A group of bloggers and film critics from some specialized websites, such as ‘Blogs&Docs’, ‘Transit’, ‘Acuartaparede’, ‘L’Accent’, ‘Esencia Cine’, ‘El Antepenúltimo Mohicano’, ‘Miradas de Cine’, ‘Bandeja de Plata’, ‘MacGuffin007’ and ‘Las horas perdidas’, emphasize the brave and risky bet of the festival
The program Días de Cine, which reaches 24 years of broadcast on TVE, and the specialized publication Caimán, Cuadernos de Cine (known before as Cahiers du Cinéma España) gives special attention to the festival’s schedule
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sunday, March 06, 2016. The 16th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival projects a picture of itself to the exterior not only through traditional mass media but also through online platforms that broadcast its contents and its bet on titles on the fringes of the industry.
Digital magazines and bloggers with an important amount of followers among the seventh art’s enthusiasts dedicate these days part of their online content to the Festival’s schedule. Moreover, reference programs such as Días de Cine, with more than 1100 broadcasted programs on TVE, for almost 25 years, and the platform FilmAffinity, essential now for plenty of film buffs, are present at the Festival to which they give special attention.
Alejandro Díaz, from ‘Transit’, José Manuel López, ‘Caiman Cuaderno de Cine’ (known before as Cahiers du Cinéma España) a regular of portals such as Secuencias and Blogs&Docs; Alba Cambeiro, from ‘Acuartaparede’, Adolfo Oriol, from ‘L’Accent’; Attua Alegre, director of ‘Esencia Cine’; Luis Forero, who writes from Berlín in ‘El Antepenúltimo Mohicano’; Luis Fernández, from ‘Miradas de Cine’, Aythami Ramos, from ‘Bandeja de Plata’; Raúl Fabelo and Víctor Aguado, from ‘MacGuffin007’ and Nauzet Melián, from ‘Las horas perdidas‘; they all enlarge the spreading of the festival in the social networks through their profiles, an act that allows to open new ways of broadcasting not only for the festival, but also for the city.
Attua Alegre, a Tenerife-native student of journalism, who contributes to ‘Esencia Cine’, emphasized the importance of these online platforms “to create a liking and culture among the film-buff communities who look for contents beyond the traditional offer.”
Luis Forero, from ’El Antepenúltimo Mohicano’, landed on the island after having received recommendations of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Festival for some years. “I was quite curious about the idea of visiting the festival and the city. I have been told highly about the films they screen, with a different and brave bet.”
These bloggers and film critics highlight as well the surrounding atmosphere and the great response of the public, who hasn’t stop coming during the weekend to the cinema. “The city is already linked to a very interesting film festival”, pointed out Raúl Fabelo and Víctor Aguado, who work in Madrid for MacGuffin 007. “We’ve had the chance to escape this weekend and we are really enjoying it. We loved the screening of the film from the Neo-Western cycle at the Quegles building. They managed to create an enviable atmosphere.”
These digital magazines’ contributors, who are in between the amateur and the professional, and who have emerged during the last years among the fans, coincide in pointing out that a festival, apart from betting on culture and bringing to the local audience a risky and brave cinema, makes lots of noise at the outside, “and that is good for the city.”
Alba Cambeiro, contributor to the web www.acuartaparede.com (digital film critic magazine in Galician) stresses the proposal presented this weekend by the Canarian directors: “coming to the festival has allowed me to get into the cinema made in the islands. I’ve seen plenty of similitudes with the Galician cinema, not only because of the scarce help they receive, but also because of the narrative and pictorial bet of the films.”