FESTIVAL SPOTS

The desire to play and I surprise of the Festival, always celebrating with enthusiasm its love for cinema, has always been something that has transpired in the video advertisements (spots) of each of its editions. And it has been so thanks to the artists who have created this spots, who with their talent and passion have gifted the festival community with small works of art; some more daring, others more referential, all great.

This section is therefore also a heartfelt and well-deserved tribute to all these people, part of the festival’s family. And especially, as it has to be, we want to highlight a specific figure, the incombustible Paco Ruiz, not only the architect of a large part of them (from 2006 to 2019) but also pioner, as he wmade the first one. If Paco printed a stamp, it was the uniqueness of each of them, always surprising in their disparity of approaches and treatments. With great quality, Paco also invented for posterity some of the festival’s mythical quotes, especially the motto “being different makes us unique” with which we recognize ourselves so much. And if Paco set the bar high, you can see below that the following artists knew how to continue making the history of the festival. Thank you very much to all, from our heart.

La Naturaleza se Rebela (Marc Carreté, 2020)

AUTHOR
Marc Carreté

PRODUCTION COMPANY
Creatures of the dark

FACTS
In the midst of a pandemic, and inspired by the leitmotif of the edition “Nature revenge”, director Marc Carreté imagined a Teatre de La Peni apocalyptically closed, without knowing that the upcoming future would force us to do the festival online, with La Peni effectively closed.

CREDITS
Actress: Marta Castellví
Actor: Biel Carreté
Hairdressing and Makeup: Maria Carreté
Dressings: Nuria Puyol
DOF / Color: Paz Carreté
Camera assistant / Focus puller: Roc Busom
VFX: Oscar Nofre
Original Music: Jordi Dalmau
Voice over: Ramon Canals
Sound design: Pablo Gregorio
Production: Familia Carreté
Script, editing and direction: Marc Carreté

La mirada surrealista (Paco Ruiz, 2019)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Inspired by the leitmotif of the edition “La mirada surrealista”

CREDITS
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

De Palma vs De Palma (Paco Ruiz, 2018)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Inspired by the leitmotif of the edition “De Palma vs De Palma”

CREDITS
Actress: Paula Orteu
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

Without you, there are no funny games (Paco Ruiz, 2017)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Inspired by the leitmotif of the edition “Haneke or the edge of horror”

CREDITS
Actor: Daniel Horvath
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

Being different makes us unique (Paco Ruiz, 2016)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Inspired by the leitmotif of the edition “Las mutaciones en el cine de terror” and with clear references to the story “La mosca” (George Langelaan, 1957), adaptado al cine por Kurt Neumann y David Cronenberg.

CREDITS
Actor: Dani Andreu
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

Fobias (Paco Ruiz, 2015)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Inspired by the leitmotif of the edition “Las fobias en el cine de terror”and with references to, among others, the films “Tarántula” (Jack Arnold, 1955), “Vértigo” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) and “Repulsión” (Roman Polanski, 1965).

CREDITS
Actress: Dannella Ogaz
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

Erotismo (Paco Ruiz, 2014)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Inspired by the leitmotif of the edition “El erotismo en el cine de terror” and with references to, among others, the films “Psicosis” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960), “La matanza de Texas” (Tobe Hooper, 1974), “Abierto hasta el amanecer” (Robert Rodriguez, 1996) and “Pesadilla en Elm Street” (Wes Craven, 1984).

CREDITS
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

Censored (Paco Ruiz, 2013)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Inspired by the leitmotif of the edition “La censura en el cine de terror” and with references to, among others, the films “A serbian film” (Srđjan Spasojević, 2010), “Martyrs” (Pascal Laugier, 2008) and “Holocausto caníbal” (Ruggero Deodato, 2008).

CREDITS
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

Orígenes (Paco Ruiz, 2012)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Inspired by the leitmotif of the edition “Los orígenes del cine de terror” and with references to, among others, the films “Frankenstein” (James Whale, 1931), “M, el vampiro de Düsseldorf” (Fritz Lang, 1931) and “Nosferatu” (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1922).

CREDITS
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

30 ediciones (Paco Ruiz, 2011)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the festival, made from fragments of the documentary about the history of the Festival that Paco Ruiz himself made with the collaboration of Javier Rueda’s edition.

CREDITS
With Quim Cabra, Pere Vila, Joan Domènech, Josep Barba, Jordi Pascó
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

Carretera (Paco Ruiz, 2010)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Inspired by the leitmotif of the edition “Carreteras en el cine de terror”.

CREDITS
Actor: Paco Ruiz
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

Juego de niños (Paco Ruiz, 2009)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Inspired by the leitmotif of the edition “Los niños en el cine de terror” and with clear references to the film
“¿Quién puede matar a un niño?” (Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, 1976).

CREDITS
Actor: Alex Andreu
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

Exorcismo (Paco Ruiz, 2008)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Inspired by the film
“El Exorcista” (William Friedkin, 1973).

CREDITS
Actress: Aurora Ruiz
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

Efectos especiales (Paco Ruiz, 2007)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Inspired by the leitmotif of the edition “Los efectos especiales en el cine de terror” and with references to the film “28 días después” (Danny Boyle, 2002).

CREDITS
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz

El terror (Paco Ruiz, 2006)

AUTHOR
Paco Ruiz

PRODUCTION COMPANY
La cajita negra

FACTS
Starring Dani Andreu, a classic of the festival.

CREDITS
Actor: Dani Andreu
Script, editing and direction: Paco Ruiz