THE FESTIVAL: 2020 EDITION
The 2nd edition of La GRAN pantalla, the International Film Festival of the Older Adults of Barcelona, is going to be a special edition which will invite us again to rediscover and value the world of the older adults through Film projections and Festival activities that will take place online, from July 7th to 17th, in a streaming platform called Filmin and in the Festival’s web itself.
The International Film Festival of the Older Adults of Barcelona is an intergenerational and cinematographic gathering which aims to deconstruct stereotypes and prejudices about older adults.
We are in search of stories that contribute to generate new narratives and viewpoints about older adults in order to go further from the usual images commonly associated with this stage of life and in order to give a wider perspective on the existing approaches. Furthermore, the Festival is also an opportunity to acknowledge the cinematographic work that older adults carry out, as well as the task done by young filmmakers who are interested in their stories.
Due to the global crisis related to Covid-19 and the uncertainty of its evolution, this special edition of La GRAN pantalla is online. Therefore, it is also an opportunity to bring older adults closer to new technologies in a fun and personalised way.
The health crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced older adults. This situation that they have been obliged to go through have affected them not only on a physical level but also on an emotional one. In this context, in which older adults need to be connected, La GRAN pantalla online edition will travel to their homes through the 7th art, and it will bring new values and new possibilities for gathering, socializing and discussing current issues.