press release

venues: Reina Sofia National Museum; Spanish Cinematheque; Tabacalera - Future National Centre for Visual Arts; Comunidad de Madrid Sala Alcalá 31

Following on from Paris in November and preceding Berlin in July, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, will take place in Madrid to create a space for discovery and thought between new cinema and contemporary art at several locations: the Reina Sofia National Museum, the Spanish Cinematheque, the Tabacalera - future National Centre for Visual Arts, and the Sala Alcalá 31 of the Comunidad de Madrid.

Singular in Europe due to the cultural exchange between the three cities, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid offer a rare insight into the numerous existing contemporary audio-visual practices. Cutting-edge cinema and documentaries, video art, multimedia installations, the Rencontres Internationales' programme is the result of an extensive research process (from around 6000 submissions) inviting certain artists, key figures in the world of cinema and contemporary art. In the presence of 100 artists and directors from all over the world, this year's festival offers an unprecedented international programme of 150 works from Spain, France, Germany, and 50 other countries, and brings together internationally-recognised artists and directors alongside young artists and directors presented in Madrid for the first time. It includes 30 screenings with many highlights and film premières, a media art exhibition, and a forum.