Cinematografía’ (EOC) was the first center for cinematographic studies founded in Spain, an indisputable reference from its foundation in 1947 until its dissolution in 1976. The Cuaderno FICBUEU#3 aims to delve into the weight that the IIEC and EOC classrooms had, respectively, being the seed of a new generation of filmmakers who reformed cinema in the 50s, 60s and 70s.
FICBUEU MONOGRAPH#2: THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA AND THE “GOLDEN AGE” OF ITS SHORT FILM (1965-83)
FICBUEU MONOGRAPH#2: The National Film Board of Canada and the “golden age” of its short film (1965-83) will focus on the most prominent films of the Canadian production company, which will make up the Retrospective Section of FICBUEU 2021.
FICBUEU MONOGRAPH#1: THE Nouvelle Vague THROUGH ITS SHORT FILMS (1956-1965)
FICBUEU MONOGRAPH #1: The Nouvelle Vague through its short films (1956-1965), commemorates the 60th anniversary of the emergence of this movement, reviewing its most outstanding films in short format.