Noticias Encuentro Audiovisual de Jóvenes
Cinema Jove embeds a student residency in Young Audiovisual Workshop
  • The residency will take place in Colegio Mayor Rector Peset between September the 3rd and 7th in order to reinforce its link with cinematographic education
  • The VIC’s initiative will receive students from universities and formative centers which has been awarded during the Young Audiovisual Workshop. 

The International Film Festival of Valencia – Cinema Jove, organized by the Valencian Institut of Culture, integrates in its 33rd edition an innovation that empower its link with cinematographic education of  the youngest. From the 3rd to 7th of September, a new student residency will be organized where whom had been prized among YAW’s category C will be professionally train.

“It’s about an important initiative, it leads Cinema Jove having an activity out of its 33rd edition’s days, from June 22nd to 29th. The residence is a way to extend the festival’s presence all along the year” underlined the festival’s director, Carlos Madrid.

In contrast with the YAW motto, about prizing short-movies made by students, the residence will be a real place of professional filmmaking, from A to Z.

The initiative has University of Valencia support, which provides them Colegio Mayor Rector Peset ‘s building . There are five projects which will be developed.

Students will be guided by mentors Gabi Ochoa, director and dramatist, and Emilio Martí, entertainer and artist. Both will show them some practical subjects, like script review, pre-production, storyboard, shooting plan, economizing means and distribution.

“This internship will allow future filmmakers to be prepared before starting a project, and not only review after, as it occurs in the Young Audiovisual Workshop. So, with this initiative, students will begin to become professional”, has pointed Carlos Madrid.

The seed of Cinema Jove

Young Audiovisual Workshop is the origin of the now established Cinema Jove. Being originally a seed, it has become nowadays a section destined for cinematographic education within the Festival. This edition will be celebrated from 27th to 29th of June.

Throughout three days of programming, the YAW rises as a reference point in which teachers and students around Spain can see their films shown in a large screen. The programming is distributed in three categories: Primary school students (until 12 years old); High school students (from 13 to 20 years old) and College students (from 16 to 24 years old).

The selected productions will opt to six awards, two for each category, and there will be honorary mentions in recognition for best male and female interpretation, best photography, best script and most innovative film.

This year, the pilot experience from last edition will be used again, in which students got personalized mentoring sessions for them to learn from the analysis of their own works after the screening.