March 1, 2017

Kimuak 2017 now open for submissions

DEADLINE IS MAY 31

Short films directed or produced in the Basque Country from June 1, 2016 and later will be accepted.

The Rules and Regulations and the Entry Form can be found HERE (in Basque and Spanish).

July 28, 2016

63rd San Sebastian Festival

'CAMINAN' AND 'GURE HORMEK' WILL PREMIERE IN ZABALTEGI-TABAKALERA

Kimuak filmmakers will once again have a place in the programming of the San Sebastian Festival.

The short films CAMINAN by Mikel Rueda and GURE HORMEK by Las chicas de Pasaik will premiere in Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section together with SÎPO PHANTASMA, Koldo Almandoz's first feature film.

June 13, 2016

Kimuak 2016 short films selected

SEVEN WORKS WILL FORM THE NEW CATALOGUE

Seven short films have been selected for the new catalogue of Kimuak.

The new catalogue consists of BETI BEZPERAKO KOPLAK by Ageda Kopla Taldea, CAMINAN by Mikel Rueda, FALSE FLAG by Asier Urbieta, GURE HORMEK by Las Chicas de Pasaik, HILETA by Kepa Sojo, IHESA by Alejandro Diaz Castaño and RENOVABLE by Jose Mari Goenaga and Jon Garaño.

June 1, 2016

63 short films submitted for Kimuak 2016

THE SELECTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 13

The deadline for the 2016 edition of Kimuak closed yesterday May 31 with a total of 63 applications received.

The members of this year's independent selection committee are:
 

  • Amaia Serrulla, Member of the San Sebastian Film Festival Selection Committee.
  • Carmen Chávez, Project Manager at Cortosfera magazine.
  • José Manuel Zamora, Director of Abycine - Albacete International Film Festival.
  • Mari Fran Machín, Education and Activities Coordinator of ARTIUM, Basque Centre-Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Rosa Zufía, journalist and Director of EITB Kultura-Transit TV programme.


The selection will be announced on Monday, June 13.

March 1, 2016

Kimuak 2016 now open for submissions

DEADLINE IS MAY 31

Short films directed or produced in the Basque Country from June 1, 2015 and later will be accepted.

The Rules and Regulations and the Entry Form can be found HERE (in Basque and Spanish).

October 27, 2015

'Minerita' shortlisted for the Oscars

NOMINEES TO BE ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY 14

Raúl de la Fuente’s Minerita has been shortlisted for the Oscars, in the category of Best Documentary Short. The list of pre-selected films can be found here.

The final nominees will be announced in January 14.

July 23, 2015

63rd San Sebastian Festival

'DUELLUM' BY TUCKER DÁVILA WOOD WILL PREMIERE IN ZABALTEGI

Kimuak filmmakers will once again have a place in the programming of the San Sebastian Festival.

The short film DUELLUM by Tucker Dávila Wood will premiere in Zabaltegi, while AMAMA by Asier Altuna will compete for the Golden Shell in the Oficial Selection.

June 8, 2015

Kimuak 2015 short films selected

SEVEN WORKS WILL FORM THE NEW CATALOGUE

Seven short films have been selected for the 2015 catalogue of Kimuak.

The new catalogue consists of 5 SEGUNDOS by David González, A REVENGE STORY by Lander Camarero, DUELLUM by Tucker Dávila Wood, FOXES by Mikel Gurrea, I SAID I WOULD NEVER TALK ABOUT POLITICS by Aitor Oñederra, LOST VILLAGE by George Todria and LUZ A LA DERIVA by Iñigo Salaberria.

June 1, 2015

54 short films submitted for Kimuak 2015

THE SELECTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 8

The deadline for the 2015 edition of Kimuak closed last Friday May 29 with a total of 54 applications received.

The members of this year's independent selection committee are:

  • Amaia Serrulla, Member of the San Sebastian Film Festival Selection Committee and Coordinator of the International Film School Meeting.
  • Luisma González, Director of ALCINE - Alcalá de Henares Film Festival.
  • Mari Fran Machín, Education and Activities Coordinator of ARTIUM, Basque Centre-Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Marina Díaz, Cinema and Audiovisual Technician at the Cervantes Institute.
  • Rosa Zufía, journalist and Director of EITB Kultura-Transit TV programme.

