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dFeria 2018 - XXVI Artes Escénicas

Wednesday, March 1, 2018

dFeria 2018 - RETOM

An appointment that you cannot miss!

dFERIA is an unmissable event for the performing arts sector. It has become a clear benchmark for professionals throughout Spain and continues to strengthen its ties with the Latin American and European markets. The San Sebastian Fair specialized in indoor shows in both dance and theater is characterized by excellence in the selection and exhibition of the shows presented.

Boosting the performing arts market, mediating and interrelating its agents, and bringing novelty and innovation are basic objectives that are carefully monitored year after year, with special attention to promoting Basque companies.

Four days of intense activity that make dFERIA a festival for the city and a great party for professionals and amateurs, the festival of performing arts.!

The Fair is an extraordinary meeting platform between different agents of the sector, in which multiple possibilities of exchange of experiences and artistic contracts are promoted. The Donostia Fair generates, directly and indirectly, a significant volume of business, establishing itself as a market with a quality label.

Donostia welcomes, thanks to dFERIA, more than 150 actors and actresses working in the different programmed shows, in addition to more than 400 professionals, of which 200 are programmers, approximately. Among them is the presence of an important representation of the programmers of the main theaters and festivals of the State, as well as international programmers, both European and Latin American.

The scenic programming and professional activities planned are the following:

dFeria 2018 program

Professional activities program 2018

The Villamarta Theater presents the Festival de Jerez 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

From Friday, February 23 to Saturday, March 10, the 22nd edition of the Jerez Festival will take place

The Villamarta Theater presents the Festival de Jerez 2018

From the opening gala, which will star the National Ballet of Spain, to the closing gala that will be carried out by Manuel Fernández 'El Carpeta', the most distinguished of cante, dance and toque return to one of the fundamental enclaves of the world of the jondo. Artists of the stature of Manuel Liñán, recent National Dance Award, Rocío Molina, Ana Morales, Rosario Toledo, El Choro, Gema Moneo, Rafael Carrasco, Isabel Bayón, Andrés Peña, Sara Calero, the Andalusian Flamenco Ballet or the winners of the Turin 'Flamenco Puro' international dance competition, will be the protagonists of the dance section.

For the 2018 edition, the Villamarta Theater aims for women to take command in cante. Thus, despite the fact that the Palacio de Villavicencio has been eliminated as a scenic space, both in the Sala Compañía and in the Sala Paúl or Bodega 'Los Apóstoles', they will be María Terremoto, Rosario La Tremendita, Encarna Anillo, Gema Caballero and Rocío Márquez, those in charge of giving the voice to the Festival de Jerez, although also Vicente Soto, who will present 'Diez lustros de cante. To the woman, verses of reparation 'or David Carpio and Ezequiel Benítez, who will present their own record works, will be part of the programming content.

As is customary, the Jerez Festival always has the flamenco guitar playing as a soloist very present. And for the next edition, Antonio Rey, Santiago Lara, David Carmona and José Carlos Gómez will act as ambassadors for the cousin and the staff, along with an appointment that will star Pepe Habichuela and Diego de Morón in the Sala Paúl, hand in hand , joining his guitars again under the show 'Guitarras de Cal' on the closing day of the Festival de Jerez 2018. In addition, Diego Villegas - saxophonist, flutist and harmonica player, will present his latest album 'Bajo de Guía'.

In addition, the 2018 Jerez Festival will once again have the 'Winery Gatherings' at the Wine Regulatory Council, where together with the press conferences scheduled for each of the event days, it will also serve as a place for conferences, colloquia and presentations of projects, works and literary works.

The schedule and courses of the Festival de Jerez 2018 are as follows:

Jerez Festival Program 2018

Jerez Festival Courses 2018

FETEN 2018 begins

Thursday, February 15, 2018

“We don't want to fill the theaters with children; we want children to enjoy theater ”, Marián Osácar

Marián Osácar, director of FETEN

On the 18th, a new edition of the European Fair of Performing Arts for Boys and Girls, FETEN 2018, launches with the satisfaction of receiving new endorsements after the Max Award granted in the last edition and a 25th place in the Observatory of culture. This consultation prepared annually by the Contemporary Foundation, equates the event with festivals and spaces such as La Casa Encendida in Madrid, or Primavera Sound in Barcelona.

