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BOXGIRLS

Jaime Murciego | Kenya, Spain 2016 | 19 Min. | OmeU

Friday, 05.05.2017, 4:30 pm | tickets
Kino De France | Saal 1

AUSTRIAN PREMIERE

Screened together with The fruitless Tree.

 

Women and girls learn to box in Nairobi, Kenya while training the physical as well as mental strength. Often enough women are victims of crime, sexism and rape, thus, boxing then helps them to defend themselves. Boxgirls is a documentary about self-defence, empowerment and the overcoming of gender stereotypes both in sports and in society.

Biography

Jaime Murciego is a multi-purpose creative designer and filmmaker, specialised in motion graphics. He was born in the north of Spain in 1985 and is currently based in Madrid. After passing his bachelor in Audiovisual Communication, he undertook a postgrade in Multimedia and Graphic Design. He started working as a motion graphics designer but he never stopped developing his others skills in video filming and postproduction. He spent 5 years working in-house for different TV and advertising companies such as Atresmedia TV or Zeppelin TV. In 2014 he independently worked as a freelancer filmmaker and graphic designer. In 2015 Murciego decided to take a flight to Nairobi to film his first short documentary, Boxgirls.

Awards

  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INVESIBLE FILM SOZIALAK (Spain) *GENDER EQUALITY AWARD*
  • AWARD TMFF - THE MONTHLY FESTIVAL (United Kingdom) *BEST DOCUMENTARY / AUDIENCE AWARD*
  • TMFF - THE MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL (United Kingdom) *AUDIENCE AWARD*
  • EDITA - CERTAMEN SOCIAL AUDIOVISUAL (Spain) *AUDIENCE AWARD*
  • IBIZA CINEFEST (Spain) *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
  • SHORT OF THE YEAR (Spain) *BEST SHORT FILM DOCUMENTARY*


Screenings

  • CORTADA - FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE VITORIA-GASTEIZ (Spain)
  • FESTIVAL DE CINE Y DERECHOS HUMANOS DE MADRID (Spain)
  • ENKARZINE (Spain)
  • FESTIVAL DE CINE DE ZARAGOZA (Spain)
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DIGITAL EXPERIMENTAL DE ESPACIO ENTER CANARIAS (Spain)
  • BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Romania)
  • MUJERES EN FOCO, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL POR LA EQUIDAD DE GENERO (Argentina)
  • TOLPUDDLE RADICAL FILM FESTIVAL (United Kingdom)
  • FICNOVA - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LA NOVIOLENCIA ACTIVA (Spain)
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE PONFERRADA (Spain)
  • TERRA DI TUTTI FILM FESTIVAL (Italy)
  • CANADIAN DIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL (Canada)
  • UDADA FILM FESTIVAL (Kenya) IPIALES CINE SIN FRONTERAS (Colombia)
  • NUEVAS OLAS - FESTIVAL DE CINE DE SANTANDER (Spain)


Website

www.promofest.org/films/boxgirls

Trailer