The short film “The Room” by Laida Aldaz enjoys further recognition and selections for festivals

Jul 23, 2021

The short film “The Room” by Laida Aldaz, Director of the ZINETIKA Festival, continues on its run of successes with more selections for international festivals.


The film received the Best Film Award at Dance Camera North Minneapolis, on top of the Honorary Mention at the London International Monthly Film Festival.

“The Room”will also be shown at the FilmFest by Rogue Dancer and it has also been selected for the 10th Riurau Film Festival.

Produced by the ZINETIKA Festival, “The Room” (SP, 2020) is a short film directed and choreographed by Laida Aldaz that investigates creation in closed spaces. This experimental videodance film was created between December 2019 and January 2020 with a single shot that reflects on the impossibility of escaping from the daily routine we imprison ourselves in out of an infinite habit for our bodies, where space becomes both a way into and out of our souls.

A room with a closed door is all Laida needs for a choreography of looped movements, with Giuseppe Di Francisca as Editor and Cameraman, to create the collective imagination that characterises the film. Joaquín Breton is the Assistant Director, Cruz Isael Mata the Assistant Choreographer and the music is by Luisillo Kalandraka.

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Oct 28, 2022


The poster for the 7th ZINETIKA Festival is now available, with the festival being held from November 18th to December 4th 2022 in Pamplona, San Sebastian and Bilbao with a programme based on short video-dance films performances, workshops and a masterclass.


This year’s international event has added two new venues. The Guggenheim Museum will become the new Winnetka venue in Bilbao as part of the TopARTE programme in its 25th year.

In addition, the Euskadi Institute of Architecture becomes the new venue in San Sebastian, while the Trueba Cinemas will continue showing the short films. The vents in Pamplona will take place in the Civivox Condestable cultural centre.

The programme includes a masterclass given by the film-maker Marina Lameiro, the presentation of the film "Luna Negra" and the performance entitled "In Perspective".

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