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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

Submissions now admitted for Council's 2019 research grant

beca-investigacio---2019-xarxe1The Formentera Council's culture and patrimony department launched a call for applications for a six thousand euro grant to promote research. Research proposals must involve the arts, humanities or social sciences and be related to local issues.

Application guidelines are already available on the website of the BOIB regional gazette, and interested researchers have until June 13 to submit proposals. At the close of submissions, a review committee made up of several individuals will evaluate projects based on scientific interest, coherency, methodology and each researchers' professional experience. The proposed research must be conducted within 12 months of the announcement of the winner.

Last year prize money went to a project titled “The cultural landscape of Formentera. Study of stone extraction and use through history” (Paisaje cultural de Formentera. Estudio de las dinámicas de explotación y uso de la piedra a lo largo de la historia).

May 6, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Entrega de premis i inauguració de l’exposició de Beni Trutmann

1er-premi-blanc-i-negre-hector1Avui a les 20h s'ha fet entrega dels premis del XVII concurs de fotografia Beni Trutmann de l'illa de Formentera. L'entrega de premis ha coincidit amb la inauguració de la mostra que recull les fotografies guanyadores i algunes de les seleccionades pel jurat com a més destacades d'entre els 69 participants que han presentat 171 instantànies.

La mostra es podrà visitar fins al pròxim 11 de maig d'11 a 14h i de 18 a 20h a la Sala d'Exposicions de l'Ajuntament Vell.

Els guanyadors/es en la categoria color han estat:
1r premi: 500,00€ a Victoria Gibert Rosselló per "Migjorn"
2n premi: 300,00€ a Wolfgang Wicher per "Annelise"
3r premi: 200,00€ a Juan Carlos Merino Zuazo "Del blanco al azul"

Els guanyadors/es en la categoria blanc i negre han estat:
1r premi: 500,00€ a Héctor Aura Juan per "Cridant a sa Barca"
2n premi: 300,00€ a Juan González Fornés "Huir no fue posible"
3r premi: 200,00€ a Franco Giomi per "Hombre naturaleza"

Els guanyadors/dores en la categoria fotodenúnica han estat:
1r premi: 500,00€ desert
2n premi: 300,00€ desert
3r premi: 200,00€ a Xavier Mas Farra per "Una moda errònia"

Els guanyadors/es en la categoria Telèfon Intel•ligent:
1r premi: càmera GoPro HERO7 White al participant amb pseudònim: Horse rider. Ana Córdoba Mures
2n premi: càmera Xiamoi Mi Action al participant amb pseudònim: Azul8. Júlia Garrido
3r premi: càmera Digital Kodak PIXPRO CZ53 al participant amb pseudònim: Izabela. Izabella Teodora Vlasceanu.

Recordem que el concurs de fotografia Beni Trutmann és un homenatge a aquest fotògraf suís que va viure a Formentera durant 44 anys, i que va deixar més de 30.000 fotografies que mostren el seu amor cap a l'illa i cap a la seva natura. És per això, que la natura de Formentera en tots els seus vessants —el paisatge, la fauna, la vegetació o la interacció humana— esdevé la protagonista del concurs, amb l'objectiu de transmetre un compromís amb la defensa del medi ambient.

29 d’abril de 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Consell de Formentera

Formentera welcomes Michel Mouffe's new exhibit, Saturday May 4 at 5.00pm

expo-michel-mouffe-xarxses-1-Tomorrow (Saturday May 4, 5.00pm) marks the opening of Michel Mouffe's exhibit A las cinco de la tarde. Islanders have until the end of summer to catch the display at can Senieta, which is open from 5.00pm to 8.00pm in May and 6.00pm to 9.00pm July through August [except for Sundays].

May 3, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Launch of Formentera Fotogràfica's opening expo

ruido-1-This Saturday brings the opening of Backway: d'Àfrica a Europa, per la porta del darrera, a show by the group Ruido Photo that is aimed at unpicking the whys and wherefores of migration and calling attention to human rights violations.

The gathering is scheduled for Constitució square in Sant Francesc (next to the church) and is part of the seventh Formentera Fotogràfica, an event which will go from April 27 to May 1.


April 25, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

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