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European Film Festival Palić 2019

European Film Festival Palić 2019

20 July - 26 July 2019
European Film Festival Palic (PALIĆ, Serbia)
26th EFF Palić presents more than 120 films in up to 12 official selections and organizes round tables, exhibitions, concerts, workshops and one masterclass. Also, they present to their audience and media European artists, film institutions and film festivals. Their promgrammes open equal opportunities for established authors as well as the new generation of European artists. IN this year edition, the Festival collaborates with AC/E and Festival S8 from A Coruña who celebrates its 10th edition in 2019. EFF Palić joins in the celebration of one of the most adventurous and stimulating film festivals in Europe today, with a very high international reputation among practitioners and admirers of experimental cinema. This tribute -- in which the (S8) organisers will specially curate several films -- will also showcase the strength of Galician cinema over the past decade, during which this corner of Spain has very much "punched above its weight" in terms of cinematic achievement with the likes of Lois Patiño, Eloy Domínguez Serén, Eloy Enciso, Oliver Laxe and Carla Andrade (among others) emerging as recognised artists on the cutting edge of film. The guests will also present their work to the media during press conferences and join other activities like panels, exhibitions and workshops during their stay in Serbia. European Film Festival Palić is one of the best known cultural events in Serbia and whole region of ex-Yugoslavia. The festival has its 26th edition in July 2019. Held in unique setting of lake Palić resort and nearby town of Subotica in northern Serbia, every year EFF Palić gathers more than 200 film professionals, 200 journalists and 20.000 cinephiles in a big celebration of European cinematography. Festival presents more than 100 films with additional workshops, exhibitions and music events.
GIFF 2019, Guanajuato International Film Festival

GIFF 2019, Guanajuato International Film Festival

19 July - 28 July 2019
GIFF. Guanajuato International Film Festival (Guanajuato, Mexico)
The XXII edition of GIFF takes place between July 19 and 28 in the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato Capital, and has the Philippines as the guest of honor. AC/E is supporting the presence of Spanish filmmakers in the official section Chema García Ibarra, Xosé Ramón “Mon” Rivas and Xavier Marrades. In addition to presenting their films and taking part in Q&A sessions with the general audience, during their stay they will hold a press conference and grant personal interviews to the media. They will also have the chance to receive private advice from prominent people in the industry, especially about their projects in the pipeline with the INCUBATOR programme. Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) has become established as the most important platform for young Latin American filmmakers and invites talented newcomers as well as renowned experts from the film industry to take part each year. Every summer thousands of people travel to the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato capital to attend this event, which is unprecedented in the film world. 
Marvão International Music Festival 2019

Marvão International Music Festival 2019

19 July - 28 July 2019
FIMM. Festival Internacional de Música de Marvão (Marvão, Portugal)
The 6th edition of Marvão International Music Festival (FIMM) brings a record participation of Spanish top artists, raising the Hispanic presence in the event and reinforcing the commitment with quality and international cooperation. Thanks to the support from AC/E and  other multiple institutions from different countries, it is possible to reunite in Marvão almost 500 artists from all around the world, from soloists to big orchestras. FIMM is an annual international classical music festival which attracts the best musicians from all around the world to perform in Marvão, a medieval Portuguese town near the border. About 40 concerts take place in more than 10 days, both in Portugal and in Spain, in distinct locations and historic venues like churches, museums and public squares. The goal is to bring the best classical music to people who rarely have the opportunity to seize it.
Jordi Ferreiro: Other Supports

Jordi Ferreiro: Other Supports

18 July - 28 July 2019
Lighthouse Brighton (Brighton, United Kingdom)
Following a successful project at Bergen Kunsthall (Norway), Lighthouse invites Spanish artist Jordi Ferreiro for his first UK commission in July 2019. Ferreiro uses strategies based in experimental education to re-imagine organisations. As part of a phase of redevelopment for Lighthouse considering its role as a one of the longest-running art organisations in Brighton, Ferreiro will work with local audiences to contribute to future imaginings of the building. This will be Spanish artist Jordi Ferreiro’s first large-scale artist commission in the UK. Ferreiro (Barcelona, 1982) is an artist and educator. His work explores the processes of reception and interpretation of artworks – in both educational and artistic contexts – via the use of performance and public participation, including radio, audio guides, and performative tours. In recent years, Ferreiro has undertaken projects at Whitechapel Gallery, London; Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; and ARCO, Madrid – and Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, supported by an AC/E PICE Mobility grant.
FILGUA 2019. International Book Fair of Guatemala

