Dock Of The Bay dialogues

Since the festival this year we have opted for a new format: the Dialogues of Dock of the Bay. A space for conversation with two guests from the fields of cinema and music. A friendly and close space where, for an hour and a half, as well as listening to their proposals, you can talk directly with them. Two days, two dialogues.

You are interested if you are a professional in the sector (cinema, video, music) or if you are a student. In addition to any restless mind lover of cinema and music.

Thanks to the support of the Department of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sport of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and the collaboration of Musikene.

Singing / Telling

The pleasure of telling ourselves songs

Each one of us, probably, shares a piece of this experience. Of the pleasure you feel when, after watching a film, or listening to an album, you meet somebody you can reconstruct the text with.

It’s easier to confess, to say nothing or to understand yourself on the edges of an aesthetic experience. And perhaps that’s why we recommend songs or films. Simply because our intention is to make others’ lives a little more bearable, because we believe that telling music and cinema is an excellent way to gift truly valuable things, fringes, bends. Although perhaps the reason why we ultimately like talking so much about cinema and music lies in our narcissism. What we really like doing is talking a little about ourselves.

This year Dock of the Bay wants to share the things we love most. This year we propose a seminar around discussions on films and songs that have built, and continue to build, the story of our lives.

The pleasure of singing ourselves films

If last year we explored the difficulty of telling (us) in the music documentary, this year we want to ask ourselves about the fact of sharing audiovisual stories, about how we transmute without realising it from the singular to the collective. That’s why we have once again decided to choose the seminar format. A format based on meeting, on (quasi) improvised dialogue, on the conversation between creators and their audiences. We are interested in the music documentary as a mechanism of memory – the recollection of more or less forgotten music – as the builder of plural identities – collectives, positions, resumed resistances between one song or another. We also want to look at the intimate documentaries that used music to share the most extreme aspect of others’ experiences – the music of suicide, of mental illness, of mourning, but also those who carried frivolity as their flag and led us, unashamedly, into that territory between the kitsch and nostalgia which is also part of our history.

We are therefore looking for a new space for creators, critics, thinkers and artists, but above all, for our public. On the Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Dock of the Bay invites you to do what, at the end of the day, we like doing most: talking about films and music. Or, in other words: talking a little about ourselves.

If you’d like to attend, send us an email to with your data.


Aarón Rodríguez


Aarón Rodríguez

Doctor of Audiovisual Communication from the European University of Madrid, graduate in Philosophy from the UNED and with master’s degrees in History and Aesthetics of Film from the University of Valladolid and New Trends and Innovation Processes from the Jaume I University, Castellón. He has taught at different Spanish universities since 2006, giving courses including Film Narrative, Image Analysis and Literature and Film. Member of the Spanish Association of Film Historians, of the Trama&Fondo Association of Textual Analysis and of adComunica. He currently researches and teaches at the Jaume I University.