Canarias Cinema shall have four features and fourteen short films in competition



Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Monday, March 12, 2018. The eighteenth edition of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival will screen 20 works connected to the Archipelago: cinema made in the Canaries, or by Canarian people or people related to the islands. In addition to the selected films, 14 short films and 4 over-forty-minute features, there will be two more out-of-competition works that offer a different view of cinema than the one it has been seen so far in the Canarias Cinema section.

The Canarian filmmakers will introduce their pieces during the first weekend of the Festival, just like they did last year: the short films will be divided into two groups and the features will have their own spot in this edition’s program. Their screening shall result in the first two awards of this edition, granted by a committee made up of three professionals of the sector such as the founder and editor of Mundo Hispánico, a monthly magazine edited in Switzerland and published in Spanish, Miguel Rodríguez; the influencer, writer and journalist Sabina Urraca, who is also a collaborator of publications such as Vice, Tentaciones,, Tribus Ocultas, Ajoblanco or El Comidista, among others; and the director of ZINEBI – Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Vanesa Fernández.

Jury and audience will face a program that seeks, like the rest of the Festival, reflection while questioning the limits established by the industry. It is a selection of 18 competing works, out of the 79 submitted, that shows a notable presence of narrative lines, opened, once again, to different genres that go from fiction to animation and, especially, to non-fiction, with different works that have used found footage.

The Festival shall have again filmmakers of the like of Miguel G. Morales, Macu Machín, Samuel M. Delgado and Helena Girón, Amaury Santana, Rafael Navarro, Daniel León Lacave or José Ángel Alayón, this last one as a producer, all of whom are part of the history of the Gran-canarian festival as well as of the catalog of other important film competitions. They are a group of filmmakers who have defended for years the cinema made in the Archipelago and by Canarian people as an exercise of resistance and who last year claimed in the Islands that this film model should be considered a cultural asset.

The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Film Festival also adds new talents to the group of filmmakers with the work of the students from the Escuela de Cine Infantil y Juvenil Cámara y Acción.

The selection committee has also valued two works that may be seen out of competition, Apocalipsis Voodoo, by Vasni Ramos, which has already participated in the seventh edition of the Cutrecon Festival, a crazy buddy movie, unique in the Spanish film panorama that combines kung fu, Mexican wrestling, voodoo and zombies; and Bárbara Nadie by Ayoze García González, an excellent example of appropriation cinema thanks to which he manages to form a new discourse.

Interesting data:
Works submitted: 79 (16 features and 63 short films).


20 años si es mucho… (20 years, yes it´s a lot) (Daniel Mendoza, Spain and Uruguay, 2018, 20 min.)
Ángel caído (Fallen Angel) (Miguel G. Morales, Spain, 2018, 6,30 min.)
Archipiélago fantasma (Dailo Barco, Spain, 2017, 16 min.)
Diques (Sara Álvarez, Spain, 2017, 3,59 min.)
Dua2litet (Rafael Marrero, Spain, 4 min.)
El Mar inmóvil (The Still Sea) (Macu Machín, Spain, 2018, 11 min.)
Soju (Rafael Navarro, Spain, 2018, 20,37 min.)
Clavijo, tu amor (Amaury Santana, Spain, 2017, 10,55 min.)
Insight (Hugo Herrera González, Spain, 2017, 13 min.)
La muñeca rota (Daniel León Lacave, Spain, 2017, 16 min.)
Morir en el intento (Die Trying) (Students from Escuela de Cine Infantil y Juvenil Cámara y Acción, Spain, 2017, 13 min.)
Nocturnos (Miguel A. Mejías, Spain, 2018, 17 min.)
Nouvelle Cuisine (Manuel Reyes Halaby, Spain, 2017, 5 min.)
Plus Ultra (Samuel M. Delgado and Helena Girón, Spain, 2017, 13 min.)



Raíces (Mi hoa Lee, Spain, 2017, 63 min.)
Las postales de Roberto (Dailo Barco, Spain, 2017, 87 min.)
Telúrico (Telluric) (Sergio Morales and Ulises Morales, Spain, 2018, 90 min.)
El mar nos mira de lejos (Manuel Muñoz, Spain, 2017, 92 min.)

Apocalipsis Voodoo (Vasni Ramos, Spain, 2018, 94 min.)
Bárbara Nadie (Ayoze García González, Spain, 2018, 50 min.)

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