NEXT STOP: SPAIN I

Monday 29th June (19:00 BST)

We’ve introduced a brand-new collaborative strand ‘Next Stop’ where we will be focusing on highlighting films from different parts of the world each year. This year our guests are coming all the way from Spain. We have 2 special LIVE events supported by the Embassy of Spain, where Cheap Cuts programmers will be in conversation with some of the country’s most talented and recognised filmmakers. 

Spanish filmmakers, especially those working in documentary formats, are making waves at film festivals all over the world. Producing documentaries that are unique and creative and making local stories go global. We have gathered some of the most successful filmmakers from recent years to discuss their latest work.

*The films on this programme will be offered LIVE followed by a discussion panel with the filmmakers.

Filmmakers in conversation:

 

Elena López Riera, Orihuela (Spain) 1982. Elena has been a member of the selection committee of the Festival Belfort Entrevue since 2016, collaborator and consultant at the Seville European Film Festival and member of the selection committee of the Festival Visions du réel, Nyon. Her filmography has screened at festivals all over the world (Locarno, Quinzaine des réalisateurs of Cannes FF, Zinebi IFF). Elena has been nominated for European Film Awards and participated in Berlinale Talent, Cinefondation residence of the Cannes film festival as well as San Sebastián Film Festival.

 

Marga Amirall, (La Floresta, 1989). Marga grew up without a TV set but went on to study Audiovisual Communication, film criticism and film edition. In her films she likes to play with the idea of found footage and the formation of audiovisual languages and also experimenting with the first person. She has directed the short film Lo Quiero Ver Todo from film archives in 8mm and Elena Universo is her new short documentary.

 

María Elorza (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1988) María graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Barcelona and later obtained a master’s degree in Creation and Research in Art from the University of the Basque Country. She has directed several short films, both on her own and within the collective Las Chicas de Pasaik, which have been screened at festivals such as San Sebastian, Malaga and Seville, L’Alternativa in Barcelona, Filmadrid and Zinebi in Bilbao.

Those Who Desire

Elena López Riera

Elena Universo

Marga Amirall

Far Faint Lights

Paolo Aguilar 

Still Fireflies

Maria Elorza

NEXT STOP: SPAIN II

Tuesday 30th June (19:00 BST)

We’ve introduced a brand-new collaborative strand ‘Next Stop’ where we will be focusing on highlighting films from different parts of the world each year. This year our guests are coming all the way from Spain. We have 2 special LIVE events supported by the Embassy of Spain, where Cheap Cuts programmers will be in conversation with some of the country’s most talented and recognised filmmakers. 

Spanish filmmakers, especially those working in documentary formats, are making waves at film festivals all over the world. Producing documentaries that are unique and creative and making local stories go global. We have gathered some of the most successful filmmakers from recent years to discuss their latest work.

*The films on this programme will be offered LIVE followed by a discussion panel with the filmmakers.

Filmmakers in conversation:

 

Luis Lopez Carrasco

(1981, Spain) Luis is a filmmaker, writer and visual artist. In 2008, he founded the collective Los Hijos. The collective's first feature film, Los materiales, was chosen by Cahiers du cinema as one of the ten best 'invisible' films of 2010. His films Aliens, El Futuro and his latest work El año del descubrimiento, have won awards and screened at festivals all over the world including Locarno, Rotterdam, Toronto IFF and many more.

 

Fernando Vílchez 

Filmmaker and film curator. His films are the result of inquiries into Peruvian society based on archive footage and have been seen in Karlovy Vary, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, London and Havana. His short films La calma and Solo te puedo mostrar el color made their premieres at the Berlinale competition. Fernando has been a Jury Member at the Seville Film Festival (2015), Alcances (2016), Málaga (2017) and DocLisboa (2017) and the Director of Lima Independiente from 2012 to 2015. That year, he created the Filmadrid International Film Festival, a festival he has co-directed since 2015 in the city of Madrid.

 

Andrea Morán 

Andrea earned her degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication from the Carlos III University of Madrid. She is a film curator for the Filmadrid Film Festival, and a member of the Editorial Board of the magazine Caimán. A Cuadernos de Cine and collaborator on the television program Historia de Nuestro Cine. She wrote and directed the short film Espina: Historia de un regalo fallido (2013).

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Greykey

Enric Ribes

ALIENS

Luis López Carrasco

I can always sleep but tonight I can't

Fernando Vílchez & Andrea Morán

Distribution Discussion Panel

Wednesday 1st July (15:00 BST)

Join us for a discussion panel with professionals working in the distribution industry and get tips on how to get your work distributed online, how to pitch your stories and much more. 

Matt Kay is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in London. In 2011, he co-founded Walks Of Life Films, which concentrates on producing socially conscious, character-led documentaries. He has directed and shot a variety of projects for broadcast, worldwide festivals and online platforms. His passion has carried him to job sites in more than 10 countries; including Egypt during the Arab Spring and Brazil during the World Cup. He is the director of Little Miss Sumo (Mountainfilm 2019).

