Craft Film Festival is the first festival in Barcelona that pays special tribute to self-produced films with limited external support. The boutique but diverse international program selected after an open call for full-length feature films offers on display works with high artistic qualities, catching stories, distinctive style and original approach to media. The festival jury is the audience and the award is given following a democratic public vote.
This first edition will take place during the 7-8-9 de Abril at Cinemes Girona, Barcelona
The festival aims to become an exhibition platform for self-produced independent films. By offering these films the chance to get premiered and promoted in Barcelona, it introduces aesthetic diversity on local screen but also provides an encouraging networking environment for gifted filmmakers who received limited support throughout the process of creating their films. We believe that the combination of vocation, talent, love for art and necessity for self-expression deserve individual tribune, separate from big festivals and industry events. We created Craft Film Festival to celebrate small films with big potential.
Why this Festival?
Craft Film Festival is a project that comes from the heart, an homage to the family memory of two generations of men, my father and my grandfather who in their times were involved with artistic creation.
Inscribed not only in the past but in the present and in the future, for me this special tribute is the best way to create a place for cinema encounters between those who create and those who move art; to meet up, exchange, share a festival, a film festival.
It is also the need to create a free space without censorship or creativity limitations, without producers nor preservatives, an event for creation without compromises which encourages the absolute artistic freedom in the projects.
Who is involved in the festival?
MANIFESTO: What is craft?
Craft products are associated with sophisticated taste, multifaceted flavours, quality ingredients, a personal touch, passion, and copious talent involved in the production process. All of this applies to craft cinema in particular. It is a result of boutique microproduction that lacks the support of big industry and important institutions but fights for its independent viewpoint.
Craft means auteur cinema par exellence created by people who often sacrifice their sleep and private lives for the sole sake of expressing what they could not leave unexpressed.
Its common features include:
- auteur point of view;
- distinctive personal style;
- high quality of all its components with attention to details;
- off-"big industry";
- not (or scarcely) supported by mainstream institutions;
- independently and self-produced;
- with limited distribution (not necessarily but it often happens).
Such stylistic and production "restrictions" often suppose micro-budget as well, but the budget amount is not a defining criteria.
The most important characteristic of craft cinema is that it comes straight from the heart. And this is priceless.
Why do we need your support ?
To cover the expenses of the festival:
- Screening hall fee for 9 screenings during 3 days
- Subtitles and translation of the films to Spanish or English.
- Promotional materials (flyers, program booklets, posters etc ...).
For the importance of supporting projects based on collaborative economy and DIY.
and to reward all the European team that puts a lot of energy in this totally self-financed project
By supporting our campaign you can book your tickets at a discount that you would not have at the box office, so do not hesitate!
· Craft hugs: the importance of hugging each other in a craft manner at any time and moment of the day.
· Tickets to enjoy the films of the festival and to discover more risky cinema without censorship or limitation of creativity.
· Invitations for the opening party of the festival.
. The official Tote Bag of the festival 100% ecological cotton
· The opportunity to try craft beers with a flavor values the human more than the product.
This first edition will take place on ** 7-8-9 of April ** in ** Cinemes Girona, Barcelona **
We will send the rewards during and after the festival.