June 12, 2018

Kimuak 2018 short films selected

SEVEN WORKS WILL FORM THE NEW CATALOGUE

The Kimuak programme, supported by Filmoteca Vasca (Basque Film Archive) and the Etxepare Basque Institute, has been working for 20 years to boost the presence of Basque short films, bringing together a catalogue of the year’s best films to distribute to the most respected festivals and industry events around the world.

The selection for 2018 is here, backed by a jury made up of Carlos Plaza (Donostia Kultura), Ivan Miñambres (Uniko), Jorge Rivero (filmmaker and programmer), Lorena Martin (Canarias en Corto) and Ruth Pérez de Anucita (San Sebastián Film Festival).

After evaluating a total of 78 shorts – a record in terms of participation – the jury has selected these seven:

1. 592 METROZ GOITI, Maddi Barber

2. AMA, Josu Martinez

3. ANCORA LUCCIOLE, Maria Elorza

4. ESPEDIZIO HANDIA, Iban del Campo

5. KAFENIO KASTELLO, Miguel Ángel Jiménez

6. NO ME DESPERTÉIS, Sara Fantova

7. ZAIN, Pello Gutiérrez

The catalogue is made up of documentaries and works of fiction, in some cases, blurring the lines between the two. As for language, two of the short films are entirely in Basque, two in Basque and Spanish, one in Basque and French, one in Spanish and Italian, and one in Greek.

Maddi Barber, Josu Martinez, María Elorza, Iban del Campo, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Sara Fantova and Pello Gutierrez are added to the long list of ‘Kimuak filmmakers’, along with names like Jose Mari Goenaga, Jon Garaño, Telmo Esnal, Asier Altuna, Nacho Vigalondo, Borja Cobeaga, Koldo Serra, Isabel Herguera, Izibene Oñederra, Koldo Almandoz and Luiso Berdejo.

Over 800 short films have been submitted to Kimuak and 137 are now part of the catalogue – giving a stamp of approval of their quality and distribution in festivals.  

 

592 METROZ GOITI

This documentary, directed by Maddi Barber (Iruña-Pamplona, 1988), premiered at the prestigious Visions du Réel festival in Switzerland.

592 metroz goiti (Above 592 metres) began as the director’s final project for her master’s programme in Visual Anthropology. The film analyzes the possibilities of life that remain when a territory is completely altered, focusing on the land that was flooded in the 1990s after the Itoiz dam was built. Today, a strip of bare land at 592 metres marks a dividing line in the landscape of the valley. Below the level, the water; above, life goes on.

The documentary was produced by the Doxa Producciones in Leioa, Bizkaia. It was shot in Basque and Spanish on the slopes of the Navarrese Pyrenees in the summer of 2017. It is Barber’s fourth film; in 2015 she took part in the film collective Distantziak withing the Zinergentziak programme, and in 2017 she was the sole director of Ametsen egunerokoa / Diario de Sueños. She recently made the short film Yours Truly, together with Christopher Murray and Charlotte Hoskins.

 

AMA

Josu Martinez (Bilbao, 1986) directed Ama, part of the anthology film Gure oroitzapenak (Nuestros recuerdos), based on the work of Joseba Sarrionaindia. The project was produced by the Bilbao-based company Adabaki. Ama takes us to the summer of 1915 to the town of Baigorri in a remote corner of Basse-Navarre, France, where a woman sits at home awaiting a letter.

Josu Martinez is a researcher and teacher for the department of audiovisuals at the University of the Basque Country. He has directed six documentaries, including Itsasoaren alaba (2009), Sagarren denbora (2010), Prohibido recordar (2010) and Gure sorlekuaren bila (2015), the latter of which premiered at the San Sebastián Festival. He is also founder of the production company Gastibeltza Filmak, based in Lapurdi, and has authored three books of essays.

 

ANCORA LUCCIOLE

The new documentary by Maria Elorza, Ancora lucciole, blends Italian and Spanish to bring back Pier Paolo Pasolini words written in 1972 on the disappearance of fireflies. Pasolini was killed shortly after writing his article, and since then, the fireflies have continued to disappear. Even so, to this day there are still those who remember them.

This is Maria Elorza’s (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1988) second time with Kimuak, after Gure hormek (Our Walls) which she made in 2016 together with Maider Fernández (part of the Las chicas de Pasaik collective).