FILGUA 2019. International Book Fair of Guatemala

11 July - 21 July 2019
Forum Majadas (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
#FILGUA2019 | AC/E supports one more year the participation in this 15th edition of five Spanish authors who will be able to enjoy  a wide and diverse programme of activities where they will be able to do public readings, present their works, as well as give lectures and workshops. The authors invited by the Festival are: Manuel Vilas who presents his acclaimed book "Ordesa", work with which validates a long life of office, in addition to participating in a round table on memory and literature. Javier Santaolalla, popular scientific popularizer who has brought science to the young audience. Valeria Correa Fiz, storyteller with a lot of experience in driving reading clubs and writing workshops, who will lead a workshop dedicated to reading club drivers and a creative writing workshop; and presents "The animal condition", his most recent book. Ana Merino, important author for both children's and young people's literature, presents her work and shares her experience in promoting reading in a talk. Maria Isabel Sánchez Vergara, an innovator in the way of approaching the child's reader in which she is taken seriously at the same time as she is allowed to play with reading. She will present her collection "Pequena & Grande", a series of illustrated stories that tell the life of remarkable women since her childhood. In 2019, in its XVI edition, Filgua welcomes you to Chiapas, Mexico, as Guest of Honor, through the University of Sciences and Arts of Chiapas (Unicach). Also, there will be a tribute to the writer K'iche 'Humberto Ak'abal (1952-2019), to whom Filgua 2019 is dedicated.
Festival Estoril Lisboa 2019

Festival Estoril Lisboa 2019

05 July - 27 July 2019
Festival Estoril Lisboa (Lisboa, Portugal)
Created in 1975 under the name Costa da Estoril Music Festival, the Estoril Lisboa Festival has presented more than 16,000 world-renowned artists such as M.Rostropovich, R.Nureyev, T.Berganza, acting in national heritage and heritage monuments of Lisbon, Estoril and Cascais. The contribution of the festival to the diffusion of historical values ​​along with recent creations, means about 450 works presented in Portugal for the first time or in absolute premiere. Under the theme "The Journey and the Moon" will be celebrated the 5th Centenary of the Circumnavigation of the Earth and the 50 Years of the arrival of man on the Moon. In 6 concerts with orchestra, 6 of chamber, 4 of organ, 3 recitals, 1 opera for children, 1 contest and 3 international courses, "Music in the time of Magalhanes and Elcano" will be presented; the opera "Marco Polo"; the world premiere of "Peregrinações", by Vasco Mendonça, or "Young Apollo", by B.Britten, among others related to the theme e 2019. El Viaje is, then, the underlying theme of the festival program in which José Miguel Moreno's concert stands out, on July 17, with the support of AC / E, in the D. Luis I Hall of the National Palace of Ajuda , dedicated to "Music in the time of Magalhães and Elcano" through works for Vihuela of the most important musicians of the Golden Age as Luis de Narváez, Miguel de Fuenllana, Diego Pisador, Enríquez de Valderrábano, Luys de Milán and Diego Ortiz .
International Classical Theater Festival of Almagro 2019

International Classical Theater Festival of Almagro 2019

04 July - 28 July 2019
Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Almagro (Almagro, Spain)
'The enlightened world, while I am awake', is the verse of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, motto of this year's edition in which up to 47 premieres, 23 of them absolute, will be enjoyed in the different spaces of the city of La Mancha . In total a programme with 68 companies that perform 144 functions, 99% of them on Siglo de Oro originally written in Spanish. Mexico, Guest Country of Honor, offers a transversal vision of its incomparable viceregal heritage with theater, dance and other activities from the Federal Government, Mexico City and the states of Guerrero, Jalisco and Guanajuato. This 42nd edition takes place between July 4 and 28 in the iconic city of La Mancha, and tickets can be purchased through www.festivaldealmagro.com. Visitors who come to Almagro in July can have a wide and varied range of exhibitions, all free of charge. Among them,  this year's exhibit at the Spanish Pavilion of the PQ19, Quadrennial of Prague, organized by AC/E, together with INAEM, AECID and RESAD, and which houses the church of San Agustín in Almagro and is curated by Ángel Martínez Roger. AC/E also collaborates one more year with the PICE programme for the internationalization of Spanish culture, facilitating the participation of international programmers from the performing arts sector invited by the festival to the professional conferences.
Spanish pavilion at PQ19, Prague Quadrennial

Spanish pavilion at PQ19, Prague Quadrennial

04 July - 28 July 2019
Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Almagro (Almagro, Spain)
The set designer Alejandro Andújar designed to present the exhibition "Babel", a series of artistic installations on a poetic, metaphorical and abstract contemporary Tower of Babel, in the Spanish pavilion of the Prague Quadrennial of Stage Design and Scenic Space. AC / E organizes from this initial exhibition, an itinerant exhibition so that a more extensive public can know these contents and will travel during 2019 and 2020. The 14th PQ, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, was scheduled from 6 to 16 June 2019. It featured a Spanish pavilion organised at the initiative of INAEM in collaboration with RESAD, AC/E, AECID and the Instituto Cervantes, and the curator is stage designer Ángel Martínez Roger. The stage designer entrusted with designing the Spanish pavilion is Alejandro Andújar, design for PQ19 ‘Babel’, an installation based on the spatial concept of the minimalist tradition as an art trend and involves an installation measuring 5 x 5 metres in the shape of a cube crossed by many narrow corridors, which pay tribute to the backstage of a theatre. The corridors contain a world of sounds that reproduce various languages and, as spectators pass, convey a sound-based perception of the huge diversity of the world we live in. Visitors hear these different languages as they walk around and the whole installation thus becomes a contemporary, metaphorical, poetic and abstract Tower of Babel. Besides the main pavilion, Spain will also be represented by a Students’ Pavilion displaying works by young trainee stage designers with provocative and innovative ideas. This pavilion, entitled ‘Birds (The Fences)’, focuses on the logic of ambiguity, the logic that converts the border into a crossing, the river into a bridge, the door that closes into one that opens. The symbolic border functions as a third party, a place between another two, a game of interactions and ‘inter-views’, and a symbol of exchanges and encounters. Also on show is an installation by Juan Gómez Cornejo among the sculptures of the Lapidarium museum located in the PQ 2019’s grounds. It pays well-deserved homage to this winner of the National Theatre Prize, a leader in creative stage lighting in Spain. Gómez Cornejo’s career spans several generations of directors and stage designers and he is a unifying thread and unquestionable reference for today’s young professionals.
El Dorado Flamenco programme 2019

