SCAT 2018 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT | CATALAN FILM FESTIVAL IS BACK!

9th October 2018

SCAT 18

CINEMAATTIC ANNOUNCE DATES AND FIRST TITLES FOR SCAT CATALAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Scotland Catalan Film Festival returns to Scotland bigger than ever with ten days celebrating Catalan culture.

The festival runs from 2-5 November in Glasgow and 13-18 November in Edinburgh. Scotland Catalan Film Festival is back with a new name – SCAT –  and an extended programme of films where music, poetry and performance will also be part of this year’s edition.

The festival keeps growing and this year present special collaborations with Filmoteca de Catalunya, Barcelona’s D’A Film FestivalSitges Film Festival and BFI’s Into Film Festival.

LA CHANA

EDINBURGH OPENING – Some of the first titles announced include Lucija Stojevic’s stunning documentary La Chana as the opening film in Edinburgh. The award-winning documentary follows Barcelona based flamenco legend “La Chana”as she returns to the stage to give a final performance after a 30-year break. The festival has also confirmed a specially commissioned flamenco performance for the opening night inspired in the great Gypsy dancer ‘that bewitched Salvador Dali and Peter Sellers‘ and her unique ‘flamenco seated dancing’ style. (Tickets on sale now)

GLASGOW OPENING – Short-Films are the origin of the festival and keep being a central part in the programme. The festival kicks off on Friday 2nd of November in Glasgow with the selection of Catalan Short Films and a special film masterclass at CCA Glasgow by the Festival de Cannes’ Leica Cine Discovery Award winner Laura Ferres. SCAT short-film selection gathers some of the most relevant titles of the year including The Disinherited  by Laura Ferrés, The Hopeless by Belén Funes or Primer Estrat by Ventura Durall and the Malaga Film Festival winner A Squirrel Improvises by Virginia García del Pino.

ARCHIVE FILM, PROPAGANDA AND SPANISH CIVIL WAR – SCAT has also announced a special collaboration with Filmoteca de Catalunya to look at rare propaganda and documentary films made during the Spanish Civil War. The festival gathers a special joint programme with rare films from Filmoteca de Catalunya, National Libraries of Scotland Moving Image Archive and British Film Institute National Archive documenting the war from Catalonia and life in the republican side, as well as the Scottish volunteers that fought in the Spanish conflict.

The festival also expands to London’s East End for a one night only special programme curated by Sitges Film Festival.

SCAT opens its cultural line-up of events with Catalan poetry recitals, live music events, dance and performance shows as well as Catalan gastronomic events. The festival will announce more special events for this year’s edition and the full programming in upcoming days.

 

TICKETS ON SALE FOR:

SCAT | EDINBURGH OPENING | LA CHANA + FLAMENCO PERFORMANCE

GLASGOW EVENTS

SCAT | Film Masterclass | Laura Ferrés | CCA Glasgow | Free entrance , Register via Eventbrite

SCAT | Catalan Shorts + Festival Opening Party | CCA Glasgow

SCAT | Lo que Dirán (Some might Say) | CCA Glasgow

SCAT | ARCHIVE FILM, PROPAGANDA AND SPANISH CIVIL WAR | GFT Glasgow

SCAT | Jùlia Ist + Q&A with Pol Rebaque | University of Glasgow – Andrew Stewart Cinema

Stay tuned! Full Programme and special events to be announced in upcoming days

#SCAT18

Scotland Catalan Film Festival. A festival organised by Cinemaattic. Catalan productions have once again topped film festivals around the world and it’s time to gather some of those in Glasgow. CCA Glasgow, GFT and University of Glasgow host a new edition of SCAT18. The festival is supported by Institut Ramon Llull and Estrella Damm.

#CINEMAATTIC

CinemaAttic is an organisation specialised in pop up film screenings, distinctive underground events and retrospectives on Spanish & Latin American cinema. We promote independent cinema in an interactive and socially engaged environment. With particular regards to short films (we defend the value of short-film as an artform), classic Spanish cinema and rare cult movies from Spain and Latin American countries

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