Aguilar FF Industry Hall

Espacio especialmente pensado para el público profesional que acogerá distintas iniciativas encaminadas al fortalecimiento del sector, a la formación y al impulso de nuevos proyectos.

Santa María La Real Foundation
AFF Venue: Hotel Valentín
Fundación
Santa María La Real
Sede AFF
Hotel Valentín

Santa María La Real Foundation
Saturday 2nd December

10:30 h.
Inauguration Aguilar Industry Hall

Speakers:
Soraya Isasi, Councillor for Culture and Sports of Aguilar de Campoo
Jorge Sanz, director of the 35th Aguilar Film Festival

+ Presentation of the book

Catalina Bárcena. Voice and face of the Silver Age.

Catalina Bárcena was one of the great Spanish actresses of the 20th century. A forerunner of art theater, she was one of the first artists to be in Hollywood, where she starred in several films and formed part of the society of the time. Her extramarital relationship with the director and playwright Gregorio Martínez, husband and partner of María de la Olejárraga, has cost her absolute ostracism, which is why this book aims to pay tribute to her figure and publicize her great legacy to Spanish theater and cinema.

Román Calleja is a stage director with more than 30 years of experience in the cultural sector.

Lorena Carbajo is the editorial director of Bala Perdida, whose collection En la Diana has collection has recovered great women artists such as La Argentinita, Conchita Montes, Josita Hernán or the Montenegro sisters.

Moderator: Jorge Sanz. Aguilar Film Festival

Santa María La Real Foundation
Saturday 2nd December

11:00 h.
Cinema and territory

Institutions are fundamental when it comes to articulating an audiovisual policy, encouraging the promotion of films made within a territory and contributing to the consolidation of both its own cinematography and an autonomous audiovisual industry. They are also fundamental for setting up initiatives that connect works and filmmakers with spectators in both the main urban centers and rural areas. Networking between different Autonomous Communities is necessary to generate synergies, opportunities for collaboration and to expand the cinema made in the territory to other areas. This round table brings together representatives of audiovisual institutions from Castilla y León, Cantabria and Asturias to learn first-hand about their work and reflect on these issues.

Participants:
Javier Bouzas, Laboral Cinemateca / Principality of Asturias.
Cristian Franco, Film Archive of Cantabria.
Maria Teresa Conesa, Film Archive of Castilla y León.

Moderator: Jorge Rivero. Aguilar Film Festival

Santa María La Real Foundation
Saturday 2nd December

12:00 h.
Masterclass: Arturo Dueñas

Arturo Dueñas (CyL Golden Eagle 2023) is a director with a long career behind him, including a Goya nomination for Best Documentary Short in 2021 for Dajla. Cine y olvido, or his most recent work, Secundarias, recently premiered at Seminci and opening film of the 35th AFF, will share his experience in a very special master class.

Sede AFF | Hotel Valentín
Sunday 3rd December

10:30 h.
Pitching of Castilla y León New Talent Projects / Open ECAM 2023 Award

Aguilar Film Festival, Seminci. Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid, Filmoteca de Castilla y León and Ecam. Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid have joined forces to create this short film project competition for filmmakers from Castilla y León.

The four selected projects will be pitched to a professional jury, which will choose the winner of the Castilla y León New Talent / Open Ecam Award 2023.

Those selected for the Castilla y León New Talent / Open Ecam Award 2023 are:

  • Sara Martínez Sanz: Estrella negra
  • Cristina Urgel García: La conversación que nunca tuvimos
  • Pablo Fuentes Fernández: No quiero llorar
  • Néstor López Ferreira: Polígono X

Santa María La Real Foundation
Sunday 3rd December

11:00 h.
CyL Filmmakers Round Table

Short films from Castilla y León are experiencing an impressive awakening in recent years. Aguilar Film Festival has been echoing this situation, increasing the presence of productions from the Autonomous Community every year, to the point of dedicating an entire weekend to the most recent content from Castilla y León.
Taking advantage of the presence of numerous local filmmakers at the festival, we organized a plural and open round table to bring together the filmmakers invited to the festival and analyze with them the current situation of the audiovisual sector in Castilla y León.

