Iberodocs 2015 is here!!!

IberoDocs  – the only showcase of Ibero-American culture in Scotland, focused on documentary films by Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American filmmaker, returns for a second edition in May, taking over Edinburgh Filmhouse and – for the very first time – Glasgow CCA. This year the film programme is united by the overarching theme of identity/ies and has expanded to more than 20 titles from 15 countries.Mar Felices, Artistic Director of IberoDocs said: Iberodocs wants to position itself as a magnifying lens and rescue the hidden realities and ancient traditions of the very distinct – and at the same time, very similar – Ibero-American cultures. I am certain that in each and every one of the real stories we are showcasing this year, we will be able to find a part of ourselves reflected in them. A part which, perhaps, we had forgotten existed”.

To achieve this we have divided the programme as follows;Main Programme with films from the four corners of Latin America, including works from awarded documentary filmmakers Arami Ullón and Alan Stivelman, Rodrigo H. Vila, Omar Al Abdul Razzak, Basharat Khan, Neus Ballús, Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles.

But there are not only films in this section we want to celebrate Ibero-American culture with daily events such as a masterclass, a wine reception, a photography exhibition, opening and closing receptions and themed parties with typical music related to the film that was just shown that day.
Focus on Galician is a novelty in this year’s programme where a showcase on a particular area of Ibero America, in this case Galicia, is curated showcasing some of the most thought-provoking work produced in the Iberian Peninsula in recent years.

Galician cinema is currently offering a great quantity of quality work in non-fiction. The “New Galician Cinema”, a label used by film critics since 2010 and now widely accepted, defines a risk-taking, experimental and liberated approach to filmmaking echoing the 70’s new wave. It is also making a clear contribution to the aesthetics shaping non-commercial cinema trends worldwide.

Please check the full list of films following this link

Presenting documentaries made in Portugal and Brazil, our Lusophone Eye strand will include documentaries by Catarina Mourão, Wim Wenders, Sérge Tréffaut, Betse de Paula and Rodrigo Felha.

This strand’s programme also includes a filmmaker’s retrospective, this year around the work of one of Portugal’s most respected documentary directors Catarina Mourão – who will be sharing three of her films with us as well as giving a masterclass (developed in partnership with the Portuguese Language Centre and the Scottish Documentary Institute) on the 15th May at Edinburgh University (50 George Square).

Those with a taste for mesmerizing photography will be treated to two films exploring the life of world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado – with The Salt of the Earth in Edinburgh, and Meeting Sebastião Salgado, in Glasgow.

Please check full programme here.


Also note worthy, we are doing a special event coinciding with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia showing 2 of the films that best celebrate individual freedom Mala Mala and Favela Gay

Full Festival Schedule can be seen here and to download our brochure please follow this link

As in its inaugural edition, the festival’s programme will also be accompanied by a wide range of complementary events across different venues to celebrate Ibero-American culture, including opening and closing parties and an exhibition of photographs By Antonio José Vallejo Rodríguez .
IberoDocs would not be possible without the support of a wide number of sponsors and partners including Edinburgh Filmhouse, the University of Edinburgh, the Consulate General of Spain in Edinburgh and AECID Cooperación Española, and CCA – Center for Contemporary Arts, in Glasgow. We would especially like to thank our main corporate sponsors:  Boteco do Brazil and Tugas Amor.We believe the programme contains films for every taste and those who come to see us are set for a treat. The full Team at Iberodocs sincerely hope so and we are looking forward to seeing you from Thursday.

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