– From October 5 to 9, Mallorca will become a creative documentary paradise, with screenings, meetings and other activities organized around the non-fiction film
Tame the garden by Salomé Jashi
MajorDocs is Mallorca’s premier international non-fiction film festival, a space where visitors can come and experience other realities and perspectives through a carefully curated selection of creative documentaries. In an era marked by an overabundance of content, this festival offers a slower, more laid-back experience. It is a gathering without competitive programming, highlighting the merits of each film and each author, but also promoting a critical look through professional conferences and round tables.
MajorDocs plays a key role in facilitating the circulation of authors and works that are far from easy to find and which, without this festival, would never reach Balearic audiences. Each year, the event presents eight innovative feature-length documentaries that are specifically selected to encourage reflection. This small selection is totally in line with the festival’s “slow” philosophy, and all screenings are accompanied by a conversation with the directors, bringing the creators closer to the audience, and thus creating an intimate and personal experience.
And so, Mallorca will host European titles such as the medium-length doc The woman and the glacier [+see also:
film profile] (Lithuania / Estonia) by Audrius Stonys, which will open the festival; Earth is blue like an orange [+see also:
interview: Iryna Tsilyk
film profile] (Ukraine / Lithuania) by Iryna Tsilyk, about a family that takes refuge in the art of cinema to survive in the midst of a war tragedy; Pedra Patria (Spain), a story of brotherly love led by a Minorcan filmmaker Macià blooms; Fancy, another family chronicle produced by the Spanish actor Aitor merino; the Moroccan-Belgian co-production A way home through Karima Saïdi, which houses a home marked by exile; Tame the garden [+see also:
interview: Salomé Jashi
film profile] (Switzerland / Germany / Georgia) by Salome Jashi, which speaks of a wealthy individual who collects huge hundred-year-old trees; and There will be no more night [+see also:
film profile] (France) by Eleonore Weber, a film constructed from military video recordings shot in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The program is completed by two Argentinian productions: Lost time through Maria lvarez and Shards through Nathalie Garayalde.
In addition, PRO is the section of MajorDocs dedicated to meeting creators and professionals. It will thus host master classes, round tables, presentations and meetings between producers, filmmakers, distributors and programmers, including local, national and international. Each day, work will be opened with a master class on a certain aspect of the creative process behind documentaries. In this edition, Lithuanian filmmaker Audrius Stonys, philosopher Remedios Zafra and screenwriter Marta Andreu will be the ones who converse and share their experience and thoughts on documentaries, the current state of the industry and the creative processes. In addition, all of MajorDocs PRO’s activities will be streamed live: the opening event, master classes, DOC sessions and the closing event will be streamed on its website, social media, and the Vimeo platform, and viewers will have the chance to participate and send questions or comments in real time.
(Translated from Spanish)