Brain Film Fest
Promoted and organized by the Pasqual Maragall Foundation and co-organized by the Uszheimer Foundation and the producer Minimal Films, Brain Film Fest is the seven-year natural evolution of the Solé Tura Award, an initiative created to favor to the audiovisual creation and generate social awareness towards people who they suffer from brain diseases.
This Festival is held from March 14 to 17 at the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). But he will also have a day in Madrid on March 19 at the headquarters of the Fundación Telefónica, where the “Brain and Technology” conference will be presented, with a talk on the ethics of artificial intelligence and the screening of some films.
It wants to be a meeting point that facilitates the approach and debate between the different actors and disciplines that deal with different aspects of the brain. Therefore, in addition to knowing the films, also serve as a space for debate, reflection and learning about the most fascinating and even unknown of our bodies.
This year a total of 29 films from six different countries will be exhibited, selected from among the more than 250 proposals received. These will reflect everyday life and family problems that generate diseases such as Alzheimer’s, autism or Down syndrome. Of all the films, 22 will participate in the festival contest and 7 will be exhibited out of competition, as well as talks, debates, shows and other activities.
Also, a total of seven documentaries outside of the competition will be screened, including ‘At the Philosopher’s School’, by Fernand Melgar; ‘Mais ca vida’, by Rubén Riós; ‘Freshwater fish (in salt water)’, by Marc Serena and Biel Mauri, and ‘La música es la vida’, by Santiago Torres.