Pragda’s Spanish Film Club is a program that offers matching grants to educational institutions to organize Ibero-American film festivals – on campus or virtual – with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Education. The grant covers up to 50% of the costs.

Two grant opportunities per year in April and October help high schools and universities bring the best in contemporary cinema from these regions to their communities. The deadline is for festivals taking place within the next two semesters.

Selecting a minimum of 5 films, schools create a film festival with guidance and support from Pragda’s staff from start to finish.

Film selection and festival additions at a glance:

  • An eclectic and diverse selection of films made by a committee of experts
  • Representation of more than 30 countries; first-time filmmakers and established masters alike
  • English subtitles
  • New films are added every year
  • Virtual Q&As with filmmakers can be arranged
  • Festival promotional materials provided

The program’s ultimate goals are to introduce students and broader audiences to the cultures of Ibero-American countries and to create a stable exhibition platform for the latest Spanish and Portuguese language cinema. Film Festivals provide excellent support to educators as they introduce students to linguistic, cultural, and cinematic diversity.

It is always my aim to introduce thought-provoking texts that challenge student assumptions about cultural otherness in the courses that I teach. The SFC festival offered a superb repertoire for discussions of this nature.” – Dr. Jennifer M. Formwalt, North Georgia College

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