Santa María La Real Foundation
Sunday 3rd December

12:00 h.
Film Commissions Meeting

Film Commissions have proved to be an essential driving force in attracting film shoots and also in promoting the professional development of the sector in each of the territories in which they operate. The boom in filming in certain areas also makes it essential for these organisations to network in order to provide these productions with technicians, resources and professionals. We brought together representatives of several Film Commissions to learn about their work and networking.

Speakers:
Marina Ortiz. Burgos Film Commission.
Juanma Guimeráns. Valladolid Film Commission.
Javier Bouzas. Asturias Film Commission.
Víctor Lamadrid. Cantabria Film Commission.

Moderator: Jorge Rivero. Aguilar Film Festival

Santa María La Real Foundation
Thursday 7th December

10:00 h.
Short films + platforms

The rise of digital content platforms has benefited the incorporation of short film content to their catalogues, bringing these works a little closer to the general public.

Although the presence of this type of content is still small, it is a big step forward compared to the situation of short films several years ago. Perhaps the challenge now is to improve the promotion of this offer so that the public is more aware of the access they have to these pieces and to rethink the collaboration between platforms and short films in new lines that contribute to their production and visibility.

Speakers:
Simon Young. Shorts TV.

Moderator: Jorge Rivero. Aguilar Film Festival

Santa María La Real Foundation
Thursday 7th December

11:00 h.
Masterclass: El cine, un arte de presencia. EugÈne Green

Our International Golden Eagle 2023 is a filmmaker and stage director with a long and successful career. His work spans feature films, short films and theater, continually alternating projects in all these fields. Eugène Green will give a master class, which complements the retrospective of his recent short film work that the 35th Aguilar Film Festival is dedicating to him.

"In the history of cinema, since the silent era, there have been quite a few European and Asian filmmakers I admire.

But when I am asked which ones have "influenced" me - an idea I don't like, because an "influence" is an affinity that is discovered, explored and assimilated, I prefer to answer that I have three "lighthouses", because they represent, each with a kind of perfection, but in a different stylistic way, the notion that for me is the most essential in the art of cinema: that of presence.

They are Robert Bresson, Yasurijō Ozu and Michelangelo Antonioni. Presence is that energy, of a spiritual nature, which is found in beings, in landscapes and in things, and which most of the time we do not see: a reality that reality hides, but which cinema allows us to learn about".

Eugène Green

Santa María La Real Foundation
Thursday 7th December

12:00 h.
Talk: Marta Swietek. Polish Shorts

Dependent on the Krakow Film Foundation (KFF), Polish Shorts is the main Polish institution for the promotion, dissemination and promotion of Polish short films, and is partly responsible for the success and international scope of Polish short films so far this century. Marta Swietek, Head of Promotion and Sales at the KFF, will explain the workings and structure of this organization, which is not mirrored in Spain.

Santa María La Real Foundation
Friday 8th December

10:30 h.
Found footage workshop: María Silvia Esteve

The filmmaker María Silvia Esteve, winner of the Pardino d'Oro for Best Short Film at Locarno, proposes in this workshop to start thinking about archive material as a gateway to new explorations; to search in the details, in what lies beneath the image, to find that "other meaning". And this is not only to construct a narrative that works in counterpoint with what is seen, or to emphasize what is not seen in a first reading, but to deconstruct that image and see what emerges from it, and to begin to think about what to extract from the material.

As oil or acrylic is for the artist, it is about thinking of the archive as the material of a moving canvas. Juxtaposing forms to accentuate that which lies beneath the virgin archive. To consider the archive as a possibility, through its intervention in order to give meaning to the story, through the use of symbols, constants and an aesthetic and thematic axis.

What to extract from the image and the sound, why and what for, and in turn, how can I detach myself from the image to compose with it freely? Do I want to work with symbols? Which ones? With what tools? What is this intervention like and what will it be like? What is its own turning point? These are all questions on a journey towards a playfully precious universe.