Marián Osácar, director of FETEN, sees the key to the success of the fair in the large influx. Good programming attracts professionals who see FETEN as a good work tool, this generates a wide range of possibilities for FETEN when it comes to choosing, growing and enriching themselves.

Another key to FETEN is the support of the public, who, with the school community and families, bring a large number of children to this festival.

European Fair of Performing Arts for Boys and Girls

FETEN 2018 begins

FETEN is a space that promotes exchanges and cooperation between the different sectors of creation and distribution of the performing arts, especially focused on children.

The importance and the enhancement acquired by the Theater for children in Spain and in practically all of Europe, raises the need for a place or space where to combine, exchange, share and enable interests, experiences, knowledge and direct links between programmers , companies and professionals in the environment; trying together to elevate and dignify an ever greater quality of the performing arts made for and by minors.

In all FETEN editions a fundamental structure is maintained. That is to say, a Fair nature, which brings together programmers, distributors ... from our country and Europe, with what this means to strengthen the market; but also, the exhibition of shows, discussion forums, book presentations, exhibitions, etc., which contribute to enhance and enrich everything that has to do with this aspect of culture.

Since the first edition, in 1991, and within its programming, a series of debates and meetings have been held with the firm intention of combining the educational fact with the theatrical, since the theater is a fundamental channel of expression and communication between the individual, society and culture. Proposals from leading specialists in the field of children's and youth theater from different points of view, contribute to making these debates a dynamic forum for approaching the problem of the theatrical event aimed at children and adolescents.

All this leads to FETEN having, not only the market aspect (exhibition of theatrical proposals and their hiring by promoters and programmers), but also a permanent and continuous debate framework.

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Registration of professionals and reservation of tickets FETEN 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Registration of professionals and reservation of tickets FETEN 2018

Until Thursday, January 25, 2018, the registration period for professionals and reservation of FETEN 2018 tickets will be open.

FETEN, the European Fair of Performing Arts for Boys and Girls, will celebrate its twenty-seventh edition, between Sunday 18 and Friday 23 February 2018.

To attend the fair as a Professional you must fill in this form and take into account the conditions.


34 International Music Festival of the Canary Islands

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

34 Festival Internacional de Musica de Canarias - RETOM

The 34th edition of the Canary Islands International Music Festival will be held from January 11 to February 17, 2018. The symphonic program will open in Fuerteventura and, the following days, in Gran Canaria and Tenerife. And it will be with a great Festival production by José Carlos Plaza, a prestigious theater director who has won the National Theater Award three times. It will stage "Iván el Terrible" by Prokofiev, with the narration of the actor José Coronado and the interpretation of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Choir of Spain, conducted by César Álvarez, with Polina Shamaeva, mezzo-soprano and Alexey Zelenkov, baritone.

The Festival will also feature one of the great musical groups on the world scene, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Pablo Heras Casado, the Spanish conductor with the most international projection today. They will be accompanied as a soloist by the pianist Javier Perianes, who will perform Bela Bartok's Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3.

In this edition they will have the visit of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra with Dalibor Karvay as conductor and soloist. In addition to Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, they will perform on La Palma and Lanzarote.

The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Guillermo García Calvo and will have as soloist the great Russian pianist Alexei Volodín, who will interpret Rachmaninov's wonderful Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra. As the centenary of the birth of Leonard Berstein is being celebrated, they will perform his Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story".

Karel Mark Chichon makes his debut at the Festival as the new director of the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman as soloist, performing Bela Bartok's Concerto for viola and orchestra.

They will also participate in the Festival, visiting the islands, the "Nordic Voices", a magnificent choir made up of six of the best voices in northern Europe, the "Ensemble Praeteritum", interpreting two quintets for clarinet and strings, and the "Klengel Quartet" , four cellos that play in the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, with a heterogeneous program that ranges from Bach to Carlos Gardel.

