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The 14th Bueu International Short Film Festival will screen 128 films

  • The Centro Social do Mar will host more than thirty film sessions from September 10 to 19.

The Bueu International Short Film Festival has just announced the selected works for its 14th edition, after receiving nearly 2,062 proposals and watching hundreds of films suggested by the selection team. A total of 128 films from more than 30 countries will be screened at the Centro Social do Mar between 10 and 19 September, offering a wide overview of the best short-form cinema in the world.

The main section of the festival is the International Section, which consists of 24 shorts of which six are produced or co-produced by France, demonstrating the strength of French cinema. It is followed by the United States, with four participations, and Canada, with three, although Asia, Africa and Latin America will also be present. Likewise, the number of female directors is the same, since we find ten again. In terms of genres, the documentary stands out in a quarter of the films. There is a great variety of themes, but social cinema continues to weigh heavily and the search for identity also stands out: gender, religious, etc.

The Experimental Section is extended this year to 13 titles, while the Galicia R section will have six and Spain five. The competitive chapters are closed with the Schools Section, which brings together a total of 15 films between international film schools and Galician educational centers of the different educational levels, which will have their own awards ceremony.

Regarding the non-competitive sections, the Panorama Section is resumed, where ten of the best short films that did not enter the competition but received a high rating from the selection committee will be shown. There will also be a new Retrospective, this time focusing on 25 titles from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the world’s largest public production company. The FICBUEU 2021 will also offer as a novelty a Carte Blanche, session curated in this case by Marc Bertrand, who has been producing animation films at the NFB for more than two decades. The parallel sections will be completed with the Minific, which is divided into family shorts, “cativos”, children and youth, the last three only for student bodies.

In total, there will be more than thirty film sessions at the Centro Social do Mar, where the necessary security measures against Covid-19 will be guaranteed. The screenings will be combined with multiple activities such as concerts, workshops or talks, which we will be reporting on the new website Several entities collaborate with FICBUEU 2021, including Concello de Bueu, Deputación de Pontevedra, Xunta de Galicia and ICAA.

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