Thursday 14, 11am, Auditorium
The Jungle Book

(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.

Friday 15, 6pm, Sala Teatre
Life, Animated

(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

Saturday 16, 3pm, Sala Teatre

Mais ca vida

(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.

Sunday 17, 3pm, Sala Teatre
Peces de agua dulce (en agua salada)

(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.

Sunday 17, 5pm, Sala Teatre

At the Philosopher’s School

(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.

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17
The Moment

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.

COMPETITION SCREENINGS

Saturday at 11.15am and Sunday at 4.30pm
SESSION A (89′)

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

Nictofobia

Buenos días

Psicolapse

Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 11.15am
SESSION B (89′)

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

Insidia

Accident de personne

El desequilibrio perfecto

Saturday at 4.30pm and Sunday at 1pm
SESSION C (91′)

¿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

L’Auxiliaire

MINI-SHORT FILM ONLINE COMPETITION

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/

Magic Box

Tic Tac

Toc

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Friday 15, 11am to 1pm, Sala Raval
WITH ONE’S OWN VOICE

Roundtable discussion chaired by Cristina Salvador and Assumpció Malagarriga (Associació Superar l’Ictus), Salvador Simó (UVIC), Edgar Vinyals (Federació VEUS) and Cristina Astier (UB).

 
Saturday 16, 11am, Sala Teatre
THE AGES OF THE MIND

• 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

 
Saturday 16, 5pm, Sala Teatre
TECHNOLOGY AND BRAIN

• 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.

 
Sunday 17, 11am to 2pm, Sala Teatre
THE MIND IN CULTURE

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.

PARALLEL ACTIVITIES

Tuesday 12 March, 9.30am to 2pm, foyer of the CCCB
Neuroart Award

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

 

27 February to 17 March, Teatre Lliure Montjuïc
Incògnit (85’)

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

REGISTRATION AND TICKETS

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.

 

CONTACT

Email: info@brainfilmfest.com

Tel: 935 134 110

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