Donostia-San Sebastian. The federation of Basque Associations, Topagunea, has invited centers in the Diaspora to participate in this year’s Laburbira 2012, along with Basque associations in the Basque Country. The objective is to make audiovisual works in Basque better known and so Topagunea has chosen eight works that cover fictional documentary, animation and video clips.
The circuit will take place between February 29th and April 4th, and those interested in participating, organizing a screening, have until the 31st of January to register. In order to do this, interested parties need to get in touch with the organizers via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. As explained to EuskalKultura.com by a member of Topagunea, Manual Moreno, each organization that organizes a screening has to pay 300 Euros, for authors’ rights, publicity and administration.
Topagunea understands that the price may be prohibitive for many interested centers, so they have contacted the Basque Government, and have confirmed that the cost may be included as an eligible activity expense in the 2012 Basque Government grants whose deadline is February 29th.
Works included in Laburbira 2012 are:
-Hemen Nago: short by Maialen Sarasua.
-Zeinek gehiago iraun: animated short by cartoonist Gregorio Muro.
-Urrezko eraztuna: short directed by Jon Garaño.
-Izena duena: animated short Joseba Uberuaga.
-Ohe azpiko zera: short directed by David Zabala y Paul Urkijo.
-Kantuka: video-clip by Barakaldo Revolta Permanent.
-Instalación: short in Galician with Basque subtitles
-Aberria: documentary made in 1961 by Gotzon Elortza, one of the first documentaries made entirely in Basque.
-More information on www.topagunea.org