MUBI and FILMADRID collaborate again with their section THE VIDEO ESSAY

Press Release #FILMADRID2018

Madrid, April 2018 – FILMADRID, International Film Festival is delighted to announce that once again will held its section dedicated to the art of the video essay in collaboration with the prestigious global film website and curated video-on-demand platform MUBI (

Last year MUBI and FILMADRID created this section which great success. 7 works participated in THE VIDEO ESSAY (, with Hannah Leiss’ reflecting on Italian cinema, Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas on Yasujiro Ozu, Sonsoles Company on Chantal Akerman, Rafael Guilhem on Edward Yang, Antonio Valenzuela Valdivia on Jim Jarmusch, and Tope Ogundare on Antonioni and Coppola.

Once again, this will be a non-competitive section. The selected works will be shown during the dates of FILMADRID (7th till 16th of June, 2018) for online audiences on MUBI’s cinema publication, the Notebook. Additionally, there will be a free public screening of the selected works during the festival. The selection will be made by the programmers of MUBI and FILMADRID.

Submissions are now open for this section. The deadline is 1st of May, 2018. Registration to participate is open for video essays that have never been exhibited online or in theatres. There is not extension limit per work. Authors can include a text to accompany their video essay. All works may be submitted to indicating “Video Essay” as subject.

 “Last year’s debut of the Video Essay section was a great success,” says Daniel Kasman, Director of Content at MUBI. “We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with FILMADRID—one pointedly taking place both online and offline—highlighting exciting new works of film criticism.

Nuria Cubas and Fernando Vílchez, directors of FILMADRID, are enthusiastic about the consolidation of this collaboration: “Fo us it has been essential to integrate in our festival such a fascinating format as the Video Essay is. It opens new paths in the analysis of the image and the history of cinema, which is one of our obsessions. To create and develop this project along with MUBI makes us extremely proud.”

The 2018 edition of FILMADRID will be held between the 7th and the 16th of June. At the moment the organization has announced the ‘FILMADRID Seminar’, given by Nicole Brenez. It will be the first time this professor of Film Studies in La Sorbonne and programmer of the Cinémathèque Française will give a course in Spain. More information here: forms / WAtxqHh6JawvklTG3.

The course with the filmmaker Eugène Green, aimed at actors and directors has also been publicly announced (more information here:

More news will be announced in the following weeks.

The rest of the news will be announced soon.


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