August 3, 2019

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The 10 Cerdanya Film Festival today hosts the projection of 180 productions

A total of 180 films, selected from among the nearly 3,000 recipes from around the world, will compete in the different sections of the 10th Cerdanya Film Fest, which from today and until August 11 will be held between Puigcerdà, Llívia, Martinet and Bellver de Cerdanya. As the organization points out in a statement, "the contest is again taking a step forward as a great summer audiovisual event in Catalonia", with "a notable increase in the number of professionals and competitors" that participate.

The inauguration will take place grandmother Puigcerdà, from 2/4 of 5 pm with the projection of the historical TOP 4 of short films of the Festival and will feature the performance of The Piano Seekers, who will offer a small piano concert with soundtracks All sessions will take place at the Cerdà Museum in Puigcerdà, except in the morning at Martinet Bunkers Park (in an artillery bunker outside normal visit and equipped for the occasion) and in the morning at Llívia, in the Tower Bernat de So (s.XII), belonging to the Municipal Museum of Pharmacy.

The festival's screening program is divided into four main themes. The first will revolve around the best shorts of the year and unpublished films. In this section, the films stand out Watermelon juice (awarded to the Berlinale), The land calling Anne (awarded in Medina del Campo), Bad faith (awarded to Edinburg -the Oscar-winning premier) i Nacho does not drive (awarded at the Malaga Festival). The second axis focuses on national and international fiction feature films. Stand out H0US3 (Catalan science fiction film), Try (American production), Santa Clara (western Bolivian), Kill God (awarded at the Sitges festival), The hill of the gods (awarded in Sitges) i Black Eyes (awarded in Malaga).

The third section, documentaries "with added value", revolves around different themes (social, ethnographic, historical …). Stand out The disciples of Marcel Duchamp, Andrea Motis the silent trumpet, The last Aviator (on historical memory of a Republican combatant from Organyà) i Gaudí, the architect of God (about Gaudí and the Sagrada Familia). The shorts of augmented reality make up the fourth axis of films in competition. The films will be able to be seen through the smartphones of the spectators in panels located in the Hall of the Cerdà Museum. It is a series of short proposals of less than 5 minutes and varied themes.

Parallel activities

Regarding the parallel activities, the festival organizes a Professional Day (with visit to the Parc dels Búnquers de Martinet), several workshops for young people ( SMARTfilms -Curts made with smartphones- and a young workshop of shooting with professional guidance), activities for children («make your own movie theater and workshop of taumatrops»), the Trivial-Vermouth film and a workshop of Augmented Reality.

Finally, in Bellver de Cerdanya, the Audiovisual Creation Laboratory will be held, an activity inspired by the Kino Kabaret movement halfway between a professional meeting and a shooting activity, where 50 audiovisual professionals will try to create between 8 and 10 short films during the days that the activity lasts.

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