##’La Cabina – Festival Internacional de Mediometrajes de València’, which will hold its 12th edition from 21st to 29th November 2019, has selected 15 films to compete in the Official Selection. After receiving more than 500 films from all over the world, La Cabina consolidates its position as the festival of international reference in this format of medium length films. The Official Section will be made up of 30 to 60 minute fiction films from countries such as France, China, Sweden, Germany, the United States, Argentina, Algeria, Canada, Italy and Greece. France continues to be the country with the highest number of productions competing in La Cabina: a total of 5, and another in co-production with Argentina and Greece. China (1), Sweden (1), Germany (2), the United States (1), Argentina (1), Algeria (1), Canada (1) and Italy (1) have been added to the list of countries that are included in the Official Section films.
The official competition screenings, hosted by La Filmoteca de València, will start on Friday 22nd and, for 6 days, spectators will be able to see the best cinema of between 30 and 60 minutes. There will be three daily sessions in which one film per session will be shown in its original version, subtitled and with presentation and discussion by its directors or members of the team. The cost of each of them is 1.50 euros with the possibility of buying a voucher of 5 sessions for 5 euros.
In this year’s Official Section, viewers can recognize recent faces in independent European cinema, such as Swedish actress Malin Buska, who starred in 2015 in Mika Kaurismaki’s biopic of Sweden’s Queen Christine, “The Girl King”; who was Hal Hartley’s fetish actress, Elina Löwensohn; Lola Crétón, who worked with Mia Hansen-Løve and Catherine Breillat; and Nathalie Richard, whose credits include films directed by François Ozon and Michael Haneke.
Among the titles selected is the tribute to the pulp culture of the director of the cult film “Les garçons sauvages”, Bertrand Mandico, “Ultra Pulpe”, presented at the Critics’ Week of the last Cannes Film Festival.
In addition, the director of “Electric Swan”, Konstantina Kotzamani, repeats in the festival since she participated in the IX edition of La Cabina with her medium-length film “Limbo”.
The members of the jury, made up of professionals from the world of cinema and culture, will decide on the prizes for the different categories: Best Medium-length Film, Direction, Screenplay, Main Performance, Supporting Performance, Art Direction, Production Design, Photography and Music.
La Cabina – Festival Internacional de Mediometrajes de València is co-organized by the Aula de Cine del Vicerrectorado de Cultura y Deporte de la Universitat de València, the Institut Valencià de Cultura, Conselleria de Cultura via la Direcció General de Cultura i Patrimoni, Regidoria d’Acció Cultural de l’Ajuntament de València y Diputació de València, and also has the official sponsorship of Cerveza Turia and Caixa Popular.
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LA CABINA 2019
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