Casares hosts its VI New Andalusian Film Festival from September 27 to October 5. A cinematic festival that rewards the best productions in films, both fiction and documentaries of Andalucian origin, produced in Andalucia or filmed in Andalucia.
For this edition, the prestige of which is increasing year by year, a total of 20 fiction films and 40 documentaries have been entered. The presentation deadline ended on July 15 and now the organization is viewing all the works to select the 5 films and the 4 documentaries that will be screened at the Blas Infante de Casares Cultural Centre between Monday, September 30 and Friday, October 4 .
This section includes fiction films and documentaries that have been made or premiered in 2018 or later and that meet at least one of the following three requirements: whose production is at least 60% Andalucian, or shot primarily in Andalucia or whose subject is Andalucia.
The films that are screened at the festival compete for the Pajarraco de Plata for Best Documentary, and in the category of Fiction Feature Films, the Pajarraco de Plata for Best Direction and Best Film. The public will reward with the Silver Bird the one that it considers the Best Film of the Festival.
This festival also includes the New Cine Andaluz Photography Contest 2019, in which photographs taken by natives or residents of Andalucia, who deal with the subject of cinema, in its widest sense can be entered.
To enter photographs in the contest, they must be sent by email to the address firstname.lastname@example.org before August 31.
Among the participating photographs, 30 will be selected that will form an exhibition to be held during the Festival, among which the jury will award the Silver Bird for the Best Photography and 1,000 euros, in addition to delivering 3 runners up that will receive different prizes.
The organization of the New Andalusian Film Festival is currently finalising the rest of the programming that also includes a film training course taught by renowned professionals, short film shows, conferences, talks, delivery of the Dark Chamber Award, and the acclaimed Express Short Contest, in which short films are shot in Casares over 48 hours during the weekend of September 27-29.
For this Express Short Contest, the registration period is open until September 27. The theme of the short film contest is open, although the participants must integrate an object that will be delivered to them when they start filming. All participating works will be screened during the Festival week.
The jury will give prizes to the three best short films, which will receive the Silver Bird of the contest and a cash prize of € 1,000, € 750 and € 500, respectively. For its part, the public will reward the short film they consider best with Pajarraco del Plata.