FESTIVAL PROTESTA 2015

More than a 1100 people attended the activities on the third edition of Festival Protesta, held in Vic from the 18th to the 20th October 2015. This high attendance consolidates the support to bring social criticism cinema closer to people. What truly matters for the organization is that the messages of the short films, the feature films and the lecturers on all parallel activities reached so many people, up to the point of having a full house in all the venues of the festival. In this past edition the theme and common thread for all activities was “people in fight”. More than 800 short films from 63 different nationalities entered the competition. These were the winners:

AWARDED SHORT FILMS

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM JURY AWARD: FAMILIA AYARA / Gonzalo Escuder / Colombia, Espain

BEST SHORT FICTION FILM JURY AWARD: I AM SAMI / Kae Bahar / UK, Kurdistan

BEST SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD / Txema Muñoz / Irak, Euskadi

SPECIAL MENTION OF THE ORGANIZATION: NAMNALA / Alicia Albares Martínez / Espanya

OFICIAL SELECTION

SONRISAS QUE CUENTAN / Ernest Calella / Catalonia

UN DÍA DE CAMPO / Carlos Caro / Uganda, Spain

COTTON DREAMS / Sandeep Balhara / India, Poland

ECUADOR CON LOS OJOS ABIERTOS / Daniel Chamorro / Spain

EL NORTE / Juan José Zanoletty / Spain

EL CAMINO DE FELIPE / Juan Manuel Fernández / Mexico

ACABE DE TINDRE UN SOMNI / Javier Navarro / Valencia

BENDITO MACHINE / Jossie Malis / Spain

NON COMPETITIVE SELECTION
PROGRAMME

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Sunday, 18th of October
19:00 PROTESTA FESTIVAL OPENING // Location: JAZZ CAVA
Short film screenings of UN DÍA DE CAMPO and BENDITO MACHINE V – PULL THE TRIGGER
Concert TIGER MENJA ZEBRA
Monday, 19th of October
19:00 KURDISTAN: THE IGNORED REVOLUTION // Location: BIBLIOTECA JOAN TRIADÚ
Short film screenings of ECUADOR CON LOS OJOS CERRADOS and ACABE DE TINDRE UN SOMNI
Presentation of the book LA REVOLUCIÓN IGNORADA at the office of Dara Zagros, Kurd activist and Coni Docolomansky, member of KurdisCat.
Tuesday, 20th of October
19:00 #REFUGEESWELCOME // Espai Location: El cafè de l’Orfeó
Short film screenings of COTTON DREAMS and I AM SAMI
Round table with Oscar Velasco, Catalan Red Cross Director of Field Communication,Enric Morist, Catalan Red Cross Coordinator, Sergi Càmara, photojournalist, and Joan Reventós, director of Catalan Committee ACNUR
22:00 DOCUMENTARY SYRIA SELF-PORTRAIT and cinefòrum // Location: ETC
With participation of Paco Poch, producer of the film
*This event is supported by the Cineclub Vic
Wednesday, 21st of October
19:00 PALESTINE: OCCUPATION AND COMPLICITY THAT KILL // ESPAI Location: LA NYÀMERA
Short film screenings of FAMILIA AYARA and EL NORTE
Round table with Sami Abdul Jawad, Palestinian doctor and resident of Vic, Alys Samson, member of the Enough Complicity with Israel Coalition and BDS, and Joan Coma, Ph.D., doctorate of Political Science
22:00 DOCUMENTARY LIFE IS WAITING: REFERENDUM AND RESISTANCE IN WEST SAHARA // Location: ETC
Short film screenings of FACTORY and BEDEVILERI
Thursday, 22th of October
19:00 THE ROBBERY AND STRUGGLE IN LATIN AMERICA // Location: OCCITÀ
Short film screenings of A SERIOUS COMEDY and SONRISAS QUE CUENTAN
Talk by Marc Gavaldà, expert investigator of environmental conflicts of petroleum in the Amazonian villages and Patagonia and Jordi Noè, member of alterNativa
Friday, 23rd of October
20:00 THE TIBETAN PEOPLE’S FIGHT // Location: FÒRUM DE DEBATS
Short film screenings of NAMNALA and EL CAMINO DE FELIPE
Conference with Thubten Wangchen, Lama, director of the House of Tibet in Barcelona and member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile
*This event is supported by the Fòrum de Debats
Saturday, 24th of October
11:00 SCREENINGS OF “OFFICIAL PROTESTA SELECTION” SHORTFILMS // Location: ETC
17:00 CULTURE AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION // ESPAI Location: ETC
Round table with Roser Iborra, writer, Iván Prado, clown and member of “Clowns in Rebellion,” Montse Vilà, performing arts, Ernest Vila, cameraman and member of “Clowns in Rebellion,” Helena Ojeda, cultural manager of community spaces, Xavier Artigas, documentarian and director of ‘Ciutat Morta’ (Dead City), and Alicia Garcia, philosopher and Joan López, artist and trainer of social circus at Ateneu Popular 9 barris
19:00 PROTESTA FESTIVAL 2015 FINALE // ESPAI Location: ETC
Performance by JOAN COLOMO
AWARDS CEREMONY and showings of the winning shortfilms: Best Documentary, Best Fiction and Audience Prize
SPEECH CORNER with the judges panel
JUDGES PANEL: Josep Comajoan, journalist, Neus Ballús, film director, Cesk Freixas, songwriter, Marta Sibina, magazine journalist for “Cafè amb Llet”, Arcadi Oliveres, economist, Alícia Garcia, philosopher, Xavi Artigas, documentarian and director of “Ciutat Morta”, Mireia Manén, director of El Meu Primer Festival, Thubten Wangchen, Lama, director of the House of Tibet in Barcelona and member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile and Susanna Nicolàs, coordinator of Social Area of Catalan Commission for Refugee Aid (CCAR)
22:30 GUILLEM ROMA & SANTI I MARIONA DUET // ESPAI Location: ETC
*This event is supported by the Ventall Teatre
Sunday, 25th of October
11:00 SCREENING OF THE 16 NON-COMPETITIVE SELECTION SHORT FILMS // ESPAI Location: ETC
A cero, I – D, Autómatas, Barrio chino, Cultura, En directo, Hunting, I love hooligans, La valse mécanique, Mujeres de la mar, Mulheres Brasileiras, Nada S.A, Prohíbido arrojar cadáveres, Soy colla, Todo es falso salvo alguna cosa, Washakie y el chico de las manos mojadas
17:00 SHOWING OF THE MOVIE EL NIÑO Y EL MUNDO // ESPAI Location: ETC
* This event is supported by the Cineclub Vic
* Cinefòrum boosted by Consell de Cooperació de Vic
// Exhibitions //

