Unicaja Banco will sponsor one more year the 67th edition of the Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI, Semana Internacional del Cine de Valladolid), under the collaboration agreement entered into with Fundación Municipal de Cultura of Valladolid City Hall. Under the agreement, the bank renews its commitment to the Festival as silver sponsor.
The agreement has been signed today by Unicaja Banco’s Head of Institutional Relations and Image, Fernando Ríos, and the Councillor for Culture of the City Hall, Ana Redondo, with the attendance of Valladolid Mayor, Óscar Puente, and of SEMINCI’s Director, Javier Angulo.
The Mayor thanked Unicaja Banco for its commitment and collaboration with SEMINCI, because the renewal of the sponsorships is important to face a new edition of the film festival. The Mayor placed this economic commitment within the framework of the support that Valladolid City Hall gives to culture as one of the important sectors to boost the economy, as well as the role that culture -and cinema in particular- plays in the development of people and the advance of the society.
Fernando Ríos expressed one more year his satisfaction for continuing the collaboration with SEMINCI. ‘Our institution has always collaborated with first-rate cultural events, such as film festivals. Our historic link to SEMINCI continues getting stronger and we trust that this edition will be a success for Valladolid and for Castilla y León’, remarked the bank’s Head of Institutional Relations and Image.
Unicaja Banco has been collaborating in the sponsorship of SEMINCI for twenty years. The commitment to this festival reflects the bank’s commitment to Valladolid and Castilla y Leon, to provide support to projects from individuals, companies and institutions, as well as to relevant cultural initiatives.
During the eight days of SEMINCI, from 22 to 29 October, Unicaja Banco will contribute to promote the Festival with the green carpet -the bank’s corporate color- over which actors, directors and other guests will parade on the opening and closing galas.
The 67th edition of SEMINCI will screen more than 200 films in its different sections: Official, Meeting Point, Time of History and DOC. Spain.
The said programme will also include screenings such as ‘Pasolini/Bardem: 100 años. Dos faros del cine europeo’, or a retrospective on Irlanda -guest country in this edition-, as well as roundtable discussions, master classes and other events related to cinema.