Filmoteca de Catalunya is the public institution responsible for the preservation and diffusion of Catalan film heritage. With the aim of showcasing to the world the rich diversity of the legacy housed at our Film Conservation and Restoration Center, we have compiled a selection of some of the most noteworthy titles from our archives.
Firstly, the Basics of Catalan Cinema collection, which was originally launched in 2014 and includes some of our most important titles. Filmoteca is committed to seeking international recognition for directors such as the pioneer Segundo de Chomón, the cameramen of the Laya Films newsreels, Llorenç Llobet Gràcia, Francesc Rovira Beleta, Josep Maria Forn, Francesc Betriu, Ventura Pons, Antoni Pa-drós, Jacinto Esteva, Joaquim Jordà and Bigas Luna, as champions of the richness and variety of our cinema.
The works of fiction, documentaries, experimental pieces, popular successes and international challenges they created make up the kaleidoscopic outlook that has characterised Catalan film throughout its history.
In addition to this initiative, which we hope will continue to be shown on screens around the world, we are now pleased to be able to introduce another brand new collection from the titles preserved at our archive. The Singular Collection features a selection of works that showcase some specific point of interest and includes Catalan productions, as well as examples from other countries, short films and feature films that, due to the diversity of our depository and our restoration and digiti-sation criteria, represent a wide range of genres, eras and styles.
The collections will be screened at film archives affiliated with the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), as well as at festivals, museums and cultural institutions that would like to enjoy them.
All the films are available in DCP, with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
We would like to thank the producers and filmmakers who have collaborated with us on the development of these projects, as well as the Banc Sabadell Foundation for their unerring support..
with the support of: