Seven short films to be included in the Kimuak 2022 catalogue

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.


After considering the 75 entries submitted to the 25th edition of the Kimuak programme, the following seven short films have been selected for the Kimuak 2022 catalogue: ´Contadores´ (Irati Gorostidi), ´Cuerdas´ (Esti Urresola), ´Fe´ (Maider Fernández), ´Hemen bizi da maitasuna´ (Ainhoa Olaso eta Enara García), ´Hirugarren koadernoa´ (Lur Olaizola), ´Irrits´ (Maider Oleaga) and ´Lanbroa´ (Aitzol Saratxaga). The Kimuak programme is organised by the Etxepare Basque Institute and directed by Zineuskadi. From today, this selection of Basque short films will be sent to the most important international film festivals and audiovisual initiatives worldwide.

This year´s selection committee members included María del Puy Alvarado (producer, scriptwriter and teacher and founder of Malvalanda); Alejandro Díaz Castaño (director of FICX, Xixón International Film Festival); Vanesa Fernández (director of ZINEBI, Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival); Iñaki Lazkano (lecturer and researcher at the University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU); and Javier Ocaña (film critic and author).

This year’s Kimuak catalogue includes fiction and documentary films. As for languages, three of the films are entirely in Basque and four are in Spanish. Six of the seven short films are directed and produced by women. 

Below is a list of the seven selected short films and their directors:

  • ‘Contadores’, Irati Gorostidi.
  • ‘Cuerdas’, Esti Urresola.
  • ‘Fe’, Maider Fernández.
  • ‘Hemen bizi da maitasuna’, Ainhoa Olaso eta Enara García.
  • ‘Hirugarren koadernoa’, Lur Olaizola.
  • ‘Irrits’, Maider Oleaga.
  • ‘Lanbroa’, Aitzol Saratxaga.

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