Elorza has an extensive filmography. With Las chicas de Pasaik, she made Irudi mintzatuen hiztegi poetikoa (2014, co-directed by Aitor Gametxo), Agosto sin ti (2015), La chica de la luz (2016, as part of the Kalebegiak project), and Gure hormek. She has directed several documentaries on her own, among them Antología de conversaciones cotidianas (2011).

Maria Elorza earned her undergraduate degree in Audiovisual Communication in Barcelona and holds a master’s certificate in Art Research and Creation from the University of the Basque Country. She currently works in Donostia at Tabakalera, the Center for Contemporarty Culture, is a member of the documentary showcase Muestra Documental LUPA, and teaches at the Larrotxene cultural centre.

 

ESPEDIZIO HANDIA

This is also the second time with Kimuak for Iban del Campo (Arrasate, 1971), who entered his documentary Dirty Martini in 2009.

Espedizio handia (The Great Expedition) is a work of sci-fi starring the L’Estrange family. Del Campo follows the L’Estranges on their journey to space to study the human desire to be more than just stardust.

Iban del Campo teaches Audiovisual Communication at Mondragon Unibertsitatea and is also promotor and coordinator of the Basque short film festival Huhezinema, organized by students at Mondragon. He has directed shorts including Un tal Eusebi (2003), Lo bakarrik (2008), Katebegitik (2011), Con Tramontana (2012) and Tigger! (2016).

 

KAFENIO KASTELLO

The fictional documentary Kafenio Kastello is directed by Miguel Ángel Jiménez and produced by Kinoskopik from Vitoria-Gasteiz. The film follows a small group of people who live in the centre of Athens, surrounded by crisis and general destruction. Their sense of fraternity is what keeps them going in the face of a dark destiny.

Jiménez (Madrid, 1979) presented Khorosho at Kimuak in 2010. He made his first short film in 2001 with help from Aki Kaurismäki and in 2007 created Kinoskopik alongside Gorka Gómez Andreu and other partners. In 2008 he made the documentary short Días de abanico and in 2009, his first feature film, Ori, shot in the Eastern European country of Georgia. His second feature, Chaika, was premiered in the New Directions section at the San Sebastian Film Festival in 2012. Jiménez is now working on Sumendia, a fiction film which will be shot in Bilbao and Grecia.

 

NO ME DESPERTÉIS

No me despertéis is the first project by the young filmmaker Sara Fantova (Bilbao, 1993). Filmed in Basque and Spanish, it is Fantova’s final project at the film school ESCAC. The screenplay is based on her own personal experience.

Jone is a 10th grade student in Bilbao in 2009, in the height of fierce Basque nationalism. Strikes and demonstrations are part of teenager daily activity at school but Jone’s reality is very different.

 

ZAIN

Pello Gutiérrez (Donostia / San Sebastián, 1979) directed Zain, a sad comedy. Along the lines of Kaurismäki aesthetics, Guitérrez paints a raw and tender portrait of loneliness.

The Donostia-born filmmaker is co-founder, together with David Aguilar , of the production company Zazpi T’erdi. Since 2007 they have worked with borderline and non-fiction genres, and have garnered numerous international awards with their productions (Nao Yik, Mara mara, Converso)Heroínas sem nome (2011), Abuztua (2014) and Ozpinaren sindromea (2017) are some of the films Gutiérrez has directed himself.

May 31, 2018

78 short films submitted for Kimuak 2018

THE SELECTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 12

The deadline for the 2018 edition of Kimuak closed last Friday May 25 with a total of 78 short films received.

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

  • Carlos Plaza: Cinema Unit technician at Donostia Kultura.
  • Iván Miñambres: CEO at UniKo production company.
  • Jorge Rivero: Filmmaker, Coordinator of Cortometrajes Laboral Cinemateca program from Asturias, film critic at Cortosfera magazine and programmer at Gijón and Aguilar de Campoo film festivals.
  • Lorena Martín: Technician in charge of Canarias en Corto program.
  • Ruth Pérez de Anucita: Head of Communication at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and member of its Management Committee.


The selection will be announced on Tuesday, June 12.

May 15, 2018

Last days for Kimuak 2018 submissions

DEADLINE IS MAY 25

Short films directed or produced in the Basque Country from June 1, 2017 and later will be accepted.

