(USA, 1967). Animation, 78′
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Special screening for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, organized by the Alzheimer’s Program of the CCCB.
(USA, 2016). Documentary, 92′
Director: Roger Ross Williams
Ron Suskind, a journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Pulitzer Prize-winner, wrote a true-life story in 2014 entitled Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism. The book, on which this documentary is based, describes the efforts of his family to normalize Owen, an autistic boy who manages to live with his condition by adapting the decisions of his life to the animated characters of Disney.
Opening drink at the Theater Foyer
(Spain, 2018). Documentary, 72′
Director: Rubén Riós
In 2012, Rubén Ríos engages his team to shoot a short film with people living with intellectual disabilities.
(Spain, 2018). Documentary, 79′
Director: Marc Serena and Biel Mauri
A documentary that explains not only the most important concepts of autism spectrum disorders, but also reveals what we as a society can do to include people with this disorder.
(Switzerland, 2018). Documentary, 55′
Director: Fernand Melgar
Five preschool-age children with mental disabilities leave home for the first time to confront a challenge: to go to school. They are going to have to struggle against all manner of new things in a completely unknown environment: other children and adults, games and meals, behavior and communication. Melgar records and observes caregivers, families and the progress made over a one-year period.
Caravan located in Plaça Joan Corominas, next to the CCCB.
(Great Britain, 2018).
Director: Richard Ramchurn
Capacity limited to 6 people per session. Register in the foyer of the Auditorium.
A film that you can control with your mind. In the near future, the interface between mind and machine has been perfected. Everyone is laced. This 22-minute short film is screened for groups of 6 people. The mental waves of one of these people can change the content every six seconds throughout the film, which means that it has 18 billion possible versions.
Bostezó el perro y casi se traga mi drama (Spain, 2017, documentary, 13’). Dir: Noemí Parga Iglesias
Nictofobia (Mexico, 2018, fiction, 14’). Dir: Karla Campuzano
Robarte una noche (Spain, 2018, fiction, 15’). Dir: Fernando Vera Moreno
Buenos días (Spain, 2018, fiction, 10’). Dir: Danny Camps
Psicolapse (Spain, 2018, fiction, 7’). Dir: Arnau Gòdia Montesinos
Compatible (Spain, 2018, fiction, 15’). Dir: Pau Bacardit
Khroma (Spain, 2018, fiction, 15’). Dir: Jordi Ferré Batalla
El desequilibrio perfecto (Spain, 2017, documentary, 17’). Dir: Pau Ortiz
Accident de personne (Spain, 2018, fiction, 4’). Dir: Álvaro Martín
Carlotta’s Face (Germany, 2018, animation, 5’). Dir: Fabian Driehorst and Valentin Riedl
Insidia (Spain, 2018, fiction, 18’). Dir: Paco Ruiz
Julia y Manuel (Spain, 2018, fiction, 11’). Dir: Iñaki Sánchez Arrieta
A Young Girl (Netherlands, 17’). Dir: Jeannice Adriaansens
Memini (Italy, 2018, documentary, 17’). Dir: Marc Rossano
Accident de personne
El desequilibrio perfecto
¿Por qué apuntan a Sirio? (Spain, 2018, fiction, 5’). Dir: Jon Nieva Rivero
Tous les jours (France, 2017, fiction, 13’). Dir: Philippe Orreindy
L’Auxiliaire (Belgium, 2018, fiction, 9’). Dir: Frédéric Plasman
El vuelo de Michael (Spain, 2018, documentary, 19’). Dir: Jesús de Frutos Ayuso
Help (Spain, 2018, fiction, 10’). Dir: Jorge Nebra
Cactus (Spain, 2018, fiction, 12’). Dir: Alberto Gastesi
Elena y Elena (Spain, 2017, documentary, 15’). Dir: Nieves Prieto Tassier and Elisenda Polinyà
Miedos (Spain, 2018, fiction, 8’). Dir: Germán Sancho
El vuelo de Michael
Tous les jours
Tic Tac (2’20’’). Dir: Aritz Galiana de la Rosa
Toc (2’20’’). Dir: Matías Burgos Gajardo
Magic Box (1’21’’). Dir.: Dave Lojek
Vote for your favorite at https://brainfilmfest.com/en/mini-shorts-2019/
Roundtable discussion chaired by Cristina Salvador and Assumpció Malagarriga (Associació Superar l’Ictus), Salvador Simó (UVIC), Edgar Vinyals (Federació VEUS) and Cristina Astier (UB).
• Talk: The Beginning of the World of Emotions by Remei Tarragó
• TV report: Music Is Life (55’). Script and production: Santiago Torres. Director: Ramón Vallés
• Talk: Retrogenesis and Life Stories by Nina Gramunt
• Roundtable discussion: The Ages of the Mind chaired by Nina Gramunt
• More Human Than Human
(Netherlands, 2018). Documentary, 79’
Dir. Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting
Artificial intelligence offers promises that may have consequences. The directors attempt to construct a robot that can replace them throughout this film. But the question is: will this infinitely more intelligent, interconnected and possibly self-aware creation make humanity obsolete?
• Talk by Carme Torras (UPC)
• Smartphones: The Dark Side
(Great Britain, 2018). Documentary, 30’
Producer and director: Matthew Hill
People are all increasingly glued to their smartphones and consumed by social media, but why? BBC reporter Hilary Andersson tracks down tech insiders who reveal how social media companies have deliberately developed habit-forming technology to get people hooked.
11am, play: Who Are You?
Creator and performer: Laura Calvet
Music: Aurora Arenare
Lighting: Dani Sanchez
Directed by Nelson Jara
Alzheimer’s is the most common degenerative brain disease in developed countries. It represents the loss of our memory and history as a society. Childhood and old age join forces to find refuge in play and imagination.
12pm, show: Magic and Brain: More Than an Illusion
Performance by the magician Igor presented by psychologists from the Uszheimer Foundation.
The basic tricks, optical illusions and predictive, rote learning, attention processes that the brain activates when viewing a magic trick are presented in a theoretical and practical manner.
1pm, Talk. “Cine con (y sin) cerebro”. Eduardo de Vicente, film crític.
An art and scientific dissemination project that aims to inspire young secondary school students to create works of art about the nervous system: its structure, functions and plasticity
Director: Mònica Bofill
A play by the British playwright Nick Payne from 2014 about the brain, the best “machine for creating stories”. A threefold inquiry into intelligence, memory and the mind that is based on real events.
More information at www.teatrelliure.com
Entrance to the Brain Film Fest is free of charge for all activities, except for the play Incògnit at Teatre Lliure.
Prior online registration is recommended at the following link because of limited capacity: https://brainfilmfest2019.eventbrite.es.
Registration is available in the CCCB foyer during the festival according to available capacity.
Tel: 935 134 110