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.
Format: UHD, Stereo, 16:9
Original language: English, Spanish, Catalan, Germam.
Versions: ENG, ESP, CAT.
© JOPERGON & CORPORACIÓ CATALANA DE MITJANS AUDIOVISUALS, SA 2021
With Spanish subtitles at FILMIN
With English subtitles at THE DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL
With Spanish subtitles at NOFICCION
Dubbed in Catalan at CCMA
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
08/08/2022 9th International Documentary Festival of Lerapetra. Greece + info
03/09/2022 Martello Award. Cinque Ports International Documentary film Festival, Dover, United Kingdom. +info
15/10/2022 Antakya 10th International Film Festival, Turkey + info
16/02/2023 Architecture, Design, Art Film Festival, ADAFF. Palm Spings, USA + info