Masterclass. Feastings: Festivals – Critics. Lluís Miñarro

Lluís Miñarro

Lluís Miñarro, one of the leading names behind the upsurge in contemporary filmmaking in Spain, will give a masterclass at l'Alternativa on the key role played by film festivals and critics in raising the profile of innovative independent films.

“The surfeit of information, the collapse of traditional screening circuits, new, more readily accessible technologies and less regular filmgoing habits have boosted the boom in film festivals. There are now new ways of accessing films that rarely reach other channels.

This panorama has also led to new laws designed to protect filmmaking – valid in Europe and other Westernised countries – that take account of alternative circuits when awarding economic aid based on audience figures.

What role will critics play in this increasingly fragmented scene? Will they remain focused on analysing more commercial products or will they instead shift more towards greater specialisation? And what about festivals? What will come first: the event itself or carefully selected films?”

Lluís Miñarro. Film producer and director.

In collaboration with CI&VI.

Wednesday 17 November. 7-9 pm
CCCB Sala Mirador. Montalegre, 5. 08001 Barcelona

€10. Limited places. Book in advance

Info: Patricia Sánchez. Tlf.: 93 481 57 79