28 September 2019 - 06 October 2019

Once again this year the CGAC collaborates with the 16th edition of the Curtocircuíto International Film Festival.

The festival started in 2003 and was an initiative created by the City Council, with the intention of promoting filmmaking in the field of short film.

Sixteen editions later, Curtocircuíto has reached major national standing, working in direct contact with other European festivals. Short films from around the world compete within the Official Competition, and the Parallel Programmes provide a wide variety of lengths and formats, keeping the contemporary and the risk as references. Curtocircuíto is a festival committed to its time, which supports creators, training and integration of citizenship within it. More than being a film festival, with its parallel activities and concerts, Curtocircuíto is a point of entertainment and cultural meeting.


Workshop with Fernando Franco. Long trip to ... somewhere

5th Oct | 10:00 - 14:00 h / 16:00 - 20:00 h | 6th Oct | 10:00 a 14:00 h

Every filmmaking process is a new initiation rite of passage. At each commencement, the filmmaker assumes the role of apprentice. And, as in each expedition, we know the point of departure, but not where it will end and, above all, how it will end. Cinematographic creation involves an immersion into the desires, the needs and into the deepest concerns of the author. And, that journey, which should be personal and free, is also teamwork. However, in that balance between creative freedom, the team and available resources, the filmmaker has to take decisions, make sacrifices and find solutions. That long journey through uncertainty will transform people, taking them to a new place where they have never been before. In this workshop, Fernando Franco, winner of the Goya Award in 2014 for Best New Director for the film La Herida (The Wound), will present his way of navigating that long journey.

Fernando Franco

Fernando Franco is a university graduate in Audiovisual Communication and has a degree in Editing from the School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of the Community of Madrid (ECAM). He has edited more than thirty feature films, including Snow White, May God Forgive Us and Journey To A Mother's Room, three titles for which he has been nominated for the Goya for Best Editing. At the same time, he has been carrying out his own projects as a screenwriter and director. Specifically, the feature film The Wound (2013), won the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, for which he also won the Goya for Best New Director and its protagonist, Marian Álvarez won Best Actress and Silver Seashell. In 2017, he also premiered Morir (2017) at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, for which Andrés Gertrudix was nominated for the Goya for Best Actor. In the teaching field, he coordinates the courses for the Editing Degree at the ECAM and he collaborates with various centres including Cuba’s EICTV, Pompeu Fabra, the Escac and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.


01.10.2019 | 10:30 a 12:30 h. Free admission for Centers while seating is available |

Canteiras is an activity incorporated into Curtocircuíto’s programming that showcases educational initiatives for the cinema within our community and the educational centres in all of Galicia.

As for Curtocircuíto, we believe audiovisual literacy is one of the key factors in training future spectators and designers, artists, authors and actors, and critical and reflective audiences, but we are also aware of the value of artistic education for training citizens of the 21st century. That is why we want to consolidate Canteiras as a linchpin between innovative educational initiatives for the cinema in the sector and centres that wish to incorporate audiovisual education into the provisions for their students. Canteiras aims to be the exhibit, showcase and promoter of model practices that enable students to know, interpret and express themselves through audiovisual creation and reflection on audiovisual objects.

The basic idea is to bring together two initiatives within the field of education for the audiovisual sector and to share experiences, exchange ideas, ways of proceeding, approaches, perspectives, models, proposals, perceptions, opinions, conclusions and doubts so that we can pursue fostering dialogue between quality initiatives that promote literacy and audiovisual creativity within the Galician community.

It would be a kind of 1x1 in which each of the initiatives would be presented separately and then a panel discussion would be opened so that students and teachers from both centres could ask each other questions, share problems, concrete issues or specifics that fall within the tough and extraordinary path that from these initiatives is used to provide education for knowledge, enjoyment, bonding and audiovisual creation.