Prizes of the Fifth Edition of the Granada International Film Festival Cines del Sur

The Official Jury of the 5th edition of the Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur, Ivan Giroud, Xialou Guo, Raj Kumar Gupta, Isaki Lacuesta and Basel Ramsis, following careful deliberation has unanimously decided to award the Festival Prizes as follows:

· Golden Alhambra:
Jeon Kyu-Hwan, for Dance Town
For its precise and forceful telling of the story of a female character who is trapped in a divided country.

·Silver Alhambra:
Masahiro Kobayashi, for Haru’s Journey
For being able to tell and give expression to universal conflicts, such as those linked to family values and generational differences, in a simple and human way.

·Bronze Alhambra:
Aktan Arym Kubat, for The Light Thief
The Jury Values the work of the director for his ability to convey a very simple, local issue that represent a metaphor of the reality of a whole country.

Special Mention:
Ahmed Abdalla, for Microphone
For its profund social commitment that, in a fresh and natural way, puts foward a series elements that allows us to better understand the country’s political reality.

The Jury of the 5th edition of the Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur would like to highlight the work of latin american filmmakers Rodrigo Guerrero and Yulene Olaizola, who have chosen to use a new approach to look at the world around them.

In Granada, 10th June, 2011.

Don’t miss our round tables, talks, colloquia and presentations. Want more information?

1) *TEATRO ISABEL LA CATÓLICA: from Sunday 5th toThursday 9th, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

There will be presentations accompanying the two sessions in which the films competing for the Alhambra Prizes are screened.
After the screenings there will be a colloqium with the audience.
At these sessions you can cast your vote for the Audience Prize.

 2) *FILMOTECA: Tuesday 7th, at 5:45 p.m.Presentation of the book about the Argentine documentary maker Andrés di Tella.
Participants: Andrés di Tella, Mirito Torreiro, Programming Director of the Festival, and Isaki Lacuesta, member of the Official Jury of this year’s Festival.
After the presentation of the book, Andrés di Tella will present the film Fotografías.

3)* UNIVERSIDAD: FACULTAD DE COMUNICACIÓN: Wednesday 8th, at 12:00 noon
‘Between the individual memory and the collective memory. A dialogue with Andrés di Tella’.
The Programming Director, Mirito Torreiro, will interview the Argentine filmmaker Andrés di Tella. Afterwards there will be a dialogue with the audience.
Free admission while seating is available.

4) *FUNDACIÓN INSTITUTO EUROÁRABE (address: Calle Cárcel Baja, 3)  on Wednesday 8th, at 7 p.m.

Presentation of the Round Table entitled ‘The Arab uprisings as seen by their filmmakers.”
Participants:
-the Egyptian filmmaker Ahmed Abdallah, director of the film Microphone, which is part of the Festival’s Official Section.
-the Egyptian filmmaker Basel Ramsis, member of the Official Jury of this year’s Festival.
-the Moroccan producer Fouad Challa, whose film Pegasus is competing in this year’s Festival.
-the Director of the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival, Abbas Arnaout.
-José Sánchez Montes, filmmaker and director of Cines del Sur.
-Moderated by the Director of the Euro-Arab Institute Foundation, Manuel Piñeiro Souto.


5) *TEATRO CAJAGRANADA, Wednesday 8th at 9:30 p.m.

Presentation of the film No One Killed Jessica, part of the series ‘Bollywood in black’, by its director Raj Kumar Gupta and by Gloria Fernández, one of the Festival’s Programmers.

6) *PALACIO CONDES DE GABIA: Thursday 9th at 8 p.m.

Presentation of the series ‘More Human Factor’, dedicated to the figure of Juan Bialet Massé, a Catalan who emigrated to Argentina in the mid 19th century and became an early advocate of the regulation of working conditions in Latin America.
The documentary film Bialet Massé. A century later will also be presented.
Participants:
-Jaume Llacuna Morera from the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Immigration.
-Alfredo Menéndez, professor of the History of Science at the University of Granada.

We are waiting for you there.

The Festival’s closing ceremony

The Festival’s closing ceremony will take place on Friday and we will find out which films the Official Jury has chosen as the winners. But on Saturday there will still be screenings at the various venues. Enter to find out more.

