Mallorca once again becomes the slow refuge of non-fiction. The 4th MajorDocs will take place from October 4-8 and will be the most international edition to date, with a focus on domestic cinema.
The festival’s garden will host the MajorDocs PRO programme, a series of masterclasses and round tables on the subject of creation and documentaries. Filmmaker Andrés Duque (‘Oleg y las raras artes’), winner of numerous awards at festivals around the world (San Sebastian, Seville, Rotterdam, Malaga, Mar del Plata, Cinéma lleva Réel, among many others) will give a masterclass on the use of the archive and first-person cinema, drawing on his most intimate films.
He will be accompanied by Pablo Gómez Sala, founder and director of the MOCA Museum (Museo en línea de cine autobiográfico) and Clara Sánchez-Dehesa, Spain’s leading expert in analog film conservation, in a talk that will reflect on the creative value of the domestic film archive, the resignification of memory and the past, the role of film libraries and film archives, and the challenges and opportunities that this cinema of memory presents.
The focus on domestic cinema will close with a masterclass by Karianne Fiorini and Gianmarco Torri, from the Re-framing Home Movies program, that will discuss the methodology of some recent projects dealing with
the valorization of home movies, outlining different aspects of their archival preservation, valorization and artistic re-use.
The festival continues its commitment to the confluence between cinema and philosophy. Award-winning philosopher and essayist Josep Maria Esquirol, known for his proposal of the “philosophy of proximity”, will reflect on poetics and creation in a session sponsored by the University of the Balearic Islands.
Following each of these masterclasses, we will host a Doc Session in which the filmmakers selected in the official section will be able to comment on the creative processes of their films.