Festival

Festival

The Menorca International Film Festival – Social & Sustainable (FICME) is the annual event of the seventh art on the island. Coming to the fifth edition, and with sustainability by flag, we are aware of the positive effect that cinema can have on social awareness. For this reason, we focus the FICME on reflection through films. And to move the spirits to make Menorca, and the world, a better place to live.

For this reason, we have set ourselves the goal of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals . An United Nations initiative called the 2030 Agenda to improve our world in cross-cutting issues.

Official Section

The Festival has two contest sections:

Illes en Curt

National and international short film competition.

Balears en Curt

Balearic short film competition.

DO You have an audiovisual proposal and you want to present it
at the INTERNATIONAL Film Festival of Menorca – SOCIAL & SUSTAINABLE?

SUBMIT YOUR FILM DEADLINE: 04/12/2020

The basic requirements are :

  • The duration of the audiovisual work should not exceed 20 minutes
  • It was shot between 2018 and 2020 , to compete in the fifth edition of the Festival.
  • Have Spanish subtitles embedded in case they were shot in any other language.
  • Documentary, live image fiction and animation proposals are welcome.

The works are completely free. But those of social or environmental nature will be positively evaluated, following the line of sustainability launched last year. And this year it is strengthened by the commitment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals .

The short films will be screened with a double subtitle: Spanish and English .

Jury and awards

Each year, recognized professionals in the audiovisual sector join the team to make up the jury. They choose the winners of each edition and make an objective assessment of their decision.

Soon we will present the jury of the 5th edition

The faces that make the
Menorca International Film Festival – social &  sustainable possible

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The winning shorts in each section receive an economic prize and an award , which represents something related to the International Film Festival of Menorca – Social &  Sustainable.

By sections, these are the prizes awarded:

Illes en Curt

700€ cash prize and award.

Balears en Curt

Prize in cash € 700, award and broadcast of the work on the regional TV channel IB3.

Talent Jove

(for youth up to 35 years)
500€ cash prize and award.

Audience Award

In the Feature Feature Section Illes en Llarg.
The public award is not cash prize, it is a recognition.

Venues

FICME is an island event. For this reason, with each edition we try to expand the range of spaces and municipalities that host both the Festival and actions Menorca 365.

Being present throughout the island allows Menorcans and visitors to discover unique and emblematic spaces , always emphasizing the open-air locations provided by Menorca. Want to know a little more about them?

Outdoor venues

The outdoor spaces are intended to publicize the landscape beauty of Menorca. Every corner of the island is special. And those who are eligible for the Festival’s screenings, it opens to the public from two aspects: the cinematic and the tourist.

This is why we select the best public spaces and turn them into outdoor cinemas for a week. And expand an experience that encompasses other attractions of the island, such as being a Starlight reservation, enjoying the Mediterranean or living on the Menorcan summer night .

The main outdoor spaces of the Menorca International Film Festival are:

Pati de Sant Francesc

Annex to the Museum of Menorca and overlooking the port of Maó.

Plaça de la Catedral de Ciutadella

Heart of the old city and a must-see to discover the most characteristic architectural element of the west of the island.

Cavalleria lighthouse

A space that adds human constructions with spectacular scenic views.

Illa del Rei

Closing Gala venue for the fourth edition of the Festival. This small island, located inside the port of Mahon, offers an unmatched perspective on the mouth of the port and the easternmost coast.

Llatzeret

The first island that served as the venue for a Festival Closing Gala. Located in the middle of the port of Mahón, its architecture is almost as fascinating as its history, linked to the port traffic as an entrance for centuries of a multitude of cultures.

Indoor Venues

The main interior spaces of the Menorca International Film Festival are:

Cines Ocimax

They host some of the sections during the festival week.

Cinemes Canal Salat

Apart from being the venue during the festival week, there are also screenings of Menorca365 actions.

Museum of Menorca

Welcome space for the Professional Days, as well as for various presentations that are made during the Festival year.

Teatre Principal

The Coliseum in Maó is home to some of the events related to the Festival and that require a professional stage for its execution.

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Who we are

Festival internacional de Cinema de Menorca – social & sostenible,
molt més que cinema

Silence, we are screening.

