The FICVI will take place from 14 to 23 October at the Celler de Vila-seca and is one of the festivals that collaborates in the pre-selection of short films for the Goya Awards.
Today in the morning, at a press conference, the 7th edition of the International Short Film Festival of Vila-seca has been presented at the Castell de Vila-seca. The presentation was given by Cristina Cid, councillor for Innovation and Tourism, and Josep Varo, director of the festival.
At this press conference, some figures were announced, such as the selection of short films, a total of 44 out of the 666 submitted, a figure that continues to endorse the international relevance of this event, which collaborates in the pre-selection of short films for the Goya Awards. Thirty-five fiction short films and nine animation shorts will be shown on the big screen of the FICVI, starring actors of the stature of José Sacristán and the short films Espinas by Iván Sáinz-Pardo and Crédito by Alex Escudero, Aitana Sanchez Gijón also for Espinas, Amaia Salamanca for Crédito, Luís Tosar and Dani Guzmán for Cemento y Acero by Oriol Villar, Nacho Guerreros for Cristiano by Adán Pichardo, Marta Bayarri for Pisanka by Jorge Yúdice, among others.
In the directing and filmmaking section – which this year has fourteen women – the presence of Rubén Navarro, winner of the International Award for Best Short Film at FICVI 2021, Carmen Córdoba, winner of the award for Best Animation Short Film, Jorge Yudice, winner of the National Award at FICVI 2019, and other directors who are making their debut, such as the advertising director Oriol Villar, stand out.
Of the forty-four selected films, there is one from Brazil, the Netherlands, Albania, the United Kingdom and Iran, four from the United States, five from Catalonia and thirty from Spain, dealing with themes such as gender roles, illnesses like Alzheimer’s, historical memory, feminism, LGTBI+ issues and other everyday subjects like social networks or family dramas.
The festival will begin on Friday 14 October with the opening gala presented by the journalist and actress Txe Arana, where the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the actress Luisa Gavasa, a screening of one of her films and, finally, a discussion with the award-winner. The 44 selected short films can be seen until Saturday 22nd and on Sunday 23rd the closing gala will take place, hosted by the actor and comedian Peyu, where the prizes for the other eight categories will be awarded.