Ana and Silvia are two sisters who find it very difficult to show their affection to each other. Now they are on a trip during which they will attempt to break the wall that separates them.
KIKO MEDINA: T. +34 670 067 890 - firstname.lastname@example.org
A short, poetic film with Carlito, a young man who lives in an indigenous village in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, who decides to leave and change his life forever.
ALEXANDRE DE VILLENEUVE: T. +33 664 255 766 - email@example.com
A blind couple is disturbed when the boy brings back some unexpected news.
JOAN PAÜLS VERGÉS: T. +34 600 028 246 - firstname.lastname@example.org
First in first out (FIFO) is a shelving policy used in supermarkets. Stephan must place the freshest products behind the oldest ones. Products nearing their sell-by date must be destroyed. When going to the bins in the basement, Stephan will have to face those who could still benefit from them, but who are excluded by the system. He will also have to confront who he was before getting a job.
SACHA FERBUS: T. +32 471 717 807 - email@example.com
A boatwoman, who makes a living ferrying passengers, encounters a prostitute who sometimes travels with her. She asks the boatwoman to take her somewhere around the marsh. The prostitute asks her to keep an eye out for her if she is late. After a few minutes, she hears the sound of window breaking and enters the conflict between the prostitute and her client, supporting her.
KOOROSH ASGARI Koorosh.firstname.lastname@example.org
"Bullfighting" presents an unprecedented insight into bullfighting: the experience of the bull as a sentient being. Filmed in Spain over three years, it shows the consequences for the animals that step into the ring and empathizes with them through their facial expressions, body language and reactions during the fight.
JAIME ALEKOS +34 665 034 531 - email@example.com
We are all condemned to work and repeat the same empty routines. Can we ever reach that carrot which they want to keep us forever busy with, chasing something we do not need? Groompy, a cartoon, is about to find out.
ANDRÉS AGUILAR: T. +5939 97468373 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Prudence looks in strange places for someone she lost a long time ago.
CONCHA ALONSO VALDIFIESO T. +34 687 796 862 - email@example.com
Dogs bark in the neighbourhood while David takes Angela to training. Although they are siblings, they have nothing in common. But when night falls, the pack protects itself, above everything else.
Agencia FREAK T. +34 927 248 248 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank is 19 years old. He's a good boy, and his friends too. It's just that it's summer in La Louvière, and they do not have much to do with those hot nights when life is slowing down. That night, Frank will be able to say that something unusual has happened - unless he has to say the opposite: something unusual has not happened - just because it's all Franck's problem: did his life begin or not? It's up to him to choose, and that's what the movie says.
HAUTENAUVE BENJAMIN +32 485 921 919 - email@example.com
The boxer Daniel Rey returns to the ring for the most important fight of his whole career. Beyond victory or defeat he will have to fight for something more important.
SERGIO ÁLVAREZ TEJERO +34 671 245 584 - firstname.lastname@example.org
A group of Arabic-speaking asylum seekers arrives at the border of an English-speaking country and can go no further. They squabble with the border guards every day until a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between the two groups.
PASARGARD FILM: T. +009888271493 - email@example.com
The Kiss is the story of Paolo, a museum guard who watches over Rodin's sculpture Le Baiser (The Kiss). Being in the presence of this eternal kiss, day after day,brings Paolo’s heart’s desire centre stage; to know what romantic love is. The Kiss explores the magical and mystical relationship that flourishes between a work of art and its observer.
AGENCIA AUDIOVISUAL FREAK: T. +34 927 248 248 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominique had been the most prestigious talent scout in París. Now, he is only the shadow of his former self, until he discovers Sofía, a Spanish flamenco dancer who emigrated to France because of the Spanish Civil War and who is hiding the secret of the greatest talent in history.
JOSÉ ALBERTO VICENTE HERRERA: T. +34 636 430 548 - email@example.com
There are people who, when they suddenly fall in love, feel butterflies in their stomachs, their hearts race and they feel their whole body vibrate... But other people, of a darker nature, have more interesting things happening to them.
JORDI PIULACHS: T. +34 659 421 014 - firstname.lastname@example.org
A young woman, who became an adult without choosing to, wonders how to unravel a pattern of violence that is repeated in her town generation after generation.
ANAIS TARACENA: T. +5023 075064 - email@example.com
A father and his son live in an isolated farmhouse. They have just lost and buried the mother. Silence, embarrassment and hunger settles in between them. The son finds a lost donkey. He decides to take care of it and take responsibility for it. A wonderful friendship grows between them.