The "Follow the Music" project will continue, in which young students from all the islands participate.


See full schedule


35 Malaga Theater Festival 2018, January 7 to February 11

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

35 Malaga Theater Festival 2018, January 7 to February 11

35 Malaga Theater Festival 2018, January 7 to February 11 - Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Juan Echanove, Rocío Molina, Fernando Tejero or Pepón Nieto among others will gather at the event that will bring more than forty works to the capital, eight of them absolute premieres.

Malaga Theater Festival 2018

Life will once again be pure theater at the Teatro Cervantes and the Echegaray in Malaga at the beginning of the year. Just after the Christmas festivities, the 35th Malaga Theater Festival will begin, which will be held from January 7 to February 11 in the two scenic spaces of the capital, in addition to including a special function at the Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio and two passes in the ESAD theater room.

Well-known names such as Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, María Barranco, Fernando Tejero, Rocío Molina, Juan Echanove or Pepón Nieto from Malaga will go through the tables of an event with tickets already on sale through the usual distribution channels. for the 42 works that make up its program, eight of them absolute premieres.

In this way, the 35th Malaga Theater Festival will once again be a diverse event open to all trends that will cover all genres in which classics such as mergers and risks alternate while staging large format with monologues.

Open Theater, from Comedy to Drama

From comedy to drama, from dance to musical concert or from performance to traditional puppets, all with a luxurious cast that function after function will bring to the city great figures of the interpretation of our country. Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Maggie Civantos in Troyanas; Adriana Ozores and Fernando Tejero in La Cantante Calva; Rocío Molina in her Fall from Heaven; Kiti Mánver in Sensible, the adaptation of Smoking Room with, among others, Edu Soto; the return to the Cervantes Theater by Juan Echanove with Sueños; Ana Fernández's double in with El Lunar by Lady Chatterley and Chejov, Tres Hermanas and Pepón Nieto and María Barranco in a choral cast of La Comedia de las Mentiras are some of the heavyweights of the national stage scene who will stop with their works in the festival, which will end with the seventh performance of the musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

The bulk of the program will be divided between the Echegaray and Cervantes Theater, which will host 25 and 14 plays respectively. They will be joined once again by the Hotel Vincci Posada del Patio, which will restore La Líquida's Hunger and a new stage will also be added, the room of the Higher School of Dramatic Art, where Yllana will exhibit Chefs and The Best of Yllana.

In total, more than 40 plays, more than a third of them staged by Malaga teams, which will welcome cultural activity to 2018 in a period that will also coincide with the Children's Theater Cycle, in an attempt to make the theatrical offer attractive to all its recipients, from the public in love with comedies and musicals to the discoverers of experiments, without forgetting the smallest of the family.

The extensive program will be completed with two parallel activities that will take place at the Pedro Aparicio Active Culture Center. The first one will take place on January 10, when the Malaga International Theater Festival exhibition opens. 1991-1995 and on the last day of the month, Wednesday 31st, with the presentation of the book-disc Espejo Capricho Escénico, by Javier Viana. In 2018, the Urte Teatro, Microteatro Málaga, Joaquín Eléjar Room, La Cochera Cabaret and La Caja Blanca will participate in the complementary poster of the Off of the Festival.

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INAEM announces a folklore research grant

Friday, December 15, 2017

The endowment of this scholarship will be 4,500 euros. The term ends on December 30

Folklore Research Grant

The Spanish section of CIOFF® (International Council of Organizations of Folklore and Traditional Arts Festivals) and the INAEM (Institute of Performing Arts and Music) are launching, for the first time, an annual call to apply for a research scholarship in folklore.

This year the theme is "Dance, dance and popular music (song and musical instruments), related to any of the different cultures of the Spanish territory".

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Individuals or work teams formed for this purpose may apply for this scholarship. The proposed work must be carried out within a maximum period of one year, with an endowment of 4,500 euros.

