Training for cultural programmers and managers for the visibility of African cinema
African cinematographies are still the most unknown in the world, despite the fact that more and more awards and prizes are awarded in the main film festivals of the world (from Berlin to Venice, passing through Cannes), being applauded not only by the public but also by the directors and programmers of festivals. This ignorance is even more difficult to understand in societies that seem to have forgotten the historical relationships and links with African cultures: if on one hand the culture and traditions of Andalusia and the Algarve owe so much to their historical relations with the Maghreb, on the other hand, we must not forget that Alentejo, Algarve and all of Portugal have been enriched culturally and economically by the former Portuguese-speaking African colonies. The project “TRAINING OF CULTURAL PROGRAMMERS AND MANAGERS FOR THE VISIBILITY OF THE CINEMAS OF AFRICA: CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION BETWEEN THE EUROREGION CINEMATOGRAPHIC FESTIVALS AAA” aims to create stable links of collaboration between cultural entities of the AAA Euroregion in the cinematographic field to promote dialogue and cross-border cooperation. For this purpose, a joint work is proposed on the promotion in the cinematographic contests of the AAA Euroregion of the African cinematographic films and their diaspora. The work will be carried out in a training process aimed at programmers, managers and directors of film festivals in the Algarve, Alentejo and Andalusia, which foresees meetings (a preliminary one in Évora on February 22 and 23 and the final in Tarifa on the 29th of April to May 1), film viewings (on-line delivery from November to February, on-site in Tarifa), study of the history of African cinematography (on-line submission from November to February), meetings with experts and filmmakers Africans (in Évora and Tarifa). The project is organized by the association Al Tarab, creator of the annual African Film Festival of Tarifa and Tangier. Several directors and programmers of festivals of the AAA Euroregion are involved in the project: Paula Duque, director of the Marvão International Film Festival – PERIPERIAS (Alentejo), María Zozaya Montes, director of the International Festival of Cinema on Patrimony – HERITALES (Alentejo) , Carla Magro Dias, director of the International Festival of Curtas-metragens of Evora – FIKE (Alentejo), Marina Lanza, programmer of the International Film Festival of Lagoa – ALGARES (Algarve), José Ramón Martínez, co-director of the International Short Film Festival and Alternative Cinema of Benalmádena – FICCAB (Andalusia), David Sánchez, programmer of the International Short Film Festival in San Roque – FICSAN (Andalusia), Ana Isapel Pozo, programmer of the Festival Corto Genial of Puente Genil (Andalusia).
- Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors, researchers, cultural programmers.
- Day: 22-23 of February 2019
- Time: 18.00, 11.00
- Duration: 90min, 120min
- Location 1: Sala dos Leoes da Camara Municipal de Evora
- Location 2: Sala Multiuso do Forum do Centro de Arte e Cultura de Fundaçao Eugenio de Almeida
- Registration: Not required but limited space
Degree in Hispanic and Anglophone Literature from the University of Verona (Italy) and Master in Audiovisual Translation from the University of Cádiz (Spain). Member of the organization of the African Film Festival-FCAT since 2006, he has worked as coordinator of the Festival’s parallel activities. He has also been an event promoter and cultural projects within and outside the Spanish geography (Morocco, Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea, Paraguay, etc.). He has worked in the organization of different international festivals in Argentina and Chile.
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She holds a PhD in Ethnology from the EHESS (École en Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), Paris. Degree in Geography and History from the Complutense University of Madrid. Master’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the National Itztapalapa University of Mexico City. She is president of Al Tarab and founder and director of the African Film Festival of Córdoba-FCAT. He has been a juror at numerous international and African film festivals around the world, member of the ICAA cinematographic aid commission and is a Knight of Arts and Letters of the French Republic.
Graduate in Art History and Film, Marion has worked in the programming department of the Spanish Film Library before joining the FCAT programmer in 2007, a position that has led her to specialize in African theaters. He collaborates punctually with specialized magazines and has coordinated and drafted part of the African Notebooks of Casa África. She has also given different conferences about African cinemas in festivals and universities (University of Seville, University of Brasilia, Political Film Festival of Buenos Aires, Spanish Cultural Center of Lima, Zinebi, etc.).
Bachelor of Journalism (US), MA in Global Media and Post-National Communication (SOAS, University of London) and PhD in the Pablo de Olavide University (Seville). Member of the organization of the African Film Festival-FCAT since its foundation and promoter of cultural and academic projects between Europe and Africa. In recent years he has coordinated different training activities for the promotion of African film criticism: Talent Press at the Durban International Film Festival – South Africa; first edition of the Course-Workshop of film criticism in the FCAT; and the first film critic workshop of Cultura Dakar – Senegal.