Ghosts and Gravel Roads — New Screenings – October / November
The Utopia Film Festival — Urban/Rural Landscapes curated by Chris Lynn
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The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival annually takes place on six days in mid November to show the diversity and current tendencies of documentary work. It is organized by the Filmladen Kassel e.V., an arthouse cinema that has been an important part of the culture and media scene of the city of Kassel since 1980 due to its manifold and committed activities. The festival presents about 230 international documentary films as well as experimental and artistic works.
The International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (ZINEBI) this year celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. Created in 1959 by the Instituto Vascongado de Cultura Hispánica (“Basque Institute of Hispanic Culture”), then an agency under the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, under its initial name of Certamen Internacional de Cine Documental Iberoamericano y Filipino (“International Competition for Spanish-American and Philippine Documentary Films”), circa 1968, coinciding with the rise of short fiction films in Spain, knew how to find its identity in this field and was able to expand its activities in the international arena. In 1974 it won recognition from the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) as a competitive festival in the categories of fiction, documentary and animation and in 1981 its organisation and management were institutionally taken over by the City of Bilbao.