MAFIZ – Festival de Málaga 2023: Basque. Audiovisual.

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

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    Mar 2023
    Mar 2023

From 10 to 19 March, one of the leading showcases for Ibero-American cinema, the Malaga Film Festival, will once again be a showcase for a host of Basque productions. On this occasion, both the Malaga Film Festival itself and MAFIZ, the festival’s industry area, have curated a collection of 21 films directed or produced by Basque filmmakers to feature across a range of festival categories. It should be noted that 14 of the selected films are directed by women.

The MAFIZ Industry Area of the Malaga Film Festival will host an outstanding Basque line-up from March 13 to 17.

The Regional Hub section of Spanish Screenings will feature  ‘Cabeza y corazón’ by  Ainhoa Andraka and Zuri Goikoetxea, a film that follows the Spanish women´s wheelchair basketball team during the pre-Olympics; and ‘Tetuán’ by Iratxe Fresneda, which premiered in tandem at last year’s Gijón/Xixón International Film Festival and at ZINEBI, the International Festival of Documentary and Short Film in Bilbao.

Two films will also feature in Neo Screenings: ‘La quietud en la tormenta’, Alberto Gastesi´s debut film that explores the love story of two people whose lives might have taken different paths under other circumstances; and ‘My Way Out’, a documentary by Izaskun Arandia about London´s trans club ´The Way Out´. 

Sonia Estévez’s short film ‘Malkoak’ (Tears) will be screened in the Málaga Short Corners section. The filmmaker from Vitoria defends crying, challenging the commonly held negative connotations associated with tears.  

As part of the  Malaga Work in Progress Animation Day the public will  have the chance to learn about the latest Project by San Sebastian filmmaker Isabel Herguera, ‘El sueño de la Sultana’, and Nuno Beato’s ´Los demonios de Barro’, nominated at the Goya Awards for the Best Animated Film.

The Next From Spain section will feature the latest film by Nagore Eceiza, ‘If You Wish To Make An Apple Pie’, and Albertina Carri’s gender-themed road-trip ‘¡Caigan las rosas blancas!’ (White Roses, Fall!).

Lastly, the Málaga Work In Progress Spain section line-up includes Víctor Iriarte’s debut film ‘Sobre todo de noche’, which tells the story two women in their fifties who meet on the banks of the Duero river.

Basque. Audiovisual. will be present at the festival once again with a stand offering information on the latest projects emerging from the Basque audiovisual industry. Attendees can also look forward to the release of an updated online catalogue.


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