One of the main missions of Zinegoak Extension is to bring the festival closer to the people who usually find it harder to access this type of content. Honourable exceptions aside, the majority of these films will not tour commercial theatres, and those that do, are generally bound to smaller venues.
The second mission, but not less important, is to offer an activity linked to diversity and culture by taking advantage of the audiovisual assets generated by Zinegoak each year.
Once again, Zinegoak Extension reaches more municipalities than in any of its previous editions.
Thanks to the support of Berdindu – Basque LGTB + care service – reliant on the Department of Employment and Social Affairs- and to the support from participating towns and associations, the contents of this edition will reach 30 different locations.
In some cases these collaborations are already well grounded. Donostia, for instance, will host 3 sessions, as it did last year, thanks to the joint effort of Gehitu and Egham. Likewise, Sestao, Getxo, Sopela, Hernani, Berriz, Igorre, Basauri, Leioa, Tolosa and Portugalete, will bring a piece of Zinegoak closer to its inhabitants.
Plus, new towns have joined this venture and will they offer a small sample of Zinegoak. This year, Bakio, Barakaldo, Bermeo, Arrasate, Mungia, Ondarroa, Urduña, Azpeitia, Hondarribia, Lezo and Ordizia have renewed their commitment, and it will be the first time for Abadiño, Aiara, Aramaio, Artziniega, Erandio, Laudio and Zumaia.
It is a pride for Zinegoak to have the opportunity to bring short films, feature films, documentaries or storytelling programs to all these villages and towns, helping to widespread contents on diversity and culture. These programs are always in original version with Spanish/Basque subtitles, or bilingual.
If you are unable to join Zinegoak in Bilbao, now it is easier to access some of these great proposals in other locations across our geography.