The most radical section of the Festival, Bande à Part, will show nine competing titles


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Wednesday 6 April 2022.- The boldest cinema comes back to compete in Bande à Part. According to one of the programmers of the Festival and one of the oldest members of the Selection Committee, Antonio Weinrichter, the trends that appear in this section include “first-person essays and the processing of archive materials, two formats that very often support each other to the point of forming a single protean category”.

Three female experts on contemporary art and experimental cinema will be the ones in charge of granting the award of the section. They are distributor and sales agent María Vera, founder of Kino Rebelde, a company focused on creative distribution of non-fiction, experimental and hybrid narratives; cultural journalist Rosa Pérez, who is a member of the Association MAV (Women in Visual Arts) and the international collective of women in electronic creation Female: Pressure, and also backs SONORAS, a cross-sector network striving to ensure women’s visibility in sound creation; and programmer and producer Marina Kožul, who has worked in the field of short films and alternative cinema for fifteen years developing audiovisual projects, curating, and publishing.

The films competing for the Bande à Part Award, valued at 5,000 for the director, are:

Screening Room by Jessica McGoff (United Kingdom, 2021, 9 min.)

A Night of Knowing Nothing by Payal Kapadia (India, France, 2021, 97 min.)

Sine die by Camila Moreiras (Spain, 2021, 15 min.)

Freedom from Everything by Mike Hoolboom (Canada, 2022, 87 min.)

Nazarbazi by Maryam Tafakory (Iran, United Kingdom, 2022,19 min.)

Una planta en el desierto / A Plant In the Desert by Claudia Sánchez (Spain, 2021, 19 min.)

Rewind & Play by Alain Gomis (France, Germany, 2022, 65 min.)

Metaleptic Attack by Johannes Binotto (Switzerland, 2021, 6 min.)

The Timekeepers of Eternity by Aristotelis Maragkos (Greece, United Kingdom, 2021, 62 min.)


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