The 1st International Festival of the Elderly La Gran Pantalla will be held in Barcelona from June 6 to 9, 2019.
Its a new cultural event, organized by elParlante, entity specialized in the design, implementation and evaluation of communication strategies that for several years has been developing important projects of a social nature. Among them is work in campaigns and empowerment projects with elderly people using the theater, audiovisual co-creation.
This festival, which has a unique character in our city, seeks to open a cinematic meeting space that contributes to dismantling stereotypes about aging, through cinema. We look for stories that allow us to diversify existing views around the elderly, also to put on screen intersections such as 'elder LGTBIQ+ people', 'elder migrated people', 'elder feminists', among others.
We want to offer a space for the elderly, which at the same time could be a place for the family and the intergenerational meeting, that allows opening reflections and discussions around the cinema.
The main venue is Cinemes Girona, where will be presented features, and short films in competition, but there will also be screenings and parallel activities in several parts of the city.