We got it! After five months watching films, analysing and debating, our selection committee has made up their minds. We can now announce the Official Selection of the 18th Lanzarote International Film Festival.
The International Short Film Contest is aimed at filmmakers who have produced a short fiction, animation or documentary genre during the year 2017.
“Thanks to the 2,700 short filmmakers who decided to place their trust in this festival, the 38 selection members who viewed and narrowed down the choices, the Jury —twelve generous and wonderful people— and above all, the protagonists tonight: the winning filmmakers”.
The cinema at the Cultural Innovation Centre El Almacén takes off this afternoon, screening the 85 short films that are part of the Official Section of the 17th Lanzarote International Film Festival. We´ll see movies filmed in Hungary, Belgium, France, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Russia, Kosovo, Brazil, South Korea and Finland.
100 metros, the movie introduced by the filmmaker from Barcelona on Friday 21st April (21:00) in Teatro el Salinero, is based on Ramón Arroyo’s true story, a 32-year-old man who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Whilst filming La vida inesperada, Beatriz Bodegas met Raúl Arévalo. Their collaboration started there and then. The actor had been writing and rewriting a script, and he had asked other colleagues to read it. As soon as Bea read it, she wanted to produce the movie.
A committee of 37 audio-visual, production, education and culture professionals, as well as recognised film buffs, have been behind making the choices of the Official Selection.
The 17th edition of the Lanzarote International Film Festival (FICL) is underway: from today and until 30th November inscriptions will be taken for the international short film competition.
Honest and impeccable technical descriptions, with magnificent performances and topics that are essential in order to understand the reality we are living nowadays. Filmmakers, Beth Formaggini (Brazil), Zaven Najjar (France), Marta Aledo (España) and Farid Bentoumi (France) were the big winners at the closing ceremony.
La primavera rosa is a long term project by Mario de la Torre: a map marking all the cities in the world where the LGTBI community “is still at risk”. Countries “unable to respect the most basic sexual identity rights”.
The Lanzarote International Film Festival has been granted the 2016 'AIC Quality Certificate for Short Film Festivals', given by the Short Film Industry Association. This recognition rewards festivals that “carry out an exemplary job in the dissemination, protection and professionalisation of the film industry, especially short films”.
The Teatro Insular de Lanzarote will host the Spanish premiere of documentary film Notes from Liberia, tomorrow, Wednesday 13th April. The short film shows the “modern-day slavery” that workers at Firestone are subject to at a rubber factory in Liberia. The film opened the River Sun Festival in the United States and inspired the movie Out of my hand, nominated to the John Cassavetes Award.
On Tuesday 12th April, at 18:00, anthropologist Ivan Golovnev (specialised in ethnographic documentary films) will bring us closer to the land of the Udehe indigenous people, from Far East Russia. That will be the first screening of the second day of our Official Selection that includes a wide range of films.
Brave Bunch. Children of Warsaw Uprising will open the Official Selection of short films tomorrow Monday 11th April, at 18:00, at the Teatro Insular de Lanzarote. This Polish documentary tells the story of the biggest civil rebellion that took place against Nazi Germany, from the peculiar perspective of a child.
“A tool used to strongly transmit and generate emotions, dreams and hopes”. That is how journalist José María de Páiz introduced the opening screening of the 16th Lanzarote International Film Festival last night at the Jameos del Agua Auditorium, where there were no seats available.
After the opening screening at the Jameos del Agua Auditorium (tickets have been sold out since Wednesday morning), we are moving to the Teatro Insular de Lanzarote, our usual spot. Friday 8th and Saturday 9th: Feature Films.
In 2009, French filmmaker Lucile Hadzihalilovic contacted Canarian producer Volcano Films and sent the script for her project: a thrilling science fiction story in which natural surroundings played a key part.
From 30th March the online ticket sales service will be available for all screenings part of the 16th Lanzarote International Film Festival, and also ticket sales at two different box offices.
Actors Julián López, Javier Gutiérrez, Celia Freijeiro, Silvia Abascal and Toni Acosta; journalists Elena Sánchez and Mar Arias; scriptwriter Diego San José; producer Ramón Salazar; photographer Gerson Díaz; cultural manager Adonay Bermúdez and multidisciplinary artist Víctor García Moreno, shall decide who the winners will be at the Festival.
La coproducción franco-belga-española Evolution, rodada en Lanzarote en agosto de 2014, inaugurará la decimosexta edición del Festival Internacional de Cine de Lanzarote (FICL2016) el próximo jueves 7 de abril en el auditorio de Jameos del Agua.