- 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.