Monday 14th March 2022 – Mike Smith
Source: original article – Álvaro Monfort (Xàbia AL DÍA)
The Riurau Film Festival (RRFF), a season celebrating national and international short films, has opened the application period for submission for its next edition which will take place between August 20th and September 11th. On offer is a total of 3,700 euros in prize money as well as the recently renewed Bancalet statuette and diplomas and laurels accrediting the works awarded.
The film festival, which screens its submissions in the open-air spaces next to the traditional riuraus in the region, promotes artistic expression and efforts to raise awareness and has created its own page on the Movibeta platform so that creators of audiovisual pieces of up to 20 minutes in length can submit them.
As in previous editions, the RRFF considers the Dance Film category, with its own shooting and editing technique, as its most experimental asset. However, the most participatory categories will continue to be as competitive as always, such as Fiction, Fiction in the Valencian/Catalan language, Social Fiction (which, for this year’s edition, will address the issue of sustainability, Gender Diversity, and the Marine Environment.
For the 2022 edition, the festival will include the filming and production marathon Riurau Express, the IX Dance Film Season, and will complete the open-air screening sessions and awards ceremony with conferences, round tables, courses for your people, and a meeting that will bring together filmmakers, producers and distributors.
The RRFF has the collaboration of the Institut Valencià de Cultura, the Diputación de Alicante, Fundación Baleària and the local councils of Xàbia, Dénia as well as the EATIMs of Jesús Pobre and La Xara.