Unicaja Banco shows its commitment to one of the most prestigious film festivals and reiterates its support to Castilla y León institutions and their cultural initiatives.
The Mayor of Valladolid, Óscar Puente, and the Head of Institutional Relations and Stakeholders of Unicaja Banco, Fernando Ríos, executed today a collaboration agreement under which the financial institution will sponsor the 63rd Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci), which will be held between 20 and 27 October. The signature of the agreement was also attended by the Festival’s Director, Javier Angulo, and Unicaja Banco’s Regional Manager in Valladolid, Manuel Rubio.
The Mayor thanked the financial institution for its commitment to sponsor the Seminci and expressed his satisfaction for having the economic support of Unicaja Banco in the most important festival in Europe dedicated to auteur cinema and the second oldest festival in Spain, an event which represents so much for our city and our Autonomous Community.
Manuel Rubio remarked the pleasure for Unicaja Banco to take over the collaboration with the Seminci, an event EspañaDuero has been linked to for over twenty years. ‘This sponsorship agreement has always involved being related to a first-rate project. Our institution has witnessed the growth of the Festival and we are proud of its current success and recognition’, he added.
Unicaja Banco’s manager insisted on the firm commitment of the institution to Valladolid and Castilla y León, and its support to all the projects of customers, companies and institutions in the Community, as well as to prestigious cultural initatives as Seminci.
The red carpet will be green, Unicaja Banco’s corporate color
During the Seminci, Unicaja Banco will contribute to the Festival promotion with the green carpet -the bank’s corporate color- over which actors, directors and other guests will parade on the opening and closing galas. This carpet will cover the access to Calderón Theater, and also Santiago Street, between Plaza Zorrilla and Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Fuente Dorada, access to the cinemas screening the films and entry to the official hotels.
The 63rd edition of Seminci (www.seminci.es) will showcase, during its eight days, more than 200 films of different nationalities, integrated in the Official Section, Meeting Point (first and second films), and Time of History (documentary section). All these screenings are completed by other sections like Miniminci, Seminci Joven, Cinema&Wine and DOC. Spain.
The programme is completed with several cycles, such as one on Portugal, guest country to the Festival in this edition; the retrospective The Prodigious Decade. American Filmmakers from the 1990s, which will showcase a selection of films directed by some of the most outstanding independent American filmmakers from the 1990s, or the retrospective on the Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof.
Other activities include a tribute to the filmmaker Ingmar Bergman in his centennial, and commemoration of the 50th anniversary of May 68. This comprehensive programme of screenings will be combined with roundtable discussions, lectures and other events related to cinema.