JUAN FRANCISCO VIRUEGA: T. +343 625 557 228 - firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Sierra Maestra mountain range, José Manuel explains his vision of the world through an in-depth knowledge of the secrets of nature to his granddaughter Malena. Plants and people bear great similarities and must be respected. José Manuel hopes that Malena inherits the knowledge that he in turn received from his father and becomes a great tree of the woodland.
CLAUDIA CLAREMI: T. +34 605 551 663 - email@example.com
A new kid in town shows up at the high school boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will his talent and drive be enough to make the team...?
JEANNIE DONOHOE: T. +1 6467 654613 - firstname.lastname@example.org
On April 23, 1971, Mallorca experienced an extraordinary event; the arrest of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The reason was the kidnapping of a girl called Kyoko.
AGENCIA AUDIOVISUAL FREAK T. +34 927 248 248 - email@example.com
A journey into a world controlled by bird-headed men completely devoid of emotions.
MAËVA JACQUES T. +32 485 162 012 - firstname.lastname@example.org
In a country where marital rape is not a crime, it took a lot for Smita to escape from an abusive marriage. She lives in a one room apartment in Mumbai, earning a living by making imitation mangalasutras (necklace worn by married women). But the recent tranquillity of her life is shaken when the doorbell rings.
REEMA SENGUPTA: T. +91 9920 669936 - email@example.com
A boy throws himself into the sea without looking back. Each breath is a memory; every stroke, some more hope.
PABLO BARCE ORELLANA: T. +34 662 064 152 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Assia, a 15-year-old girl, has a triple culture: French, Moroccan and Portuguese. In class, she seems to be worried. Through a civic course work she has to define, without using writing the notion of "How to Live With One Another". Through her work, Assia explains her illness, an injustice that she and her family suffered during the terrorist attack of November 2015 in Paris.
PASARGARD FILM: T. +009888271493 - email@example.com
At the height of adolescence, Javi is training long and hard to learn to play football. However, Javi's idea of a future career is very different to a sport such as football. Javi has to face his own decision and be able to express it, despite the possible consequences.
JULIÁN CANDÓN: T. +34 649 441 042 - firstname.lastname@example.org
In a park, a tiny girl inflates a huge balloon. A boy watches her and is about to burst this balloon, but the mother of the little girl tries to dissuade him.
PIERRE DUGOWSON: T. +33 661 341 458 - email@example.com
'Almería, Land of Short Films' is designed to give local directors and producers’ films the lead role, even if they were shot elsewhere. It is also aimed at other creators who have moved to our province from different areas around the country.
In this third edition the audience will find out what concerns, surprises and exites to those people fighting from this corner in Spain to be fuitful for seventh art. A proposal of 16 very different short films spanning all genres.
Over two days of october in mithycal Cervantes Theatre, spectators will be able to discover the short films which were entered in the competition in 2016, but, were unfortunately not selected for the official section due to the fact they were compiting with hundreds of films all over the world.
First season is on 16th october 8,30 p.m.
Second season is on 23rd october 8,30 p.m.
The County Council of Almería announces the 6th International Photographic Competition 'Almería, tierra de cine', within the framework of activities included in the 17th Almería International Film Festival which will be held between 17 - 24 November, 2018.
All pictures that capture landscapes of film locations in the province of Almería shall be considered. The pictures may match with locations from movies filmed in Almería or suggest new locations in Almería province.
Open to all photographers and all nationalities. Each participant is to present a series of at least 3 and a maximum of 6 photographs.
Submission of work will end on 19 September 2018.
You may submit your photos here: FICAL 2018 - Submission to the 6th International Photographic Competition 'Almería, tierra de cine'
The photographs are to be sent as an annex together with the registration, in a JPG, a resolution of 72 dpi and 1200 pixels on the long side. The maximum size must not exceed 1 Mb.
Rules and regulations for International short film Competition
The 17th Almería International Film Festival will be held in Almería (Spain), in order to promote the province of Almeria through the strengthening the historical links of the province with the audiovisual industry and culture, from Saturday 17th November to Saturday 24th November 2018. The Festival is organized by Almería Provincial Council.
All domestically or internationally produced short films, filmed in 35 mm or 16 mm celluloid, or in High Definition Video (or higher) shall be considered eligible for competition. The films should last no longer than 30 minutes (credits included).
The production date must not be prior to 1st January 2017.
The registration deadline is 10th August, 2018.
In order to enter, the movie should be sent through only one of the next channels (according to geographic origin of the production company or director):