Noticias Encuentro Audiovisual de Jóvenes, Festival,
Novel creativity gathers together in the Young Audiovisual Workshop at Cinema Jove

• 27 short films by students under 24 years of age will compete in this section
• Following last year’s proposal, the educational component of the cycle will be reinforced in this edition as well with a Residency for selected students

Valencia (28.05.19). Once again, Cinema Jove vouches for education in audiovisual languages and it does it through the section that originated the festival: The Young Audiovisual Workshop. Cinema Jove’s Director, Carlos Madrid, acknowledges that “Cinema Jove renews its support to a fundamental section of the festival which, besides being part of our foundational purposes, has become a way to reinforce audiovisual and filmmaking education to young students.”

The Young Audiovisual Workshop is, together with the Feature Films, Short Films and Webseries sections, one of the main areas in competition, focused on the work of young students, under the age of 24, who are Spanish residents and are attending educational centers, youth associations or visual workshops.

This year, 27 short films have been selected, and will compete in the three categories of the section. 5 projects will participate in category A, for pre-school and primary students (up to 12 years of age), 12 short films will participate in category B, for compulsory secondary education students (up to 20 years of age), and 15 will participate in category C, aimed at Film Degree students, and other educational centers and youth associations (between ages 16 to 24). All films will be screened from the 26th to the 28th of June, 2019 during Cinema Jove.

The festival grants two awards in each category, as well as certifications and special mentions for Best Script, Acting, Cinematography and the Most Innovative Short Film. The Wolters Kluwer-Cuadernos de Pedagogía Award is also given to the educational work of selected faculty members and the Special Award of TV show ‘La aventura del saber’ of TVE-La 2 is given to the Best Work produced in the academic world.

The head of the section, Teresa Aguilar, has highlighter the educational character of the festival: “an important part of Cinema Jove is the intention to bring filmmaking closer to a young audience, but it also intends to generate a talent pool of young filmmakers through the educational proposals that the Festival presents, as well as by getting young people involved in the festival itself, as part of the Young Jury or through the Workshop Residency.”

Young Audiovisual Workshop Residency

For the second year in a row, the jury will select five short films of the category C of the YAW. Their directors will participate in the second edition of the Workshop Residency, working together with industry professionals, such as Gabi Ochoa, Emilio Martí and Begoña Soler.

Regarding this proposal, Teresa Aguilar, highlights the specialization of Cinema Jove in contrast to other festivals: “Festivals and Film Exhibitions are increasingly supporting young creators, but Cinema Jove has become a European reference by boosting the educational objectives, and by incorporating audiovisual industry professionals to this end.”

Additionally, as a novelty, the winner of the 2018 second prize in Category C, Raquel Agea, will participate in the Young Audiovisual Workshop together with Gabi Ochoa and Emilio Martí.