Twenty-eight titles will compete this year in the Canarias Cinema section of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival, where they will be screened from April 9 to 12.
As reported by the Festival organization in a statement, to the twelve productions selected for the Canarias Cinema in 2021 are added the 16 from last year, when the festival could not be held due to the confinement decreed throughout the country.
In total, the selection committee has evaluated 91 works for this section dedicated to Canarian authorship or production, 64 seen in 2020 and 27 received in the new registration process.
The program has incorporated six new feature lengths to the section that already featured the latest works by Miguel Mejías, Alexis Delgado Búrdalo, Théo Court, awarded as best director at Horizontes de Venecia 2019 thanks to his production "Blanco en blanco", or by the couple by filmmakers Miguel G. Morales and Silvia Navarro, winners of the Lisbon Indie Festival Grand Prize for the presentation of the play "De los nombre de las cabras".
The expansion of the feature length competition has allowed the Festival to premiere on the islands works by regulars such as Alba González de Molina, David Baute or Dácil Marique de Lara, but also to echo the voices of José Víctor Fuente, Tommy Llorens or Irene Gutiérrez, the latter will arrive with his feature length "Between Dog and Wolf" after having shown it at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival.
With regard to short films, the edition that had already confirmed the selection of works by talents such as Elio Quiroga, Octavio Guerra, Nayra Sanz Fuentes, David Sainz, Fernando Alcántara, David Delgado Sanginés or Samuel M. Delgado and Helena Girón.
Also of values such as Rafael Montezuma, Claudia Torres, Pablo Vilas and Adriana Thomasa Carballo, the tandem formed by the illustrator Omar Al Abdul Razzak and the director Shira Ukrainitz or the specialist in direction of 2D animation and stop motion projects Enrique Diego.
The list of those selected also grows with new productions by other Festival regulars such as Rafael Navarro Miñón, Cayetana H. Cuyás, Lamberto Guerra or Jonay García, the latter out of competition, as well as a second short by Octavio Guerra and the latest work by another habitual in international competitions, Víctor Moreno.