BATURU FOR BEIJING + 25 // SPANISH SPEAKING FILM FESTIVAL
The Crossroads Centre together with the Cervantes Institute, Beijing present a program of Spanish-speaking screenings that will take place in the Cervantes Institute from October 16 to November 20, 2020 on weekends. The program includes “The Next Skin” (2016) by Isaki Lacuesta and Isa Campo, “Ver a una mujer” (2017) by Mònica Rovira, “The Eternal Feminine” (2017) by Natalia Berinstáin, “Rambleras” (2013) by Daniela Speranza, “Del amor y otros demonios” (2009) by Hilda Hidalgo, and “Climas” (2015) by Enrica Pérez.
BERLIN FEMINIST FILM WEEK AT BATURU
Berlin Feminist Film Week (since 2014, curated by Karin Fornander), a feminist film festival from Germany, will present a series of short films from young distinguished directors including Revolvo (2019) by Francy Fabritz, End-O (2019) by Alice Seabright, MC JESS (2018) by Carla Villa Lobos, Two Bodies on a Beach (2019) by Anna Paavilainen, Marisol (2019) by Zoé Salicrup-Junco. The screenings will take place offline in Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai and online and will be accompanied by online Q&A sessions with the directors, and a series of lectures by the directors and the curator.
The screening, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, will take place at 218 Visual Arts Centre in Beijing. It and will be followed by an online discussion with the three directors Ana Čigon, Saša Spačal, and Ida Hiršenfelder. Before the screening the CEO of Archetype, a Chinese public relations company with a strong focus on high-tech clients will make a short presentation on women in business in China.
LILLEHAMMER MEETS CHINA
The project Lillehammer Meets China at Baturu for Beijing + 25, consists of an educational project in partnership with Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, an associate professor at the Inland University in Lillehammer and screenings of the short films from the previous editions of the project. The Lillehammer Meets China project was launched in 2018. It aims to build bridges between Norwegian students from the Inland University and Chinese film students from different universities in greater China through cooperative creation. Students work in international pairs and produce together or separately a film dedicated to the topic of human rights. The resulting films, made in both fiction and documentary format, are screened both in Beijing and Lillehammer.