The next edition of the Seville European Film Festival (SEFF), which will be held from 7th to 15th November, will again have the Cines Nervión Plaza as the main venue for its activities. This means that practically all the screenings can be done in digital format (DCP – Digital Cinema Package). In addition to the Lope de Vega Theatre, the Alameda Theatre (which is currently being digitalized) and CineZona Sevilla Este (for the Europa Junior section), the SEFF 14 will hold most of its talks, discussions and screenings in this complex which already accommodated the Festival in past editions (until 2011). The six cinemas which were used in the first stages of the SEFF will increase this year to a total of 12, occupying almost the entire North Wing of the Cines Nervión.
With this increase in the number of cinemas, 2,622 seats will now be available, which means an increase of more than 300 spectators per session. This move will be the finishing touch to the work to improve the quality of the screenings, a response to the Festival’s production demands last year, when it went from having 50% to more than 90% of the films shown in DCP. Thus, between 7th and 15th November, the Cines Nervión Plaza will show more than 120 SEFF film programs (including features and programmes of short films). These will be shown on average two or three times each, which means around 240 film screenings over the Festival’s 9 days. Also, these cinemas will accommodate over 100 presentations of directors and guests as a precursor to the screenings, and the more than 60 discussions planned for after the screenings.
In addition, the SEFF will respond to demands by the public for a greater offer as regards screenings and morning showings (in addition to those for professionals and accreditation holders), with a new schedule provided by the Cines Nervión, who will keep their cinemas open from 9.00 to 12.30 and from 16.30 to 00.30.
And so that this schedule flexibility and the increase in seating capacity should be reflected in a capacity for use and demand by spectators, this year the Seville European Film Festival has the cooperation of Tussam, the city’s public interurban transport company, which is going to cover this area with the company’s usual service, from the Plaza del Duque with lines 27 and 32 and from Barqueta with the circulars C1 and C2. Likewise, Tussam has promised a maximum frequency of 5/6 minutes in the case of lines 27 and 32, and of 7/8 minutes in the case of C1 and C2, which halves the waiting time at the bus stops.
At the end of the sessions (after midnight) there will be an articulated vehicle from line C1 and another from line C2 at the Nervión Plaza bus stops. These will do a complete circuit of their journey route and also make is possible to connect with the other night lines.
However, the most notable initiative is that Tussam is going to put on sale a special card, with the design of this edition of the Festival, valid for 16 journeys with transfer, for the amount of 5 euros, a discount of more than 50% with regard to its ordinary fares. This card can be acquired jointly with the Festival’s season tickets for the general public, professionals and students (one card per season ticket).