cartell-camping-life-(the-ephemeral-city

SYNOPSIS 

Camping life is a documentary that portrays life on a Costa Brava campsite during the summer of 2020. The camera follows the various stories and anecdotes of the day to day life of the uninhibited campers with the intention to portray the concept of holidays for contemporary man. The film makes a unique portrait of how the coronavirus crisis was experienced during the summer of 2020 by a middle class determined to be able to enjoy their recreation time no matter what. Finally, the concept of an ephemeral city is explored, which comes alive every summer to become an organic entity devoted to leisure, and then just as quickly fades away at the end of the summer as it's population disappears.

The documentary combines the testimonies of the campers with cinematic scenes, both marked with a sense of humour.  The campsite is presented to us as a closed space that is isolated from the world where the guests can live sheltered from the responsibilities of daily life, as well as outside concerns, including the coronavirus crisis. From this point of view, the camera views seemingly common situations (such as taking selfies or barbeques), and yet they take on a new ironic perspective under the filmmaker's gaze.  Lastly, the film is a celebration of life in the great outdoors and freedom in a time of confinement and restricted mobility.

Lenght: 52’

Format: UHD, Stereo, 16:9

Original language: English, Spanish, Catalan, Germam.

Versions: ENG, ESP, CAT.

© JOPERGON & CORPORACIÓ CATALANA DE MITJANS AUDIOVISUALS, SA 2021

 

Available:

  • With Spanish subtitles at FILMIN

  • With Spanish subtitles at NOFICCION

  • Dubbed in Catalan at CCMA

 

Screenings

15/04/2021  Premiere. Cinema Las Vegas, Figueres, Spain. Organized CineClub Diòptria. + info

04/07/2021  Festival Món Filmat. Amposta (Spain) + info

06/07/2021  Launched at the catalan public broadcaster TV3, in the slot Sense Ficció. + info.

09/07/2021  Stockholm Film and Television Festival. Sweeden + info

13/08/2021  Best Documentary Award Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cerdanya. Puigcerdà, Spain. + info

19/08/2021  Universitat Catalana d'Estiu, UCE. Prades. France. + info

02/09/2021  SILAFEST, 13th International Tourism and Environmental Film Festival. Veliko Gradiste, Serbia. + info

11/09/2021  Best Documentary Award 10th Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF). Canada.  +info

14/09/2021  Honorable Mention. 4th Intl. Film and Television Festival SIMFEST. Tîrgu Mureș, Romania. + info

20/09/2021  GLift-Off Sessions Global Network + info

08/10/2021  Zagreb Tourfilm Festival. Zagreb, Croatia.

09/10/2021  Premios Oriana. Festival de Cine de Sant Andreu de la Barca. Spain. + info

12/10/2021  Festival Internacional de Cinema de Begur. Spain. + info

00/10/2021  EATSA Art & Tourism Film Festival. Portugal. + info

06/11/2021  Essex DocFest. Colchester, United Kingdom.

00/11/2021  MADRIFF, Madrid Indie Film Festival. Spain. + info

10/11/2021  Festival Internacional de Mediometrajes de Valencia LA CABINA, Spain + info

12/11/2021  33th Girona Film Festival, Spain. + info

00/12/2021  VI Festival de Cine Etnográfico de Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador. + info

23/12/2021  Best Tourism Services Film. Stars of Wild Beauty - International Tourism Film Festival Montenegro. Podgorica, Montenegro. + info

20/01/2022  Spotlight Silver Award. 7th Spotlight Documentary Film Awards. Atlanta, USA. + info

01/02/2022  The Filmy Monks Film Festival, India.

18/02/2022  Lidf - The London International Documentary Festival. London, United kingdom. + info

19/03/2022  Travel Film International Film Festival. Moscow, Russia. + info

09/04/2022  FIMMER - Festival Internacional de Mediometrajes de Manzanares el Real. Spain. + info

11-18/5/22   Beldocs IDFF, Belgrade, Serbia. Video Library.

00/05/2022  Holland Film Festival. Bergen, Netherlands. + info

00/05/2022  ​Architecture, Design, Art Film Festival, ADAFF. Palm Spings, USA + info

00/08/2022  9th International Documentary Festival of Lerapetra. Greece + info 

00/11/2022  Cinque Ports International Documentary film Festival, Dover, United Kingdom