The first FFLAC Festival Internacional Flamenco de Cortometrajes was held at the Sala Berlanga in the Instituto Buñuel in Madrid from 3 to 5 September 2010, where 26 short films (cortometrajes) which were selected for the Finals were shown. The jury was headed by the flamenco dancer Cristina Hoyos. The Festival Director is Luciane Franco.
Here are excerpts from the prizewinning films.
The First Prize was awarded to Síndrome de pies y manos by Jesús Pulpón:
The Second Prize was awarded to La danza de los pinceles by Charles Olsen:
and Third Prize to Invernadero by Mariano Cruceta:
The first FFLAC Festival Internacional Flamenco de Cortometrajes accepted entries of films not longer than 15 minutes in duration on flamenco-related themes.
During the festival, the work of the film director, Paco Milán was also being honoured, as he has made some very fine flamenco-related documentaries, such as Around Flamenco, Terúo, un Samurai Flamenco and Tanto Tiempo. His film about the Making of Flamenco, Flamenco – Carlos Saura’s latest flamenco film, was shown as well as the TV movie about the life of flamenco dancer Cristina Hoyos called Despacito y a Compás.
I include the list of 26 films chosen for the Cortometraje finals, because it shows the breadth of international interest in flamenco:
Buenos “Aires flamencos” – Gisele Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
FLAMENCO WebSerie World Dance – Juan Pablo Zaragoza (Alicante, Spain)
Mujer Española – Teresa del Pozo (Madrid, Spain)
La Danza de los Pinceles – Charles Olsen (Madrid, Spain)
Cabal y Fuego – Tangos – Alejandro Moncada (Germany)
Sólo Flamenco – Andrés Cuadros (Madrid, Spain)
Cabal y Fuego – bulerias – Jorge Martínez-Herrera (Mexico)
D’anza – Francisco Rodriguez / Enrique Linera (Cádiz, Spain)
La Emperatriz – Jesús Reyes Borjas y Raynner Parra (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
Guiño – Adelina Uribe (Spain)
Síndrome de pies y manos – Jesús Pulpón (Seville, Spain)
Ana Lucía – Charalambos Mavromichalis (New York, USA)
El Moreno – Christopher Jordi Lara (Zaragoza, Spain)
Invernadero – Mariano Cruceta (Madrid, Spain)
Clemente – Monica Luna Bramucci (Mendoza, Argentina)
Escena Abierta. Cía ECOS I – Manuel Luis Hernández Ponce (La Habana, Cuba)
Escena Abierta. Cía ECOS II – Manuel Luis Hernández Ponce (La Habana, Cuba)
FLAMENCO – Helena Sánchez (Terrassa, Spain)
Fuera de Compás – Eudald Subirá & Christopher Jordi Lara (Zaragoza, Spain)
Mi viaje en el metro – Marco Rinaudo (Torino – Italy)
Fin – Juan Vicente Peña (Lebrija, Spain)
Nadie le llamara MARÍA cuando ellos hayan muerto – Juan Carlos Ruiz Ruiz (Navarra, Spain)
Flamendo Tranze – Julia Bermúdez (La Unión, Spain)
Arte con sentío – Julia Bermúdez (La Unión, Spain)
La entrevista – José Andrade (Madrid, Spain)
Desde Dentro – Inés Hernández (France)
The second FFLAC Festival Internacional Flamenco de Cortometrajes is receiving entries of short films, no longer than 15 minutes duration, on the theme of flamenco, until 22 August 2011.
© 2010 Thérèse Wassily Saba