SPAIN IN TWO TRENCHES, THE CIVIL WAR IN COLOR AT THE ALBA HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

The feature-length film Spain in Two Trenches, The Civil War in Color has been chosen to take part in the official section of the ALBA Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. The festival is being held from 21 to 23 September in New York, and the film will be screened on Saturday 22 at 4 pm.  There will be a post-screening talk led by Josephine Labanyi, head of the Spanish and Portuguese department at New York University.

Joan Pera wins best award at Seoul

Joan Pera has won Best Actor for his role as Pau Casals in the TV movie The Power of Silence at the prestigious Seoul International Drama Awards. Joan Pera collected the prize in Seoul at the award ceremony of the reputed TV drama festival, now in its thirteenth year, which featured 250 entries from over 50 countries around the world.

The film, a fictionalised account of actual events directed by Manuel Huerga, was first screened on 3 November 2017 on TV3, with a 16.2% audience share making it one of the most watched productions in recent years in the La gran pel·lícula slot.

Joan Pera was also nominated for the Golden Nymph Awards at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, where he was given the Monaco Red Cross prize.

JOAN PERA NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTOR AT THE SEOUL INTERNATIONAL DRAMA AWARDS FESTIVAL

Joan Pera has been nominated for the Best Actor award for his role as Pau Casals in the production The power of silence. The TV movie directed by Manuel Huerga and which also features Nao Albet, Carme Sansa and Marc Cartes, is a TV3, Minoria Absoluta and Euskal Telebista co-production.

The Seoul International Drama Awards, the world’s oldest festival of dramatized fiction, started 13 years ago with the aim of introducing drama from other countries to Korea and viceversa. This year’s edition features 250 works from over 50 countries.

The winners of this 13th edition will be announced at an awards ceremony being held in the Korean capital on 3 September.

SPAIN IN TWO TRENCHES, THE CIVIL WAR IN COLOUR AT THE HISTORICAL FILM FESTIVAL IN RUMANIA

The feature-length film Spain in Two Trenches, the Civil War in Colour has been chosen for The Histories and Film Festival in Râşnov  (FFIR), Rumania.  The film is a feature-length documentary in which, for the first time in Spain, original archive material from the Spanish Civil War has been digitalised to 4K and coloured to create a unique work that shows the civil war as never before: in colour.

It will be screened on Saturday 21 July as part of the official selection of the festival.

 

 

El Món d’Ahir WINS THE LAUS DE ORO FOR BEST PERIODICAL

The quarterly magazine El Món d’Ahir has won the prestigious Laus de Oro for best periodical publication, awarded by the ADG-FAD-Association of Art Directors and Graphic Designers.

The magazine was also awarded the Silver Laus for best cover. Run Design studio was commissioned by Minoria Absoluta to create and implement the design of the magazine.

The aim of the graphics was to generate a visual discourse parallel with the written word. This may be at times complimentary but also confrontational, producing debate or contradiction.

We were aiming for a simple and honest publication, but also a magazine with something which made it more of an object; the colouring in the margins turns it into a block of colour, as if it were a sealed box tempting the public.

(Run Design)

Every year the ADG Laus Prizes for Grafic Design and Visual Communication go to the best work in over 50 sections divided into five categories: Graphic Design, Digital, Publicity, Audiovisual, and Students.

The winners of the prizes were announced during the Nit Laus, held in Barcelona on 8 June.

 

The power of silence WINS THE PRESTIGIOUS MONACO RED CROSS PRIZE

The power of silence directed by Manuel Huerga and starring Joan Pera, Nao Albet and Carme Sansa, has been awarded the Monaco Red Cross Prize at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

The TV movie The power of silence was awarded the Monaco Red Cross Prize for exemplifying the fundamental principles of the Red Cross. The production has also been nominated for the Golden Nymph Awards for best feature-length fictional film and Joan Pera has been nominated for best actor at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival taking place from June 15 to June 19.

The powe of silence was coproduced by TV3, Minoria Absoluta and Euskal Telebista in collaboration with the Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, the Région Occitanie and Slot Machine.

THE POWER OF SILENCE NOMINATED FOR THE MONTE-CARLO GOLDEN NYMPH AWARDS

The prestigious Monte-Carlo Television Festival has nominated the TV movie The power of silence for best fiction feature film and Joan Pera, who plays the world-renowned musician Pau Casals, for best actor in the 2018 Golden Nymph Awards.

