One of the few international festivals dedicated to medium-length films (between 30 and 60 minutes), La Cabina International Medium-Length Film Festival (Valencia) will open its doors in Spain for its 8th edition from November 5 through 15, 2015. This event gives a special nod to French films this year, with seven out of twenty-five titles included in the Official Competition French productions.
The La Cabina International Medium-Length Film Festival takes its name from the legendary short film by Antonio Mercero, which ran for 35 minutes. This event, like the "Rencontres du Moyen Métrage" (Medium-Length Film Meetings) in Brive, aims to present films of a slightly longer format that the short film that require a longer time to establish an atmosphere and a narrative. Medium-length films have become more popular over the years, and provide some filmmakers with a way of making an easy transition to the feature film sector.
Seven medium-length French productions will be showcased in the 2015 edition of this festival, as well as the Spanish premiere screening of Claire Denis's film Voilà l'enchaînement, which will be presented in the Amalgama section.
The festival also collaborates with the Institut Français in Valencia, which, for the second year running, is organizing a conference entitled "French Panorama," at which three directors (Joanna Grudzinska, Aliou Sow, and Philippe Prouff) will present their films and take part in discussions with audiences about the production of medium-length films in France and Europe.
French films included in the Official Selection
You can find all further information on the La Cabina website.