This afternoon the RIURAU Film Festival 2019 was presented at the City Hall of Dénia, with the novelty of the participation for the first time of La Xara, where the short films competing in the section will be screened «Ficció en valencià».
The VIII International Short Film Show covers this year from the 13 of August to the 14 of September, beginning with the shooting and assembly courses, and the creation session of short films of the Riurauff Express, and ending with the projections, which this year will have place in Dénia, Xàbia, Jesús Pobre and La Xara. The Festival is organized by the non-profit association Escola de Cinema riurau, and is directed by José Ramón Cardona Serra.
In this edition more short films than ever have been presented, 460 according to the organization, with high quality international participation and short films from 21 countries. Among them, the participation of Skin, the American short film by Guy Nattiv on racism, which won the Oscar in its latest edition and can be seen in Dénia on September 7.
The festival will be distributed in 4 locations: La Xara, which will be the venue of the short film section in Valencia on August 23; Jesús Pobre, where 30 will be screened on those participants in the Dansa Film category and those on LGTBI themes, as well as those selected resulting from the Riurauff Express; Dénia, where those works where social integration is present, will be screened during the 6 and 7 days of September in Torrecremada; and Xàbia, where the 13 and 14 of September will close the festival with the collaboration of the Oceanogràfic de València for the creation of a section on environmental issues and the fight against climate change.
In addition, the director of the association Escola de Cinema riurau, Ana Perles, has highlighted the multitude of parallel events around the festival. Among them, we find 4 short film management courses, which will be held in Dénia and Jesús Pobre, the Riurauff Express contest modality, where participants must shoot a work in 48 hours and will be screened in Jesús Pobre, where they will also be held several conferences and talks, one about the Dansa film and another about the LGTBI collective.
Taking advantage of the awards resulting from the contest, two honorary awards will also be awarded to the Cineclub Pessic in Dénia and the Jayan de Xàbia Cinema.