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 journals 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, we will present the second issue of the FICBUEU Monograph, which will analyse the short films made by the National Film Board of Canada, the largest public production company in the world. The journal, written by Severiano Casalderrey, will be presented on Monday 13 September and later we will go over some of these films, which will be screened in the Retrospective Section from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17.
Once again, it will be published in a bilingual edition, with all the content in both Galician and English, and will have the support of the General Secretariat of Language Policy of the Government of Galicia. This issue will also receive the support of the Canadian Embassy in Spain.
FICBUEU Monograph#2 will be available for purchase both on our online store and at the festival’s physical store, along with FICBUEU Monograph#1.
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.