Candidates must submit, before December 30, the following documentation:

  • Request of the candidate, and in the case of a team, its representative, by letter addressed to the president of CIOFF®-Spain.
  • Photocopy of the DNI.
  • CV of the applicant, and in the case of a team, of all its members, in relation to the studies carried out, professional activities carried out, research carried out, awards obtained, publications, etc.
  • Detailed report, which will be presented in Spanish and in digital format, which must include:

  • Interest of the job.
  • Methodology to be used.
  • Scope, duration and research stages of the work.
  • Sources and work centers

The judge

The jury will be chosen by CIOFF® and INAEM from among specialists from the disciplines that are the reason for this scholarship. The result of the granting of the scholarship will be announced within a maximum period of three months from the deadline for receipt of the documentation.

III ITECAM B2B Business Meeting in Tomelloso

Friday, November 30, 2017

III ITECAM B2B Business Meeting in Tomelloso

INDUSTRIAS MAQUIESCENIC participates in the III B2B Business Meeting organized in Tomelloso by the Instituto Tecnológico del Metal de C-LM, ITECAM. The meeting is promoting 485, 40% more than in the last edition. The inauguration of this business initiative has been in charge of the general director of Companies, Competitiveness and Internationalization, Javier Rosell, the mayor of Tomelloso, and the president of ITECAM.

Among others, important international companies from countries such as Mexico, Peru, Chile and Uruguay have participated.

The president of ITECAM has called the meeting a resounding success and a milestone that companies have known how to value. All this, he has continued to explain, thanks to the quality work of ITECAM itself and the weight of its sponsors.

Madrid in Dance 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

33rd edition of the Madrid en Danza international festival from November 21 to December 17

Madrid in Dance 2017

The Madrid International Dance Festival reaches its 32nd edition, consolidating its philosophy of openness to all genres of the specialty and with a desire to shore up its cosmopolitanism, something that can be summarized in the fact of having a strong and unbreakable democratic principle with the dissemination of the arts of movement in all its extension and variety.

As its main purpose, Madrid en Danza is due to its audience, which is all of us, and that is why its program ranges from the great academic ballet to the new flamenco ballet, from dance-theater and international contemporary dance to the revitalization of style neoclassical and Spanish dance and its figures.

Madrid en Danza is also due to the progressive evolution in all channels and styles of expression, in the awareness that a large community like ours naturally harbors endless tastes and preferences.

That is why this year's program is designed with the firm intention of attending and including all the artists and trends that today populate the current panorama and the increasingly numerous offer.

This approach places the Madrid festival, one of the oldest in the Spanish State and undoubtedly the most traditional and prestigious, in the important task of choosing an annual program. Thus, we have explored new productions by established choreographers, emerging artists who are already more than a firm promise, and repertoire works that themselves represent the highest quality.

We are sensitive to the profound aesthetic changes that we are experiencing in this world, to the technological advances and the powerful craftsmanship that arises from the exchange with other branches of theatrical and plastic art.

Dance is change in itself and it has always been a fertile ground for experimentation and discoveries, a dynamic that we have tried to collect and show in the security of having an audience as numerous as it is faithful.

It's dance time in the Community of Madrid.

Check the full program of activities: Madrid in Dance Program 2017.

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Meetings TE-VEO Valladolid 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

"JOVENES ENCUENTROS" Performing Arts Festival for children and youth from November 7 to 12

Meetings TE-VEO Valladolid 2017

From November 7 to 12, the Calderón Theater and the Valladolid Arts Laboratory (LAVA) will give their stages to the XIX Festival of performing arts for children and youth organized by the TE VEO Association and the Municipal Foundation of Culture.

This year the protagonists will be young people and the performing arts aimed at them.

We are going to give them the floor, we are going to go hand in hand to know what they want and how they want it. It is important that the shows talk about the issues that concern and concern them, we think that they need to identify with themes inherent to their moment of transition, with resources close to them such as: projections, contemporary dance, music, new technologies... and that is why we want to listen to them.

  • We are going to put the school campaigns aimed at young people in the spotlight because when the artists physically approach them, when the artists go to their study center or talk to them after the performance, a fundamental empathy is created so that they appreciate the work and labor behind a show.
  • We want to involve more local and regional entities so that they "attend" the artistic needs of these young people. We would like to walk alongside them because we believe that it is the only way to reach them.
  • For too many years we have been wondering why young people do not come to see shows and now we have the opportunity to have them in front of them, to ask them, to listen to them and above all to share with them places and spaces for meeting and getting closer. That is why these I See You Meetings have set the objective of putting the accent on facilitating communication between creators and young people.

