Seminci maintains its alliance with Filmin, which increases its catalogue by more than a hundred titles programmed in the 66th edition

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  • The titles available on the platform include feature lengths and shorts in the  Official Section, Meeting Point, Time of History and DOC. España, in addition to the retrospective on Argentine cinema

The Valladolid  International Film Festival (Seminci), renews its partnership with  Filmin in its 66th edition, scheduled  for October 23-30. In this way, more than a hundred titles programmed in the festival’s several sections will become available on the video streaming platform starting on Saturday,  coinciding with the opening of SEMINCI,  and for the whole duration  of this year’s edition.

This collaboration, which  began in 2020 in order to make it easier for the public to view programmed films given the seating capacity restrictions  enforced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, will be continued during the  66th edition with the aim of bringing Seminci’s programme grid  closer to all audiences , including viewers  from outside Valladolid. The titles will be available to non-subscribers at a price of  €3.95 (long features) and  €0.95 (shorts).

As regards  the Official Section, nine of the 12 short films in competition will be available from the platform: More Happiness, by Livia Huang; Dad’s Sneakers, by Olha Zhurba; Aska, by Clara Milo; Mi última aventura, by Ezequiel Salinas and Ramiro Sonzini; Zou Jing’s Lili Alone; The Salamander Child, by Théo Degen; I Gotta Look Good for the Apocalypse, by Ayçe Kartal; Easter Eggs, by Nicolas Keppens, and The Hangman at Home, by Michelle and Uri Kranot.

The following feature films competing in the festival’s Meeting Point section have also been selected for viewing on Filmin: A Brixton Tale, by Darragh Carey and Bertrand Desrochers; The Son, by Noushin Meraji; Him, by Guro Bruusgaard; Celts, by Milica Tomović; The Story of Southern Islet, by Keat Aun Chong; and Wood and Water, by Jonas Bak. Also available on Filmin are the nine shorts that will compete for the prize in this section and several of the entries included in the special programme A Night of Spanish Shorts.

Audiences at  66 Seminci  will likewise  have access through Filmin to five of the 13 documentary features competing in  the Time of History section: Bottle Songs 1-4, by Chloé Galibert-Laîne and Kevin B. Lee; A Man and a Camera, by Guido Henderickx; Rancho, by Pedro Speroni; Teresa Lavinia’s Untold Secrets, and Walk with Angels, by Tomasz Wysokiński. Additionally, of the nine short films in competition in Valladolid’s documentary section, six  will screen on Filmin: When We Were Bullies, by Jay Rosenblatt; Balcony Concert, by Krzysztof Kadłubowski; In Flow of Words, by Eliane Esther Bots; Your Street, by Güzin Kar; Naya, by Sebastian Mulder, and VO, by Nicolas Gourault.

The section DOC.España will also benefit from  the relaunch of the  collaboration between Seminci and Filmin, with five of their documentaries in competition showing online as well: Breathe, by Susanna Barranco; Carceller. El hombre que murió dos veces, by Ricardo Macián Arcas;  Adán Aliaga’s Posidonia; Elvira de Hidalgo. Donare la divinità, by Vicky Calavia; and Hasta el alba, by Horacio Alcalá.

The catalogue of 66 Seminci entries available on Filmin features 22 of the 23 titles that make up the retrospective  Wild Stories, Extraordinary Stories, dedicated to this edition’s  guest country, Argentina. The line-up of Argentine titles that can be watched online  includes The Secret in Their Eyes, a film that earned Juan José Campanella  the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film in 2010 (Campanella will be presented with the Festival’s Honorary Award on Saturday 23, during the opening gala) . Also available on Filmin are seven of the 16 films making up the retrospective Dissidences: New Filmmakers, New Gazes, including movies distinguished  with prestigious international awards, such as Son of Saul, by László Nemes, Oscar for Best Foreign Film; Everyone Else, by Maren Ade, Special Jury Award at Sundance; or Mr. Fang, by Wang Bing, award for Best Film at the Locarno Film Festival.

The 66 Seminci-on-Filmin catalogue is complete with titles from fest sections  Spanish Cinema (among them, La calle del agua, by Celia Viada, which won seven awards at the 58th Gijón Festival), Film & Climate Change, Film&Wine + Gastronomy, and Castilla y León en  Largo/Castilla y León en Corto, as well as two of the special screenings that the festival hosts this year: the feature film Capitán Nemo en la batalla contra la ELA, by Miguel Martín, and the short film Un memorial contra la injusticia y la barbarie, by Diego P. Morán M.

A Film Lover’s  Window , also on Filmin

A total of 22 titles (eight feature films and 14 shorts programmed   over three sessions) make up the Festival’s slot Ventana Cinéfila (A Film Lover’s Window), whose screenings will take place online from October 23 to November 23, also through Filmin. This initiative, targeted at Primary and  Compulsory &  Upper Secondary Education   students, was born in 2020 as a result of the collaboration between Valladolid’s  Seminci  and the Seville European Film Festival, which has now been extended to  the Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival and the Malaga Festival under the umbrella of  the Profestivales21 Brand. In its first edition, Ventana Cinéfila reached more than 70,000 young viewers.

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