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Six short films will compete for the Best Short Film from International Cinema Schools and Faculties at FICBUEU 2022


It will be the third year in which the festival rewards this category.

The Bueu International Film Festival will award the best short film of the International Schools Section of 2022, in a category established in the programming since its creation in 2020.

Of the thousands of works received by FICBUEU for the Official Section, the festival team had to make a preliminary selection among those from international film schools in order to announce the six finalists for this edition. The final decision was made by the Schools Jury, made up of the writer and editor Olalla González, the pedagogue, teacher and researcher Álvaro Dosil, and the producer, film director and teacher Sergio Clavero, who decided from an outstanding selection of short films from different parts of the world.

Frame of the short film Fruto do vosso ventre

From the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema of Portugal Fábio Silva presents Fruto do vosso ventre, which tells the story of a son who discovers his father’s old 8mm tapes and begins to uncover the reality about his parents and their lives.

The second finalist is the Singaporean Yi Yi by Giselle Lin from Lasalle College of Arts, which narrates the life of a mother trapped in the comfort of memory and mourning who has to face her pain when the time comes.

Mikai Geronimo and Josh O’Caoimh sign from Ireland’s National Film School at IADT Fall of the Ibis king, in which the antagonist of a dark opera becomes increasingly unsettled following the unlikely return of the former lead actor.

In Joy by Alexandra Brodski, from the NFTS school in the United Kingdom, we will be able to witness the life of Jacob, a young man in a juvenile detention regime desperate to return to the outside world, a situation that changes when he meets Joy, a 10-year-old girl mysteriously magnetic.

Another of the finalist works is An ostrich told me the world is fake and I think I believe it by the Australian Griffith Film School student Lachlan Pendragon. In this short film, a young telemarketer is confronted by a mysterious talking ostrich and realizes that the universe is a stop motion animation, which leads him to try to spread the discovery of it.

Frame of the short film Joy

The sixth nominee is the Swiss Es muss by Jumana Issa and Flavio Luca Marano, from the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, who will recount the complicated journey of Silvia, a girl who on the same day loses her role as soloist in her choir, is fired from her job and is fined by the police, sparking her silent resistance.

All the works will be screened during the second week of the festival, in a session that will take place on Monday 19 at 11 a.m. at the Centro Social del Mar, with free admission for all interested parties.

The winning short film of the International Schools Section will be announced on Monday, September 19 at 1:30 p.m., in an awards ceremony open to the public. The winner of the Image and Sound Schools and Faculties of Galicia Section will also be announced at this awards ceremony

It will be the third time that the FICBUEU will distribute this award. The winning works in previous years were the French Avant notre heure, by director and cinematographer Chloé Terren, who continues to work on similar projects, and the Finnish Hiljaisuus by Saara Hakkarainen, a winner at other festivals such as the Tampere Film Festival or the Santorini Film Festival.

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