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El Formentera Film Festival premia al corto de ficción "Marmatuile" y el documental "Gaza" sobre la vulneración de los derechos humanos en la franja

fff-clausura--1-1El Consell de Formentera, a través de l'àrea de Cultura informa que ahir diumenge 19 de maig va finalitzar la sisena edició del Formentera Film Festival. Els 4 dies que ha durat el festival han assistit cada nit més 300 persones com a públic per gaudir dels curtmetratges, la música i l'art.

La cerimònia d'entrega es va iniciar anit amb el concert de la formació Palma Brass Movie Themes, un projecte de música de l'Orquestra Simfònica de les Balears que vol acostar la música de les pel•lícules a tots els públics. Viviana Carlet, codirectora del festival juntament amb Monica Timperi, Silvio Bandinelli y Carlo Migotto, va presentar amb Xènia Fuertes la cerimònia d'entrega.

El premi a la millor pel·lícula atorgat pel jurat internacional del FFF va ser per:
Marmatuile, Mèxic | 2017 | 11'40'' | ficció, del director Alejandro Saevich. El film és una comèdia que combina la sàtira política amb el gust per el grotesc sempre acompanyat d'una bona fotografia. L'obra ha set premiada amb un disseny de joies de Lorenzo Pepe.

D'altra banda, el premi del públic va ser pel film:
Gaza, Espanya | 2018 | 18'40'' | documental, del director Carles Bover i Julio Pérez. Aquest curtmetratge tracta sobre la vulneració de drets humans que sofreix la població palestina a la Franja de Gaza. El documental ha rebut una peça realitzada per Enric Majoral.

El premi especial del Jurat Juvenil va ser per:
Cerdita, Espanya | 2018 | 14' | ficció, dirigit per Carlota Martínez Pereda.
El premi ha estat realitzat per l'artista Sol Courreges Boné de la Torre

El premi especial del Jurat Infantil va ser per:
Catherine, Bèlgica | 2017 | 11'51'' | animació, dirigit per Britt Raes
El premi ha estat realitzat per l'artista Andrés Rodriguez

La Menció Especial Collective Signature va recaure en:
Wave, Irlanda | 2017 | 13' | ficció, dirigida per Benjamin Cleary i TJ O'Grady Peyton

També va haver per part del jurat dues mencions especials:

Menció especial al millor documental
Raz Dwa Zero – One Two Zero
Polònia | 2017 | 15' | documental
Director: Anna Pawluczuk

Menció especial al millor documental d'animació
Min Börda – The Burden
Suècia | 2017 | 14' | animació
Director: Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Des de la direcció del festival s'ha fet un balanç molt positiu de l'edició d'aquest any i asseguren que ja treballen pel pròxim Film Festival que com que té caràcter bianual se celebrarà en el 2021.

20 de maig de 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Consell de Formentera

Pitching in to clean up s'Espalmador

neteja-espalmador-xarxes-1-The environment office of the Formentera Council reports that no more space is available for Plastic Free Formentera's coastal clean-up on s'Espalmador island, Sunday May 19. Between the twenty people who will perform cleaning underwater and fifty scheduled to work on the shoreline, a total of roughly seventy islanders have signed up to take part. Volunteers will set out at 9.00am from la Savina port.

Organisers regret that not everyone who wanted to take part was able to. Approximately twenty were turned away and encouraged to come out for future clean-ups.

May 17, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Early registration at school of music and dance

foto escola md1The culture and education departments of the Formentera Council report that early registration is now open for the Escola de Música i Dansa. New and returning students have until June 24 to sign up to reserve a spot.

The process can be completed online at the OVAC or in person—at the Citizen Information Office (OAC) or, next Thursday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, directly at the school. Administrators will contact applicants by calling the phone number provided at the time of application, either to finalise enrolment or to schedule entrance exams.

