2017 - Workshops and meetings

In recent years the essay film has prevailed as the most useful and innovative discipline to reflect on past and current cinema. Reviews made from film pictures have proven as valuable for film analysis as traditional written reviews, being able of communicating ideas and thoughts words do not reach. Authors such as Adrian Martin, Cristina Álvarez López, Kogonada or Kevin B. Lee have revolutionized this discipline to the point of elevating the essay film to the category of art. Yet this technique is barely used in Spain.

The workshop will delve into the essay film’s limitless possibilities with three first lessons dealing with the screening and discussion of the different forms and approaching strategies to the discipline, such as the comparison between two filmmakers, a revision of a given author’s career or an essay in first person, and two days for the making of a work that will be screened and discussed by the rest of the participants during the workshop’s last session.

LECTURER: JAVIER H. ESTRADA is a film critic and programmer who, since 2015, runs the FILMADRID programming (of which he is co-founder). He is a member of Caimán, Cuadernos de Cine y Secuencias’ editorial department, too. Since 2016 he runs the course (R)evoluciones audiovisuales for the audiovisual creation school Master LAV (Madrid).

SCHEDULE: April 3, 4 and 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

VENUE: Rodríguez Quegles Palacete.

ENTRY PRICE: 40 EU (32 EU students and the unemployed).

ENTRY PROCEDURE: contact the Parallel Activities’ programming team of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival through:

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