Had we been told in 2016 that a short film festival would become one of the island references in the summer , we would have been hard-pressed to believe. Menorca International Film Festival – Social &  Sustainable may seem small in format, but large in goal . Remove the viewers’ consciousness , with risky proposals , which speak transparently about social, environmental, human conflicts . We open windows to topics that should make us aware of the world we live in and how we interact with it.

In addition to entertaining, cinema is a means of understanding the reality that surrounds us .

For this, we make FICME a space that goes beyond the screening of committed films and shorts. It is also a meeting place for young creators , a hub for professionals who want to improve the practices of the sector such as industry, set and filming . For those companies, associations and entities that, through culture, want to put their bit of sand to make a better Menorca .

The faces that make the Menorca International Film Festival possible

Organization 
Inés Garrell

Advisory Committee
Isabel Maria Segura
Margaret Nicoll

Programming
Tariq Porter

Support Team
Margaret Nicoll
Jon Lusa
Josep Coll
Montse Majench
Maria Castany

Communication
Fabio Schneider
Francina Fortuny

Translation Services
Carlota Fluxà
Maria Gasol

Professional space
Marta Castells

Production
Céline Pelletier

Audiovisual Services
Xavi Bros
Ornela Rubioli
Binifilms

Educational Workshops
Macià Florit

Design
Maria Eva Melià

Web Design
Aigu Sainz

Production support
Josep Coll
Jon Lusa
Marc Herrando

Ambassadors
Jacinto Seguí
Susi Medina
Victoria Krauss
Stephanie Zapp
Fede Segura

Sustainable Development and Cinema Goals,
a good binomial

From 2019 the commitment of the International Film Festival of Menorca – Social &  Sustainable has taken it a step further . And it has adhered to the Sustainable Development Goals pledged by the United Nations.

So that the little we can do, adds up to all the actions that take place all over the world. And the union will, in the end, force us to improve our planet .

These are the SDGs we have complied with since the Festival:

Volunteering

Want a live A movie experience?

From FICME we want to give opportunities to those who want to get a first-hand look at the inner workings of an event like this..

That’s why we like to have a group of volunteers who are very supportive of the successful development of the Festival week each summer.

How can you become part of the family of volunteers at the Menorca Film Festival?

Las tareas que, como voluntario o voluntaria, podrás aprender son:

  • Producción: soporte logístico
  • Atención al público
  • Taquilla: soporte a la venta de entradas
  • Comunicación y difusión: soporte en redes sociales, a través de una formación previa

What will you get?

Apart from acquiring skills with a well-coordinated watch team, you can enjoy all the sessions, screenings and workshops that take place during the Festival week.

Being a volunteer gives you the right to:

  • See all the programming for free
  • Meet the guests
  • Live the Festival from the inside

If you are convinced but you have other questions, you can write to us at info@festivalmenorca.com and we will answer all your questions.

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Useful info

Previous editions

2019 (4th edition)

ILLES EN CURT

Ashmina (Dekel Berenson, 2018)
Atarraya (Esteban García, 2018)
El círculo (Daniel González, 2018)
Faith (Vera) (Tatiana Fedorovskaya, 2017)
Game (Jeannie Donohoe, 2017)
Héroes (Santiago Cardelús, Pablo Manchado, 2018)
In Full Bloom (Maegan Houang, 2018)
Mamartuile (Alejandro Saevich, 2017) – guanyadora (ex aequo) Illes en Curt
No odies al jugador (Héctor Herce, 2018)
Paraíso azul (Daniel de Vicente, 2018)
Pierre’s Heart (Le cœur de Pierre) (Olivier Binder, 2018)
Rapaz (Felipe Gálvez, 2018)
Skin (Guy Nattiv, 2018)
Subway (Carlos García de Dios, 2018)
Suc de síndria (Irene Moray, 2019) – guanyadora (ex aequo) Illes en Curt
The Evil Eye (Deochiul) (Leonore Kasper, 2018)
Volcánica (Alberto Velasco, 2018)
What Is Love (Paco Cabezas, 2019)
Zero (David Macián, España, 2018)

 

