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Festival Cine por Mujeres. 2ª edición. ::: Origen WS PICE

Festival Cine por Mujeres. 2ª edición. ::: Origen WS PICE

25 March - 31 March 2019
Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
Un festival internacional de cine hecho por mujeres. Se programarán largometrajes de ficción o documentales en diferentes secciones: competitivaen el Cine Estudio Círculo de Bellas Artes, sección informativalatinoamericana en Casa de América, un panorama de Suiza como país invitado, un panorama de películas españolascon la Fundación SGAE, un ciclo en el Institut Français y otro en Casa Árabe, además de actividades paralelas: mesas redondas, etc.Se solicita la ayuda para la segunda edición del festival en un contexto cultural, social y político respecto del tema de la igualdad de género, que lo vuelve aún más pertinente.
MECAS, Mercado Internacional del Cine Casi Hecho e ISLA MECAS 2019

MECAS, Mercado Internacional del Cine Casi Hecho e ISLA MECAS 2019

24 March - 26 March 2019
Festival de cine de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas, Spain)
MECAS, encuentro de tres días. Dos dedicados a proyectos de largometrajes de ficción, no ficción y/o experimental, que estén en una de sus últimas etapas de finalización. Una jornada, ISLA MECAS en la que los proyectos regionales en varias fases de desarrollo o producción son asesorados por expertos internacionales. Charlas, formación, mesas con invitados de programas de fondos internacionales, productores europeos y latinoamericanos con experiencia en coproducción se acercan a la industria regional. AC/E facilita, asumiendo los gastos de traslado a través de las ayudas PICE a visitantes, que varios profesionales internacionales invitados por el encuentro puedan acudir y participar en estas jornadas.
Camilo José Cela: Literature and Art

Camilo José Cela: Literature and Art

23 March - 22 April 2019
Centro Cultural del Ayuntamiento de Almonacid de Zorita (Almonacid de Zorita, Spain)
The exhibition, curated by María Toral in collaboration with the writer’s son, Camilo Cela Conde, has been organised by the Fundación Charo y Camilo and was initially shown at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid (23 March‒21 May 2017) and at Las Francesas in Valladolid (29 May‒9 July 2017). Since then, Acción Cultural Española has been collaborating on its tour of other Spanish venues. Camilo José Cela was the founder and chief editor of Papeles de Son Armadans. The establishment and development of this magazine was linked to the writer’s presence on the island of Palma de Mallorca for more than 30 years. The publication came into being in Mallorca but aimed to go beyond its borders. By January 1956 there were sufficient contributors for its first issue, among them Gregorio Marañón, Alonso Zamora Vicente, José Mª Castellet, José Mª Moreno Galván, Dámaso Alonso, Carles Riba, Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio and Ricardo Gullón. Its founder began striking up a close relationship with local and Spanish intellectuals. Cela’s plans for this literary project materialised into several decisions. Firstly, he offered pages to Spanish writers in exile, such as Rafael Alberti, Max Aub, Emilio Prados and Luis Cernuda. Secondly, he was determined to include texts in the three languages of Spain, as well as authors who published in English. Lastly, Papeles de Son Armadans welcomed the work of famous visual artists, including Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Antoni Tàpies and the members of the El Paso group. This collaboration stemming from the connection between literature and art also extended to the publication of a few books, such as Joan Miró. Dibujos y litografías and Gavilla de Fábulas sin amor. Ilustraciones de Picasso, the result of joint work by the Málaga-born painter and Cela. Papeles de Son Armadans devoted its 37th issue to the El Paso group, featuring four unpublished drawings by Picasso as a child, dedications by Miró and Escudero, and illustrations by the members of El Paso, as well as the group’s final manifesto, which was published here for the first time. The verses of the Conversaciones Poéticas de Formentor were also disseminated by the magazine in the form of poems illustrated by Cela himself and by Canogar, Millares, Tàpies, Saura and Viola, with a cover by Miró. This exhibition focusing on the editorial history of Papeles de Son Armadans is a unique opportunity to survey the writer and Nobel Prize winner, who would have been 100 in 2016, from a new perspective. Literature and the visual arts seldom enjoyed such an effective and surprising partnership as in the pages of  Papeles de Son Armadans, an extraordinary magazine of which 276 monthly issues were published between 1956 and 1979.  
The face of literature. Writers and photographers from Romanticism to the Generation of ’14

The face of literature. Writers and photographers from Romanticism to the Generation of ’14

