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Sections

SECCIÓN OFICIAL

The titles included in the Gijón’s International Film Festival competition are undeniably a safe bet for the spectators with an interest in cinema that goes beyond conventionalities, regarding both its feature films and its short films.

RELLUMES

A competitive section with special interest on first and second films from new authors working hard to transform film language. They are always accompanied by renowned authors who show a spur for renovation.

ENFANTS TERRIBLES

The best children and teen cinema of the moment is shown in a section that embodies the Festival’s original spirit. From animation comedies to social conflicts lived by teenagers, the films shown on the Enfants section always teach a moral lesson.

ANIMAFICX

It shows some of the most thought-provoking, daring and pioneering proposals from modern cinema within the frame of animation. We want to show the audiences a varied thematic and aesthetic proposal inside the festival’s general character.

ESBILLA

A carefully picked collection of titles that gathers interesting international proposals of the year, shown in other festivals around the world, as well as premieres that match FICX style.

LLENDES

Llendes (meaning limits in Asturian) positions itself in the frontier of narrative and experimental cinema. They are daring proposals that will connect with audiences looking for new experiences.

FICX/LABORAL CINEMATECA

A unique opportunity to pursue the seventh art in analogical format. The best films of classic cinema in 35mm format on a section co-produced by Gijón/Xixón International Film Festival and Laboral Cinemateca.

RETROSPECTIVES AND SEASONS

Claire Denis, Larry Clark, Abbas Kiarostami, Todd Solondz… The most representative directors of the Festival have their own space. Cine past and present are combined on these tribute retrospectives, where the exclusive filmographies from these directors are shown.

DÍA D’ASTURIES

Or Asturias’ Day: cinema made in Asturias. The Festival’s compromise with Asturian productions and filmmakers is given the spotlight on this section, with the short films and feature films signed by filmmakers from the Principality.