WHAT IS SPANISH FILM CLUB?

PRAGDA’S SPANISH FILM CLUB MISSION is to provide excellent support to educators as they introduce students to the linguistic, cultural, and cinematic diversity of Spain and Latin America.

TWO GRANT OPPORTUNITIES PER YEAR help high schools and universities bring the very best in contemporary cinema from these regions to their communities.

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 25 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 PROJECT’S ULTIMATE GOALS are to introduce students and broader audiences to the cultures of these countries and to create a stable exhibition platform for the latest Spanish and Portuguese-language cinema.

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

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