Course offering:

Music (accredited; 8 and up):


Music (non-accredited; all ages):

Traditional Music (castañuelas, tambor and flute)
Musical Band
Initiation to Music (5, 6 and 7 years old)
Brass Band Workshops (flute, saxophone, clarinette, trumpet and trombone)

Dance (accredited; 8 and up):

Classical and Danza Española

Dance (non-accredited; all ages):

Modern Dance
Classical (adults)
Initiation to Dance (3-7 years old)

May 16, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Marnaton hits Formentera tomorrow

marnaton-2018-12The Formentera Council office of sport reports that the second Marnaton Formentera (Marnaton eDreams Formentera by Balèaria) will take place tomorrow, Saturday May 18. Approximately five hundred swimmers (almost two hundred more than last year) will compete in two different modules, 4K and 11K. Participants in the 11K circuit (“Volta a l'illa d'Espalmador”) will set out at 9.10am and their counterparts in the 4K circuit (“Volta a es Pas”) are scheduled to set out 10.00am. Both groups start and finish in ses Illetes, and onlookers will have space available at es Ministre.

Formentera Raid
Contenders will take part today and tomorrow in Raid Formentera, a three-part event that will see swimmer-kayaker pairs cover distances of between 6.5 and 17 kilometres as they circle the island on routes specially tailored to weather conditions.

The sporting event is part of Discover Formentera in May, a Council-backed push to stir up interest in visiting the island before and after the traditional summer season. The campaign covers the Marnaton as well, an eDreams-sponsored event with versions in Begur (June 9), Sant Feliu de Guíxols (June 29) and Cadaqués (September 14).

As with other events put on by the Formentera Council, earth smart education plays an important role, and participants are invited to collaborate in Save Posidonia Project. Organisers have pledged zero environmental impact on the ses Salines reserve.

For more info, visit: http://www.marnatonedreams.com/en/home.html

May 17, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Formentera Film Festival runs tomorrow to Sunday

for-film-1-The Formentera Council's culture office reports that the fourth Formentera Film Festival, a gathering of short films, documentaries and video art, begins tomorrow and continues to Sunday (May 16-19). Screenings, which start at 8.30pm and are free to attend, happen tomorrow in la Mola's plaça del Pilar and in Constitució square, Sant Francesc, for the remainder of the festival.

Submissions to the official FFF competition, as well as the complete festival programme, is available at www.formenterafilm.com.

Semblen cordes, an exhibit of photography by Pilar Aldea which opened this Monday, is also on the FFF programme. The show ends its run at the sala d'Exposicions this Sunday. From today, Wednesday, Sa Panxa in Sant Ferran will host a show dedicated to Marta Pantaleo, the illustrator behind the graphics for FFF 2019.

May 16 (la Mola)
FFF's 8.30pm kickoff will come with a video by the children of CEIP el Pilar de la Mola. The evening of screenings will continue with eight shorts that range from animated productions and fiction to documentaries.

May 17-18 (Sant Francesc)
An evening of screenings for children starts at 8.30pm in Centre Antoni Tur Gabrielet and includes snacks like pizza and popcorn.

Paul Powell will also be on hand for an opening concert of a blend of blues-rock that is both caustic and nostalgic. The programme includes a nightly selection of nine shorts.

May 18
“Let's talk cinema” (Parlem de cinema) is the title of an event scheduled for 11.00am in plaça de la Constitució—a round-table discussion that is open to the public and will see the participation of FFF specialists.

Evening entertainment
Fritz Lang's Metropolis is at the centre of this year's FFF evening party, which runs from 11.30pm to 4.00am and includes a live DJ set and video imagery from León Convalia, alias Alterphase. Next up is Ibizan d.j. Angeles Blanes Noguera (“Lost Angels”) and Toni Planells (“Untaltoni Dj set”). A guaranteed party.

May 19
The Balearic Islands' symphonic orchestra will be on hand to perform “Palma Brass Movie Themes”—an assortment of selections from film soundtracks.

At 9.30pm, as part of ExtraFest, festivalgoers can see screenings shorts not included in the 2019 festival. Nine local youth (and one film fan of just seven) took part in a workshop which was led by Niccolò Falsetti and titled “Let's Make a Short” (Fem un Curt). As per FFF tradition, the fruits of workshop participants' labour—always a guaranteed audience surprise—can be viewed on festival days.

The FFF awards ceremony is scheduled for 10.00pm and will include screenings of 2019's winning submissions.

May 15, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

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