The film, made by students in the fourth year of the Official Degree at ESCAC and starring the actress Aina Clotet, is a film that was born and takes shape thanks to the energy, creativity and enthusiasm of the students of the different specialties of the degree; a total of 11 directors, 17 screenwriters, 6 directors and production managers, 10 directors of cinematography and 10 art directors, 9 editors, 7 sound engineers, all of them have been involved in this exciting project.
The feature film, supervised by the school’s graduate director Sergi Pérez (El camí més llarg per tornar a casa) was an opportunity to bring together in the same direction the imaginations of a group of students from the school, something that involves great artistic and creative risk.
The real protagonists of the film, the 11 directors (Marcel Alcántara, Júlia De Paz Solvas, Sara Fantova, Guillem Gallego, Celia Giraldo, Alejandro Marín, Valentin Moulias, Gerard Vidal, Pol Vidal, Enric Vilageliu and Carlos Villafaina) explain how they have lived the experience:
«La filla d’algú was from the beginning a challenge that we set ourselves as a promotion: to make a collective feature film with a protagonist that we followed throughout a whole day. The idea of the process was that, tutored by Sergi Pérez, we would find a way to tell this story from the same perspective, despite being directed by 11 very different directors. As if it were a dogma, we decided to lay the foundations that we would follow to shoot.
Something that a priori could seem complex or that could give rise to conflict, ended up being the most special and enriching experience we had as a promotion. Little by little, a common criterion emerged when it came to making decisions, and the individual ego was naturally subordinated to the film that we were directing collectively. Unconsciousness, early mornings, laughter, coexistence, many unforeseen events and also many solutions: the little experience we had was accompanied by the desire and enthusiasm to do something together and the confidence that, whatever the result, we would take something away with us.
And now, almost three years later, we have a film with its virtues and defects, but above all we are left with what it represents: four years of learning culminated in a collective result of more than 60 people (before, during and still) friends.»
The ESCAC’s collective feature film
One of the activities carried out by the 4th year students at ESCAC is the collective feature film; a practice in which students from all specialities take part.
This initiative has given rise to titles such as Puzzlez Love, a romantic comedy that, after its screening at the San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi section), was broadcast on Televisió de Catalunya and Canal +, and Los inocentes, a slasher that premiered at the Sitges Festival, before being shown at international festivals, also on Televisió de Catalunya.