ISABEL LA CATÓLICA THEATER

  • 17:00 Closing Ceremony. Late Autumn. South Korea / Hong Kong / EEUU. 2010. 115’
  • 19:30 “Silver Alhambra” award-winner film screening. Sección Oficial.
  • 22:00 “Golden Alhambra” award-winner film screening. Sección Oficial.

FILMOTECA DE ANDALUCÍA

  • 16:30 Section Retrospective FESPACO. Teza. Etiopía / Alemania / Francia. 2008. 140’
  • 19:00 Section Memory of the south. Redes. México. 1936. 65’
  • 20:10 Section Itineraries. The Lightning Tree. Japón. 2010. 133’
  • 22:30 Section Itineraries. Mama Africa. Sudáfrica / Alemania / Finlandia. 2011. 90’

CAJAGRANADA THEATER

  • 17:00 Section Retrospective FESPACO. Drum. Sudáfrica. 2004. 94’
  • 19:00 Section Retrospective Bollywood in black. No One killed Jessica. India. 2011. 136’
  • 21:30 Section Retrospective Bollywood in black. Raajneeti. India. 2010. 163’

“Flower in the Pocket”: a film about motherless children

“Flower in the pocket” is the film by the young Malaysian director Liew Seng Tat (1979) that has been awarded at the Pusan ​​and Rotterdam film festivals and will be presented this month at the “Cines del Sur” contest in Granada.

And what is this movie about? In Japan there is a curious custom: Mother’s Day is commemorated with flowers. According to tradition, flowers of two colors are offered, the white symbolizing death and the red one for life.

With this starting point the director wanted to make a movie about two children on the trail of that maternal figure, but with the passage of time he changed his mind, and finally it is about children who were not even aware of her existence. That is why the mother became the background of the story: the tale of two motherless children and their complicated life with a father who is addicted to work and neglects them.

A hard subject where they exist and it will be necessary to see the movie to discover how he has dealt with it and what conclusions he has drawn from the unstructured families. A priori, the film seems optimistic.

Regarding filming with children, the filmmaker stated in an interview that although for others it is problematic because they have to be disciplined at work, for him it has been positive because he learned to be more flexible and this completely changed his concept of filming. a film. Well, for these sensible statements and for the daring choice of the subject, I bet on this boy and I wish him the best of luck in his work.

How to help your child overcome nighttime fears

Young children, especially between the ages of three and six, often wake up at night and come to us in shock for our protection. Nighttime fears lurk when the light goes out and they go to sleep, and nightmares and night terrors are normal.

Fear is an emotion that children should experience, but it is important that they know that we are by their side so that they go through it. We give you some tips to help your child overcome his nighttime fears.

Nightmares and night terrors

Before continuing we must differentiate between nightmares and night terrors. Nightmares are a very scary dream, followed by a full awakening.

On the other hand, after night terrors the child may appear to be awake, but in reality it is a partial awakening from a very deep sleep phase. He may even scream and move while he’s having her, but then he doesn’t remember what happened.

These episodes are very common in children, in fact feeling fear is not bad, since it is also part of the learning that helps them evolve and better cope with the situations that arise.

Through dreams we channel everyday experiences and the emotions that they produce in us. In children in the middle of the stage where monsters and terrifying characters occupy a lot of their thoughts, it is normal for them to revive them in their dreams. On some occasions, fears are motivated by situations that distress them such as a move, separation from parents, change of school, etc.

How to help them overcome nighttime fears?

What can parents do to help them overcome these fears? It is clear that we cannot control their dreams, so it is inevitable that they will suffer from them. But we can take into account certain routines to try that the child has the most pleasant sleep possible.

We can, for example:

● Designate a protective stuffed animal to take care of at night.

● Create some made up character like a good fairy who comes at night and takes the monsters away or this monster scare spray idea which is great.

● Do not scare them with the man with the bag, or the black hand, or the bad witch, or that kind of nonsense. Help him differentiate fiction from reality.

● Demystify how terrifying monsters can be, by telling them stories about good monsters or good witches, or for example through films like Monster’s, which I think is a good idea to address the issue of fears in children.

● Bedtime routine also plays a role: Create a cozy, relaxing environment with soft music and soft lighting.

● You can leave a night light on in case your child wakes up at night.

● Prevent him from watching movies with violent scenes before going to bed. Instead, read a nice bedtime story to him.

● Talk about the bad dream the next morning and explain that there is nothing to fear, that monsters do not exist and that Mom and Dad are there to take care of it.

