CinemaAttic Online Series 1

  • Indie
  • 18 Episodes

iSapiens. Evolution in the Digital Era

A hand-picked selection of International Short Films on Humans, Phones and Screens

2020 was a strange year, one in which screens became a necessary evil to live experiences, to talk with the family, attend gigs or watch films. The incursion of screens in our everyday life has gone even deeper, shaping the way we look at the world and the way we understand human interaction.

Our first programme of the year is a brilliant selection of films reflecting on our relationship with screens.

How has the presence of phones, screens and apps changed the way we look at the world around us, the way we inhabit the public space, the way we meet and relate to each other? A programme of films rethinking the way human behaviour has changed since the appearance of mobile phones and the way new generations communicate through it. The selection includes Premios Goya 2021-nominated short films like A la Cara or Beef, as well as perspectives from Chile, China or Brazil,. Dark perspectives and unimagined positive takes on the proliferation of screens in our lives.

Join us for the Premiere Night on Friday 22nd January 7.30pm. Share your images, comments and impressions in social media using #CinemaAtticOnline

🍷 DON’T MISS THE VERMUT 🍷 On Sunday 24th January (12pm) we share a wee drink with the directors. Get your olives and snacks ready, and join the CinemaAttic community live on Facebook and Youtube to share an aperitivo, ask questions and chat about the programme with the film directors.

We are committed to make our film offer accessible. If you cannot afford the standard price (£5) use promo code ‘TWOQUID’ to rent the programme for £2.

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Episodes

6m
Intro from CinemaAttic

Rafa & Alberto introduce the film night with their famous mix of film advice and stand up comedy show.

1m
Cinema Trailer

CinemaAttic Trailer

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Info Card A LA CARA (Face to Face)

Info Card A LA CARA (Face to Face)

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A LA CARA (Face to Face)

Director: Javier Marco **Year: **2020 **Duration: **14 min Language: Spanish Synopsis: Lina doesn’t mind people insulting her. But if they do, they should do it face to face.

Festivals & Awards: Málaga Film Festival, Best Actress & Best Actor (Sonia Almarcha, Manolo Solo), Winners Festival de Cine de L’Alfàs del Pi, Best Actor (Manolo Solo), Winner

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Info Card BEEF

Info Card BEEF

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BEEF

Director: Ingride Santos Piñol Year: 2019 Duration: 13 min Language: Spanish Synopsis: 10th grade student Melisa confronts her teacher during a literature exam. In front of all her classmates, Melisa questions the school system and the usefulness of what they are studying by asking a very uncomfortable question.

Festivals & Awards: Miami Film Festival, HBO Short Film Award, Winner Valencia Film Festival SEMINCI. Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid Leiden Film Festival

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Info Card TODA ROSA TEM ESPINHAS (Every Thorn Has Its Day)

Info Card TODA ROSA TEM ESPINHAS (Every Thorn Has Its Day)

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TODA ROSA TEM ESPINHAS (Every Thorn Has Its Day)

Director: Jose Tadeu Bijos Year: 2019 Duration: 09 min Language: Portuguese Synopsis: After waking up one morning with a giant zit on his forehead, sensitive Fábio eagerly turns to an unusual app to help him match with the right guy to handle the job.

**Festivals & Awards: **Palm Springs ShortFest Seattle Queer Film Festival

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Info Card ARENAL

Info Card ARENAL

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ARENAL

Director: Rafa Alberola Year: 2019 Duration: 22 min Language: Spanish Synopsis: Two teenage friends spend their summer in Madrid but they can’t see each other.

Festivals & Awards: Málaga Film Festival, Best Fiction Short Film, Winner Semana del Cortometraje de la Comunidad de Madrid, Best Screenplay, Winner ALCINE Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Movistar Plus Award, Winner

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Info Card Shānzhài Screens

Info Card Shānzhài Screens

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SHāNZHàI SCREENS

Director: Paul Heintz Year: 2020 Duration: 23 min Language: Chinese Synopsis: Shenzhen at night, copyist painters recount their daily lives and their craft. Their acts shift alternately between an artistic and blue-collar imagery, from new technology to classical techniques. Here, another history of painting is being drawn.

Festivals & Awards: ZINEBI Documentary and Short Film Festival of Bilbao, Best Documentary, Winner Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival Saint Petersburg Film Festival IndieLisboa Independent Film Festival

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Info Card SIN FILTRO (No Filter)

Info Card SIN FILTRO (No Filter)

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SIN FILTRO (No Filter)

Director: Manu Montejo Year: 2020 Duration: 04 min Language: Spanish Synopsis: After shopping in the city centre, two friends get meticulously ready to make a “story”. It seems one more, one more day. However they are in the right place, at the right time… Or so they believed.

Festivals & Awards: Hayah Panamá Short Film Festival, Best International Comedy, Winner Festival de Cine de Huesca Seoul Extreme Shorts & Image Festival Interfilm Berlin

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Info Card SNAP

Info Card SNAP

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SNAP

Director: Felipe Elgueta, Ananké Pereira Year: 2018 Duration: 20 min Language: Spanish Synopsis: We’ve learned to communicate in 15 seconds. Private life is put on public display to disappear in 24 hours, but in SNAP these images create their field of resistance and transcendence.

Festivals & Awards: Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Special Jury Mention, Winner AMOR Festival de Cine LGBT+, Audience Award for Best Chilean Short, Winner DocsMX Festival de Cine Documental de la Ciudad de Mexico, Special Jury Award, Winner

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Info Card ALL I NEED IS A BALL

Info Card ALL I NEED IS A BALL

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ALL I NEED IS A BALL

Director: Elena Molina Year: 2020 Duration: 17 min Language: Spanish Synopsis: Paloma Pujol, tired of being the only freestyler woman in Spain, challenges herself to open the female category in the Spanish Football Freestyle Championship, but she needs at least four more girls to achieve her goal.

Festivals & Awards: Filmfest Dresden Semana del Cortometraje de la Comunidad de Madrid BCN Sports Film - Barcelona Ficts Festival

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