2023 - 68th Edition


The International Film Week of Valladolid expands its catalog of publications with the book El cine de la India. Tradiciones, rupturas y disidencias, coordinated by Carlos F. Heredero and Caimán Cuadernos de Cine. The Seminci will also host the presentations of two titles: El cine deseado, by Carlos Losilla for the collection Imprenta Dinámica, edited by ECAM and DAMA, with the collaboration of Caimán Cuadernos de Cine; and Tótem sin tabú. Del Clot al Kilimanjaro, written by filmmaker Carlos Benpar.

The Cinema of India. Traditions, ruptures and dissidences, which arrives in Spanish bookstores in a bilingual edition, offers through fifteen chapters a transversal journey through some of the most significant historical moments, genres, performers, filmmakers, films, themes or production models of Indian cinema.

With the subtitle 10 Spanish female directors of the 21st century, El cine deseado brings together the testimonies of Meritxell Colell, Belén Funes, Elena López Riera, María Pérez Sanz, Nely Reguera, Ainhoa Rodríguez, Clara Roquet, Alauda Ruiz de Azúa, Carla Simón and Diana Toucedo, who offer an intimate and profound look at their relationship with cinema and the paths they explore in filmmaking.

Benpar returns to Valladolid, where he has presented films such as Cineastas en acción (2005) or Al final de la vida (2008), to present his book Tótem sin tabú, in which he makes an intimate inventory of his biography, traversing the intricate paths between reality and the realm of fabulation, with the maternal influence crossing his relationship with cinema as a spectator and creator.

Another editorial novelty of the Seminci is the digital rescue of the work Cine independiente americano. An introduction, an outstanding text conceived as a complement to the thematic cycle of the 27th Seminci (1982). Signed by the programmers and critics Fernando Herrero and José Ignacio

Fernández Bourgón, offers a journey through the freest, most personal and risky production of the United States in the early eighties and will be available for download on the festival's website.

Totem without taboo. From Clot to Kilimanjaro.

  • Sunday 22, 18.00 h. Free admission.
    Seminci Space.

The cinema of India. Traditions, ruptures and dissidences, VV.AA.

  • Thursday 26, 11.15 a.m. Free access.
    Hall of Mirrors.

The desired cinema. 10 Spanish female directors of the 21st century.

  • Thursday 26, 18.00 h. Free admission.
    Seminci Space.