Despite all precautions, one night the child will wake up in fear. Do not minimize the feeling of him by saying things like “it is not true” or “do not be scared”, for them feeling fear is important and they need the parents to be there to take care of them and reassure them.

They don’t get braver by not comforting them. The bad things in life will always be there, and even if we wanted to, we cannot prevent our children from suffering. But the important thing is to show them that we are there to accompany them until they pass.

Honors of the Fifth Edition of the Granada International Film Festival Cines del Sur

The members of the Jury of the 5th Edition of the Granada Cines del Sur Festival, made up of: Ivan Giroud, Xialou Guo, Raj Kumar Gupta, Isaki Lacuesta and Basel Ramsis, after deliberation unanimously decides the following list of honors:

Alhambra de Oro:
Jeon Kyu-Hwan’s Dance Town
Because of the cinematographic quality with which it accurately and forcefully tells the story of a character trapped in a divided nation.

Silver Alhambra:
Haru’s Journey by Masahiro Kobayashi
For his mastery in expressing in a simple and profound way universal values ​​and conflicts.

Bronze Alhambra:
The Light Thief by Aktan Arym Kubat
For revealing to us with humor and intelligence a very simple and local problem that serves as a metaphor to relate the reality of an entire country.

·Special mention:
Ahmed Abdallah’s Microphone
For his freshness and courage in the use of cinematographic language, which in turn serves to bring closer a reality recently experienced by young Egyptians who would end up being the protagonists of a historical event.

The Jury of the 5th Edition of the Granada Cines del Sur Festival wants to highlight the work of the young Latin American filmmakers Rodrigo Guerrero and Yulene Olaizola, for developing a risky and personal cinematographic language in search of a new look at the world around us.

In Granada on June 10, 2011.

Do not miss our round tables, talks, colloquia and presentations. Do you want more data?

* ISABEL LA CATÓLICA THEATER: from Sunday 5 to Thursday 9, at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

There are presentations of the 2 sessions of the films of the official section in competition for the Alhambra Awards.

After the projections, a round of discussion with the public opens.

In these sessions you can vote for the Audience Award.

* FILM LIBRARY: Tuesday 7, at 5:45 p.m.

The book dedicated to the Argentine documentary filmmaker Andrés di Tella is presented.

Participants: Andrés di Tella, Mirito Torreiro, Programming Director of the Festival, and Isaki Lacuesta, member of the Official Jury of the Festival.

After the presentation, Andrés di Tella presents the film ‘Photographs’ to the Public.

* UNIVERSITY: FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION: Wednesday, 8, at 12:00 hours

‘Between individual memory and collective memory. A dialogue with Andrés di Tella ‘.

Programming Director Mirito Torreiro will interview Argentine filmmaker Andrés di Tella. Next, he will hold a dialogue with the audience.

Admission is free until full capacity is reached.

* FUNDACIÓN INSTITUTO EUROÁRABE, calle Cárcel Baja, 3, on Wednesday 8, at 7:00 p.m.

The Round Table ‘The Arab revolts seen by their filmmakers’ is presented.

Participate:

-the filmmaker Ahmed Abdallá, director of the film ‘Microphone, included in the official section of the Festival.

-Egyptian filmmaker Basel Ramsis, member of the Official Jury of the Festival

-The Moroccan producer Fouad Challa, whose film? Pegasus’ competes in this edition of the Festival

-The Director of the Al Jazeera International Documentary Festival, Abbas Arnaout

-José Sánchez Montes, filmmaker and Director of Cines del Sur.

-Moderator: the Director of the Euro-Arab Institute Foundation, Manuel Piñeiro Souto.

CAJAGRANADA THEATER, on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.

Presentation of the film ‘No one killed Jessica’ from the ‘Bollywood in black’ cycle, by its director Raj Kumar Gupta and Gloria Fernández, Festival Programmer.

PALACIO CONDES DE GABIA: Thursday, 9 a.m. at 8:00 p.m.

The cycle ‘Más Factor Humano’ is presented, dedicated to the figure of Juan Bialet Massé, a Catalan emigrant to Argentina in the mid-nineteenth century, a precursor of the regulation of working conditions in Latin America.
The documentary is presented: ‘Bialet Massé. A century later’.
Participate:
-Dr. Jaume Llacuna Morera from the Ministry of Labor and Immigration.
-Alfredo Menéndez, Professor of History of Science at the University of Granada

We will wait for you.