News Article | June 15, 2017
For the third consecutive year, The Galician Cinema and Food Festival (“GC&FF”) will be held from June 27 through June 30, 2017 in New York City at the Instituto Cervantes. This year, GC&FF is honored to welcome Ivan Dominguez, the first Galician Michelin StarChef, who is one of the nine founding members of the elite Galician culinary group “Nove Grupo Gastronómico”. Dominguez also participated in the 11th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress where he shared the stage with another top chef from Spain, Elena Arzak. This will be the first time Dominguez will perform in front of a New York audience, preparing some of the best delicacies of the new Atlantic cuisine. The GC&FF, is a pioneering project aiming to showcase Galicia's talent in film and the culinary arts, as well as to promote Galicia as a major cultural destination. The Festival is made possible thanks to the support of the Galician Government and private sponsors such as Estrella Galicia, Aceites Abril and Bateamar. It´s the week of Galicia in the United States. This year, the GC&FF film showcase will feature “Alén do Cosmos” (Beyond the Cosmos), the story of Santiago Formoso, the first Spaniard to win a championship ring with a major sports team in the USA, decades before the success of Pau Gasol in the NBA. Formoso, a Galician who emigrated to New York at the end of the 60s, became a football player with the legendary New York Cosmos team, alongside stars such as Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer, Carlos Alberto and Johan Cruyff. Mr. Formoso will be present for the screening, as well as the film’s director, Pedro Pablo Alonso. After the screening, Mr. Formoso and Mr. Alonso will discuss the film in an open conversation with the audience. Also for the first time, the Festival will showcase the best Galician short films such as “Einstein-Rosen”, a multi-awarded science fiction comedy, directed by Olga Osorio; “Decorado” by Alberto Vázquez, Goya Award Winner 2017 and “The Suitor”, Best Cinematography award winner at Indieworks 2017, directed by Álvaro Congosto. The Festival will kick-off with the documentary “Cocinando en el Fin del Mundo” (Cooking at the World´s End), about how “Grupo Nove Gastronómico” developed an idea of gastronomy grounded in tradition, with profound respect for the ingredients and their source, but using radically new culinary techniques. While the film is being screened for the general audience, Ivan Dominguez will conduct a private cooking demonstration for the press, food influencers and VIPs, in which he will explore the flavors of the Atlantic Cuisine with delicacies such as abalone, imported directly from Spain exclusively for this event. On its second day, The GC&FF will present the best of Galicia’s “Heroic” viniculture, so called because of the harsh conditions in which the vines are planted such as very steep hillsides. In this type of wine production, Galicia’s is known to be the riskiest of all. Galicia’s wines have been well recognized by critics worldwide for the past decade and they were chosen by President Obama for the toast at the last Hispanic Gala. The Festival will hold a wine tasting with some of the best wines from the region such as Pazo das Bruxas, (Albariño grape) and Regina Viarum (Mencia grape). This event is open only to the press , influencers and VIPs. For the final culinary event, the festival will be hosting a reception where the guests will enjoy top wines from Galicia, a tasting by Chef Dominguez, and other featured products from the region. Mr. Domiguez and other artists participating in the Festival will be mingling with attendees. On June 30th, the GC&FF will conclude with the documentary “Esquence Monelos” (forget Monelos), the Mestre Mateo 2017 best Documentary, Cinematography and Editing winner. For more information about the festival and the most updated schedule, please visit: http://www.galiciancinemafestival.gal To register to any of the events open to the public please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ny--new-york/galician-cinema-and-film-festival/?mode=search About Galician Cinema and Food Festival (GC&FF) In 2015, The Galician Cinema and Food Festival was created to promote the best Galician talent in cinema and culinary arts, as well as to promote Galicia as a major cultural destination to the United States. The Festival is promoted by the Xunta de Galicia and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), and private sponsors such as Estrella Galicia, Aceites Abril and Bateamar. About Instituto Cervantes Instituto Cervantes is a not for profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. Its mission is to promote the Spanish language and to contribute to the advancement of the cultures of all Spanish speaking countries and communities.
