The 25th edition of the Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes will have an important Basque participation. The section devoted to Basque productions, Fenêtre Basque, which this year celebrates 15 years, will offer a relevant program: seven feature films, including three that compete for the Jules Verne Best Picture Award and two for the Opera Prima Award; plus all its directors will travel to Nantes to present their works. There will also Basque short films, including the seven short films of the Kimuak 2014 selection. And Txema Muñoz, responsible for Kimuak, will be a member of the jury of the Best Documentary Award.
This participation is outstanding, since 50% of the films in competition in the Official Selection and in competition for the Opera Prima Award will Basque productions. Two short films compete for the Best Short Film Award, and a Basque production will also star in the special pass for young audiences.
The Festival of Nantes opened the Fenêtre Basque section in 2001, with the support of the Basque Government. The Etxepare Basque Institute took charge of the program later, and has strengthened it during the last years: today the Fenêtre Basque section has great stability and importance in the festival program and the Basque productions are prominent in other sections, forums and activities. This is the most comprehensive Basque cinema program outside the Basque Country nowadays, indispensable to reach the Francophone public.
The Deputy Minister of Culture of the Basque Government, Joxean Muñoz, will attend the opening of the Festival of Nantes. And, the director of the Etxepare Basque Institute, Aizpea Goenaga, will attend the closing and awards ceremony.
Fenêtre Basque 2015
Loreak, Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga*
Los Tontos y Los Estúpidos, Roberto Castón*
Negociador, Borja Cobeaga*
A escondidas, Mikel Rueda**
La noche del ratón, David Losada**
Lasa eta Zabala, Pablo Malo
1980, Mikel Arteta
*Best Film Julio Verne Award competition
**Best Opera Prima Award competition
A serious comedy , Lander Camarero.
Anómalo, Aitor Gutiérrez.
Don Miguel , Kote Camacho.
Hubert Le Blonen azken hegaldia, Koldo Almandoz.
Sailor’s grave, Vuk Jevremovic, Carlos Santa, Cecilia Traslaviña, Juan Camilo Gonzalez, José Belmonte, Isabel Herguera, Wang Liming, Cheng Kemei, Richard Reeves, Koldo Almandoz.
Soroa, Asier Altuna.
Zarautzen erosi zuen, Aitor Arregi.*
Loco con ballesta de Kepa Sojo*
*Best Short Film Award
Special Screening for Young Audiences:
Papá soy una zombi(2011), Ricardo Ramón y Joan Espinach
Best Documentary 2015 Jury
Txema Muñoz, responsible for the program Kimuak, will be a member of the jury