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

March 26, 2018

40th Anniversary of the Basque Film Archive and 20th of Kimuak

THERE WILL BE SPECIAL SCREENINGS IN APRIL

April 5 (19:00) [Tabakalera / Screen 1]
AMA LUR (Néstor Basterretxea, Fernando Larruquert, 1968). Spain. VOES+VOEU.103'.
 
April 12 (19:00) [Tabakalera / Screen 1]
FARAON (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1966). Polonia. VOSE.145'.

April 15 (11:00) [Tabakalera / Screen 1]
KARRAMARRO UHARTEA (Joxean Muñoz, Txabi Basterretxea, 2000). Spain. VOEU.70'.
 
April 19 (19:00) [Tabakalera / Screen 1]
ÁLAVA, VITORIA Y SU CAJA DE AHORROS Y MONTE DE PIEDAD (1957). Spain. VOES.21'.
OCHARCOAGA (Jorge Grau, 1961). Spain. VOES.12'.
ESTROPADA BERRIA -Regatas en Orio- (Jesús Almendros, José Luis Arza, 1973). Spain. VOES.11'.
NAFARRAKO IKAZKINAK -Carboneros de Navarra- (Montxo Armendáriz, 1981). Spain. VOES+VOEU.25'.
IKUSKA 14 (Antxon Eceiza, 1982). Spain. VOEU.10'.

April 26 (19:00) [Tabakalera / Screen 1]
Short films from Kimuak.

LA GUERRA (Luiso Berdejo, Jorge Dorado, 2005). Spain. VOSEU.10'.
ÉRAMOS POCOS (Borja Cobeaga, 2005). Spain. VOES.16'.
ON THE LINE (Jon Garaño, 2008). Spain. VOSEU.12'.
MINERITA (Raúl de la Fuente, 2013). Spain. VOES.27'.
ZARAUTZEN EROSI ZUEN (Aitor Arregi, 2014). Spain. VOEU.16'.
7:35 DE LA MAÑANA (Nacho Vigalondo, 2003). Spain. VOES.7'.

March 1, 2018

Kimuak 2018 now open for submissions

DEADLINE IS MAY 25

Short films directed or produced in the Basque Country from June 1, 2017 and later will be accepted.

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

October 2, 2017

Kimuak Authors Awarded in San Sebastian

SEVERAL PROJECTS WILL SEE THE LIGHT SOON

The San Sebastian International Film Festival has given us many joys, as several directors and producers who have been part of Kimuak have received important and well deserved awards.

Directors Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi won the Special Jury Prize and the Irizar Basque Film Award for with their feature film Handia.

They have also awarded several projects that will see the light soon:

  • Dantza, Telmo Esnal: Glocal in Progress Award and Glocal in Progress Industry Award.
  • Akelarre / Witches’ Sabbath, Pablo Agüero (produced by Sorgin Films): ARTE International Prize of the Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum.
  • Las letras de Jordi / Jordi’s Letters, Maider Fernandez Iriarte (produced by Sr. y Sra.): REC Grabaketa Estudioa Post-production Award (Ikusmira Berriak Award).
June 13, 2017

Kimuak 2017 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 AB ALIO by Iñigo Royo and Iñigo Fernández Ostolaza, APRIETA PERO RARAMENTE AHOGA by David P. Sañudo, AREKA by Atxur Animazio Taldea, EURITAN by Arantza Santesteban and Irati Gorostidi, FOR THE GOOD TIMES by Andrés Daniel Sainz, LA FIEBRE DEL ORO by Raúl de la Fuente and PLÁGAN by Koldo Almandoz.

June 2, 2017

52 short films submitted for Kimuak 2017

THE SELECTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 12

The deadline for the 2017 edition of Kimuak closed last Wednesday May 31 with a total of 52 applications received.

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

  • Edurne Ormazabal: Commercial Director at EiTB Basque Radio Television.
  • José Luis Rebordinos: Director of San Sebastian International Film Festival
  • Tim Redford: International Coordinator of Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
  • Amaia Revuelta: Cinema Unit technician at Donostia Kultura.
  • Millán Vázquez-Ortiz: General Director of Freak Independent Film Agency.


The selection will be announced on Monday, June 12.

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...