News Article | November 21, 2016
The New Literature from Europe Festival, New York City’s top European literary event, returns in its 13th year to present best-selling, award-winning, and emerging authors from across the continent. The four-day festival welcomes more than 40 authors, journalists, poets and translators in events at bookstores, theatres, and special venues throughout New York City from December 7 to 10. Curated and produced by 20 Square Feet Productions, the programs feature readings, conversations, and panel discussions with European and American literary luminaries. “At a time of division in Europe, the United States, and the world, the Festival provides a unique opportunity for us to come together in celebration of great literature and all that unites us,” says Sean Bye, President, New Literature from Europe Festival. Joining the festival, alongside our guests from Europe, are best-selling and acclaimed authors, Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Eliot Weinberger, Deborah Eisenberg, Benjamin Nugent, and Elizabeth Flock; poets Nick Laird, Nick Flynn, and Nathanle Handal; The New Yorker’s Cressida Leyshon; the BBC’s Michael Maher; Open Letter Books’ Chad W. Post; Grove Atlantic’s Katie Raissian; New Vessel Press’ Ross Ufberg; Europa Editions’ Michael Reynolds; Executive Director of the Martin E. Segal Theatre at CUNY, Frank Hentschker; The University of Connecticut’s Peter Constantine; former chair of the PEN/Heim Translation Fund, Michael F. Moore; and, superstar translators, Ann Goldstein, Susan Bernofsky, Alta L. Price, Marjolijn de Jager, Bruna Dantas Lobato, Julia Sanches and Annemarie Mattheyse. Partnering with international literary and translation organizations such as ALTA (The American Literary Translators Association) and PEN World Voices, the programs will address a wide range of timely issues facing society today. Festival guests explore such topics as Writing to Change Hearts and Minds, Narrative Authority, and Writing Under the Influence of Music and Art, among others. Highlights include: Salman Rushdie addressing the critical role of literature in translation; Ann Goldstein and Jhumpa Lahiri discussing the art of translation; Yoko Tawada discussing her new international best-seller, Memoirs of a Polar Bear; and, the cabaret style festival favorite Translation Slam. Most of the events are free and open to the public. For a complete and up-to-date schedule of festival guests, venues and programs, please visit: http://newlitfromeurope.org/ Don’t miss these fascinating cross-cultural events at popular venues across the city including The Center for Fiction, The Goethe-Institut, The Nuyorican Poets Café, Scandinavia House, and Poets House. The New Literature from Europe Festival is jointly organized by The Art Office Foundation, The Austrian Cultural Forum New York, The Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center New York, Instituto Cervantes New York, Dutch Culture USA, The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia, The General Representation of the Government of Flanders to the USA, Goethe-Institut, Literature Ireland, Arts Council Malta in NY, The National Book Council (Malta), The Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Norwegian Literature Abroad, The Polish Cultural Institute New York, The Consulate General of the Republic of Portugal, Institut Ramon Llull, and The Romanian Cultural Institute New York.
De-La-Iglesia-Sanchez Y.,Instituto Cervantes |
Uguina-Cocostegue P.,Instituto Cervantes |
Fuertes-Conde J.-M.,Instituto Cervantes
Profesional de la Informacion | Year: 2011
The measures taken to adapt the ContentDm application to users' validation requirements are introduced, along with the collections in the Instituto Cervantes image bank creation project. The project's general characteristics are then laid out in a presentation. This is followed by a summary of the objectives and strategies inherent within the complex task of implementing a document manager which is suitable for both internal use to meet the needs of an institution's personnel and for the publishing of images on the internet. Finally, there is an account of the suggestions which have been put into practice to further tailor users' needs to the digital collection manager's characteristics.
Martin-Montalvo-Cortes I.,Instituto Cervantes |
Valverde-Facal M.-V.,Instituto Cervantes |
De-La-Iglesia-Sanchez Y.,Instituto Cervantes
Profesional de la Informacion | Year: 2010
The article presents the characteristics of the Instituto Cervantes Library Network in relation with the cooperation existing between them, as well as the two main projects under development. Firstly, there is an introduction to the frame of action of the 61 special libraries as an international network. The two aforementioned projects are explained in detail: a common database for knowledge management and a cooperative plan for periodicals administration. There is a final point considering the value of cooperation between libraries.
Instituto Cervantes | Date: 2011-12-06
printed matter, namely, educational materials in the field of the Spanish language; printed instructional and teaching materials in the field of the Spanish language. Organization of exhibitions and trade fairs for commercial or advertising purposes; promoting the goods and services of others by distributing advertising materials via telecommunications and data networks. Teaching Spanish as a foreign language, teacher training in the field instructional methods for teaching foreign languages; providing educational tests in the field of Spanish; publication of educational texts and videos.