El Dorado Flamenco programme 2019

01 July - 31 July 2019
Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
During 2019 AC/E is supporting the Barcelona-based flamenco society El Dorado SFB, which aims to examine in depth and disseminate flamenco culture, establish a permanent space for studying and disseminating flamenco in Barcelona, and promote musicians and other local and national flamenco artists.   Flamenco turned into the twenty-first century with a by no means negligible heritage of its own. It has withstood widespread acculturation and the replacement of popular culture with mass culture. Despite the standardisation, syncretism and homogenisation of styles imposed on the music creation sector by economic interests, flamenco has preserved its unique features and has successfully evolved by embracing the artistic proposals of its performers, who have constantly come up with new, often groundbreaking, ideas to contribute to the common artistic heritage. Ever since the genre first started out, Barcelona has played a key role in the development of flamenco culture. Flamenco was present at the opening of the Liceo opera house in 1847 and in the city’s cafés with live entertainment, especially the Villa Rosa run by the Borrull family, which hosted all the leading names of the period (Chacón, Manuel Torre, Ramón Montoya, Sabicas, Pastora Pavón...). The chronicles written by Sebastià Gasch for his column in the weekly Mirador and the atmosphere of Manquet, the bar where the Amayas used to perform with their daughter Carmen, attest to the vitality flamenco enjoyed then, as does the fact that Vicente Escudero, a close friend of Gasch and Joan Miró, made Barcelona his second home after Paris. El Dorado SFB is a cultural association that relies on the volunteer work of its members and constantly promotes and disseminates flamenco culture in Barcelona by establishing a permanent space that brings together cultural and musical activities related to flamenco in order to take part in and influence the city’s culture scene. Among other activities it organises talks, debates, exhibitions, films and above all concerts to help flamenco develop its potential, catering to the various trends and the resulting dynamics. El Dorado is based at the Centro Cívico Parc Sandaru and enjoys full use of all its facilities – concert hall, exhibition and meeting rooms, etc. – for all its events. Programme for 2019, supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) 1ST QUARTER 21 March: Concert by Leonor Leal, dancer, and Antonio Moreno, percussion. ‘Se prohíbe el cante’. In collaboration with the cycle ‘Danza. Quincena Metropolitana’. 28 March: Concert bringing to an end the cycle ‘El Ojo Partido’ with the participation of guitarists Alfredo Lagos, Raúl Cantizano, Marta Robles and Ekaterina Zaytseva. 2ND QUARTER 11 April: Concert comprising singing and guitar music by Manuel Gerena and Juan Ignacio González. 2 May: Concert by David Peña Dorantes (piano) y Javi Ruibal (percusión). 9 May: Performance de José Manuel Gutierrez, El Gufi​. 23 May: Concert by Carlos Benavent, Roger Mas, Aleix Tobias and Tomasito (dance). 6 June: Concierto de José Quevedo,” Bolita”, Pablo Martín Caminero, y Paquito González. 19 June: Talk by Guillermo MacGill & Pere Pons; “Flamenco – Jazz a pie de obra”​. 20 June: Concert. Mariola Membrives, Guitar Band​ 27 June: Guitar concert by José Antonio Rodríguez. 3RD QUARTER Course on ‘Flamenco, a modern popular art’ as part of the summer programme organised every year by the University of Barcelona, ‘Els Juliols de la UB’. 4TH QUARTER 26 September: Concert to mark the start of the new season with Esperanza Fernández, singer, and Miguel Ángel Cortes, guitarist. 10 October: Lecture by José Javier León, illustrated with dancing by Belén Maya, entitled ‘El Duende. Hallazgo y cliché’. 17 October: Concert of young artists, to be decided. 24 October: Concert by José Valencia, singer, and Juan Requena, guitarist. 7 November: Singing, guitar and dance concert, to be confirmed. 14 November: Lecture by Pepa Sánchez, director of Fundación Cristina Heerenn, on objectives and achievements in training flamenco professionals. 28 November: Concert, to be confirmed. 12 December: Singing, guitar and dance concert by Isabel Bayón.