BIFF YEAR ’ROUND 2017-18
Wed Feb 14, 2018 – 6:30 pm | Hendricks Center for the Arts
Tickets at the Door
Memes and Sweet Themes Short Slot
Sun Mar 4, 2018 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More
Directed by Javier Macipe
Spain | 8 min | 2016
María spends her days trying to collect signatures against a law she considers unfair, but nobody has time to listen to her. When she starts getting desperate, she meets Alejandro, who has a present for her.
JAVIER MACIPE (Zaragoza, ESPAÑA, 1987). He studied Audiovisual Communication (UCM) and specialized in Directing at the School of Cinema of Cuba (EICTV). In his career his work has spanned the fields of fiction and documentary, developing hybrid genres among both these areas in his latest works. Due to the major impact of his work, he was awarded a grant by the prestigious Fundación Antonio Gala to young artists for the accomplishment of his first feature film “The disadvantages of not being God” which premiered at the Festival of Malaga and won several national and international awards.
In 2014 in Portugal he made his short film “Os Menino do rio”, which so far has received more than 80 international awards, among them in Spain: Short of the Year at Promofest, Zinebi, Huelva, FibABC… Currently, Javier is preparing his second fiction feature film, a co-production between Spain, Argentina and Germany.