22 March - 02 June 2019
Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Emilio Caraffa (Córdoba, Argentina)
‘El rostro de las letras’ (The face of literature) makes an exhaustive survey of Spanish photographic portraits throughout a century and how they are reflected in the field of literature. It is the first of its kind to be undertaken in Spain and the countries belonging to its cultural environment. The exhibition is aimed not only at lovers of photography and literature, but also at the public in general, as it takes an entertaining and educational approach to one of the most important chapters in contemporary Spanish culture. Through more than 200 photographs, objects and documents, the exhibition’s argument sets out to reflect the evolution in Spanish photographic portraiture from the daguerreotype era to the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the Franco dictatorship. Given the close connections between the language of photography and literature, it also attempts to build a ‘face of literature’ from the work of major Spanish photographers of the period. The exhibition thus portrays a dazzling and surprising tableau of the world of Spanish literature, featuring from portraits of members of the Romantic and post-Romantic generation (the Duke of Rivas, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Mesonero Romanos, Eugenio de Hartzenbusch, Víctor Balaguer, Manuel Fernández y González, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, José Amador de los Ríos, José Zorrilla, Carolina Coronado, Martínez de la Rosa …), the most prominent members of the following generation (Juan Valera, José María de Pereda, Benito Pérez Galdós, José Echegaray, Leopoldo Alas ‘Clarín’, Emilia Pardo Bazán and Santiago Ramón y Cajal), authors who wrote in Galician and Catalan and led movements as important as the Rexurdimento and the Renaixenca (Rosalía de Castro, Eduardo Pondal, Manuel Murguía, Manuel Curros Enríquez, Jacinto Verdaguer, Eduardo Pondal, Ángel Guimerá and Joan Maragall), members of the Generation of ‘98 and their followers (Pío Baroja, Valle- Inclán, Miguel de Unamuno, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Azorín, Juan Ramón Jiménez, brothers Manuel and Antonio Machado, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez …), and the leaders of the Generation of ’14 (José Ortega y Gasset, Gregorio Marañón, Gabriel Miró, Eugenio d´Ors, Pérez de Ayala, Ramón Gómez de la Serna …), as well as the bohemians and figures at the frontier, captained by the legendary Alejandro Sawa, the immortal Max Estrella in Luces de Bohemia.   
LPA Film Festival 2019

LPA Film Festival 2019

22 March - 31 March 2019
Festival de cine de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas, Spain)
This International film competition includes an official section and panorama information sections, panorama Spain, retrospectives, competitive section Canarias Cinema, the most freak night, author cycle (Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani) and Monopol Music Festival. AC/E facilitates, through the PICE grants, the participation of Ela Bittencourt of É Tudo Verdade Int'l Documentary Film Festival so you can get to know the Spanish film scene first-hand. With the section «Déjà vu: siete mujeres» the festival recovers a series of films by authors who were pioneers in their way of conceiving cinema, both for the subject matter treated, as well as for the form and style they adopted when drawing their trajectory. The festival also presents a retrospective of the visual work of David OReilly (Ireland, 1985), a genuine artist who works with the tools that computer animation puts at his disposal. The Irish creator offers a master class within the framework of the cinematographic appointment and an 81 minute block of his shorts.
Errancia y fotografía, Romancero Gitano. 8th International Congress on the Spanish Language 2019

Errancia y fotografía, Romancero Gitano. 8th International Congress on the Spanish Language 2019

22 March - 02 June 2019
Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Emilio Caraffa (Córdoba, Argentina)
The 8th International Congress on the Spanish Language, which will take place in Córdoba (Argentina) from 27 to 30 March 2019, brings together more than 200 writers, academics, experts and professionals from all over the world to debate on the theme of ‘the Americas and the future of Spanish. Culture and education, technology and entrepreneurship’. Experts and creators from all over Spanish America and other countries will take part: writers; members of the Spanish language academies; university rectors, professors and lecturers; publishers; journalists; translators; entrepreneurs; and other professionals related to the Spanish language. AC/E is supporting several activities this year. Together with the Instituto Cervantes, it is producing the photography exhibition ‘Errancia y fotografía. El Mundo hispánico de Jesse A. Fernández’ (Errancy and photography. The Hispanic world of Jesse A. Fernández). This exhibition of the work of the Cuban artist – a leading name in Spanish American photography – features a selection of portraits of writers and cities from all over the world related to his life and career. It is on at the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Emilio Caraffa in Córdoba from 22 March to 2 June 2019. On 29 March Nuria Espert will give a recitation of Federico García Lorca at the Teatro Real in Córdoba. In their performance Nuria Espert and Lluís Pasqual return to the words of Federico García Lorca – a poet and playwright who has played a prominent role in both their careers – using his poems as a map of Andalusia that combines Roman, Christian, Arab, Jewish and gypsy influence. The PICE mobility programme covers the travel expenses of the Spanish artists who have been invited to take part in the flamenco show ‘Entre dos Gitanos’ (Between two Gypsies). The show tells the story of Lucia, an assertive woman with great inner strength and self-assurance. When her father dies, Lucia feels lost, overwhelmed by loneliness, incapable of carrying on. She then meets two wild gypsies who help her recover what she has lost. 
¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival 2019

¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival 2019

22 March - 13 April 2019
HOME Manchester (Manchester, United Kingdom)
¡Viva! Festival is a venue-wide celebration of Spanish and Latin American culture at HOME, Manchester. They bring a specially selected programme of film, theatre and visual art from across the Spanish-speaking world. AC/E is covering the travel expenses, through the PICE Mobility grants, of the Spanish guests invited to take part Agrupación Señor Serrano who will be the central part of the  ¡Viva! 2019 programme, following their hugely successful appearance in ¡Viva! 2017 with "Birdie" to showcase their new work "Kingdom".This support is aimed at internationalising the performing arts sector by encouraging Spanish companies to take part in fairs and other international sector events. KINGDOM suggests the identification between the model of capitalist and patriarchal development and the figure of King Kong. Kong and bananas, two totems of the system, two insatiable beasts that need to grow without limits, great devourers of resources, representatives of the patriarchy, icons of masses but, above all, inevitable condemnation of a system that cannot stop growing even if it pushes itself to extinction. Agrupación Señor Serrano is one of the most stimulating and radically original companies today, resulting in a string of deserved awards, such as the Silver Lion of the Venice Biennale 2015 and City of Barcelona Award in 2016. 
Belgrade Dance Festival 2019

Belgrade Dance Festival 2019

22 March - 12 April 2019
Belgrade Dance Festival (Belgrado, Serbia)
Its sixteen edition, Belgrade Dance Festival, will have slogan „Emotions“ and AC/E is covering the travel expenses, through the PICE Mobility grants, of the Spanish artists invited to take part Agrupación Señor Serrano and dancer and choreographer Pere Faura. This support is aimed at internationalising the performing arts sector by encouraging Spanish companies to take part in fairs and other international sector events. ​ In the period 22. March to 12. April 2019, public will have opportunity to see 16 ballet companies from 11 countries with total of 19 choreographic works, as well as 25 solos and duets. Countries participating in this edition are France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA, Israel, Canada, Nitherlands, South Africa and North Korea. Main programme of the festival will be in Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Vrsac. As a logical crossroads of the Balkans region, Belgrade has established its competitiveness on the World map of festivals by the presence of a prestigious dance project. Announcing its 16th edition, Belgrade Dance Festival has become a good tradition, involving the appearance of prominent ballet and modern dance companies, famous choreographers and current productions.   Agrupación Señor Serrano performs his show “Birdie” at the Terazije Theatre Belgrade. This show is a multimedia performance with live video, objects, Hitchcock’s “The Birds” revisited, scale models, 2000 mini animals, wars, smugglers, a massive migration and three performers handling this messy world with wit, criticism and commitment with humankind.​
The Prado Museum in ...

The Prado Museum in ...

20 March - 19 May 2019
Calles Obispo Trejo y Rivera Indarte. VIII Congreso Internacional de la Lengua Española (Córdoba, Argentina)
This exhibition brings together a collection of 54 photographs reproduced at original scale depicting some of the emblematic exhibits of the Prado National Museum which will be installed in the major plazas and pedestrian streets in Bogota and Medellin. The original idea for this project came about in 2011 as collaboration between the Prado National Museum and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID). After the first edition in Santo Domingo, the exhibition has now travelled to over 13 countries. On this occasion, within the “Foco Cultural España-Colombia 2018/2019” (Spanish / Colombian Culture Spotlight) activities, the Mayors’ Offices of Bogota and Medellin are joining together to present this exhibition in both cities. The educational and didactic nature of this exhibition is particularly noteworthy, allowing all manner of approaches, either through guided tours, specialist theme visits, sign language tours or talks on site by specialists or university professors, concerts, performances, children's workshops, drawing, painting or literary contests, or social network contests,