The independent film returns to Ibiza for Ibizacinefest

– The sixth edition of the Balearic Gathering – which runs from March 11-20 – promises a range of freestyle and arthouse titles that eschew comfort zones and conformism

Ghost town of Magaluf by Miguel Angel Blanca

Ghost town of Magaluf [+see also:
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(Spain/France), a documentary directed by a Catalan musician Miguel Angel Blanca and set on the neighboring island of Mallorca, is just one compelling example of the type of film – bold, undefinable and unique – that audiences will be able to enjoy at the sixth edition of Ibizacinefest – International Independent Film Festival of Ibiza (IBZCF), which is led by an energetic and enthusiastic filmmaker xavi herrero (Salka, in no man’s land [+see also:
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This title is part of the official international section (baptized Panorama) which, from March 11 to 20, will screen (in Ibiza cinemas and, again this year, via a dedicated spot on the Filmin platform) other nuggets of cinema independent, as Lobster Soup [+see also:
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(Spain/Iceland/Lithuania) by pepe andreu and Rafa moles, All-in [+see also:
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(Belgium/Netherlands/France) by Uce Volcano, Finfinnee Rift [+see also:
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(Ethiopia/Germany) by Daniel Kotter, Ballenas (Argentina) by Paula Saidon, handsome losers (Mexico) by Guillermo Margarinos, Taxi Borom (Argentina) by Andres Guerberoff and Please hold the line [+see also:
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(Austria) by Pavel Cuzuioc.

Another official international section of the event, devoted to characters (real or not), is called Humans in Focus and contains, among others, European works with a big heart, such as the production between Lebanon, Germany and the United Kingdom. ‘Spain. Miguel’s War [+see also:
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the odyssey of a man who crossed the Mediterranean in search of freedom, barred by his friend and accomplice Eliane Raheb; The first woman [+see also:
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by Mallorca Miguel Eek, another film about a person who has to endure turbulent storms inside their own head as they strive to achieve something akin to normalcy; another investigation, this time delving into the mysteries of the lives of two boys, in The saint of the impossible [+see also:
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by Marc R Wilkins (Switzerland); a discussion on the difficulties of starting the grieving process if one does not have clear answers, in the Portuguese feature film Shadow [+see also:
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by Bruno Gascon; another film from this neighboring country, The last bath [+see also:
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by David Bonnevillewhich depicts the conflicts between religion, family and love; Old person (Cyprus) by Marinos Kartikkis, which introduces us to an elderly protagonist plagued by loneliness; and the Spanish film Semper-Dijous by Jeanne Porcellwhich depicts a young trap singer catapulted towards a destiny with no turning back.

In addition, it is worth mentioning the section dedicated to new Spanish cinema, with the presence of invigorating first feature films, such as ancient soul [+see also:
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the first movie of Alvaro Gurrea, who took part in the Berlinale Forum a year ago; another non-fiction feature film, Land of milk and honey by carlos mora, Gonzalo Recio and Hector Dominguez-Viguera; Pedra patriafilmed in Menorca by Macia Florit Campins; Aita Mari [+see also:
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in which Julio Javi recounts the transformation of a former tuna fishing boat into a refugee rescue vessel; and the captivating thriller Lose it all by Victor Cerdan.

Of course, during the sixth IBZCF, there will be no shortage of short film sections (national and international), another devoted to the environment in order to raise awareness among young people (Be Blue Think Green), another still focused on equality of opportunities (and condemning discrimination), special sessions (from which stands out this cinematographic UFO known under the name of The Holy Spirit [+see also:
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by the incomparable Chema Garcia Ibarra) and a retrospective of New Wave short films.

For more details on the program and planned activities (including industry ones) on the menu of the Sixth Ibiza International Independent Film Festival, you can visit its website.

(Translated from Spanish)