Spanish Film Club grant program has successfully adapted its format to offer virtual screenings. You can now continue to bring all cinema has to offer to your university community through our new streaming platform.
"I was extremely happy to be able to include quality films in my courses and offer a safe choice for my students during this pandemic via Pragda's streaming option." - Dr. Tanya Romero-Gonzalez, Murray State University
“This is our 9th year holding the Hispanic Film Series at Virginia Tech coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month. Attendance has always been great. We were a little bit worried about not being able to host it face-to-face this year. Pragda made it very easy to transition to an online format and we had a wonderful experience with the screening of our first movie. Over 160 people watched it! It is a pleasure to work with such a professional organization!” – María del Carmen Caña Jiménez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
Twice a year, Spanish Film Club offers grants to help universities bring the very best in contemporary Ibero-American cinema to campuses, virtually or in-person, and to introduce students to the language and cultures of these territories. Apply for a Spanish Film Club Grant by October 15, 2020, to bring a film festival to your school.
Grants cover between 30% and 50% of the costs. You will get programming advice, a slick and user-friendly streaming platform, and the possibility of scheduling a Q&A with a filmmaker. Apply online at https://pragda.com/spanish-film-club/application/.
Universities select a minimum of five films from a catalog of 70 titles to create a film festival on campus. Representing 25 countries, the films have been carefully selected by a team of experts and are backed by the most important festivals and film critics. For more information about Spanish Film Club Virtual Festivals, take a look at https://pragda.com/spanish-film-club/virtual-spanish-film-club-festivals/.
Universities can choose from this year’s fantastic film line-up that includes award-winning titles like the official selections to the Academy Awards from Colombia, Alejandro Landes’ critically acclaimed Monos, and Costa Rica’s The Awakening of the Ants; Pablo Larrain’s new film, Ema, starring Gael García Bernal; the electrifying comedy Perfect Strangers; the powerfully inventive docu-thriller about immigration detention centers, The Infiltrators; an exploration of the racism inflicted on indigenous people in Mexico, Guie’dani’s Navel; a Chilean film about the arcane racism affecting its immigrant population, Perro Bomba; an emotional cross-cultural musical journey from NYC to Puerto Rico, Miguelito: A Song To Puerto Rico; a revision of the Falklands War, Neither Hero Nor Traitor; and the unusual polyamorous story of love and freedom, The City of the Future. Acclaimed films available from previous years include Birds of Passage (Colombia), Everybody Knows (Spain), Ruben Blades Is Not My Name (Panama), Embrace of The Serpent (Colombia). Take a look at the complete roster of films at www.spanishfilmclub.com.
HOW IT WORKS
• Grants cover up to 50% of the festival costs
• NEW!! Virtual Screenings and/or In-Person screenings
• Universities screen 5 films or more in 8 weeks
• Next deadlines: October 15, 2020
• A catalog of 70 award-winning titles from +25 countries
• Virtual Q&As with filmmakers
• Study Guides available
• 220+ universities participating so far!
To learn more about the program and apply to bring a SPANISH FILM CLUB festival to your campus, visit www.spanishfilmclub.com.