We have thought of some "YOUNG ENCOUNTERS" almost exclusively directed at them and by them. With tables, workshops and shows designed for and by them.

Throughout 8 days we will have among us very close people who are working with them: Lucía Miranda and Nina Reglero, who will be in charge of opening the Meetings. And tables for reflection and debate with Juan Berzal (Ultramarinos de Lucas), Julia Carazo (LaSal Teatro), Jose María Viteri (director of the Calderón theater), La Nave of the Calderón theater (Noelia Toribio and María Sotelo), Esther Perez Arribas (Pie left Theater) and Jose Manuel Serrano from the Seville Emerging Festival. Workshops with "Strawberries with Cream".

Check the program of activities and shows: Full program.

The registration period ends on November 3, register through this link: registrations


22 MASDANZA 2017 - from Oct 14 to Nov 4

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

22 MASDANZA 2017

The International Festival of Contemporary Dance of the Canary Islands, baptized as MASDANZA, was born in Gran Canaria in 1996 at the initiative of Natalia Medina, director since its inception and, supported by the Department of Culture of the San Bartolomé de Tirajana City Council. This Council was able to see and support this initiative in which an interest in covering an important area within the world of culture was glimpsed and that until then was not included in the program of activities of any public or private institution in the Canary Islands.

Since its beginnings in 1996, MASDANZA has been consolidating year after year, going from having a regional character in its first edition, to a national character in the second, and international from the sixth edition, acquiring a form beyond our borders and opening up to the participation of international creators.

MASDANZA, has acquired notoriety beyond our community, providing a new cultural alternative for the Canary Islands. We have the most reliable proof in the growing attendance of spectators in each edition, which thanks to their presence and curiosity to discover new creators and trends has allowed this Festival to reaffirm itself as a leader in the national and international arena.

At first the spectators were professionals and dance fans, but each year we have managed to awaken the interest of a lay public who have been able to discover a new and interesting form of artistic expression that until now seemed to be aimed at minorities.

MASDANZA has two official competition sections: Solo Contest and Choreographic Contest.

Parallel to the contest, different activities are carried out: Invited Companies, Break-Dance Championship, Masdanza Showcase, Dance Marathon, Exhibitions, Dance in Open Spaces, Conferences, Courses and Dance Workshops.

The Organization is sensitive to the difficulty that new creators face to open a gap in the professional scene, for this reason it guarantees the participation in important national and international meetings, circuits and dance spaces of the winning pieces, at the same time as supports dancers with scholarships and grants.

After 21 years we can say that MASDANZA is a launching pad for new local, national and international creators. And due to the geographic location of our islands, acts like MASDANZA demonstrate the TRANSCONTINENTALITY of the Canary Islands in this movement of people from Latin America-Africa-Europe.

MASDANZA, is an international showcase for the Canary Islands, which for a few days becomes the nerve center of the world avant-garde in dance and an unprecedented benchmark in this community.

Program 22 MASDANZA

MASDANZA offers in its XXII Edition a varied program of activities. Surprise yourself with the spectacular International Break-Dance Championship, XII Breaking MASDANZA, participate in its new section MASDANZA Cinema, experience the joy of children in the Section "Cultural Recreations", live outdoor dance in the Section "Dance in Spaces Open "and enjoy the performances in both Competitions helping to award the Audience Award.

Full program

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42nd Edition of the Vitoria-Gasteiz International Theater Festival

Monday, October 2, 2017

42nd Edition of the Vitoria-Gasteiz International Theater Festival

El Festival Internacional de Teatro llega este 6 de octubre a Vitoria en su 42 edición con 19 estrenos y 31 espectáculos que apuestan por la creación local e internacional y por nuevos lenguajes escénicos. Esta 42 edición finalizará el 26 de noviembre.

