Programming

FICME’s program is essentially made up of short films, with two official sections in competition. All its sections have a special focus on social and sustainability issues.

  • Illes en Curt (official section): international short films
  • Balears en Curt (official section): balearic short films
  • Talent Jove: short films by young talent and Balearic students
  • Som Família: family-oriented short film sessions in collaboration with the Filmets Badalona Film Festival
  • Boínder: special sessions of Menorcan cinema
  • Retrospectiva: retrospective sessions of prominent short filmmakers
  • Sustainable cinema: sessions dedicated to environmental issues

Films

Various directors
100 MIN
Guillermo Benet
Paula Galimberti, Gonzalo Piñán, Pedro Deltell
Lalo García, Rai Lorda
Óscar Bernàcer
Rubén Jiménez Sanz
Alex Arroyo
Miki Durán
Lucía Aleñar Iglesias
Óscar Bernàcer
Pablo Hernando
Manuel Marini
Sil van der Woerd
Morgane Dziurla-Petit
Manuela Martínez, Laura Huberman
Sandrine Stoïanov, Jean-Charles Finck
Jan Cornet Gali
Ashgan El-Hamus
Noemi Chantada Puime
Zachary Woods
Molly Manning Walker
Daniel Toledo Saura
Luis De Val, Diego Herrero
20 MIN
Marina Barceló, Juan Lorente de Nó
Antoni Salvador
23 MIN
Erik Anderson
14 MIN
Marta Pons

Sessions and grid

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Jornada tècnica: el Guió

The technical conferences are conversations with different professionals from the audiovisual sector on specific topics, as well as events for the participants to get to know each other and create synergies. They are held during the week of the festival.

2021: This year, for the 6th edition, we will focus on the role of screenwriters, and the conference will take place on Friday 16th of July from 10am to 1pm. It will be structured in three major blocks: scriptwriting from a gender perspective, from the importance of locations, and from the differences between series and feature films. For each block there will be two people talking about their professional experience. Due to the current situation, it will be done in a hybrid format, so it will be possible to attend in person or virtually. Moderated by Rosa Preto.

Blocs:

  • The gender perspective in the script
  • The importance of the locations in the script
  • Diferences between making a film and a series

Després de les intervencions dels ponents, el Ian Pons, director i guionista, parlarà de la seva experiència en la realització d’espots publicitaris, com el d’Estrella Damm 2021.

El Ian Pons Jewell és un dels realitzadors de publicitat més sol·licitats en l’actualitat. El seu origen menorquí l’ha portat a dirigir l’últim espot d’Estrella Damm, rodat a Menorca el passat mes de maig. Va iniciar la seva carrera realitzant vídeos musicals i va ser nominat dues vegades com “Millor director” en els UKMVAs pel seu estil surrealista, inclòs el gran èxit La La La de Naughty Boy. Des de llavors, ha estat nominat dues vegades com el realitzador número 1 en anuncis de publicitat per la revista Magazine i ara s’està embarcant en el seu primer llargmetratge.

Hybrid event (presential & online)
Schedule: July 16 | from 10h to 13h
Venue: Ateneu de Maó | Online
Free registration: info@festivalmenorca.com

The gender perspective in the script

Núria Giménez Lorang
Núria Giménez Lorang
(Barcelona, 1976). She studied Journalism, International Relations and Documentary Filmmaking. Over the last decade, she has expanded her training into seminars and master classes for filmmakers such as Isaki Lacuesta, Andrés Duque, Virginia García del Pino, Sergei Dvortsevoy, Mercedes Álvarez, Patricio Guzmán, Wang Bing and Frederick Wiseman. She has made the short film Kafeneio (2016) and the feature My Mexican Bretzel (2019).
Laia Foguet
She is a screenwriter and audiovisual director. She currently works as a screenwriter for the production company True Crime Factory, by Carles Porta, where she has worked in the first two seasons of the non-fiction series Crims on Televisió de Catalunya, among other projects. In addition, she develops a fiction series project for Zeta Studios. As a fiction director, she has directed two short films: Ca nostra (2019) and Su (2016). In addition, as a playwright she has co-written the play Alhayat o la suma dels dies prized with a Critics Award.

The importance of the locations in the script

Albert Espinosa
Industrial engineer, screenwriter and writer, he has worked as a screenwriter on Planta 4ª, Va a ser que nadie es perfecto, Tu vida en 65 minutos and Herois. He has also released the film No me pidas que te bese porque te besaré as a film director. As a playwright he has written 12 plays and premiered at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, the Lliure and the Centre Dramàtic Nacional. In his television career, he has worked in more than thirty productions and highlights the creation of the series Polseres vermelles adapted in more than 20 countries. His 9 books have been translated in more than 42 countries and have sold more than three million copies.
Pepe Coira
Screenwriter, development director and executive producer for companies such as OlloVivo, Portocabo, Filmax and Voz Audiovisual, and in documentary and fiction productions such as the Movistar+ series Hierro. He was a film critic and cultural journalist; he set up the Filmoteca de Galicia (CGAI) and directed it until 1997. He also taught, researched the life of the filmmaker Antonio Román, translated into Galician the Notes on cinema by Robert Bresson and investigated Argumentos de películas, the first film script manual published in Spain.

Diferences between making a film and a series

Gema R. Neira

She is the development director of Bambú Producciones. She has more than 15 years of experience as a screenwriter. Neira has created series of national and international success such as Velvet, Las chicas del cable, Fariña, El corredor de la muerte, Tiempo de guerra, Gran Hotel, Bajo sospecha, Seis hermanas or Gran Reserva. Jaguar series for Netflix, as well as Un asunto privado for Amazon Prime, are pending release, and she has just started shooting a new project for Apple TV.

David Desola
(Barcelona, 1971). He is a screenwriter and playwright. He was made known in theater in 1999, after gaining the Marqués de Bradomín Award for Baldosas. In 2007 he won the Lope de Vega Award with La charca inútil. As a screenwriter, the feature films En el último trago and Almacenados, with which he was awarded the Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMACC) for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2020, El hoyo, which he co-wrote with Pedro Rivero, became one of the 10 most watched Netflix movies worldwide.
Edicions anteriors:
  • News forms of distribution, with Javier Pachón, Miguel Salvat Millán, Ramiro Ledo an Víctor Berlín
  • Som Festivals 5. Meeting of Balearic festivals
  • Som Reserva – De camí cap al green shooting, amb Sergi López, Luz Molina, Miguel Ángel Tobías, Marcos Martín i Irene Estaún
  • Som Festivals 4. Meeting festivals with José Luis Cienfuegos, Luis González, Angelique Muller, Alba Paz, Josep Vinyeta
  • Doculab – Històries de no ficció: Nous formats, amb Sumpta Ayuso i Carles Sora
  • Doculab – Històries de no ficció: El documental de natura a Balears, amb Rubén Casas
  • Doculab – Històries de no ficció: Tinc un documental, amb Elena Mera, Toni Escandell i Pedro Barbadillo
  • Doculab – Històries de no ficció: Els 7 primers minuts d’un documental, amb Joan González
  • Doculab – Històries de no ficció: A la recerca del finançament, amb Bernat Manzano 
  • Som Festivals 3. Meeting festivals with Carlos R. RÍos, Pep Vinyeta, Luis Mariano González, Carlos Madrid

Complementary activities

The village, more than music

A space to listen to music, eat, drink and enjoy the festival nights. Chef-auteur menu with musical performances. On the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th from 8-10pm, before the screenings of the films from the Illes en Curt section.

Som Família

A session for kids and families with a show by the company No Som 3 and a short films projection in collaboration with the Filmets festival.