After the success of the first edition (2022), in which the film ‘20,000 SPECIES OF BEE’ by Estibaliz Urresola was screened for the first time, and a few Tarragona residents were the first lucky ones to see it; the Screening Test activity is back to stay.
It is an initiative in which the industry section of the REC Festival opens its doors to the public and offers the opportunity to get to know cinema “in its raw form” from a film not yet released, participating in the laboratory to accompany the First Test. It takes place at the Teatret del Serrallo.
The session, lasting approximately two hours, has the participation of part of the film’s management and production team, as well as Álvaro Vega, founder of the marketing and communication agency Doble Sentido, responsible for the promotion of 150 films and 2 Spanish nominations for the Oscars.
Vega is in charge of dynamizing the day and collecting the impressions of those attending the room, who are participants in a pioneering and unique experience in the State. The feedback from the public helps the creators of the film to think about their audiences before starting a journey on the circuit of film festivals -national and international-, in addition to reaching the cinema screens.
The title, subject matter, duration and other technical aspects of the film are not revealed until the viewers arrive in the theater, as it is one of the projects participating in the First Test, which this year reaches its tenth year editing In fact, one of the objectives of the screening is to publicize the industry section of the REC Festival, which allows building
bridges between novice directors and international experts in the film industry: producers, directors, distributors, programmers…
Those who want to take part in this innovative cinematic experience – completely free – must fill in a form, specifying their contact details and their interests and motivations for attending the screening. At the same time, it is an essential requirement to sign a confidentiality contract on the day of the activity, in order to ensure that nothing they have seen leaves the cinema.