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Two weeks of cinema and activities make up the FICBUEU program


The Bueu International Film Festival, which will be held from September 11 to 24, presents the programming schedule for the fifteenth edition, marked by the new structure of the festival that divides it into several different sections, with the first week being reserved for the projection of the main competitive sections, among other activities.

Short films week

The event will begin on Sunday 11 at 7:00 p.m. with an opening ceremony where the short films made during the previous months with the associations Érguete from Vigo and Juan XXIII from Cangas will be premiered, within the workshops launched through the FICBUEU Social Area. Admission will be free by withdrawing the invitation at the box office.

On the second day the first screening sessions will begin, with a program that will follow the same structure every day until Friday 16, with the difference that on the latter at 5:00 p.m. the shorts from the Discoveries Section will be shown, while on the same schedule from Tuesday to Thursday the pieces of the Retrospective Section will be viewed, in which it will be possible to see a compilation of works carried out at the Institute of Cinematographic Experiences and at the Official Film School.

Then it will be the first turn of the Official Section, made up of a selection of the best international short films, at 7:00 p.m. After this, there will be the talks with the directors and the directors of some of the projected pieces (8:30 p.m.) to then have a second session of the Official Section (9:00 p.m.) with which the activities will be closed during this first week.

On Saturday the 17th there will be a wide variety of activities that will begin with the presentation of the FICBUEU#3 Monograph, based on the Retrospective Section and entitled “The role of the Instituto de Investigaciones y Experiencias Cinematográficas and Escuela Oficial de Cinematografía professional practices in the creation of the new spanish cinema (1947-76)”. It will be at 11 am at the Meeting Point and will be directed by the author of the monograph, Severiano Casalderrey, with free admission.

At 12 noon the Carne Cruda team will perform a live program dedicated to counterculture and in which some of the protagonists of the fifteenth edition of the festival will be present.

Continuing with the evening programming, at 5:00 p.m. it will be the turn of the Spain Section. After this first session there will be a discussion with the filmmakers participating in this section at 6:30 p.m. The Galicia R Section will begin at 7:00 p.m., after which it will also be possible to attend the corresponding colloquium with the participants at 8:30 p.m.

The penultimate activity on Saturday will be the FICBUEU 2022 awards ceremony. The closing concert by the artist Tulsa will close the day and the first week of the festival, which will be at Praza Massó with free access.

Second week: MiniFIC

After the first week, the MiniFIC will take place, the special programming for youth and educational centers. It will have a total duration of five days, from Monday the 19th to Friday the 23rd, and will begin with the projections of the International Schools Section at 11 am. After this first session, it will be the turn of the projections of the short films of Image and Sound Schools and Galician Faculties at 1:00 p.m., with the corresponding awards ceremony scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

From Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 will be the projections of the Children’s and Youth Sections, with closed doors and reserved only for schools and students.

Friday the 23rd will be the day with the greatest number of activities for the youngest public and for families, starting with the Galician Schools Gala at 11:30 am. In the afternoon the Concerto MiniFIC ‘Consertasso na horta’ will be held, by Brais Das Hortas at 5:00 p.m., closing the day with the screening of the Family Shorts Film Section at 6:30 p.m.

I Cinematographic Seminars: sculpting in time

The festival will come to an end with the main novelty of this edition, the cinematographic seminars, a space for reflection on the art of cinema that will take place on Saturday the 24th. Admission will be free, although it will be necessary to reserve a place.

The opening of the programming of these I Cinematographic Seminars: sculpting in time will be carried out by the filmmaker and researcher José Manuel Mouriño, who will give a master class on the treatment of time in his films at 11:00. Later, at 12:30 pm, the critics of Caimán – Cuadernos de Cine Andrea Morán and Daniela Urzola will have a conversation in which they will review the work of some relevant filmmakers in the treatment of time.

In the afternoon session you will be able to attend 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 (5:00 p.m.), a meeting with Oliver Laxe led by the journalist Ángel Suanzes (7:00 p.m.) and the screening of Zerkalo by Andrei Tarkovski (1975) at 9:00 p.m.

Parallel activities

Simultaneously to the celebration of the main activities of the festival, various parallel initiatives will also be carried out, such as the recording of the podcast Espazo Negativo with Ariadna Cordal and Dani Cornes, who will dedicate two programs to the contents of the fifteenth edition of the festival, reviewing the short films from the Official and Galicia R Sections. The podcast will be available on all FICBUEU and Espazo Negativo channels, including Ivoox, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Anchor and other platforms.

On the other hand, and as usual, the public will be able to enjoy the VII 5 Star Tapas Route, organized in collaboration with the Bueu City Council and the Bueu Hospitality Business Association and which will last nine days , from Friday 9 to Sunday 18.

In the same way, between September 11 and 18, it will also be possible to attend the V Short Film Market at the Musseo Massó, in which professionals from the audiovisual industry will have the opportunity to view all the short films registered in the current edition of the FICBUEU.

The market will have a continuous schedule between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., except on Monday, and to access you will have to request an accreditation through the email

All the information can be consulted on this website and on the festival’s social networks, where new features will be announced, such as the short films selected for this edition, starting with the Competitive Sections from August 9, or ticket sales , which will be available in the coming weeks.

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