ESCAC celebrates its 25th anniversary at the Film Archive

A cycle gathers the main talents that the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya has produced in the last quarter of a century.

Each of the nine sessions will include a short and a feature film by filmmakers such as J.A. Bayona, Àlex Pastor, Roser Aguilar, Mar Coll, Kike Maíllo, Javier Ruiz Caldera and Elena Trapé, among others.

The Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya has already made a quarter of a century, and to commemorate this milestone brings together the main talents emerged from the center, which has become a real quarry of the film industry with directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, directors of photography, sound technicians working in film productions around the world.

The opening of the cycle, on Friday, January 3, will include the first works produced from ESCAC: the short film Mis vacaciones by J.A. Bayona, and the feature film Lo mejor de mí by Roser Aguilar, both awarded at national and international festivals. The rest of the filmmakers participating in the cycle will also attend, and their first works will be screened in successive weeks, on Thursdays in January and February. Shorts and feature films by Javier Ruiz Caldera, Mar Coll, Dani de la Orden, Patricia Font, Kike Maíllo, Alejandro Marzoa, Guillem Morales, Àlex Pastor, Sergi Pérez, Nely Reguera and Elena Trapé, who will be present to present the sessions and hold a discussion with the audience, will be shown.

Since its foundation, ESCAC’s productions, both short and feature films, have achieved national and international recognition from critics and audiences, with more than 500 awards including: the Critics’ Award at the Locarno Festival 2007 (Lo mejor de mí, by Roser Aguilar); Best International Short Film at the Sundance Festival 2006 (La ruta natural, by Àlex Pastor); Best Short Film at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2003 (Treitum, by Javier Ruiz Caldera); Special Jury Mention at the Venice Festival 2011 (Eva, by Kike Maíllo); Third Award Cinéfondation at the Cannes Festival 2015 (Víctor XX, by Ian Garrido).
In addition, ESCAC graduates have been distinguished with 37 Gaudí Awards and 21 Goya Awards, with several Goyas in the category of best new director in consecutive years.

Thursday, January 9 – 5pm
La ruta natural of Álex Pastor and Los últimos días of Álex and David Pastor

Thursday, January 16 – 5pm
Vestido Nuevo by Sergi Pérez and Blog by Elena Trapé

Thursday, January 23 – 5pm
Pablo by Nely Regyuera and María y los demás by Nely Reguera

Thursday, January 30 – 5pm
La última polaroid by Mar Coll and Tres dies amb la família by Mar Coll