The best and most relevant Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-America documentaries come to the fore this April with in-person events taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow between 6th and 10th April after which the festival moves online from 11th – 17th April.
The Festival opens on Wednesday 6th April at Edinburgh Filmhouse with the Scottish Premiere of the Gaudí award-winning hybrid documentary/fiction comedyThe Odd-Job Men from Neus Ballús.
This year’s edition, that has 11 Scottish Premiere titles that includes several award-winners and 6 UK Premieres, is dedicated to territory, belonging and migration – themes close to the heart of the IberoDocs team. The programme explores these topics, and audiences are invited to participate in the Q&A sessions with the filmmakers after the screenings. This year’s events include an animation workshop led by Seville-based filmmaker and animator Rocio, movie gatherings and of course a party!
A new concept for this year’s programme is a series of free, informal Movie Gatherings that will take place throughout the period of the festival in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Run by students from cinema and anthropology, they are an opportunity to gather for discussion.
Festival Director Mar Felices said “Overjoyed to finally return to the theatres and the big screen. On top of that, we are doing so in the company of amazing artists – both emerging and well established- for whom I feel the deepest admiration. I can’t wait to start again meaningful conversations about issues that as a migrant myself I frequently evaluate.”
The short films programme will include several Goya Award nominees.
The organisers of IberoDocs are once again committed to ensuring that all elements of the festival are as accessible as possible. Several of the films which have Q&As will have BSL interpretation available, as well as several with English closed captions. All films (both in-person and online) will have English language subtitles. Spanish and English Language interpretation is kindly provided on a volunteer basis by students from the Languages and Intercultural Studies (LINCS) department at Heriot-Watt University.
Full Programme details:
Wed 6 Apr (8:35pm) | The Odd-Job Men | Filmhouse
Fri 8 Apr (2:00pm) | Animation Workshop | Banshee Labyrinth
Fri 8 Apr (3:30pm) | La Alameda 2018 | Banshee Labyrinth
Fri 8 Apr (6:00pm) | Short Film Programme | Filmhouse
Fri 8 Apr (9:00pm) | No somos nada (+ party) | Banshee Labyrinth
Sat 9 Apr (8:30pm) | Spread Through Inland | Filmhouse
Thu 7 Apr (6:00pm) | Barzakh | Glasgow Film Theatre
Sat 9 Apr (2:00pm) | Short Film Programme | Centre for Contemporary Arts
Sat 9 Apr (4:00pm) | La Alameda 2018 | Centre for Contemporary Arts
Sat 9 Apr (6:00pm) | No somos nada | Centre for Contemporary Arts
Sun 10 Apr (4:50pm) | Ana. Untitled | Glasgow Film Theatre
Online (films screening 11 – 17 April)
La Alameda 2018
Spread Through Inland
Short Film Programme
*The Odd-Job Men and No somos nada will not be available online. Bolingo will only be available to watch online.