International proposals

Thus, the festival will host performances by 10 international companies from Russia, the United Kingdom, Argentina, France, Italy, Brazil and Switzerland and will give an important space to local groups with 13 shows, of which 4 will be in Basque.

Regarding the international companies that will approach Vitoria, the presence of great references on the European scene stands out, both directors and production centers, such as: Declan Donellan and his company Check by Jowl, which will inaugurate this 42nd edition with their particular vision of universe of William Shakespeare and the play Twelfth Night; the proposal of theaters as important as the Young Vic in London, or Teatro de la Ville in Paris, which in collaboration with the English company 1927 will give life to the play GOLEM; the freshness of the gypsy band Tiger Lillies; the Italian creator Emiliano Pesarri, with his company No Gravity Dance; the Argentine company La Gotera en la Azotea, a special prize at the European children's theater fair; or a new selection of the best of the Birmingham festival with three pieces from Italy, Switzerland and France that cover languages such as dance, performance or the new circus.

National creation

As always, the festival will also bring together the most interesting proposals from the national scene with the presence of prominent performers: Juan Echanove, Malena Alterio, Daniel Grao, Adriana Ozores, Fernanda Orazi, as well as the Alava actress Ainhoa ​​Santamaría, Max award winner and proclaimer of the festivities of La Blanca 2017. All of them under the direction of famous playwrights such as Andrés Lima, Alfredo Santol, Eduardo Vasco, Calixto Bieito or Gerardo Vera.

There will also be dance proposals, with VORONIA by La Veronal, and No Gravity Dance; and shows in Basque, a total of 4, with two very ambitious productions: Soka, the result of the collaboration of the three theaters in the Basque capitals and the NUEVAS DRAMATURGIAS program, and the next production by the Arriaga Theater: OBABAKOAK, by Bernardo Atxaga, Directed by Calixto Bieito.

Regarding the offer of local creators, there will be companies such as El Mono Habitado, Colectivo Monstrenko, Piszifaktoria, Parasite Kolektiboa, Tanttaka, Teatro Paraíso, Markeliñe and Krego Martín Danza.

True to its appointment, the contest will also offer theater for the family and the Bebes Project, as well as its usual cycles in civic centers -with fresher and more fun shows- such as JIM AKTUAL, from the Ibáñez de Matauco theater, and The show in Ibaiondo.

Affordable prices

In its 42nd edition, the Vitoria-Gasteiz International Theater Festival will have a budget of 340,000 euros, of which 30,000 will be provided by the Basque Government and 18,700 by the Ministry of Culture.

On the other hand, to prevent the price from being an obstacle for the youngest to come to the theater, there will be a general discount of 50% to spectators under 30 years of age, a reduction that until now was only offered one hour before the start of each function.

Here is the complete program. Download program

In October, the cinema is back at € 2.90!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Film Festival 2017

The party that everyone waited for since May, when the last edition was held, is back. The popular Film Festival is back.

We already have official dates to enjoy all the famous premieres at a very affordable price, less than € 3 per session and person.

Soon we will know which rooms adhere to this edition that will be held on October 16, 17 and 18.

To be able to go with this offer (€ 2.90 / ticket) you just have to follow a few simple and quick steps in the following link. Accreditations.

Those under 14 and over 60 do not need to register.

Tickets can be purchased at ticket offices, ATMs and through the internet, as has already happened in other editions.

Some recommended movies are:

  • Abra Cadabra
  • Blade runner
  • Churchill
  • The Crystal Castle
  • The Last Suit
  • IT
  • The range
  • Queen Victoria and Abdul
  • LEGO ninjago
  • Operation Peanut 2. Mission: Save the Park
  • Lord give me patience
  • Tadeo Jones 2: The Secret of King Midas
  • A fantastic woman
  • Verónica
  • Annabelle: Creation
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Detroit
  • The Snowman
  • Emoji: The Movie
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  • The call
  • Luck of the Logans
  • Mother!
  • Operation shell
  • You only live once
  • Toc Toc
  • A very uncomfortable truth: Now or Never
  • Barry Seal: The Dealer
  • New York song
  • Dunkirk
  • The other Bodyguard
  • Gru 3 - Despicable Me
  • The Cabin
  • The mountain between us
  • The dark tower
  • To die
  • King Arthur: The Legend of Excalibur
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Your best friend
  • Summer 1993

Great week for the movies

Just a few days ago, coinciding with the inauguration of the 65th edition of the San Sebastián Film Festival, Government spokesman Íñigo Méndez de Vigo confirmed a reduction in VAT on cinema for the 2018 budgets. VAT will go from 21% at 10%.

