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The short films made in the Social Area and the presentation of the program inaugurate the FICBUEU 2022


The films made with the associations Érguete and Juan XXIII were the protagonists of the first day

The 15th Bueu International Film Festival began today, Sunday, with an opening ceremony in which the short films made in the workshops carried out in the FICBUEU Social Area throughout the past 2021/2022 academic year were premiered. The presentation of the schedule of activities for this edition completed the opening day of FICBUEU 2022, which will last until the next day 24.

The opening of the festival took place at 7:00 p.m. at the Centro Social do Mar, the main venue of the event, and was attended by representatives of the different collaborating associations and the rest of the institutions that support and sponsor this edition. From the direction of the festival, they wanted to highlight this inaugural act for being “one of the most beautiful days to be able to present all the work done with these associations during the year”.

Two pieces were screened, A fin do osíxeno, made with the Asociación Juan XXIII of Cangas and which had the support of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, and Sabía que vendrías, recorded with the users of Érguete Vigo thanks to the support of the Obra Social LaCaixa. The creators of the shorts were present at the premiere.

The participants and the Juan XXIII team affirmed that they loved “participating in the project because it taught us a lot about commitment and perseverance, as well as teaching what people with disabilities are capable of doing with work and effort”, while for part of Érguete highlighted that “all the work is done by them, the center tries to encourage this type of initiative but the process and the idea is their thing”.

The first of the works, in which members of the Cangas occupational center for people with intellectual disabilities participated, is a fiction that tells the story of a couple of journalists who discover that two scientists are experimenting to end the planet’s oxygen, so they will have to do everything possible to avoid it.

In the second short film, in which Érguete users belonging to the ‘Treatment support housing‘ program were involved, another fictional story is told starring a woman who returns to her hometown after a long period away, showing the sensations that people have who struggle to integrate into society.

After the premiere of the films, the FICBUEU 2022 program was presented, giving way to the screenings and activities that will take place from Monday 12 to Saturday 24.

Sections, talks, concerts and more activities

On the second day the first projection sessions will begin. From Monday 12 to Thursday 15, the Retrospective Section will be held at 5:00 p.m., with a double shift of the Official Section at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and, in between, the talks at 8:30 p.m. On Friday the 16th at 5:00 p.m., the Discoveries Section will take place, maintaining the double session of the Official Section and the talks at the same time as on the previous days.

Saturday the 17th will begin with the presentation of the FICBUEU MONOGRAPH#3 at 11 a.m. and the direct show of Carne Cruda at 12 p.m., while in the afternoon we will have the Spain Section at 5 p.m. and Galicia R at 7 p.m., with their talks scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. respectively. The first week will end with the awards ceremony at 9:15 p.m. and with the closing concert, by the artist Tulsa, at 10:30 p.m. in Plaza Massó with free admission.

Second week: MiniFIC and Cinema Seminars

The second week will be dedicated to programming for youth with the MiniFIC,, which will begin on Monday 19 with screenings of the International Schools Section at 11 a.m. and the Image and Sound Schools and Galician Faculties Section at 1 p.m., to then end with the awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. From Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 there will be screenings of the Kid, Children and Junior Sections, closed to schools.

On Friday the 23rd, the day dedicated to children, youth and families will begin with the Galician Schools Gala at 11:30 a.m., the storyboard workshop with Gáidil at 4 p.m., the Consertasso na horta with Brais das Hortas at 5 p.m. and the projection of the Short Film Family Section, scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

To finish, on Saturday the 24th the I Cinema Seminars will be held, with an extensive program that includes a master class on Andrei Tarkovski with José Manuel Mouriño at 11:00 a.m. and a conversation between film critics Andrea Morán and Daniela Urzola at 12:30 p.m. for the morning shift.

The afternoon session will begin with an online round table moderated by the teacher Diana Ramahí in which the filmmakers and editors Diana Toucedo, Ana Pfaff and Carolina Astudillo will participate at 5:00 p.m., to later have a meeting with Oliver Laxe led by the journalist Ángel Suanzes at 7:00 p.m. and the screening of Zerkalo by Andrei Tarkovski (1975) at 9:00 p.m.

On the other hand, parallel to the festival there will also be activities such as the recording of the Espazo Negativo podcast with Ariadna Cordal and Dani Cornes, the VII 5 Stars Tapas Route, organized in collaboration with the Bueu City Council and the Association of Bueu Hospitality Companies, or the V Short Film Market at the Musseo Massó.

Tickets for the different sections of the festival can be purchased at our online store or at the Centro Social del Mar box office one hour before each activity.

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