Movie evenings among the palm trees

This is a movie nightlike everything else until next July 21. But Friday night was the first night they were projected. short films compete “summer cinema” is held annually at the Hort del Xocolater in Elche and Arenales del Sol. It was also a special evening because Cineclub Luis Buñuel received praise from the Elche Film Festival. 50th anniversary of its founding.

Adding half a century of history is not easy. For this reason, the Fundación Mediterráneo describes the work of this group. silver palm tree The award of the festival is the same as the award that the honored artists in this competition receive every year. He was the director of the competition. Vicente Sanchis, who gave this award Jose Vincent Candela President of Luis Buñuel Film Club.

Partners there

After receiving this commendation, Candela recalled being “one of the oldest active film clubs in Spain and dean of the Valencian Community”. The “recipe” of his survival in these 50 years”teams of excited people and moviegoers» who are part of the organization, “but above all a member base that is always there», without forgetting «all institutions and organizations that help us».

Cineclub president Luis Buñuel announces the start of the establishment A “new stage” where he returned to the Odeón Cinemahere “we will continue to defend an idea cinema as a form of cultural expression, the so-called seventh art».

José Vicente Candela received the Festival’s Silver Palm Tree from Vicente Sánchís. MATIAS SEGARRA


Vicente Sanchís, on the other hand, emphasized “the work carried out at the festival in recent years, since the different juries that select and evaluate the films are mostly members of Cineclub”cinematographic and artistic criteria shown and has helped hundreds of filmmakers continue to grow”.

After paying homage to this being, Outdoor screenings have started at Hort del Xocolater. This year, it has a capacity of 950 people for a week of cinema pleasure under the palm trees.

round star table

Round table my first movie today at Hort del Xocolater, starting at 20:00, actors Fele Martínez, Assumpta Serna and Secun de la Rosa and the screenwriters Scott Cleverdon and Marta Buchacaat an event led by screenwriter and producer Tirso Calero.

Mediterranean Foundation invited Five outstanding professionals from the world of cinema To reflect on the state of the Spanish film industry, the five participants will remember how their first steps were taken and how they made their way professionally in a world as competitive and demanding as cinema.

And at 21.30, Second day of short film screenings in the competition, both on Arenales Beach and Hort del Xocolater. It will begin with an audio-visual presentation about the Hort del Xocolater School of Painting, also organized by the Fundación Mediterráneo.

The first short competition of the night will be a documentary. Juegaoterapia: playing chemowill follow Smile and Post, by Amanda Ramos Santos (winner of 2023 Mostra de Cinema Jove d’Elx). Next, the new director Azahara Domíngez will present his short film. Novice.

The night will end with four short films from the fiction section: Takanakuy by Peruvian director Gustavo Bockos Heredia; A very modern comedyby Fang Yang; 7 doses of dopaminefrom filmmaker Virginia Rodríguez and Of(S)loveBy Alba Pino

Source: Informacion

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