A través de ejemplos, y una breve introducción hacia las posibilidades de intervención de un material, haremos este recorrido para pensar en componer teniendo como brújula la búsqueda de la construcción de una significación más profunda, más propia y universal. Y por la historia que lleva consigo, y su tremenda accesibilidad en los tiempos de hoy, este es un viaje que solo el material de archivo puede habilitar

Santa María La Real Foundation
Friday 8th December

11:45 h.
Masterclass. The process of creating characters: from the script to casting and shooting. Grzegorz Jaroszuk

Grzegorz Jaroszuk, a tutor in the 4th year of the Directing Department at the Lodz Film School, where he graduated in 2011. His film career is one of the most promising in Poland, with 9 short films and two feature films (Kebab and horoscope, Dear ones) to his credit, for which he has won several awards at festivals such as Locarno, Raindance, Krakow and Dresden. In 2011 he was nominated for the European Film Awards for his short film Frozen stories. He has also worked on television series, which gives him a broad vision of the audiovisual sector.Kebab and horoscope, Dear ones) en su haber, con los que ha logrado varios premios en festivales como Locarno, Raindance, Cracovia o Dresde. En 2011 fue nominado a los Premios del Cine Europeo con su cortometraje Frozen stories. También ha trabajado en series de televisión, lo que le aporta una amplia visión del sector audiovisual.

The lecture covers the process of creating characters from the point of view of both the scriptwriter and the director, the result of the experience of a director who shoots his own scripts. The conference will focus on the creation of the main character, as the main basis of the story told in the film. How the knowledge of the writing process of the character translates into the director's decisions and work. Does this knowledge serve any purpose? Is it an unnecessary burden? What are the differences between a director working with a character written by himself and working on a character written by someone else?

Sede del Festival Hotel Valentín
Saturday 9th December

10:00 h.
meet the festivals (networking breakfast)

Our classic B2B meetings between festivals, special guests and filmmakers. This year we are transforming the meeting into a networking breakfast at the Hotel Valentín, where filmmakers and festival representatives will be able to briefly present their projects and then interact to establish contacts and synergies.

This year's participants in this activity are
Giffoni Film Festival
Drama International Film Festival
Gijón International Film Festival (FICX)
Abycine
Palencia International Film Festival (MCIP)
Shorts TV
Platino Educa / Platino Crowdfunding

Santa María La Real Foundation
Saturday 9th December

11:00 h.
Masterclass: The art of cinematographic sound. Pelayo Gutiérrez

Sound supervisor on more than two hundred films and series, working with directors such as Pedro Almodóvar, Fernando Trueba, Alberto Rodríguez or Manuel Martín Cuenca, Pelayo Gutiérrez is one of the greatest personalities in his field in Spanish cinema, as demonstrated by his 3 Goya Awards and his 12 nominations. He has also been nominated on numerous occasions for the Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards, the Fénix Awards and the Platino Awards for Ibero-American Cinema.

En esta masterclass, Pelayo Gutierrez dará unas pinceladas en cuanto al proceso de la sonorización de una película o serie, pasando por los procesos previos a la postproducción de sonido, del guión al montaje, y los procesos dentro de la postproducción de sonido (montaje de sonido, montaje de diálogos, Foley, ADR, mezclas, deliveries). También abordará el sonido como elemento narrativo en el cine, poniendo como ejemplo varias secuencias cinematográficas, con su análisis sonoro y un debate al respecto0

Santa María La Real Foundation
Saturday 9th December

12:00 h.
New Realities: Artificial Intelligence and Audiovisual Work. Essential issues.

Led by Daniel Gutiérrez, we will delve into the regulatory regime applicable to audiovisual works from a perspective centered on the use of artificial intelligence systems. We will also review the regime of rights applicable to authors and all those who form part of the creation of an audiovisual work.

Daniel Gutiérrez is responsible for Start-Ups, Intellectual Property and Innovation at Ontier in Spain. He is a specialist lawyer with 10 years of experience focused on advising companies in the entertainment, sports and technology sectors. Degree in Law (Master in Law 2013), Master in Corporate Legal Consultancy (2015) and Master in Sports Law (2021).