Success story: DocsBarcelona 2009 closed (10 days ago) with a room full of people to watch Brett Gaylor’s “RIP: A Remix Manifesto”. The film brought to the end six days of activities meant to encourage the creation and interest in documentary films in Spain.
Thousands of spectators visited the Festival venues, located mainly in Gràcia’s neighbourhood, and took place in participative discussions with each of the directors after the screenings.
Fernando Valenzuela’s “1973 revoluciones por minuto. Las últimas horas de Salvador Allende”, Anders Høgsbro Østergaard’s “Burma VJ”, Yulene Olaizola’s “Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo”, Heddy Honigmann’s “El Olvido”, “Recipes for Disaster” by the Finnish John Webster and “Z32” (PHOTO) by Israeli renowned filmmaker Avi Mograbi, who also gave a successful Master Class, were the most seen films during the Festival.
Also the Pitching Forum, the specific area for professionals looking for financial for their projects was a success with the participation of more than 300 hundred professionals from all over the world.
Text based on press release of the organisers and my own presence as selector of the films in the Panorama section.