MIRADA PALESTINA, Pau Sempre –Location: ETC
EL MUR D’EUROPA, UN RECORREGUT DE 10 ANYS PER LA VALLA DE MELILLA, Sergi Càmara – Location: La Nyàmera
CONTES DE PALESTINA, Pau Sempre –Location: ETC
EIN HUNGERKUNSTLER, Roxanne and Arévalo – Location: ETC

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ORGANIZATION MARTA VILANOVA, MARTA HUGUET, AINA SALARICH, LAURA ARAU, ÀNGEL AMARGANT, ARIADNA SEUBA, ANNA REBÉS AND SARA BLÁZQUEZ JURY ARCADI OLIVERES, MIREIA MANÉN, JOSEP COMAJOAN, NEUS BALLÚS, XAVI ARTIGAS, SUSANNA NICOLÀS, THUBTEN WANGCHEN, ALICIA GARCÍA, CESK FREIXAS AND MARTA SIBINA, 2015 GRAPHIC DESIGNER ÈRICA ERRA, EART TEACHER IMMA ESPONA, MUSIC GROUPS TIGER MENJA ZEBRA, JOAN COLOMO AND GUILLEM ROMA, TRADUCTIONS TIANA DIXON AND GLÒRIA BARROBÉS, PRESENTER JOFRE HUGUET I NANI CASTELLSAGUÉ, PROTESTA LETTERS MERCÈ BUSTOS, ESTHER IGLESIAS AND DOLORS GARCÍA, PROJECTIONIST MARC ESCARRABILL, TECHNICIAN RAMON RIPOLL AND PEP LLÒPIS, VIDEOS LORDA CRUSELLAS AND CÈLIA TORNS, BAGS POINT-OF-SALE ECO AUSETANS, MONA MARKET, MARTULINA, MARTINA LLIBRERIA, TSE TSE, ATMOSFERA, BAR FOMENT, FRANKFURT JAVA, LA COVA DEL VERMUTH, CASAL BOIRA BAIXA AND MALLOT DE LA MARGOTE, VOLUNTEERS JASMINA OSINSKA I HARA JEON, EXHIBITION MIRADA PALESTINA AND CONETES DE PALESTINA DE PAU SEMPRE, EL MUR D’EUROPA DE SERGI CÀMERA, EIN HUNGERKUNSTLER DE ROXANNE I ARÉVALO AND LIVING PROJECT NEPAL D’AÏNA SALARICH I MARIA COSTA, SHORT FILMS VIEWERS ORGANITZACIÓ, JOAN PAÑELLA, METE CODINACH, MIRIAM GÓMEZ, ESTEBAN EGIDO, ADRIÀ MARTÍ, MARIONA BERTRAN, SANDRA MERINO, DAVID CASTRO, MIREN USTEDES, ORIOL ALBALETE I BERTA MONSÓ, CONFERENCE KURDISTAN DARA ZAGROS I CONI DOCOLOMANSKY, CONFERENCE REFUGIATS OSCAR VELASCO I ENRIC MOLIST (CREU ROJA), JOAN REVENTÓS (ACNUR) AND SERGI CÀMERA, PRESENTACTION SYRIA SELF PORTRAIT PACO POCH, CONFERENCE PALESTINA SAMI ABDUL, ALYS SAMSON (PROU COMPLICITATS AMB ISRAEL AND BDS) AND JOAN COMA, PRESENTATION LIFE IS WAITTING IVETTE CLAPÉS AND ANNA ROCA (ACAPS GIRONA), CONFERENCE POBLES INDÍGENES MARC GAVALDÀ AND JORDI NOÈ (ALTERNATIVA), CONFERENCE TIBET THUBTEN WANGCHEN, ROUNDTABLE CULTURA PER LA TRANSFORMACIÓ SOCIAL IVAN PRADO (PALLASOS EN REBELDÍA), HELENA OJEDA, XAVIER ATIGAS, ALICIA GARCÍA, ROSER IBORRA AND JOAN LÓPEZ.

SPONSORS

SPONSORS
FUNDACIO PUIG PORRET
AJUNTAMENT DE VIC
COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS
CINECLUB VIC
EART
CONSORCI PER LA NORMALITZACIÓ LINGÜÍSTICA
CONSELL LOCAL DE LA COOPERACIÓ DE VIC
VENTALL TEATRE
OFFICIAL MEDIA
LA DIRECTA

Thank you very much to all the people who have supported Festival Protesta 2015!