The 5th Gollut Festival
Exhibition of cinema related to social commitment, environment, mountain and photojournalism based on popular culture.
Competition sections from October 12th to November 3rd, 2018
Special sessions out of competition, public presentations of the Festival and preview sessions from September 22nd to November
Ribes de Freser - Vall de Núria - Queralbs - Planoles - Ripoll - Sant Joan de les Abadesses
Figueres - Cassà de la Selva - Lloret de Mar - Girona Barcelona
The Golllut Festival is named this way because of the "nans de Ribes", the golluts, a community that was discriminated until its disappearance in 1950s. The festival’s main objective is to dignify them. It projects and rewards works that transmit values with social commitment, inform or denounce facts that affect society and that are not sufficiently disseminated in the usual cinemas, media or audiovisual distribution channels.
The origins of Gollut Festival and its prizes
Dinàmic Enginy SLU, producer, exhibitor and distributor of cinema is the organizing entity of the Festival Gollut with the co-organization with other entities in the several venues. the THE film society of the Associació dels Amics del Cinema de la Vall de Ribes is the founder organisation for the promotion of film projections and audiovisual creativity with the celebration of the Gollut Festival. The first Festival was held in Ribes de Freser, in 2014.
The contest has already become an audiovisual reference in cinema and committed photography. It focuses its attention on the audiovisual and photographic works that transmit values with social commitment, inform or denounce facts that affect the whole society or a part of it.
The Gollut Awards are local awards that recognize global values
The name of the festival and its prizes are recognitions to the “golluts”, a community of people who were discriminated until its disappearance in the 1950s. They were less than twenty feet away. They were also known as dwarves of Ribes, and they used to live in the surroundings of the Vall de Ribes. Most of these people had goitre (goll), a harmless but bad-looking pathology, which involved discrimination throughout the community.
The golluts have marked for generations the inhabitants of the Ribes Valley, who for a long time have not wanted to speak about them and have wanted to hide their existence.
The fact of calling Gollut the Festival and the prizes awarded also implies a public recognition of what they meant. Therefore, the festival shows the violation of social rights to the entire community of golluts who lived in the Ribes Valley. This is used as an example of what happens in the violation of human rights around the world.
For the fourth time, the Gollut Awards will recognize the works of the audiovisual, cinematographic and photographic creators and, apart from recognizing the audiovisual talent, will also do so specifically with the content and values transmitted in the works.
The day-to-day life of the people living in 21st century society is a constant contrast between polar opposites. Like Ying and Yang. Thus, we find global recession and economic progress, violation of human rights and increase of social conscience. Public cuts and the welfare state versus increasing the profits of the big financial powers. Knowledge of natural phenomena and at the same time we also know that human activity contributes to climate change.
The Festival Gollut shows the aspects that concern the society and that are not sufficiently spread in the cinemas, means of communication or habitual channels of audiovisual distribution.
Key dates of Festival Gollut 2017
- PUBLICATION OF BASES
MAY 5th 2018
- ORDINARY DEADLINE FOR PRESENTATION OF WORKS
July 15th, 2018
- EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR PRESENTATION OF WORKS
August 1st, 2018
- PRESENTATION OF THE FESTIVAL Gollut 2017
September 7th, 2018
- PUBLICATION OF WORKS TO COMPETITION
September 7th, 2018
- MAXIMUM DATE FOR SHIPPING SELECTED WORKS
September 30th, 2018
- FILM FESTIVAL PROJECTIONS
From October 12th to November 1st, 2018
Cities, venues and places
- Cinema Catalunya, in Ribes de Freser.
Otros places in Ribes de Freser:
- Local Theatre, in Ribes de Freser.
- Show Room, Casal de Cultura.
- Plaça del Mercat.
- Filmoteca de Catalunya. Laya Room.
- Truffaut Cinema
- Auditorium, Museu Etnogràfic de Ripoll.
- Cinema Comtal, in Ripoll:
- La Cate. Theatre.
- La Cate. Auditorium.
CASSÀ DE LA SELVA
- Cultural Centre, Galà Room.
LLORET DE MAR
- Lloret Theatre.
SANT JOAN DE LES ABADESSES
- Auditorium Jaume Nunó. El Palmàs.
- Casino Theatre
- Auditorium Casa de Núria.
VALL DE NÚRIA (QUERALBS)
- Cinema “Neues Kino”.