Wednesday 21 de October 2015

On 6th November, the same day that screenings at the Seville European Film Festival begin, the Seville Arts Centre (CAS) will be the setting for the opening session of the seminar Other resistance narratives. An approach to the New Spanish cinema, an activity organized by CICUS in collaboration with the SEFF which came about with the aim of fostering exchange between directors and university students. Over the course of the festival, the seminar will offer the university student the chance to establish a direct link between author and work, thus creating a space for reflection and debate about trends in the current film scene.

With a duration of 25 hours, the seminar consists of two morning sessions and the rest in afternoon, in which the enrolled students will attend the presentation and screening of a total of ten feature films, followed by conversations with the directors of the respective films. The opening session will be attended by Concepción Fernández, director of CICUS; José Luis Cienfuegos, director of the SEFF; and the lecturers who are coordinating the seminar, Sergio Cobo, Alberto Hermida amd Samuel Neftalí Fernández. 



The School of Film and Audiovisuals of the Community of Madrid (ECAM) and the Seville European Film Festival are collaborating this year to celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary, 20 years training the best professions in the film and audiovisual industry. 

The six most daring and interesting short films of its two decades can be seen next 6th November in the morning in CAS, after the opening session of the seminar. The act will be presented by the coordinator of intensive courses and masters, Alain Lefebvre, and the titles programmed include Taxidermia, by Luis Cerveró; Kundas, by Rodrigo Rodero; Para ser cajera del súper siempre hay tiempo, by Luis López Carrasco; Formol, by Noelia Rodríguez Deza; Los galgos, by Gabriel Azorín; Los demonios, by Miguel Azurmendi; and Niña, by Nacho A. Villar.

In addition, on Wednesday 11th November in the CICUS auditorium, there will be a round table titled Is all that glitters gold?, an activity that is being held as part of the seminar Other resistance narratives. An approach to the new Spanish cinema. The first screening of a part of the as yet unfinished new documentary by the director Gabriel Azorín (Los Galgos, 2011) will precede the debate moderated by Ignacio Gutiérrez Solana (Head of Studies at ECAM, scriptwriter and assistant director). Participants in the debate will include directors whose works have been shown at previous editions of the Seville Film Festival: Gabriel Azorín, Fernando Franco (2014 Goya award for best new director for the film La herida), María Pérez and Luis López Carrasco (from the Los Hijos Collective and director of El futuro, 2013). 

That same day, when the round table ends, the filmmaker Sergi Pérez will converse with Sergio Cobo, from the University of Seville, in an encounter between film lovers that is also being held as part of the SEFF in alliance with CICUS. Sergi Pérez, director of El camino más largo para volver a casa, has just received the Pepón Coromina award given by the Catalonian Film Academy.

Until 3td November, anyone interested who wishes to enroll for the seminar Oher resistance seminars: An approach to the new Spanish cinema can do so via the available link on the CICUS website.



As in previous editions, this year a group of students from the University of Seville can also become an official festival jury and present the Camp_US award to one of the films participating in the New Waves section of the Seville European Film Festival.

Seven students will have the opportunity of a unique experience. To participate, it is necessary to register before next Sunday 25th on the web and send a reflection on the subject European identity through its cinema with a maximum of 3,000 characters. The idea is to write a reflection centred on directors and films about the representation of the concept of identity through contemporary European cinema. 



Students who are lovers of the seventh art are in luck. For 20 euros, those young cinephiles who want to enjoy the best European cinema can, from tomorrow, obtain the student season ticket and thus attend 15 films at the SEFF and 8 titles of free access on the digital platform Filmin. In order to obtain it, it is only necessary to go to the box offices at the Alameda Theatre from 22nd October to 5th November.



In addition, this year as a novelty, the SEFF is reinforcing this investment in the young audience by launching a promotional offer of the student season ticket for 18 euros. This will be available tomorrow, Thursday 22nd in the Alameda Theatre and on the 27th in the Campus Pirotecnia of the University of Seville (Faculty of Work Sciences) and in that of the Pablo de Olavide University.

The season ticket is personal and non-transferable so it will be necessary to present accreditation of the requirements for obtaining it. Accordingly, at the box offices of the Alameda Theatre, students (from any University or Centre of Higher Studies, public or private, UNED, Higher Levels of Vocational Training and High School Certificate in Art/Humanities) will have to present a student card and the most recent letter of payment of enrolment (or an equivalent document).


Programme Seminar: Other resistance narratives. An approach to the new Spanish cinema

6th NOVEMBER · 10.30h (To be confirmed)
Opening session · Seville Arts Centre (CAS)

11th NOVEMBER · 11h (To be confirmed)
Round Table with the presence of directors of films in the RESISTANCES section of the Seville Film Festival · Cicus Auditorium

6th to 14th November
10 film session from the RESISTANCES section of the Seville European Film Festival. Times to be confirmed by the festival organisation. 

Centre for Cultural Initiatives (CICUS), c/ Madre de Dios, 1-3, Seville; Auditorium
Seville Arts Centre (CAS), C/ Torneo, 18, Seville



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