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The FICBUEU increases the audience in its official section by almost 40% and once again hangs the ‘no tickets’ sign for some activities


I On the penultimate day of screening of films in competition, this Friday, nine fiction, animation and documentary short films from 8 countries on 3 continents will be shown

BUEU. PONTEVEDRA. 14.08.2023. Last Saturday, the FICBUEU hung the ‘no tickets’ sign for the screening of the film 20,000 Species of Bees, by director Estibaliz Urresola and was shortlisted for the Oscars. It was the second day of the Festival and it was a good sign. During the first three days of the “Official Section”, the influx of the public increased by more than 37%. Some afternoon sessions, specifically those at 7:30 p.m., had an occupancy close to 90%.

The figures produced by the movement of electronic ticket dispatch already allow us to advance a high level of occupancy in different projections for this weekend. This is the case of the short film competition session on Friday afternoon.

The weekend’s programming includes among its attractions the retrospective dedicated to the Dutch documentary filmmaker Joris Ivens, one of the great figures of the genre in the history of cinema, the concert by the Compostela rap band Malandrómeda and the awards ceremony FICBUEU 2023.


Penultimate day of screenings of the “Official Section”

But first, tomorrow, Friday, the Festival will screen 9 of the 28 short films in competition in the “Official Section.” The screenings (at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.) will bring together fiction, animation and documentary films from Canada, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Greece, Portugal, Hungary, Somalia and Spain on the screen of the Auditorium of the Centro Social do Mar de Bueu, country with two award candidates: Aqueronte, by Sevillian Manuel Muñoz Rivas (a film that combines drama and fantasy genre, already awarded at the Rotterdam Festival) and Alicia fai cousas, by Galician director and screenwriter Ángel Santos, which won four of the main awards in the last edition of the Cans Festival.

The director from Marín will also star in the “Colloquium with filmmakers” space that will take place tomorrow between the two film sessions. Ángel Santos will talk with the FICBUEU audience (9:00 p.m.) after the screening of his short film, which will allow us to delve into its meaning and the creative process that he developed during its production.


«Saltos de Eje» closes the live podcast section

Tomorrow the “Cinema e Radio” section will also end, which since last Monday has allowed the public to listen live to different radio programs specialized in cinema. The monthly podcast Saltos de Eje will be recorded live (6:00 p.m., in the Amalia Domínguez Búa Room, the Festival’s meeting point) with the aim of creating a space for reflection and dialogue about the current film industry and finding out where it is heading or What are the main challenges and opportunities of the sector. Diego Rufo, creator and coordinator of the podcast, as well as producer and critic, will present it from Bueu.

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