Kellen Quinn is an independent producer whose credits include Garrett Bradley's Time (Sundance 2020 winner of Best Director, US Documentary Competition), Luke Lorentzen's Midnight Family (shortlisted for Documentary Feature Oscar; Sundance 2019 winner of Special Jury Award for Cinematography, US Documentary Competition), Daniel Hymanson’s So Late So Soon (True/False 2020) and Viktor Jakovleski's Brimstone & Glory (True/False 2017; aired on POV). In 2017 and 2018, Kellen participated in the Sundance Documentary Creative Producing Lab and Fellowship. In 2016, he was among six producers selected for Impact Partners’ Documentary Producers Fellowship. From 2012 to early 2020, he oversaw a curated program of short documentaries for Aeon Magazine. He now programs short films for Psyche, a sister magazine to Aeon. Before moving into producing, he was the deputy director of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival from 2009 to 2012, prior to which he worked in the Tribeca Film Festival's programming department from 2007 to 2009.

Jess Gormley  is Executive Producer of Documentaries and Features at the Guardian. Her best known drama projects include; What has the ECHR ever done for us? with Partick Stewart and a series of scripted monologues entitled Brexit Shorts and Europeans.  For documentaries her titles include; Our Iranian LockdownDivided Cities (5 x part series) and Crossing the Line (5 x part series).

Prior to the Guardian, Jess produced and exec produced both documentaries and drama for television, cinema and online, including titles such as; McCullin, double BAFTA nominated feature documentary, Attacking the Devil about the Sunday Times editor Harold Evans which was the Sheffield Jury Prize Winner 2014, Radiator, micro-budget drama feature film exec'd by Rachel Weisz, Akram Khan: Homeland - More 4 one-off documentary on the dancer and choreographer Akram Khan, Rankin Presents; Collabor8te a four part series for Sky Arts exploring the craft of short filmmaking and finally 'The Arbor' BAFTA nominated docu-drama, directed by Clio Barnard.

Roisin Tapponi is an Irish-Iraqi curator, writer and editor currently based in London.

In 2018 she founded Habibi Collective, a digital archive and curatorial platform for female Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) filmmaking. She is currently directing Iraq’s first film festival, curating a film programme for Sharjah Art and developing the first streaming service for MENA filmmaking. She has directed three regional film festivals and has curated screenings centred on Arab cinema in galleries, festivals and cinemas across the world.

 

Tapponi has lectured on contemporary Arab film in institutions such as Oxford University. Tapponi is also founder and editor-in-chief of ART WORK, a grassroots critical art publication and site of inquiry for cultural workers operating on the margins. She has contributed to The Guardian, Frieze, i-D, Vogue among many others. Tapponi currently works at The Mosaic Rooms, a gallery in Kensington dedicated to contemporary Arab art. She received a BA in Comparative Literature (with Italian and Arabic) from University College London (UCL) and is pursuing a further career in academia. Her research is grounded in Arab women’s essay film and political ecologies.

Q&A "Womxn Strand"

Wednesday 1st July (19:00 BST) 

Join us after watching the strand Womxn to discuss the process of making the films and interact with the filmmakers.

Filmmakers in conversation:

  • Home Stream - Giulia Gandini

  • Windows to my Words - Lydia Howe

  • With Open Eyes - Hamutal Goren

LONDON STORIES

Thursday 2nd July (19:00 BST)

We might be online for now, but London is our forever home. We’re excited to share with you the work of young talented filmmakers based in this great city. 

 

*The films on this programme will be offered LIVE followed by a discussion panel with the filmmakers. ALL filmmakers will be joining us for the Q&A.

From Jordan

Phoebe Langley Gussin

Different Class

Alex Donaldson & Sam Ripman

Chosen Family

Shivani Hassard

The Cowfoot Prince

Bex Singleton

Q&A Communities Create

Friday 3rd July (19:00 BST) 

Join us after watching the strand "Communities Create" to discuss the process of making the films and interact with the filmmakers.

Filmmakers in conversation:

  • Young man with a camera - Rodrigo Andrés Durán

  • Horror in the Andes - Martha Cecilia Dietrich

  • Elsewhere - Adrián Figueroa

Q&A Telling a Story

Saturday 4th July (14:00 BST)

Join us after watching the shorts below to discuss the process of making the films and interact with the filmmakers.

  • The Daydreamers - Thomas Renckens

  • High Passes -  Cosima Barzini

  • Watching  the Pain of Others - Chloé Galibert-Lainé

  • Mama Mania - Vincent Sparreboom

Q&A Strand "In My Own Words"

Saturday 4th July (19:00 BST)

The films will be screened as part of the event.

Filmmakers in conversation:

  • Al Imam - Omar Al Dakheel

  • Magicland - Celia Willis & Emily Stein

Q&A Strand "Impact"

Sunday 5th July (14:00 BST)

Join us after watching the strand "Impact" to discuss the films with the filmmakers and producers. 

  • Green Handkerchief - Katya Skvortsova

  • PILAS - Lorena Cervera

  • Dafa Metti - Tal Amiran

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