Kimuak: Shorts From Basque Country
Kimuak (the Basque word for “sprout”) came into being two decades ago when they first pioneered the annual selection of short-films made in Basque Country, supporting the best films from the region. Following the example of France and New Zealand, the Basques became pioneer in championing short-films.
Friday 17th May, 7:3pm – 11pm, buy tickets HERE
We can’t help but being excited to bring to London one of the most important initiatives promoting short films not just in Basque Country, but in the whole of Spain. A whole generation of new Basque filmmakers triumph worldwide thanks to Kimuak, so is the case that they are often referred as the “Kimuak generation”.
The so-called Kimuak generation have started to acquire great international recognition funnily enough daring to use Basque language in their films as a new normal. Some of the filmmakers include Jose Mari Goenaga, Jon Garaño, Asier Altuna, Isabel Herguera, Paul Urkijo, Pablo Malo, Aritz Moreno, Telmo Esnal, Koldo Almandoz, Borja Cobeaga and Bego Vicario. Many of them you have been discovering through our short film evening.
At CinemaAttic we work towards the expansion of Spanish short film overseas as we strongly believe in the immense capacity of regional film directors whose works must be relocated from the outskirts of the film industry.