The selection will be announced on Monday, June 8.

March 2, 2015

Kimuak 2015 now open for submissions

DEADLINE IS MAY 29

Short films directed or produced in the Basque Country from June 1, 2014 and later will be accepted.

The Rules and Regulations and the Entry Form can be found HERE (in Basque and Spanish).

 

November 28, 2014

«KIMUAK AND...» Shows

PROGRAMME


Tuesday, December 2 – 20:00

BARCELONA And... Telmo Esnal

> CENTRO CULTURAL EUSKAL ETXEA – Carrer de l’Arc de Sant Vicenç

 Txotx (1997 – 15’) (codirected with Asier Altuna)

 Taxi? (2007 – 5’)

 Amona Putz! (2009 – 9’)

 

Wednesday, December 3 – 19:30

DONOSTIA / SAN SEBASTIÁN And... Asier Altuna

> MUSEO SAN TELMO - Plaza Zuloaga, 1

 Topeka (2002 – 3’)

 Artalde (2010 – 8’)

 Zela Trovke (2013 – 13’)

 Soroa (2014 – 13’)

 

Tuesday, December 9 – 19:00

BILBAO And... Koldo Serra and Haritz Zubillaga

> ALHÓNDIGA - Plaza Arriquibar, 4

El tren de la bruja (Koldo Serra, 2003 – 17’)

She's Lost Control (Haritz Zubillaga, 2011 – 10’)

 

Tuesday, December 9 – 19:30

IRUÑA-PAMPLONA And... Isabel Herguera and Koldo Almandoz

> Golem Yamaguchi Cinemas - Plaza Yamaguchi, 9

 Ahate pasa (Koldo Almandoz, 2009 – 12’)

 Ámár (Isabel Herguera, 2010 – 8’)

 Hubert Le Blonen azken hegaldia (Koldo Almandoz, 2014 – 10‘)

 Sailor's Grave (Collective, 2014 – 5’)

 

Wednesday, December 10 – 19:30

VITORIA-GASTEIZ And... Jose Mari Goenaga and Aitor Arregi

> Artium – Calle Francia, 24

 Tercero B (Jose Mari Goenaga, 2002 – 18’)

 Sintonía (Jose Mari Goenaga, 2005 – 9’)

 Lagun mina (Jose Mari Goenaga, 2012 – 13’)

 Zarautzen erosi zuen (Aitor Arregi, 2014 – 16‘)

 

Saturday, December 20 – 19:30

MADRID And... Borja Cobeaga

> Cine Doré – Calle de Santa Isabel, 3

 La primera vez (2001 – 11’)

 Éramos pocos (2005 – 16’)

 Un novio de mierda (2010 – 3’)

 Democracia (2013 – 11’)

August 29, 2014

62nd San Sebastian Festival

BROAD REPRESENTATION OF BASQUE CINEMA AND KIMUAK

The Basque cinema will have a special place in the programming of the 62nd San Sebastian Festival.

Three short films from Kimuak 2014 – HUBERT LE BLONEN AZKEN HEGALDIA by Koldo Almandoz, SOROA by Asier Altuna and ZARAUTZEN EROSI ZUEN by Aitor Arregi – will be screened in the Zinemira section.

Also, several directors who have participated in Kimuak are releasing their feature films in the main sections of the festival:
 

  • - LOREAK (Flowers) by Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga (Official Selection)
  • - LASA ETA ZABALA (Lasa and Zabala) by Pablo Malo (Official Selection - Out of Competition)
  • - NEGOCIADOR (Negotiator) by Borja Cobeaga (Zabaltegi)
  • - I AM HAITI by Raúl de la Fuente (Zinemira)
June 9, 2014

Selected the short films 2014

SEVEN WORKS WILL FORM THE NEW CATALOGUE

Seven short films have been selected for the 2014 catalogue of Kimuak. The jury, comprised by Maialen Beloki, Josemi Beltran, Ismael Martín, Edurne Ormazabal and Jorge Sanz, has unanimously resolved the selection.

The new catalogue consists of ANÓMALO by Aitor Gutiérrez, A SERIOUS COMEDY by Lander Camarero, DON MIGUEL by Kote Camacho, HUBERT LE BLON-EN AZKEN HEGALDIA by Koldo Almandoz, the collective project SAILOR'S GRAVE, SOROA by Asier Altuna and ZARAUTZEN EROSI ZUEN by Aitor Arregi.