BALEARS EN CURT

Ca nostra (Laia Foguet, 2019) – menció especial
Capitán Kinesis (Carles Jofre, 2019)
En mi retina (Aina Martos, 2018)
Fràgil (Bàrbara Prohens Coll, 2019)
Hostal Orión (Jaume Carrió, 2018)
L’accident (Marta Font, 2018) – guanyadora Balears en Curt
Out of Plastic (Line Hadsbjerg, 2018)
Réquiem (Juanma Juárez, 2018)

 

ILLES EN LLARG

Els dies que vindran (Carlos Marques-Marcet, 2019)
Entre dos aguas (Isaki Lacuesta, 2018)
Fishbone (Adán Aliaga, 2018)
La mujer de la montaña (Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018) – premi del públic
Litus (Dani de la Orden, 2019)
Profesor en Groenlandia (Samuel Collardey, 2018)
Simshar (Rebecca Cremona, 2015) – Illa convidada: Malta

 

TALENT JOVE

1 minut (Hugo Martínez, Júlia Pérez, Sara Camarena, 2019)
Aguas cristalinas (Marina Pastrana, Marta Chillón, Paula Maga, 2019)
Alex (Miki Gomila, Gemma Sintes, Arnau Cloquells, 2019)
Am I Good? (Tara Camacho, Kathe Fuentes, Anna Muñoz, 2019)
Amor entre “comillas” (Oriol Enrich, Laia Gonell, Clara Olives, 2019)
Autoestima (Maria Taltavull, Megan Buenaventura, Andrea Carreño, 2019)
I tu? (Caro Anillo, Ana Blecua, 2019)
La dualidad del todo (Maiola Pax, Laia Orfila, Agus Estrada, 2019) – guanyadora Talent Jove
Prou violència (Julia Van Walré, Paloma Armendariz, Mariona Miró, 2019)
Vida (Àlex Arroyo, Adrià Enrich, Alba Llull, 2019)

2018 (3rd edition)

Illes en Curt

A Drowning Man (Mahdi Fleifel, 2017)
Blue Peter (Plavi Petar) (Marko Šantić, 2017)
Bonboné (Rakan Mayasi, 2017)
Bonobo (Zoel Aeschbacher, 2018) – menció especial
Cunetas (Pau Teixidor, 2017)
Daisy Belle (William Wall, 2017)
Everyday (Tous les jours) (Philippe Orriendy, 2017)
Extraños en la carretera (Carlos Solano, 2018)
Gray Umbrella (Mohammad Poustindouz, 2017)
Ice (Jää) (Anna Hints, 2017)
Inlove (Les frères Lopez, 2018) – guanyadora Illes en Curt
Insidia (Paco Ruiz, 2017)
La inútil (Belén Funes, 2017)
La última virgen (Bàrbara Farré, 2018)
Les misérables (Ladj Ly, 2017)
Morning Cowboy (Fernando Pomares, 2017)
Preliminares (Teresa Bellón, César F. Calvillo, 2017)
Princesa de hielo (Pablo Guerrero, 2017)
Sacrilège (Christophe M. Saber, 2017)
Silent Campine (Steffen Geypens, 2017)
The Stunt Manual (Ben Fernández, 2017)

 

BALEARS EN CURT

A mitges (Dani Seguí, 2018)
Bendito Machine VI – Carry On (Jossie Malis, 2018)
Bohèmia (Anna Petrus, 2018)
Del mar (Andrea Pardo, 2015)
Hoissuru (Armand Rovira, 2018) – guanyadora Balears en Curt
Kyoko (Marcos Cabotá, Joan Bover, 2017)
La estación (Javier Chacártegui, 2017)
Nobody Is Perfect (Beatriz Pérez, 2017) – menció especial
Roake (Joan Cobos, 2017)
Víctor Uris: Els camins del blues (Javier Pueyo, 2017)
Xavier Carbonell, esmalt clivellat (Doménech Boronat, 2017)

 

ILLES EN LLARG

Buenos vecinos (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, 2017)
Formentera Lady (Pau Durà, 2018) – premi del públic
Grímsey (Richard García Vázquez, Raúl Portero, 2018)
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Mouly Surya, 2017)
Sergio & Sergei (Ernesto Daranas, 2017)
Song of Granite (Pat Collins, 2017)
Tanna (Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, 2015)
Tierra firme (Carlos Marques-Marcet, 2017)

