This is the third consecutive year that the University of Barcelona is one of the venues of the (FiCMA), the longest running environmental film festival in the world that celebrates its 21st edition. Under the title “FICMA, feel it", the festival offers an extensive programme that includes the best environmental films produced during the last year: more than eighty fiction films and documentaries dealing with topical issues are screened at several places around the city of Barcelona.
From 10 to 12 November, the faculties of Biology and Geology of UB host some of the activities organised within the festival: four films of the Short Documentaries Official Section are screened and Fernando López Mirones, a prestigious documentalist and biologist, gives a master class.
ScreeningsOn 10 and 11 November, screenings take place at the Aula de Graus of the (645, Avinguda de la Diagonal, Barcelona). Sessions are introduced by members of the (IRBio); film producers participate in all of them.
On Wednesday 12 November, a special session happens at the Aula Magna of the (Carrer de Martí i Franquès, Barcelona). It is presented by Àlex Aguilar, director of the IRBio and professor from the Department of Animal Biology of UB. At 4 p.m., (Wanda Films), is screened. It is the first nature film which was completely shot in Spain. The film, nominated as best documentary on the latest edition of the Goya Awards, shows the existing life next to the Guadalquivir river when it runs through Cazorla, Sierra Morena and Doñana, and the landscape of these three amazing places during different year's seasons.
The prestigious documentalist Fernando López-Mirones gives a master class at the Faculty of Geology.
Later, at 5.30 p.m., the Spanish documentalist gives a MasterClass about the former project, in which he worked as scriptwriter. He received the medal conferred by the Writers Circle on the Best Documentary Film. Fernando Lopez-Mirones is a prestigious filmmaker and biologist has written and he has directed more than 120 documentaries, such as the first productions of the National Geographic Television and BBC Natural History Unit and Terra Mater Factual Studios shot in Spain and internationally awarded.
The Goya Award nominee Guadalquivir is one of the documentaries that will be screened.