June 2, 2014

63 short films submitted for Kimuak 2014

THE NEW SELECTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 9

A total of 63 short films have been submitted for Kimuak 2014.

A selection committee comprised of five cinema and audiovisual experts will analyse and evaluate the applications.

The selected short films will be announced on Monday, June 9.

May 12, 2014

A book about Kimuak has been published

«SHORT FILMS FROM KIMUAK. SEEDS OF THE BASQUE CINEMA»

The professors of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of the Basque Country Ainhoa ​​Fernandez de Arroyabe, Nekane E. Zubiaur and Iñaki Lazkano have published the book Cortometrajes de Kimuak. Semillas del cine vasco (Short Films from Kimuak. Seeds of the Basque cinema), an analysis of the more than 100 short films selected in the history of the program.

The book is available online at the editor’s website.

February 10, 2014

'Minerita' wins the Goya for Best Short Documentary

IT’S THE FIRST KIMUAK SHORT TO GET IT

The short film Minerita by Raúl de la Fuente was honored as the Best Documentary Short at the 28th edition of the Goya Awards, given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Spain.

Thus, Minerita becomes the first film to get this award while being in Kimuak – Pregunta por mí by Bego Vicario won the Goya for Best Animated Short in 1997, before entering Kimuak’s first catalogue in 1998.

Virgen Negra, the previous documentary short of Raúl de la Fuente was also nominated to the Goya in 2012, but on that occasion the winner was Regreso a Viridiana by Pedro González Bermúdez.

We hope that this award will help bring well deserved attention to the women who live and suffer in inhuman infernos.

January 8, 2014

Goya Awards 2014

RAÚL DE LA FUENTE’S ‘MINERITA’ NOMINATED FOR THE BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT AWARD

The short film Minerita will compete in the 28th edition of the Goya Awards, on the gala to be held on February 9.

Raúl de la Fuente's last work is nominated for the Best Documentary Short Award, category in which also participate El hombre que estaba allí by Luis Felipe Torrente and Daniel Suberviola, La alfombra roja by Iosu Lopez Cía and Manuel Fernandez Rodríguez and La gran desilusión by Pedro Gonzalez Kuhn.

Minerita was premiered last September in the Festival of Invisible Cinema "Filme Sozialak" of Bilbao and has been selected in important events like DocsDF of Mexico City or IDFA of Amsterdam.

November 8, 2013

Goya Awards 2014

'BEERBUG' AND 'MINERITA' SHORTLISTED

The Spanish Cinema Academy has announced the films shortlisted to compete in the 28th edition of the Goya Awards.

The animation short film Beerbug by Ander Mendia [Kimuak 2012] and the documentary Minerita by Raúl de la Fuente [Kimuak 2013] are among the 35 shorts that have passed the first round.

Beerbug has already completed a prolific festival career with 173 selections and 22 awards. On the other hand, Minerita was premiered last September in the Festival of Invisible Cinema "Filme Sozialak" of Bilbao and has been selected in important events like DocsDF of Mexico City or IDFA of Amsterdam.

Only four of the ten works shortlisted in each category will be present at the February 9 gala. The finalists will be announced on January 7.

 

September 18, 2013

First premieres and selections of the 2013 films confirmed

POSITIVE EVALUATION OF THE 2011 AND 2012 CATALOGUES

Some of the premieres and selections of our new short films have already been confirmed:

. Cólera, by Aritz Moreno: BFI London Film Festival; Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia; Austin Film Festival; Festival international du cinéma méditerranéen de Montpellier

. Democracia, by Borja Cobeaga: Festival international du cinéma méditerranéen de Montpellier

. Hotzanak, For Your Own Safety, by Izibene Oñederra: San Sebastian International Film Festival; L'Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival

. MInerita, by Raúl de la Fuente: Cine Invisible "Filme Sozialak" Bilbao; Docs DF - Mexico City

International Documentary Film Festival

 International Documentary Film Festival


International Documentary Film Festival

. Zela Trovke, by Asier Altuna: San Sebastian International Film Festival
 

On the other hand, the nine shorts of 2011 have fulfilled a two year tour, having obtained 884 festival selections and a total of 133 prizes. Likewise, the seven shorts from the 2012 catalogue have obtained 684 selections and 126 prizes in one year.

