DATE: January 31 – February 9 2020
PLACE: Can Jeroni Culture Center
MORE INFO: www.ibizacinefest.com
Ibiza Cinefest, the independent film festival established as one of the most important cultural events on the island of Ibiza, returns in 2020. In its fourth edition, the festival brings us a program with more activities and cinema time than ever before. In total, Ibiza Cinefest will screen 80 titles (including feature films and short films). Among them are four noteworthy films aspiring to the Goya 2020 and seven Spanish Premieres showing under feature films.
The structure of the festival will be divided into seven official competitive sections, parallel sections, activities and professional sections. As in the previous editions, the opening day will be dedicated to productions related to Ibiza. There will be a final screening of the documentary “Moonface: una mujer en la guerra”, awarded with a silver Biznaga at the last Malaga Film Festival. There will also be the premiere of “Salka en la tierra de nadie”, accompanied by the great news that it will be screened at the Berlinale 2020. Also, during the festival’s ten days, it will also be possible to see Pepe Tauste’s exhibition “Deconstruyendo el cine”.
Some of the stand out feature films appearing in Ibiza Cinefest’s program are: “Ojos negros” (winner of the Silver Biznaga and Best Spanish Film at the last Malaga Film Festival) and Oreina, named best Basque film and winner of the Irizan Basque Film Award at the last San Sebastian Festival. At an international level, there are stand out titles premiering in Spain such as the American “Two Girls”, the Mexican “Pelm” and the Bulgarian – Japanese production “A Picture with Yuki”.
In the documentary feature category, the successful production “Peret: yo soy la rumba”, will compete with seven world-class international features, all with a clear artistic element. Lastly, in the parallel section, there will be the release of two feature films of German and Japanese origin produced in Ibiza.
This edition of Ibiza Cinefest will premiere a parallel section called Fem – Cine, comprising of films that promote gender equality, including 5 very important Spanish cinema titles and a Colombian production. The environmental theme will also be more present than ever, with two case studies addressed to the institutes of Ibiza and Formentera: “Story of Plastic” and the multi-award winning “Una mañana fría”, about the victims of traffic accidents.
Ibiza Cinefest will also have online programs, with the screening of a monograph on David Lynch’s early years, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “More”, the movie that changed Ibiza. The online programs will also include a channel on the Filmin network, which will stay open all year. Other notable events under parallel activities will be the workshop on screenplay writing and a musical.
All the activities and projections at Ibiza Cinefest will be completely free, thanks to an increase in the festival’s budget and the support of public and private sponsors, such as the department of culture of the Consell d’Eivissa and the town hall of Sant Josep.