Both in the feature films section and in the shorts section, the titles included in the Festival's competition are undoubtedly the right choice for the spectator with an interest beyond the conventional cinema. In addition to this, the Non-fiction and Documentary categories, held for the first time in 2007.
RELLUMESIt's still a competitive section that gathers movies that, while not chosen for the official section, do have interesting features worth highlighting in the Festival.
Founded in 2012, AnimaFICX shows some of the most suggestive, daring and avant-garde films of nowadays movie making in animation. We want to be true to the festival's overall spirit and show the audiences as wide a series of themes and aesthetic proposals as possible. That's why we have created an international competitive section, in accordance with the rest of the program, to showcase the infinite artistic, creative and plot potential of this kind of films. Close to a dozen first level features will compete for the award in this section.
The best children's and teens' cinema of the moment. From animation comedies to social conflicts played by teens, these section's films always contain a moral. They are divided into two categories according to age (6-12 and from 13 years old on). About a dozen titles will compete at the 46th Annual Gijón Film Festival.
One of the most popular sections among the public. This section gathers carefully selected titles that for diverse reasons don't fit in the official section's standard but that must be present at the Festival. This section has two subsections:
- GRAN ANGULAR DOCUMENTAL
- GRAN ANGULAR ASTURIANO
Risky bets, extreme approaches, unorthodox films. The titles included in this section mean a new experience in the audio-visual field.
RETROSPECTIVES AND SEASONS
ClaireDenis, Larry Clark, Abbas Kiarostami, Todd Solondz... The most representative directors of the Festival's essence find here their owns pace. Film past and present join together in this retrospective tributes.
NOCHE DEL CORTO ESPAÑOL (SPANISH SHORT FILM)
This is probably one of the public's most eagerly awaited moments. The beginners' motivation or the talent of those, who have decided to turn short films into their main style, become important with the screening of the latest Spanish films.
The Festival's commitment to Asturian productions and directors is evident in this section, where all short films directed by Asturian film makers are admitted.