Since festival of cinema tries to create a structure that allows the diffusion to the filmmaker and even the distribution of the inscribed movies and to the spectator to approach this world by means of workshops, cineforums and other activities.
For the filmmakers of the island, the festival online appears as a picking platform and motivation to their work, which allows that many works should be known and spread.
The second edition of the contest extends the number from days to one week and Cupping glass will be celebrated in Can Ventosa, Can Serres and Can Jeroni.
The IbizaCineFest has decided to extend gun-sights and, beside centring on the short ones, has opened its doors for the full-lenght films of fiction and documentary. This one is one of the principal innovations of the festival, which will be celebrated between 22 and 28 January in Ibiza. Its director, Xavier Herrero and his collaborators go months being employed at the selection of the movies. They have received, across his platform online, more than thousand movies, and of those who have selected 66 of 18 nationalities, as made clear the creator of this initiative.
IBIZACINEFEST is the only Festival of cinema in Ibiza with the recognition of the Govern Balear (Illenc-Illes Balears Film Commission) and Government of Spain (ICAAA).
This support allows to have 2 principal auditories of Ibiza with great quality of projection and of places adapted for all the parallel activities of the Festival.
There are already winners of six official sections, between which there will be chosen the special prizes of the juror and of the public.
In the record of 2018 there is the American movie ‘Ekaj’, of Cati Gonzalez, as better full-lenght film, tells a love story between two boys adrift, a naive teenager and a con man. The movie is a runaway trip to New York City. Ekaj gets to know Mecca that takes it under his care. Mecca has AIDS and multiple problems of its own. He is under the influence of drugs and alcohol throughout the day, but even so it is the only voice of reason and comprehension for Ekaj who is hopeless. They sail together through the city in search of money and places to stay. The core of the film is Ekaj, who believes he will find love of his life, a man with money to take care of him, but ends up finding his dreams broken quickly. Even though Ekaj makes some money by prostituting himself, he discovers that he is disposable, replaceable and lacking the necessary to survive in the city. Loneliness mutual result in a true friendship.
Best national shortfilm
Recognized as the best short native for the festival, it has been the distinguished short ‘ The Painted Calf ‘, of David Pantaleón, where those who worship the Golden Calf based his life on materialism and seek to obtain goods and wealth with their devotion. Lies and plundering become commonplace.
In addition, ‘Casamance’ has been rewarded, of the director Paloma Zapata as best documentary, where the musician Depedro, decides to travel to Senegal after the steps of Laminate Konté, a musician who marked his infancy across the music to that his mother was listening in the kitchen of house. DePedro does the suitcase and enters a trip that will lead him to discovering the paces and musical Africans in a tour that takes him up to the south of the country, Casamance, in search of a “griot”, a book-keeper of histories that the kora touches, instrument of strings to half a way between the harp and the lute.
Best shortfilm documentary
Detroit’s Rivera (2017) records the process of making the murals painted by Diego Rivera in the city of Detroit between 1932 and 33. Based on extensive archival work, the agile montage of vintage film materials offers a unique poetic approach to the underground relationships between the mural art, the industrial cinema, the factory work and the social struggles during those agitated years of deep economic depression. On the other hand, the criticism of Fordism and the extractivist-industrial model in the paintings that Frida Kahlo painted in Detroit (1932) give this film-essay of expanded research an unexpected contemporary accent.
Best experimental shortfilm
After Elfie and her nerdy son August successfully proved themselves on their home webcam in MeTube 1, the odd pair venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!
Best International Shortfilm
We are in the 80’s, the young boy Beni spending the holiday with his mum and sister, Gilla at lake Balaton. Beni finds an old photo camera and starts taking photos, obsessively. Gilla suddenly disappears while swimming in the water. They can’t find her, but Beni doesn’t give up the search and with the help of a local investigator they keep looking for her. Ten years earlier in the same place, a girl disappear in similar circumstances, so they both feel that the answer to be sought beyond rationality.
Among the most out-standing titles that the from Ibiza public will have occasion to enjoy in this edition, it is ‘ TimeCode’, that received in 2016 the Golden Palm to the best shortfilm in the Festival of Cannes and was selected in the Oscar of 2017.Since parallel sections will be ‘ Great Angular ‘ with movies accompanied of a cineforum; ‘Spotlight’ dedicated to the monographic one on a country or a culture makes concrete and ‘ audio-visual Ibiza ‘, which will show unpublished works related to Ibiza, especially shortfilms, and of that there takes charge the from Ibiza director Enrique Villalonga. In addition, the festival will begin with a pass of four winners of the first edition.The sexism in the Spanish cinema is the topic chosen for the professional days, which will develop on the 27th in Can Ventosa. It will be projected ‘ Women and movies. Goya ‘ and there will be opened a debate headed by Adri Galdeano and Luis Michael Juan Palao, the directors of the documentary. It will follow a round table in the one that will speak itself on production and distribution.On the other hand, there will be the monographic one dedicated to a filmmaker, professional days, a workshop of video for children from 7 to 12 years given by Daniela Cugliandolo and an infantile programming thought for children from 3 to 7 years.
In the theoretical – practical Workshop ” CINEMA FET TO MA ” – ” HANDMADE CINEMA ” the basic beginning of the image appears in movement by means of the plastic direct intervention on the celluloid, making possible to do cinema without a camera. There will be projected on video examples of shorts of handmade cinema. One will work directly on celluloid still to still (Super format 8 mm) with felt-tip pens, striping the movie and the chunks were mounted to the short way sticks with an film paster. There will be projected in Super 8 mm at the end of the workshop the result of the work, experimental and creative of the participants.
The Workshop ” CINEMATOGRAPHIC LOOK LOW COST ” explains to us like to obtain the longed one look cinematographic from digital tools of low cost. From Xavi Herrero’s experiéncia with his full-lenght film R.EM., realized with camera Nikon of range it happens, this LAB introduces us to several basic aspects of the Cinematographic Direction and as applying them in the practice in cameras reflex current. In a simple way, one will learn to fit the obturation and to dominate the depth of field, basic aspect in the Photographic Direction. This workshop is directed to filmmakers reflex that want to extend knowledge CINEMA PHOTOGRAPHIC.
Of this form, the format of the IBIZACINEFEST is alive all the year round and in its web they can consult the new selections and all the information about five Official Sections and of how they advance the parallel sections and other activities.
For further information of the festival it is possible to consult https://www.ibizacinefest.com/.