It is a proven fact that the production of short films is increasingly common in the audio-visual world as a way of promoting new narrative and visual forms. The easy access to the new technologies and the approximation to the amateur production has started a revolution in the world of the short films, and both young creators and the most recognized film directors opt for them, being able to use them as a way of social protest, and to handle fewer commercial topics.
Sample of short films of Sant Bartomeu’s festivities.
Last September in Ibiza, we have seen samples of the rise that this way of film-making is having today. On September 1st and 2nd, the XXI Sample of short films of the Sant Bartomeu’s festivities took place in Sa Punta des Molí of Sant Antoni, attracting a large number of visitors.
The event, this year entitled “2018 a verro odyssey”, consisted of a selection of short films about various topics, from which the principal works were those filmed on the island, accompanied by productions from the rest of the country. In this sample 17 short films participated; 16 national ones and one from Iran.
Source: El periódico de Ibiza
The audio-visual ‘RIP’ of Caye Casas y Albert Pinto won the award Incortum in this edition for the best short-film. The audience rewarded the short-film ‘Un hombre de palabra’ of Bernardo Hernández, whereas the best local short-film was for ‘El eclipse’ of Carmen Vidal.
The winners of diplomas were:
Diploma to the best director: José Luís Velázquez for ‘Exit’.
Diploma to the best film script: José Luís Velázquez for ‘Exit’.
Diploma to the best photography: José Valle for ‘Exit’.
Diploma to the best female performance: Lara Salvador for ‘Rellano’.
Diploma to the best male performance: Sergi Vallès for ‘ The benvinguda ‘.
The sample was organized by the audio-visual association Incortum and by Sant Antoni’s council, with the collaboration of Cas Datilet and Cinema Paradiso, and it was presented and enlivened by the performances of the Ibizan theatre company Es Devessai.
We are looking forward to the event of next year!
V Festival Mal del Cap #NarrativesMalDites of Ibiza
Every year a contest of short films is organized by the Ibizan cultural association Mal del Cap with the sponsorship of the Consell d’Eivissa, celebrated like never before, extolling the island as the epicenter of the new narratives and audio-visual trends. From the 9th to the 17th of November, we will be able to enjoy a varied program, obviously with a special spotlight for the short films.
Throughout its history, the festival has been much more than a contest, since it also involves the displacement of people who come to the island to enjoy it, and it is also a place of meeting for young independent artists whose aim is the experimentation of the new ways of telling stories across the screen.
September 15th was the deadline for submissions of short films for the contest; in total, 1029 audio-visual works were registered, from different parts of the planet: European and Latin-American countries, Russia, Australia, The United States, Iran, Nepal, New Zealand and Kazakhstan.
So far, the equipment team of Mal del Cap has visualized more than 700 short films of the participants with the cooperation of 20 people, and soon, the three hours of material that will be shown in the Festival will be chosen, as well as the winners.
Similarly, the Prize of the Youth Section of Short films to Contest of 300 € will be granted by the students of the different high schools of Ibiza, and the Prize of the Public will depend on the vote of the assistants to each of the sessions, who will decide who wins 100 € of this prize. The great participation, as well as the consolidation of the festival, which is clearly visible, is amazing, turning the festival into a worldwide reference in the world of the short films. In addition, Mal del Cap opt for the promotion of the Catalan once again, for the audio-visual education for the young people, and also for the incorporation of values of tolerance, fraternity, social justice and equality, giving a special role to the young people, as agents of a social and cultural change.
Festival Mal del Cap
We will have to wait a bit longer to know about the selected short films, and to be able to take part in the interesting activities that are offered to us during the Festival. Should you want more information about the Festival, visit the webpage: www.maldelcap.com/es/
Good luck to the participants and may the best win!
Ibiza Slow Video Festival
Image from the Teaser of the festival. Source: ibizaviu.tv
Last September 28th the Show of Prizes IBIZA VIDEO SLOW FESTIVAL took place in the Sant Pere’s Bastion where the five videos that gained the most votes were awarded via the app “Ibiza Viu”.
In this second edition of the contest, five statuettes of the goddess Tanit, the representation of our island, were awarded, and ten videos were screened, selected from the fifty presented works.
The aim of Ibiza Slow Video Festival is to show the most unknown side of the island, by using the participants audio-visual creations; the production and / or filming in Ibiza is a fundamental prerequisite, and the general topics are the art and the culture, though this year the sea and the protection of the environment have received special attention.
With this philosophy the Ibiza Slow Festival fulfills two of its main objectives:
1. Promote the lesser known face of Ibiza
2. Support the audiovisual sector of Ibiza
2nd Edition “Corto y cambio de rol”
On Saturday 29th of September the short films of “Corto y cambio de rol” were released in the Club Diario de Ibiza, an initiative created by the Consell d’Eivissa for young people who are between 14 and 17 years old, consisting of the creation of short films about gender. The main idea of this sample is to offer a space of freedom to young people, to give them the possibility of expressing their concerns and experiences, simultaneously involving them in the audio-visual creation of a plot about violence and conflicts concerning sex or gender.
The screened short films are “El bloody de Mary” of Sant Antoni’s Espai Jove, “Mírame” of the C19 of Ibiza city, “Respira” and “Pisando huevos”, of the IES Xarc of Santa Eulària. After the projections a colloquium will be undertaken by the participants. A great initiative to give the young people an awareness of the dangers of the established gender roles. The short films will be screened again in Ibizacinefest’s new edition.
Poster of the festival “Corto y Cambio de Rol”. Source: Welcometoibiza.es
French Film Series “Milou en Mai” in the Club Diario de Ibiza
Next October 9th the French comedy ” Milou in Mai ” will be screened for free in the Club Diario de Ibiza at 20:30 p.m. for all those who want to enjoy the feature film. It will be in original version with subtitles in Spanish.
The following is the data sheet:
Comedy of Louis MALLE France 1990-original version with Spanish subtitles 108mn
Actors: Michel PICCOLI, MIOU-MIOU, Dominique BLANC, Michel DUCHAUSSOY, Bruno CARETTE
Emile (Milou) lives with his mother in a big country house in the South-West of France. When she dies, he calls his daughter, his brother, his niece and the rest of the family for going to the funeral. We are in May 1968, times of the student revolution that stablish Paris in ” fire and sword”
Poster Milou en Mai directed by Louis Malle. Source: Filmaffinity
The movie was nominated for the BAFTA awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film in 1990, awarded the Prize César in the category of Best Supporting Actress, apart from getting 4 nominations, and been awarded in the Awards David di Donatello for the Best Foreign Director, obtaining also 3 more nominations.
Do not miss it!