Aproximación al cortometraje desde el punto de vista de la crítica cinematográfica, identificando los elementos que lo construyen y lo diferencian del largometraje. Impartido por Juan Antonio Moreno, crítico, escritor y miembro de la Federación Internacional de laPrensa Cinematográfica (FIPRESCI) y de la Asociación Española de Críticos de...
"Cinema is life"
"Wait and see…"
"The shortfilm is a great window to this exciting world of cinema, to this factory of dreams and illusions, it’s not just practice for feature films. I hope one day it gets the credit it deserves. Short Films in theaters before feature films Now!"
"Being a filmmaker rather than a vocation, is a way of existing and being in the world"
"Alone you can’t, with friends you can"
"I am spellbound by the waters"
I shoot, therefore I am.
“I write because I need to, I produce because I have to, and I direct out of passion”
"Short films are film schools, They are the perfect opportunity to tell stories and make mistakes. As many as you want"
"Cinema is the greatest passion never told"
For me, cinema is to observe closely the present, discover the past, dream the future and translate it into stories. To do it in a short; is also an art.
“The characteristics of one filmmaker cannot be compared to others. It’s a bit like colors: we cannot say that one color is better than others, rather each one has its own value in its ability to express a given emotion. Their intrinsic nature mean they cannot compete. In this way the filmmaker doesn’t have competitors, he competes with himself. He only needs to look inside and improve the purity of his own color every day, and find the essence of his true character”
"Every film that has felt short to you (regardless of duration shon on the technical sheet) is a short film"
"Cinema is the ideal place to show the thoughts of its creators, the format doesn’t matter short or long It’s something wonderful. LONG LIVE CINEMA!"
“Una máxima a tener en cuenta siempre: el arte debe servir para perturbar a los acomodados y acomodar a los perturbados.”
"No matter what story you want to tell, have fun and enjoy, it's just a short"
"Citizen film, made by citizens"
“Many of the great moments of our lives are cinema”
“Big stories in small times”
Cinema as life is a succession of fragmented memories that fade to black.
"With all respect for an art where I consider myself an innocent and an apprentice"
"The early bird gets God´s better light, but only for a little while"
"Cinema is something very alive. For me a film has to change with each day as I'm discovering it or as I’m confronting its problems"
“To keep the viewer with a dose of interest and intrigue for me is fundamental"
Every story is valid, at the movies, as long as you make the method works for your emotions.
I am a storyteller about people that affect me, in several formats, from the novel, the documentary or the cinema.
"If cronyism is left to one side good movies can be made"
“Cuida a tu equipo y tu proyecto saldrá adelante”
“Shorts or death”
The film makes us dream
Making a movie es showing something that was present but invisible
"The freedom offered by the short film is priceless"
It’s in the artistic and humanitarian value beyond each frame that the modern day dreamer finds a space for him or herself, to which little few things can compare in beauty and harmony nowadays.
"The short film is a more elaborate way of telling a story"
"I used to devour films at Sunday double sessions at my hometown’s cinema, I started in the world of the short film when I discovered that one short at the annual film festival had been made by one of my neighbors, the baker. So movies weren’t just to look at they could also be made. Celebrate it, filming!"
The shortfilm is not the future of spanish cinema, but the present.
"Writing stories is not compatible with emotional and psychological balance if you get completely into your characters when you write. And that means living and breathing them, it´s not enough to just observe them"
"As it is very difficult for me to write a book, film with new advanced technologies and the peculiarities of my 'World', the Deaf community... its language... is the perfect excuse to express myself... making movies"
"Producers, through our work, we have a big social responsibility"
"For me, the camera is a compass of the inner world.”
Ama cada fotograma de tu película y haz caso a Mick Jagger: No vas a conseguir lo que quieres pero igual consigues lo que necesitas (si te esfuerzas a tope).
"I see the film as the art of arts, ART with capital letters, the art that offers to any creative person a space to play, write, direct, show their sculptures, photographs, paintings, decorations, costume design... they can present songs or music that they have composed"
The cinema is what we see and feel, later we can´t get in front of the viewer to explain something that hasn´t been understood, the excuses aren´t recorded
"Cinema is not everything in life, nor theater nor art in general, that's a truth that we should discover before it’s too late"
Creating movies is beating you in a duel with your dreams, wishing that they win.
"Don’t just think it... Imagine it. Don’t just imagine it... Feel it!"
Michael Caine en una entrevista durante el Festival de San Sebastián me dijo que el cine debía ser el espejo en el que el público se reflejase. Yo me lo tomé al pie de la letra.
"For me recording is a permanent negotiation between reality and my imagination”
"The path is what´s important. Onwards, onwards, onwards!"
Cinema is for romantic people. Only the unconscious can pretend to make a movie and make it through the movie theaters, at least in Spain. With your feet on the ground, no one would ever try, if it was only a rational decision. It´s necessary to jump in the deep without even knowing if there is water.
"Films -whether long or short- can only be made with genuine love, it is too complicated to be driven you by other reasons, and if it’s inside you, you cannot avoid it”
"Passion has no limits. We know reality and the human being through fiction"
"Cinema is my religion. And Luis Garcia Berlanga, Manuel Summers and Javier Aguirre, my Holy Trinity"
"The short film is something vocational, a passion, a vehicle for storytelling, to create unforgettable and beautiful images, it’s something that I need, something that both gives me life and takes it from me"
"The shortfilm market is exploding in Spain. It would be great if they had their own identity and visibility or if most of their talent flowed to the feature film"