2017 (2nd edition)

ILLES EN CURT

A tres asaltos (Raúl Pinto, 2017)
Altinha (Jean-Marc Joseph, 2017)
Avería (Dany Campos, 2017)
Centauro (Nicolás Suárez, 2016)
Curse of the Flesh (Yannik Lecoeur, Leslie Lavielle, 2016)
Decorado (Alberto Vázquez, 2016)
Dreams On Sale (Vlad Buzaianu, 2016)
El ogro (Jaime Dezcallar, 2016)
Elegía (Alba Tejero, 2016)
Fat Boy Never Slim (Raksa Dindaen) (Sorayos Prapapan, 2016)
La invitación (Susana Casares, 2016)
Madre (Rodrigo Sorogoyen, 2017) – guanyadora Illes en Curt
Maelstrøm (Carlos Gómez-Trigo, 2017)
O Pico Gritava Baleia (Sergio Romero, 2016)
Pis (David Caíña, 2017)
Renovable (Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goneaga, 2016) – menció especial
Si las paredes hablaran (Sebastián Talavera, 2017)
Sol creixent (Guillem Manzanares, 2017)
That Night Raining (M. Mahdi Bagheri, 2016)
The Bald Future (Le future sera chauve) (Paul Cabon, 2016)
Tiempo de sequía (Nico Stefanazzi, 2017)
Touch (Noel Harris, 2016)
Two Dollars (Deus dollars) (Emmanuel Tenenbaum, 2017)
Yerbabuena (Estefanía Cortés, 2017)

 

BALEARS EN CURT

Cartas boca abajo (Mateo Nicolau de las Moras, 2017)
Epistolar (Txema Lirón de Robles, 2016)
Hasta que llegó su hora (Javier Silvestre Sáez, 2017)
La melodía del mal (Miguel Ángel Durán Más, 2016)
Las cosas de mi hija (Bernardo Arzayus Pereáñez, 2016)
Sa terra (Borja Zausen, 2016)
Streetlight Anxiety (Marta Grimalt Canals, 2016)
Su (Laia Foguet, 2016) – guanyadora Balears en Curt
Talia (Toni Bestard, 2017)
Woody & Woody (Jaume Carrió, 2017)

2016 (1st edition)

ILLES EN CURT [la primera edició era Festival en Curt]

A Single Life (Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw, Job Roggeveen, 2014)
Anujin (Urko Olazabal, 2015)
Aurelia (Toni Aranda, 2016)
Discipline (Christophe M. Saber, 2014) – guanyadora Illes en Curt
Golden Shot (Gokalp Gonen, 2015)
Hurto (Jerónimo García Castela, 2016)
I Am Sami (Kae Bahar, 2014)
La buena fe (Begoña Soler, 2014)
La inquilina (Mar Coll, 2015)
Lovearthcam (Aitor Marin Correcher, 2013)
Ma maison (Lisa Diaz, 2016)
Mamci i Udice (Luka Popadic, 2014)
Os Meninos do Rio (Javier Macipe, 2014)
Pêcheur du Tarn (Gaubert Pascal, 2015)
Ruleta (Álvaro Carmona, 2015)
Safe Space (Geschützter Raum) (Zora Rux, 2014)
Sandrino (Camila Luna Toledo, 2015)
Suspendu (Elie Grappe, 2015)
The Secret World of Foley (Daniel Jewel, 2014)
Un poignée de main historique (Aurelien Laplace, 2015)

 

BALEARS EN CURT [la primera edició era Illes en Curt]

Apolo 81 (Óscar Bernàcer, 2015)
Chat vol dir moix (Jaume Carrió, 2016)
La lliçó (Gilbert González, Laura Tresserras, 2014) – menció especial / premi del públic
La mano invisible (Marco Robledo, 2015) – guanyadora Balears en Curt
Los crímenes del día de Todos los Santos (Héctor Escandell, 2013)
Som pastor (Borja Zausen, 2016)
The Ring Thing (Friederike Jehn, 2015)

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