"The Basque Swastika" and "Democracy", Basque films awarded at the Official Section of the Nantes Film Festival

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2014-04-24

The documentary The Basque Swastika, directed by Alfonso Andrés and Javier Barajas, and Democracy, a short film by Borja Cobeaga, and the short film , Borja Cobeaga ,have been awarded in the official section of the Festival du Cinema Espagnol de Nantes. The first has received the Best Documentary Award, while the second has won the Best Short Film Award .


The Basque Swastika,
a film that received financial support from the Basque Government, is a documentary about the film Im der lande Basken, shot by the Nazis during the Second World War in the Basque Country . It has been directed by Alfonso Andrés and Javier Barajas . Democracy, directed by Borja Cobeaga, is one of the short films selected for the Kimuak 2013 catalogue, a project boosted by the Basque Government, the Basque Film Archives and the Etxepare Basque Institute. The starting point of this comedy is and urgent meeting at which the manager of a company proposes all employees an audacious plan to keep up the morale of the workers.


The Basque presence in the Festival du Cinema Espagnol de Nantes, which is nowadays promoted by the Basque Film Archives and the Etxepare Basque Institute , has reached a new dimension this year. The window to the last Basque movies Fenêtre Basque has screened eight films and seven short films of the Kimuak 2013 selection. Two more basque productions were exhibited in the section Filmer au féminin / Le féminin filmed , which has also had Basque women filmmakers in their activities, three more films have been set in other sections, such as Panorama. Besides, the jury was chaired by Barbara Goenaga and Imanol Uribe has been one of its members.

The festival has also seen the launch of Alex de la Iglesia . The passion of tourner . The book, published by Rouge Profond in collaboration with the Festival, the Basque Film Archive and the Etxepare Basque Institute , has become the first publication about Basque cinema translated into French and distributed internationally .

The documentary The Basque Swastika, directed by Alfonso Andrés and Javier Barajas, and Democracy, a short film by Borja Cobeaga, and the short film , Borja Cobeaga ,have been awarded in the official section of the Festival du Cinema Espagnol de Nantes. The first has received the Best Documentary Award, while the second has won the Best Short Film Award .


The Basque Swastika,
a film that received financial support from the Basque Government, is a documentary about the film Im der lande Basken, shot by the Nazis during the Second World War in the Basque Country . It has been directed by Alfonso Andrés and Javier Barajas . Democracy, directed by Borja Cobeaga, is one of the short films selected for the Kimuak 2013 catalogue, a project boosted by the Basque Government, the Basque Film Archives and the Etxepare Basque Institute. The starting point of this comedy is and urgent meeting at which the manager of a company proposes all employees an audacious plan to keep up the morale of the workers.


The Basque presence in the Festival du Cinema Espagnol de Nantes, which is nowadays promoted by the Basque Film Archives and the Etxepare Basque Institute , has reached a new dimension this year. The window to the last Basque movies Fenêtre Basque has screened eight films and seven short films of the Kimuak 2013 selection. Two more basque productions were exhibited in the section Filmer au féminin / Le féminin filmed , which has also had Basque women filmmakers in their activities, three more films have been set in other sections, such as Panorama. Besides, the jury was chaired by Barbara Goenaga and Imanol Uribe has been one of its members.

The festival has also seen the launch of Alex de la Iglesia . The passion of tourner . The book, published by Rouge Profond in collaboration with the Festival, the Basque Film Archive and the Etxepare Basque Institute , has become the first publication about Basque cinema translated into French and distributed internationally .

In the images by Jorge Fuenbuena , Andrés and Javier Alfonso Barajas with their prize , Aizpea Goenaga collecting the award on Borja Cobeaga’s behalf and a group photo of the guests at the closing of the festival.

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