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The Scotland Catalan Film Festival is back with the most recent contemporary Catalan cinema

Cinema.  18/11/2018

The platform Cinemaattic has announced a new edition of SCAT (Scotland Catalan Film Festival), which is to be held from 2 to 5 November in Glasgow and from 13 to 18 November in the city of Edinburgh.  Once again this year, the festival shows the latest in Catalan cinema with short films, talks, poetry and other parallel events.  




The SCAT festival is to offer some of the most representative films from last year ('Tierra Firme', 'Estiu 1993', 'La Chana'), along with new proposals, such as 'Lo que dirán' or 'Yo la busco'. The festival remains heavily committed to Catalan short films, expanding its selection and including films ranging from 'Los Desheredados' by Laura Ferrés or 'La Inútil' by Belén Funes to 'Primer Estrat' by Ventura Durall or ‘Improvisaciones de una ardilla’ by Virginia García del Pino.

The festival is now firmly footed as a representative of the Catalan audio-visual sector abroad and this year includes important players on the Catalan scene, such as La Filmoteca de Catalunya or El Festival de Sitges, while forming ties between Catalan artists and organisers from the United Kingdom, such as the British Film Institute or the Scottish Documentary Institute. Confirmed guests include Ventura Durall, Laura Ferrés, Belén Funes and Pol Rebaque, who are to give talks at Edinburgh College of Art and Glasgow University.

The festival programme in Edinburgh begins with the Gaudí award-winning documentary ‘La Chana’ by Lucia Stojevic, whereas Glasgow is to open with the selection of short films and a workshop given by Laura Ferrés.

Among the special events, SCAT is to present a special programme – ‘Archive Film, Documentary and Propaganda During the Spanish Civil War’ –, at the Glasgow Film Theatre, bringing together classics from Filmoteca de Catalunya and titles from the collections of the British Film Institute Archive and the National Libraries of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

The festival is also in the East End of London for one night only with a special programme: Carta Blanca at El Festival de Sitges.

SCAT is keeping its multicultural side alive with parallel activities that this year include poetry recitals, dance, concerts and gourmet events.

The Scotland Catalan Film Festival is supported by the Institut Ramon Llull, Estrella Damm, Goethe Institute Glasgow and El Centre Català d'Escòcia, among others. 

The festival programme in Edinburgh begins with the Gaudí award-winning documentary ‘La Chana’ by Lucia Stojevic

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The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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