The sessions will take place from Wednesday 19 to 21 October and the 28th in which more than 20 tapes will be screened, with free entry

October 17, 2022

After passing through El Hierro and La Graciosa, the VI edition of the Film Festival “Insularia. Islands in network” stops this week in Tenerife, specifically in the municipality of El Sauzal. They will be four days that will take place from 19 to 21 October and on Friday 28 of the same month, in the auditorium theater of the municipality of the North of the Island, in sessions with free admission that will begin at 8 pm.

The program will begin this Wednesday 19, in which four films will be screened: “Dos islas”, by Adriana Castellanos (2017) “Camionero”, by Sebastián Miló (2011); “Los Puros”,by Carla Valdés León (2021) and “Última canción de Mayaan”, by Lisandra López Fabé (2021), while on Thursday 20 we will be able to watch six works: “Hapi berdey Yusimi in yur dei” by Ana Alpizar (2021); “Lavando calzoncillos” by Víctor Alfonso Cedeño (2012); “El Secadero” José Luis Aparicio (2019); “Red land” Heidi Hassan (2007); “Un instante” Marta María Borrás (2016) and “Home” Alejandro Alonso (2019).

More than 20 screenings are planned in the Auditorium of El Sauzal which, according to the artistic director of the show and also actress Aïda Ballmann, this new edition of “Insularia. Islas en Red” is dedicated to independent cinema made in Cuba by directors/directors who create their works on the formal margins, but far from the official Cuban industry. Many of the works that will be screened in the framework of the festival, were the first works of filmmakers that today are consecrated/as internationally.

The selection can be seen in the eight Canary Islands, has toured prestigious film festivals and have been part of the catalogue of the mythical Exhibition of Young Filmmakers of Cuba, which was censored and canceled by the Cuban government after 18 editions.

Insularia pays tribute to the courage of its creators, while offering the opportunity to the public of the Canary Islands to enjoy for the first time in the islands, these Cuban short films, independent and on the margins.

Insularia. Islas en Red began last October 3 in El Hierro, island that this year has become the main venue of the show to travel, for the first time the three municipalities of the island of the Meridian, where it has gathered a large audience and a very warm welcome from the public, as well as in La Graciosa during the past week. The festival has an itinerant character and will cover until the end of November the eight Canary Islands with fiction, non-fiction and animation documentaries, in ten different venues and in which themes of a marked social character are addressed.



The show is carried out thanks to the sponsorship of the Canary Islands Government through the public company PROMOTUR, Canary Islands Tourism and the REACT funds of the European Union, as well as the collaboration of the municipalities headquarters of the call.

Our story

Insularia. Islas en red, Festival Internacional de Cine Insular, was born in 2016 dedicated to the island cinematographies of the planet that proposes cinema as a window to cultural diversity.

The contest is unique in its theme alongside the one held on the French island of Groix, and, therefore, is the first Spanish-speaking film event that exclusively programs films produced on islands. It is a unique cultural proposal, which aims to consolidate itself as an international forum of the islands of the world as a meeting place for its creators/s and as a showcase for the island cultures of the planet around different disciplines: cinema, plastic arts, music or literature.

Territories such as Iceland, Great Britain, the Scandinavian Islands, New Zealand, Ireland, the Balearic Islands, the Azores, Sardinia, Madeira, Taiwan, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Sri Lanka, among others, have come together throughout the successive editions celebrated by our festival.

This is why films produced in different island territories that have stood out in international festivals are selected; it has an area dedicated to sustainability, in addition to giving relevance to the role of women filmmakers with a specific section of “Isla mujeres” as well as a global vision through the “Insulab”, laboratory for the development of film projects that promotes networking among the island filmmakers of the planet to promote co-production between the Canary Islands and the islands of the world.

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