The film, directed by Manuel Huerga and starring Joan Pera in the role of Pau Casals, also features Nao Albet, Carme Sansa and Marc Cartes.  It was coproduced by TV3, Minoria Absoluta and Euskal Telebista in collaboration with the Departamento de Cultura de la Generalitat de Cataluña, the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, the Région Occitanie and Slot Machine. 

La fuerza de un silencio is a work of fiction based on real events portraying a specific period in the life of Pau Casals during his exile in Prada de Conflent. It tells how the Maestro, using music, made a stand against Franco’s dictatorship.

The winners of the 2018 Golden Nymph Awards will be announced at the gala to be held on 19 June in Monte-Carlo.

 

EL MÓN D’AHIR AT THE ADG LAUS DESIGN AWARDS

El Món d’Ahir is getting ready to celebrate.

Our publication has been nominated for the ADG Laus Graphic Design and Visual Communication Awards for best graphic design for a periodical publication and best graphic design for the cover of a book or magazine. 

The winners of the Bronze, Silver and Golden Laus will be announced during the Noche Laus being held in Barcelona on 8 June.

The ADG Laus Design Awards are given by ADG-FAD (Association of Art Directors and Graphic Designers), and are amongst the most prestigious design and graphic arts prizes in the world and have been running for over 50 years.

Every year the ADG Laus Prizes go to the best work in over 50 sections divided into five categories: Graphic Design, Digital, Publicity, Audiovisual, and Students.
The Laus Awards foster design, promote its cultural and economic importance in society and support the professional sector.

First chance to experience Layers of Reality at the exhibition Places & Spaces

The Roca Barcelona Gallery is hosting the photography exhibition Places & Spaces. Tranversal Architectures, curated by the instagrammer Nicanor García.

García, an architect and photographer, presents a reflection on architecture with a visual tour of different places and their relationship with space.

Included in the exhibition is the presentation of the first virtual experience provided by Layers of reality.

Layers of Reality is a development by Minoria Absoluta, Digalix and Magna Cultura which explores virtual reality.  GATE VR is a new product produced by a team with experience in content, culture and technology. It is a device which incorporates everything you need to enjoy immersive virtual reality in comfort, intended mainly for museums, institutions, events and large-scale installations.

Layers of Reailty has installed the first prototype of their chair at the exhibition and visitors to the Roca Barcelona Gallery can enjoy a selection of photographic material by Nicanor García in 360º vision.

The exhibition is on until 24 May.

 

Patria(s) at the FIPA Festival

The documentary Patria(s) Catalunya, manual de instrucciones (Patria(s) Catalonia, an Instruction Manual) has been entered for the Audience Award at the FIPA (Festival de la Création Audiovisuelle Internationale). The festival is taking place in Biarritz from 23 to 28 January. The film will be screened on 24 and 26 January.

The documentary, produced by ETB, Betevé and Minoria Absoluta, follows the journalist and actor Queco Novell on a tour of different locations where he talks with various people from the world of politics and journalism to try and find out what happened in autumn 2017 in Catalonia.

España dividida, la guerra civil en color to be viewed in 160 countries

The documentary series España dividida, la Guerra Civil en color is going out to the world and will eventually be broadcast in 160 countries. So far the series has been watched in 50 countries, a figure which will soon rise to well beyond one hundred.  All of them are members of Discovery Networks CEEMEA (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East). To this list has been added the African continent, and from 27 November the series will be available in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenia, Mauritania and Senegal, to name but a few.

España dividida, la Guerra Civil en color is a documentary series of three 45-minute episodes using, for the first time in our country, original material from the Spanish Film Archive (Filmoteca Española) which has been restored and coloured.

 

 

The Civil War in Colour around the world

DMAX has broadcast the documentary series produced by Minoria Absoluta The Civil War in Colour in more than 50 countries in Europe, America and Asia. It has broadcast the documentary series Divided Spain, The Civil War in Colour and the feature-length version Spain in Two Trenches, The Civil War in Colour. Broadcast was scheduled for July 2017 in countries as diverse as Argentina, the Bahamas, Brazil, Guatemala, Portugal, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Venezuela and the United Kingdom, to mention but a few.

Divided Spain, The Civil War in Colour is a documentary series of three 45-minute episodes which makes use of, for the first time in Spain, original footage from the Civil War collection at the Filmoteca Española. A feature film called Spain in Two Trenches, The Civil War in Colour, was made from material produced for the documentary series Divided Spain, The Civil War in Colour.

Produced by DMAX channel in collaboration with VEO TV and the Filmoteca Española, the series is a unique opportunity for watching and getting an understanding of the events in Spain during one of the darkest periods of its contemporary history, and for the first ever time in colour.