August 28, 2013

Kimuak at the San Sebastian International Film Festival

'HOTZANAK, FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY' AND 'ZELA TROVKE (CUTTING GRASS)' WILL BE SCREENED IN ZABALTEGI

The short films from our new catalogue will start out big again. Some of the premieres cannot be announced yet, but it has been already confirmed that two of the 2013 shorts will have their first screening before the Basque audience, in the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

The event that will be held from September 20 to 28, has selected Hotzanak, For Your Own Safety by Izibene Oñederra and Zela Trovke (Cutting Grass) by Asier Altuna to be shown in its Zabaltegi section.

February 25, 2013

Kimuak 2013 now open for submissions

DEADLINE IS MAY 31

Short films directed or produced in the Basque Country from June 1, 2012 and later will be accepted.

Please find the regulations and the entry form HERE (in Basque and Spanish).

December 28, 2012

Goya Awards

'LA MEDIA PENA' AND 'VOICE OVER', ON THE SHORTLIST

Kimuak might be represented at the Goya Awards gala, which will be held on February 17, since La media pena by Sergio Barrejón [Kimuak 2011] and Voice Over by Martin Rosete [Kimuak 2012] have been shortlisted for the Best Fiction Short award.

The rest of works that will compete for being finalists in this category are Aquel no era yo [Esteban Crespo], Desayuno con diadema [Óscar Bernàcer], La boda [Marina Seresesky], La mujer del hatillo gris [Luis Trapiello], Libre directo [Bernabé Rico], Maquillaje [Álex Montoya], Matador On The Road [Alexis Morante] and Ojos que no ven [Natalia Mateo].

Whichever the final result is, it is worth noting the prolific results these two shorts have achieved; as of today La media pena has received 125 nominations and 28 awards and Voice Over 84 nominations and 42 awards.

On the past edition, celebrated in last February, Kimuak works El premio by León Siminiani and Zeinek gehiago iraun by Gregorio Muro were respectively nominated for Best Fiction Short and Best Animation Short awards.

The four finalists will be announced on February 10.

November 15, 2012

Oscar Academy Awards 2013

'ZEINEK GEHIAGO IRAUN' HAS REACHED THE SEMIFINAL

Zeinek gehiago iraun has made up the long list of 57 animation shorts pre-selected for the 2013 Oscar Academy Awards.

The film has not entered the shortlist of 10 among which the three or five finalists will be selected, but having passed the first stage is enough good reason to congratulate the whole team.

Gregorio Muro's second work selected in Kimuak [his fiction short Tras los visillos, co-directed with Raúl Lopez was chosen in 2008] has obtained 157 nominations and 30 awards to date, and was nominated for the Spanish Film Academy Goya Awards on last February.

The finalists for the Oscar will be announced soon. In the meantime, we invite you to see the nominees of the last edition.

October 11, 2012

MARABILLI Creation Festival

ONDARROA (BISCAY)

Starting today until Sunday the creation festival MARABILLI will be held in Ondarroa (Biscay), in honour of the late Aitzol Aramaio. During these four days, the streets of the director’s hometown will be filled with music, theatre, conferences and cinema.

His friends Manuelistas have prepared us a great plan for this long weekend. As the director of Terminal [Kimuak 2002] used to say, «Bixitxi Marabilli dalako!» [Because life is wonderful!].

October 2, 2012

Kimuak at the San Sebastian International Film Festival

BESIDES THE OFFICIAL PRESENTATION, TWO SHORTS WERE SHOWN IN THE VELODROME

This year we’ve rolled out the red carpet for Kimuak catalogue’s opening. To keep up the tradition, on the first Saturday of the San Sebastian International Film Festival we gathered the film crews and a few festival programmers for a private screening. On the other hand and for the first time, three shorts were shown at the Closing of the Festival. Three thousand spectators could see Deus et Machina and Voice Over together with the Ikuska 20 of the recently deceased Antxon Ezeiza preceding the closing movies on the giant screen of the Velodrome.

Dustin Hoffman didn’t get in time to see them, but if he asks for a copy we’ll be more than pleased to send him one...