## 24/7 Valencia:What is the history of Filmoteca D’Estiu?
Áurea Ortiz of Filmoteca : “The ‘Filmoteca D’Estiu’ started over 20 years ago. The regular programming of the Filmoteca at its headquarters in ‘Rialto’ ends in mid-July and returns in mid-September. The idea arose to organize a “summer terrace”, so typical of this region, with outdoor projections and quality programming in the original version. At that time there were practically no summer terraces in the city, unlike today. Fortunately, these days we can find many. It was time to recover the spirit of that special way of enjoying outdoor cinema from a bygone era, with a large screen.
The beginning was a test to see if the public accepted the proposal, especially the option of the original subtitled version. The first edition was a great success, maybe even more than we expected and thus the ‘Filmoteca D’Estiu’ has continued to this day.
We have projected great classics of cinema, of many nationalities, styles and genres, current films and great films of the silent period with live piano accompaniment, projections that have enjoyed a great reception from the public.”
24/7 Valencia: What is the philosophy?
“It is about maintaining a summer terrace with outdoor projections of quality films, always in the original subtitled version, since it is one of the characteristics of our programming…be it at any location. The projections are organized in two or three cycles, combining films from the history of cinema with current works of interest. In recent years, we have screened award-winning films allowing some of the great films of the year to be seen in August.”
Interview by 24/7 Valencia team
FILMOTECA D’ESTIU 2021
from July 30 to August 29, 2021
Summer Film Library 2021
Gardens of the Palau de la Música
TIME: 10.30 pm.
FOR FULL FILM PROGRAMME AND TICKET SALES: https://filmoteca.expande.net/index.html and the same day of the session at the Filmoteca d’estiu box office from 9 pm.
Session: 3,50€ 10€ session pass: 25€.
The summer terrace of La Filmoteca offers the best classic and contemporary cinema in original version with subtitles.
All sessions at 22.30h.
Jardines del Palau de la Música
Entry: 3,5€ / Abono 10 sessions: 25€