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“Dansa al carrer”—Saturday, Formentera celebrates day of dancing

did19-1-The education office of the Formentera Council reports that 12.30pm on Saturday May 25 marks the start of Dansa al carrer (“Dance in the street”), an event in Sant Francesc's plaça de la Constitució, organised by Casal de Joves, the CiF sports office and the Formentera music and dance school.

The annual encounter gives islanders and tourists a choice sampling of some of the best of what the local scene has to offer, presenting itself as a day to promote community and fraternity. This year, the dance goes mobile, and performers are scheduled to cut a path through the centre of Sant Francesc in an effort to shake things up.

A range of dance styles will be there: classical, contemporary, Spanish, Latina-salsa, Afro Brazil, capoeira and street dance. The Council encourages wide attendance at these free performances.

May 23, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Formentera Film Festival runs tomorrow to Sunday

for-film-1-The Formentera Council's culture office reports that the fourth Formentera Film Festival, a gathering of short films, documentaries and video art, begins tomorrow and continues to Sunday (May 16-19). Screenings, which start at 8.30pm and are free to attend, happen tomorrow in la Mola's plaça del Pilar and in Constitució square, Sant Francesc, for the remainder of the festival.

Submissions to the official FFF competition, as well as the complete festival programme, is available at www.formenterafilm.com.

Semblen cordes, an exhibit of photography by Pilar Aldea which opened this Monday, is also on the FFF programme. The show ends its run at the sala d'Exposicions this Sunday. From today, Wednesday, Sa Panxa in Sant Ferran will host a show dedicated to Marta Pantaleo, the illustrator behind the graphics for FFF 2019.

May 16 (la Mola)
FFF's 8.30pm kickoff will come with a video by the children of CEIP el Pilar de la Mola. The evening of screenings will continue with eight shorts that range from animated productions and fiction to documentaries.

May 17-18 (Sant Francesc)
An evening of screenings for children starts at 8.30pm in Centre Antoni Tur Gabrielet and includes snacks like pizza and popcorn.

Paul Powell will also be on hand for an opening concert of a blend of blues-rock that is both caustic and nostalgic. The programme includes a nightly selection of nine shorts.

May 18
“Let's talk cinema” (Parlem de cinema) is the title of an event scheduled for 11.00am in plaça de la Constitució—a round-table discussion that is open to the public and will see the participation of FFF specialists.

Evening entertainment
Fritz Lang's Metropolis is at the centre of this year's FFF evening party, which runs from 11.30pm to 4.00am and includes a live DJ set and video imagery from León Convalia, alias Alterphase. Next up is Ibizan d.j. Angeles Blanes Noguera (“Lost Angels”) and Toni Planells (“Untaltoni Dj set”). A guaranteed party.

May 19
The Balearic Islands' symphonic orchestra will be on hand to perform “Palma Brass Movie Themes”—an assortment of selections from film soundtracks.

At 9.30pm, as part of ExtraFest, festivalgoers can see screenings shorts not included in the 2019 festival. Nine local youth (and one film fan of just seven) took part in a workshop which was led by Niccolò Falsetti and titled “Let's Make a Short” (Fem un Curt). As per FFF tradition, the fruits of workshop participants' labour—always a guaranteed audience surprise—can be viewed on festival days.

The FFF awards ceremony is scheduled for 10.00pm and will include screenings of 2019's winning submissions.

May 15, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Submissions now admitted for Council's 2019 research grant

beca-investigacio---2019-xarxe1The Formentera Council's culture and patrimony department launched a call for applications for a six thousand euro grant to promote research. Research proposals must involve the arts, humanities or social sciences and be related to local issues.

Application guidelines are already available on the website of the BOIB regional gazette, and interested researchers have until June 13 to submit proposals. At the close of submissions, a review committee made up of several individuals will evaluate projects based on scientific interest, coherency, methodology and each researchers' professional experience. The proposed research must be conducted within 12 months of the announcement of the winner.

Last year prize money went to a project titled “The cultural landscape of Formentera. Study of stone extraction and use through history” (Paisaje cultural de Formentera. Estudio de las dinámicas de explotación y uso de la piedra a lo largo de la historia).

May 6, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Formentera welcomes Michel Mouffe's new exhibit, Saturday May 4 at 5.00pm

expo-michel-mouffe-xarxses-1-Tomorrow (Saturday May 4, 5.00pm) marks the opening of Michel Mouffe's exhibit A las cinco de la tarde. Islanders have until the end of summer to catch the display at can Senieta, which is open from 5.00pm to 8.00pm in May and 6.00pm to 9.00pm July through August [except for Sundays].

May 3, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Local photographers celebrated and showcased at Beni Trutmann exhibit opening

1er-premi-blanc-i-negre-hector1Islanders gathered at 8.00pm on Monday to get a look at the premier photographs of the seventeenth Beni Trutmann contest and celebrate the photographers responsible for taking them. An awards ceremony applauding top contestants was scheduled alongside the launch of an accompanying museum display. A panel of jurors stared down 171 submissions from 69 participants in crowning this year's greats.

Visitors can see the show at the Sala d'Exposicions (Ajuntament Vell) from 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm until May 11.

Winning photographers in the colour category:
First place (€500): Victoria Gibert Rosselló for “Migjorn”
Second place (€300): Wolfgang Wicher for “Annelise”
Third place (€200): Juan Carlos Merino Zuazo for “Del blanco al azul”

Winners in the black and white category:
First place (€500): Héctor Aura Juan for “Cridant a sa Barca”
Second place (€300): Juan González Fornés
for “Huir no fue posible”
Third place (€200): Franco Giomi for “Hombre naturaleza”

First place (€500):
Second place (€300):
Third place (€200): Xavier Mas Farra for “Una moda errònia”

Smart snaps:
First place (€500): Horse rider's photo with a GoPro HERO7 (Ana Córdoba Mures)
Second place (€300): Azul8's photo with a Xiamoi Mi Action (Júlia Garrido)
Third place (€200): Izabela's photo with a Digital Kodak PIXPRO CZ53 (Izabella Teodora Vlasceanu)

The Beni Trutmann contest was conceived as a tribute to the Swizz photographer whose Formentera legacy spans 44 years and more than thirty thousand photographs that showcase Trutmann's love for the island and its natural spaces. Contestants submit photos in a variety of categories involving the local outdoors—landscapes, animals, plants and human interaction—part of an effort to turn the focus on protecting the environment.

29 April 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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