iSapiens 

Friday 22 January – Friday 29 January @ Indy On Demand

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As lockdown gets stricter and the beginning of the year looks gloomy, here comes the CinemaAttic rescue team once again to brighten up that January blues! We’re back. New year, new spirit, same objective = sharing brilliant films together.

CinemaAttic Returns online on January 22nd with a bigger and better programme of international short films and a renovated sense of digital community.

When: Friday 22 January, starting at 19:30 until Friday 29 January 23:55.
Where: Online, in your living room (as long as it’s in the UK!)
How: The online hub to watch the films is Indy. You can watch them here

i-Sapiens. Evolution in the Digital Era

Short Films on Humans and Screens. 2020 was a strange year, one in which screens became a necessary evil to live experiences, to talk with the family, attend gigs or watch films. The incursion of screens in our everyday life has gone even deeper, shaping the way we look at the world and the way we understand human interaction.

Our first programme of the year is a brilliant selection of films reflecting on our relationship with screens.

How has the presence of phones, screens and apps changed the way we look at the world around us, the way we inhabit the public space, the way we meet and relate to each other? A programme of films rethinking the way human behavior has changed since the appearance of mobile phones and the way new generations communicate through it. The selection includes Goya Awards 2021 nominated short films like A la Cara or Beef, as well as perspectives from China, Brazil and Chile. Dark perspectives and unimagined positive takes on the proliferation of screens in our lives.

The films:

A LA CARA

Director: Javier Marco
Year: 2020
Duration: 14 min
Language: Spanish

Synopsis: Lina doesn’t mind people insulting her. But if they do, they should do it face to face.

Festivals & Awards:
Málaga Film Festival, Best Actress & Best Actor (Sonia Almarcha, Manolo Solo), Winners
Festival de Cine de L’Alfàs del Pi, Best Actor (Manolo Solo), Winner

BEEF

Director: Ingride Santos Piñol
Year: 2019
Duration: 13 min
Language: Spanish

Synopsis: 10th grade student Melisa confronts her teacher during a literature exam. In front of all her classmates, Melisa questions the school system and the usefulness of what they are studying by asking a very uncomfortable question.

Festivals & Awards:
Miami Film Festival, HBO Short Film Award, Winner
Valencia Film Festival
SEMINCI. Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid
Leiden Film Festival

TODA ROSA TEM ESPINHAS (Every Thorn Has Its Day)

Director: Jose Tadeu Bijos
Year: 2019
Duration: 09 min
Language: Portuguese

Synopsis: After waking up one morning with a giant zit on his forehead, sensitive Fábio eagerly turns to an unusual app to help him match with the right guy to handle the job.

Festivals & Awards:
Palm Springs ShortFest
Seattle Queer Film Festival

ARENAL

Director: Rafa Alberola
Year: 2019
Duration: 22 min
Language: Spanish

Synopsis: Two teenage friends spend their summer in Madrid but they can’t see each other.

Festivals & Awards:
Málaga Film Festival, Best Fiction Short Film, Winner
Semana del Cortometraje de la Comunidad de Madrid, Best Screenplay, Winner
ALCINE Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Movistar Plus Award, Winner

SHāNZHàI SCREENS

Director: Paul Heintz
Year: 2020
Duration: 23 min
Language: Chinese

Synopsis: Shenzhen at night, copyist painters recount their daily lives and their craft. Their acts shift alternately between an artistic and blue-collar imagery, from new technology to classical techniques. Here, another history of painting is being drawn.

Festivals & Awards:
ZINEBI Documentary and Short Film Festival of Bilbao, Best Documentary, Winner
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Saint Petersburg Film Festival
IndieLisboa Independent Film Festival

SIN FILTRO (No Filter)

Director: Manu Montejo
Year: 2020
Duration: 04 min
Language: Spanish

Synopsis: After shopping in the city center, two friends get meticulously ready to make a “story”. It seems one more, one more day. However they are in the right place, at the right time… Or so they believed.

Festivals & Awards:
Hayah Panamá Short Film Festival, Best International Comedy, Winner
Festival de Cine de Huesca
Seoul Extreme Shorts & Image
Festival Interfilm Berlin

SNAP

Director: Felipe Elgueta, Ananké Pereira
Year: 2018
Duration: 20 min
Language: Spanish

Synopsis: We’ve learned to communicate in 15 seconds. Private life is put on public display to disappear in 24 hours, but in SNAP these images create their field of resistance and transcendence.

Festivals & Awards:
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Special Jury Mention, Winner
AMOR Festival de Cine LGBT+, Audience Award for Best Chilean Short, Winner
DocsMX Festival de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de Mexico, Special Jury Award, Winner

ALL I NEED IS A BALL

Director: Elena Molina
Year: 2020
Duration: 17 min
Language: Spanish

Synopsis: Paloma Pujol, tired of being the only freestyler woman in Spain, challenges herself to open the female category in the Spanish Football Freestyle Championship, but she needs at least four more girls to achieve her goal.

Festivals & Awards:
Filmfest Dresden
Semana del Cortometraje de la Comunidad de Madrid
BCN Sports Film – Barcelona Ficts Festival

Summary
Event
iSapiens
Location
Online, https://www.indyondemand.com/tv/cinemaattic-online/1,
Starting on
22/01/2021
Ending on
30/01/2021
Description
As lockdown gets stricter and the beginning of the year looks gloomy, here comes the CinemaAttic rescue team once again to brighten up that January blues! We’re back. New year, new spirit, same objective = sharing brilliant films together. CinemaAttic Returns online on January 22nd with a bigger and better programme of international short films and a renovated sense of digital community. When: Friday 22 January, starting at 19:30 until Friday 29 January 23:55.Where: Online, in your living room (as long as it’s in the UK!)How: The online hub to watch the films is FesthomeTV. You can watch them here (link). iSapiens 2020 was a strange year, one in which screens became a necessary evil to live experiences, to talk with the family, attend gigs or watch films. The incursion of screens in our everyday life has gone even deeper, shaping the way we look at the world and the way we understand human interaction. Our first programme of the year is a brilliant selection of films reflecting on our relationship with screens.How has the presence of phones, screens and apps changed the way we look at the world around us, the way we inhabit the public space, the way we meet and relate to each other? A programme of films rethinking the way human behavior has changed since the appearance of mobile phones and the way new generations communicate through it. The selection includes Goya Awards 2021 nominated short films like A la Cara or Beef, as well as perspectives from China, Brazil and Chile. Dark perspectives and unimagined positive takes on the proliferation of screens in our lives. 

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