With this measure, the Government equates the VAT of cinema to that of live shows. The latter was included in the 2017 budgets and went from 21% to 10% on March 31.

65 San Sebastián Film Festival, without the intention of retiring

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

65 San Sebastián Film Festival, without the intention of retiring

Last Thursday, September 22, a new edition of the prestigious San Sebastián Film Festival began with its shares of good cinema, glamor and honorary awards.

The person in charge of opening the contest was a classic of European cinema such as Wim Wenders accompanied by the Oscar-winning Alicia Vikander, with the screening of "immersion".

A jury presided over by John Malkovich will decide The Golden Shell and other winners at a star-studded festival where actors like Jean-Pierre Léaud and an entire ex-governor like Arnold Schwarzenegger coincide.

Donostias of all styles

Ricardo Darín, Monica Bellucci and Agnès Valda. A great Latin American actor, a world star and a legend of auteur cinema (who will receive the next honorary Oscar) are the three Donostia awards in 2017.

Among the great media presences are Antonio Banderas, who will receive the National Film Award; Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, presenting Loving Escobar; James Franco, who competes as director and actor with The disaster artist; and Glenn Close, who closes the official section with The Good Wife. The aforementioned Schwarzenegger clothes as producer Wonders of the Sea, an underwater documentary by Jacques Cousteau's son.

Leaving the red carpet, San Sebastián will once again collect the best films from other festivals in its Perlas section. The festival is attended by Ruben Östlund (Palme d'Or for The square), Ildikó Enyedi (Golden Bear for On body and soul), Todd Haynes (The Museum of Wonders), Hirokazu Koreeda and Michael Winterbottom. Also historical names such as documentary maker Frederick Wiseman or Carlos Saura.

65 San Sebastián Film Festival, without the intention of retiring

Spaniards for the Golden Shell

Three films, participated by RTVE, are part of the official section: Life and Nothing More (Life and nothing else), the second film by Antonio Méndez Esparza; Handia, the new bet by Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi, director and scriptwriters of Loreak; and The author, by Manuel Martín Cuenca.

Out of competition, they are part, Marrowbone (The secret of Marrowbone), the debut in the direction of the screenwriter Sergio G. Sánchez (The orphanage, The impossible) and Morir, the second film by Fernando Franco after triumphing in Donostia with his debut: The wound.

The co-production Loving Pablo, the film about drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, directed by Fernando León de Aranoa and starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, will close the Perlas section. And The Call, the adaptation of the homonymous musical by Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo, will be screened at the Spanish Television gala.

Movies for internet platforms and series

The Cannes festival announced this year that it will no longer admit films that are not released in theaters (after showing two Netflix productions this year). San Sebastián, like Venice, has no problems and Fe de etarras, by Borja Cobeaga and produced for Netflix, participates out of competition.

The contest seeks to take the pulse of new times with the inclusion of series chapters: The first two chapters of La plague, Alberto Rodríguez's series for Movistar, are part of the official section out of competition. In addition, Vergüenza, a television series written and directed by Juan Cavestany and Álvaro Fernández Armero, will compete in the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section. Its ten chapters will be screened as a single almost five hour pass.

The presence of series is not strictly a novelty in Donostia, but it does abound in the debate on the role of festivals now that great authors accept the juicy offers of the internet giants, pay television and telecommunications companies.

We are in the middle of this edition already loaded with great references of this art, expected premieres and important awards, we must not lose sight of what remains of the contest until next day 30.

Through the official website we can find all the news of each day, information about the festival, the different sections and categories; as well as where and how to buy passes and tickets for the different screenings.

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