JUEVES 15 JUNIO - 23:30H - LA CATALÍTICA
Selection of short films directed by women presented at 51st edition.
FRAGMENTS, Marie-Lou Béland. Canada. 8´
TXOTXONGILOA, Sonia Estévez. Spain. 10´
LA CAJERA, Amada Santos. Spain. 14’
MOTHERTRUCKERS, Paula Romero. United Kingdom. 15’
In collaboration with Muestra de Cine Realizado por Mujeres, de Huesca.
Canada. 2022. 9’. Documentary
Director: Marie-Lou Béland. Script: Marie-Lou Béland. Production: Marie-Lou Béland. Editing: Andréa Thibault. Photography: Raphaëlle Loranger. Sound: Sandrine Desrosiers
Women’s voices rise to deliver testimonies of victims of sexual violence. By reconstructing a story with these fragments of experience, a societal portrait is painted throughout the documentary. Like a mosaic, the pieces stick together to build a unique story that could belong to any human. The images aim to reappropriate the female body, offering it a place as a body-subject rather than a body-object.
Committed filmmaker (director and editor) whose purpose is to denounce the prejudices still present in our society. With an initial background in education, her past in the social field influenced her creations. She started in the world of cinema out of passion and self-taught, eventually studying film at the University of Quebec. She is also a photographer for the newspaper La Tribune.
Spain. 2022. 10’. Animation
Director: Sonia Estévez. Script: Sonia Estévez, Javier Fernández Landaluce. Production: Tik Tak Film Studio Koop. Elk, Txikia de Iniciativa Social. Editing: Iker García Santander. Photography: Yohanna Baena. Music: Jimmy Vidaurreta. Sound: Jimmy Vidaurreta. Animation: Sonia Estévez
A female puppet appears locked in a room, prostrate on the floor and motionless. After several experiences, ropes are attached to her body and her movements become increasingly fluid. Each of the strings is associated with a scene related to an aspect of women’s social issues, such as the body, equality, or gender.
Director, producer, model maker, and stop motion animator. She is a founding partner and administrator of Tik Tak Film Studio Koop., an independent production company specializing in stop motion animation. She has received training in Stop Motion Animation in Barcelona at the 9zeros Animation School and Cifo de Hospitalet, Executive Production at Media Training consultancy, and has completed the Stop Motion I and II courses at Aardman Academy. She has directed two short films, Txotxongiloa and Malkoak as well as several advertising commercials using this technique.
Spain. 2022. 14,02’. Fiction
Director: Amada Santos. Script: Miguel Ángel Parra. Production: Amada Santos. Executive Producer: Araceli Carrero, Pedro Lendínez, Amada Santos, Carolina Cañada. Editing: Elena de Urda. Photography: Mark Mata. Music: Sitoh Ortega. Sound: Jesús “Sully” Caballero. Cast: Olga Navalón, Andrea Haro, Chema Trujillo, Pedro Lendínez, Amada Santos, Tómas Fernández.
Maca works as a cashier in a supermarket. One day, while she is restocking one of the shelves, a young man approaches her from behind and “brushes” her buttocks with his package. The girl contemplates confronting him, but doubts assail her. Was it an assault? Can she report it? Has he done this to other women? Doesn’t something similar happen to hundreds of women around the world every day?
Actress, director, and producer. She has directed the short films Jueces Invisibles, En el parque, and La cajera. She has also directed advertising campaigns against gender violence for the Department of Equality in Jaén.
As a director and actress, she has received over 50 awards in numerous festivals in the last three years. She is the co-director of Fila 5 Producciones alongside Pedro Lendínez and the director of Paripé Teatro.
United Kingdom. 2022. 15’. Documentary
Director: Paula Romero. Production: Paula Romero, Jacobo Lagüela. Editing: Carlos F. Blanco. Photography: Jacobo Grc. Sound: Gerardo Pastor. Animation: Álvaro L. Barreiro, Chencho Jiménez. Music: Benson Señora Instrumental. Cast: Lisa Melbourne
Mothertruckers is an insight into the untold story of female truck drivers. Taking place after Brexit and during the UK transport and fuel crisis, it addresses the conflict of being a female lorry driver in a male-dominated profession and explores the romantic idea of finding freedom on the road compared with the hard work and unconventional lifestyle of being a lorry driver.
Andalusian journalist and filmmaker based halfway between Bristol (England) and Seville (Spain). She has more than five years of experience in the creation of visual content and documentaries for personal projects and clients in the UK, Spain and Latin America. She is the director of the El Ángel de Itinsana (Colombia, 2012), Nunca Fuimos Superwoman (España, 2016), Confinement Stories (UK, 2020) and Mothertruckers (UK, 2022).