Filmadrid International Film Festival (June 5-13, Madrid) is a newborn festival with the "determination to discover new paths in the landscape of contemporary cinematography". And as such, in its very first edition, presents a very strong commitment with experimental cinema. Eighteen works, feature and short films, will participate in the avant-garde competition, including pieces by Basma Alsharif, Laida Lertxundi, Juan Daniel F. Molero, Pablo Marín and Aura Satz, among others. Four 'guest programmes' complement the avant-garde section, featuring a series of animated non-fiction shorts curated by Elena Duque ('The missing image'); a programme curated by Albert Alcoz & Alberto Cabrera Bernal, filmmakers and editors of the Angular DVD label, who will also present its first release; a session dedicated to veteran filmmaker Adolpho Arrietta; and a series of works on the poems of Galician poet Xosé María Díaz Castro titled 'Proxecto Nimbos'. The Vanguardias Live section challenges several artists to create performative works in ways that they haven't thought of/worked with before; this edition will include performances by Juan Barrero, Lois Patiño and Salomé Lamas.
Read the full programme here.