Gibraltar films at the film festival in Huelva
The Gibraltar flag flew in Huelva at their annual film festival in the 41st edition of the ‘Festival de Cine Iberoamericano’.
Huelva opened a section for British films and invited Gibraltar to participate in the event with the launch of the film by producer Ian Serra ‘Aberration’ and another ‘Jennifer’ by Gibraltarian film maker Nina Danino.
The films were non-competitive and were included in the section Punta Europa.
Both films were shown for the first time. Both are expected to be screened locally at some time in the near future.
‘Aberration’ is a short 20 minute adventure film by Gibraltarian actor and producer Ian Serra, best known for his films in the 80s, and La Linea Director, Miguel Becerra. Both men came together to work on this project which initially attracted the attention of over 15 international film festivals.
Described as a cross-frontier film project in which child actors and two directors from both sides of the frontier worked together also filming on the Rock.
The film representing Gibraltar was ‘Jennifer’ by Gibraltarian filmmaker and director Nina Danino. This is a 72 min experimental film about Gibraltarian Jennifer Gomila who 30 years ago chose to leave the Rock and become a Carlmelite joining the Sisters in Ronda. This is a film about her life and her spiritual journey.
Producer Ian Serra told the Chronicle both films were shown at the film festival and attracted much attention.
“There was a very good reaction from both the audience and officials,” said Mr Serra who was also selected to present an award to Simon Fairweather, head of the political team at British Embassy in Madrid.
Also presented in the same section representing Spain was the documentary ‘La Roca’ by director Raul Santos.