Filmmaker María Elorza visits the Los trabajos y las noches festival this Monday

The 3rd edition of WORKS AND NIGHTS, Film festival and artistic processes continues this Monday with the visit of the filmmaker Maria Elorza. At 5 p.m. he will give the Ateneo Riojano the seminar The works and the nights and will continue the presentation, screening and subsequent discussion of his film “To the books and the women I sing” in Cinemas 7 Infantes.

Elorza’s film premieres in Logroño after taking part in the Barcelona Independent Film Festival, the alternative —DOCMA Feature Film Prize and Special Mention of the National Film Prize—; Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival – ZINEBI; vague Basque Documentary Film Week. The film, which premiered in the New Directors section of the San Sebastian International Film Festival —where it won the TCM Youth Award and a special mention of the Irizar Basque Film Award—, will have its international premiere at the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).-

A woman was almost called Avioneta. Another had a bookcase in the back seat of her car. Another fractures her finger on the unruly shelves of her bookstore. Cigarette makers listen to readings as they work. The ironers remember the poems. To all, I sing. Against fire, water, moths, dust, ignorance and fanaticism, an anonymous army of women takes care of the books. It is an intimate resistance, without epic, without revolution, without weapons.


Maria Elorza (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1988) graduated in audiovisual communication from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, ​​and holds a master’s degree in artistic creation and research from EHU/UPV. Since 2013, he has directed several short films. His works have been selected and awarded at festivals such as San Sebastián, Málaga, Seville, Punto de Vista, Documenta Madrid or ZINEBI in Bilbao.I sing to books and women” is his first feature film.

Filmography (short films):

  • “Breakdowns”, 2020 (with Koldo Almandoz)
  • “Ancora Lucciole”, 2018
  • “Gure Hormek”, 2016 (The Girls of Pasaik)
  • “The Girl of Light”, 2016 (The Girls of Pasaik)
  • “August without you”, 2015 (The girls of Pasaik)
  • “Irudi mintzatuen hiztegi poetikoa”, 2013 (The daughters of Pasaik and Aitor Gametxo)


The main section of the Festival, linked to the screenings, includes the sections Official and Territories; Special sessions; and Focos by Elena Duque and Choche Duque.

In the OFFICIAL SECTION have been programmed “Joys of Rioja” (Velasco Broca, 2022) —opening session—, “Immotep” (Julián Génisson, 2022), “To the books and the women I sing” (Maria Elorza, 2022), “Emotional Architecture 1959” (Leon Siminiani, 2022), “I am vertical but I would like to be horizontal” (Maria Antón Cabot, 2022), “Spring Consecration” (Fernando Franco, 2022), “Down the Empty Track” (Pablo Garcia Canga, 2022), “Ramona” (Andrea Bagney, 2022).

The section TERRITORIES will host the films “A miracle” (Patrick van Boeckel, 2022) and “The Water Street” (Celia Viada Caso, 2020). In addition, two special sessions have been scheduled: “Our friend the moon” (Velasco Broca, 2016) and “Once We Were Wild” (Carmen Bellas, 2017).

The FOCUS by Elena Duque will offer the short films “How to Make a Fanzine” (2010), “Collectibles” (2013), “Yum” (2014), “The Salty Sea” (2014), “Mint and Cinnamon” (2016)“Play and Undo” (2017), “Valdedios” (2019), “Private collection” (2020). The FOCUS of Choche Hurtado will provide the parts “Kokuruga #01”, “Kokuruga #02”, “Kokuruga #03” (2022).

The program is completed with the seminar “The works and the nights(meetings with filmmakers from the Official Section); the cinema route “Bold spirits, new maps of contemporary cinema” with Javier H. Estrada; animation workshop “Animated Cinetract” in charge of Elena Duke; the support program for audiovisual projects in development “Sketch”; and an publication which brings together the presentations and images generated throughout this third edition. The closing will take place on December 17 with a dialogue by filmmakers Elena Duque and Choche Hurtado next to the writer Sabina Pie.

The activities of this third edition will take place in Cinemas 7 Infantes, Ateneo Riojano, La Rioja Almudena Grande Library, Rafael Azcona Library, Madre de Dios Civic Center, Black Seed.

The ticket prices at Cines 7 Infantes (Official Section and Spotlight) costs €3.5. The courses given by Estrada and Duque cost, in both cases, 20 €. All other screenings and activities are free.

The course registration They can be made by email [email protected] or by phone 699 587 218 (call or WhatsApp message).

Project included in the Observatory of Culture in Spain 2021, WORKS AND NIGHTS This is a private initiative which benefits from the support of the Logrono City Hall through its cultural project development assistance programTourism La Rioja Yes Film Commission of La Rioja. He has the collaboration of Bodegas Jer, Producciones Anafilaxis, Pepitas de calabaza and Hotel Los Bracos.


  • 17:00 Seminar work and nightswith Maria Elorza. Riojan Ateneo
  • 7:30 p.m. Premiere of “To the books and the women I sing” + Colloquium with Maria Elorza. Cinemas 7 Babies.


  • 17:00 Seminar work and nights, with the producer carlos pardo. Riojan Athenaeum.
  • 7:30 p.m. Premiere of “Emotional Architecture 1959” + Premiere of “I am vertical but I would like to be horizontal” + Colloquium with Carlos Pardo. Cinemas 7 Babies.


  • 17:00 Seminar work and nightswith Celia Viada Caso. Riojan Athenaeum.
  • 6:30 p.m. Premiere of “The Water Street” + Discussion with Celia Viada Caso. Rafael Azcona Library.


  • 17:00 Seminar work and nightswith Pablo Garcia Canga. Riojan Athenaeum.
  • 7:30 p.m. Premiere of “The consecrationin spring”. Cinemas 7 Babies.


  • seventeen hours “Animated Cinetracts” workshop with Elena Duque. black seed.
  • 17:00 Seminar work and nightswith Andrea Bagney. Riojan Athenaeum.
  • 7:30 p.m. Premiere of “Down the Empty Track” + Premiere of “Ramona” + Discussion with Pablo García Canga and Andrea Bagney. Cinemas 7 Babies

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