Más de cinco mil personas han asistido a la programación del Festival DocumentaMadrid durante un intenso primer fin de semana que ha contado con la visita de grandes cineastas internacionales como Sarah Maldoror y Ruth Beckermann
This evening in the Sala Azcona at the Cineteca Madrid, not a single seat was free for the opening session of the retrospective dedicated by DocumentaMadrid and the Reina Sofía Museum to the filmmaker Sarah Maldoror.
Austrian director Ruth Beckermann received the DocumentaMadrid Award in recognition of her career. Also attending was the Barcelona-born filmmaker Carlos Casas, to whom the festival is also dedicating a far-reaching retrospective.
The relationship between artificial intelligence and art, the importance of sound when producing documentary films, the programming lineup on the ARTE channel, and the future of independent production are just a few of the wide-ranging themes on offer as part of the parallel activities, the registration deadline for which is May 7
For the first time, the DocumentaMadrid Festival has a media partner of such high standing as RTVE (Spanish Radio and Television Corporation), an alliance with which the festival seeks to deliver on its commitment to creating new audiences for documentary film.
DocumentaMadrid and the Institut Français will host the Madrid premiere of Les tombeaux sans noms by Rithy Panh and De Chaque instant by Nicolas Philibert, who will be attending the festival in Madrid to present his film.
Beckermann devotes a great deal of her film to historical memory, social struggles and identity-building in Europe and the Middle East, themes she addresses through various formats, such as the autobiographical essay and road movies.
The Festival announces the members of the jury for its 16th edition's competitive sections, including filmmakers and artists like Bina Paul, Cecilia Barrionuevo, Elías León Siminiani and Günter Schwaiger
The DocumentaMadrid Festival and Matadero are jointly programming the film work of Carlos Casas, an international artist whose work spans contemporary documentary film, video installation, sound and performative art.