NEDGIA Cegas and Institut Valencià de Cultura present line-up for Valencia Summer Film Festival - Naturgy - Press room

NEDGIA Cegas and Institut Valencià de Cultura present line-up for Valencia Summer Film Festival

  • NEDGIA Cegas has been sponsoring this cultural initiative organised by Institut Valencià de Cultura for nine years. 
  • The screenings will take place in the gardens of the Palau de la Música València from 28 July to 26 August.

Earlier today, the director of the Institut Valencià de Cultura (IVC), Abel Guarinos, the Head of Programming for the Valencia Summer Film Festival, José Antonio Hurtado, the Assistant Audiovisual and Cinematography Director of IVC, José Luis Moreno, and the General Manager of NEDGIA Cegas, Celestina López presented the line-up for the 19th Valencia Summer Film Festival, which will take place in the Palau de la Música gardens from 28 July to 26 August. NEDGIA Cegas is sponsoring this cultural initiative for the ninth year in a row as part of its commitment to cultural and social development in the Region of Valencia, where the company has been providing its services for over 170 years.

The 19th Valencia Summer Film Festival combines open-air culture and recreation to present a wide range of films in the iconic Jardines del Turia, opposite the Palau de la Música. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film festival, a selection of great classics from the history of cinema will be screened. For the first time, two films will also be shown in their original language with subtitles in Valencian: “La librería” (2017) by Isabel Coixet and “M. Una ciutat cerca un assassí (1931) by Fritz Lang.

Line-up for the 2018 Valencia Summer Film Festival

The 19th Valencia Summer Film Festival will screen a total of 11 films at 26 sessions to be held from Monday to Sunday (not Wednesdays). The festival has selected the great black and white classic “Casablanca” (1942) by Michael Curtiz for the opening session.

As was the case in previous years, the Valencia Summer Film Festival will include two separate themes: “Cinema of Today” and “Classic Cinema”. The “Cinema of Today” category includes some of the films recognised at the Goya Awards, the Oscars and the European Film Awards, such as: “A Fantastic Woman” (Sebastán Lelio, 2017); “Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle” (Gustavo Salmerón, 2017); “The Square” (Ruben Östlund, 2017) and “The Shape of Water” (Guillermo del Toro, 2017).

The “Classic Cinema” category includes some great classics of the silver screen in excellent digital versions that allow these films to be enjoyed on the big screen in all their glory. The classics chosen for this year include: “Casablanca” (Michael Curtiz, 1942); “Sunset Boulevard” (Billy Wilder, 1950); “Rebecca” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) and a double feature of silent films starring Buster Keaton: “The Goat” and “The Navigator”.

Presence in the Valencia Region

NEDGIA Cegas is the natural gas distribution company of the Naturgy group in the Region of Valencia, where it supplies natural gas to 205 municipalities, meaning that 87% of the population has access to this source of energy. It has over 663,000 supply points and a distribution network of 8,800 kilometres.

NEDGIA Cegas has been providing services in the Region of Valencia for more than 170 years, with which it maintains a commitment to collaborate with society that goes beyond mere business activity and focuses on developing local actions that support cultural and social development, such as the Valencia Summer Film Festival or the L’Alfas del Pi Film Festival.

Scope and subject: Cinema, Nedgia, Spain, Sponsorships

Valencia, 13 July 2018

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