A 'cinema caravan' travels through Extremadura discovering locations
Over the course of four weeks, a caravan customized with the iconography of the film "Viaje a la Luna" by Georges Méliès, will travel through six regions of Extremadura. A photographer (Marino Scandurra) and a documentary maker (Pedro Sara), together with the support of a production team, will create a wide and varied photographic and videographic catalogue, collecting not only unique locations for film and television shootings, but also the people and "movie-worthy" stories of those places. The obtained results will be the basis for the design and production of communication and marketing materials of the Extremadura Film Commission.
“Cinema caravan” is a project of the Extremadura Culture Foundation and the Regional Ministry of Culture and Equality of the “Junta de Extremadura” and is part of the activities developed by the regional filming office "Extremadura Film Commission" and the brand "Extremadura Audio-visual" . It has funding from the Provincial Councils of Cáceres and Badajoz, as well as from the Extremadura Youth Institute; with the collaboration of the company Sonobox and the City Councils of Alburquerque, Cañamero, Castañar de Ibor, Guadalupe, Hoyos, Jerez de los Caballeros, Llerena and Valencia de Alcántara.
Among the project's objectives, there is also making the audio-visual heritage of the region known among the people of Extremadura themselves, as well as the talent of the home-grown filmmakers who are being recognized in the international industry. All this through eight night exhibitions of short films of the Jara Catalogue and four Workshops of Cinematographic creation in the Spaces for the Young Creation of the Institute of the Extremadura Youth Institute, where the cinema will be used as an artistic language and cultural manifestation with the youngest ones.
During the month of August the post-production of images and video pieces, the dumping of material on the new Extremadura Film Commission website, and the continuation of communication on social networks will take place.