FIMUCITÉ 15 unveils its program – Once Upon a Time in FIMUCITÉ

UPDATE (16/6/2021): Added link to tickets for the concerts “Once Upon a Time Ennio Morricone: A Tribute to His Film Music


The Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ) will celebrate this year its 15th edition from Friday 17 to Sunday 26 September 2021 with the motto “Once Upon a Time in FIMUCITÉ: 15 years of the best film music”.


At a press conference held today, the festival has presented its program, which will offer a total of 6 concerts, including an homage to Anton García Abril and two concerts as a tribute to Ennio Morricone.


FIMUCITÉ 15 unveils its program - Once Upon a Time in FIMUCITÉ




Teatro Leal – La Laguna

20:00h “Electric Arcade – A VGM History”

Conducted by Eímear Noone


La Laguna’s Teatro Leal will be the stage for the opening concert of FIMUCITÉ 15 on Friday, September 17. Dedicated to video games music, it will be conducted by the award-winning Irish composer Eímear Noone, who surprised those attending the 2017 edition of the Festival as guest conductor in front of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra for the concert ‘Sword and Sorcery: Symphonic Chronicles of a Legendary Age”. She has been the first woman to conduct the orchestra during the Oscar gala. Famous for her music for video games such as ‘World of Warcraft’, on this occasion she will conduct a chamber orchestra, with a pop-rock combo, to the program ‘Electric Arcade – A VGM History’. Emblematic compositions for essential titles such as ‘Castlevania’, ‘The Witcher’, ‘Zelda’, ‘Halo’, ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘Fortnite’ or the classic ‘Tetris’, will be performed in this unmissable event, with arrangements by Craig Stuart Garfinkle, Emmy-nominated and prolific music producer and composer whose work ranges from feature films and documentaries to multimedia content, video games, commercials and live shows.



Teatro Guimerá – Santa Cruz de Tenerife

20:00h “Route 66”

The Pop Culture Band


The Pop Culture Band returns this year with a new and original proposal: a tribute to one of the most important and long-lived genres of cinema, the “road movies”, with plots developed along a road trip. The Guimerá Theater of Santa Cruz de Tenerife will offer on Saturday, September 18 the program ‘Route 66’, in which the resident band of the Festival, led by Gonzalo de Araoz, will perform fundamental songs that were part of movies such as ‘Easy Rider’, ‘Thelma & Louise’, ‘Wild at Heart’, ‘True Romance’ or ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’.



Ex-convent of Santo Domingo (La Laguna)

20:00h White Voices Choir concert

Professional Conservatory of Music of Tenerife


Concert by the White Voices Choir of the Professional Conservatory of Music of Tenerife, under the baton of Juan Ramón Vinagre, where you will enjoy a varied selection of soundtracks covering a wide range of styles, with exclusive choral arrangements made for the concert. Titles such as ‘Life is Beautiful’, ‘Casablanca’, ‘Frozen’, ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘La La Land’ or ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’.



Ex-convent of Santo Domingo (La Laguna)

20:00h Tribute to Antón García Abril

Polyphonic Choir of the ULL


The Ex-convent of Santo Domingo de La Laguna will host the tribute concert to Antón García Abril, one of the great creators of Spanish music of the twentieth century, linked to the history of FIMUCITÉ since its inception. The honorary award given by the Festival in recognition of fundamental figures of music for film at the international level, bears his name, and was collected by García Abril himself in 2014 as composer of emblematic titles in Spanish filmography such as ‘Sor Citroen’ or ‘El crimen de Cuenca’, as well as for series such as ‘Fortunata y Jacinta’, ‘Ramón y Cajal’, ‘Anillos de Oro’ or ‘El Hombre y la Tierra’, by Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente. It will be a unique concert, performed by the Polyphonic Choir of the University of La Laguna, in which an extraordinary selection of his most iconic scores, thanks to the collaboration of the composer, arranger and orchestrator Jorge Magaz, will be heard in world premiere and for the first time outside the screen.



Tenerife Auditorium (Santa Cruz)

20:00h “Once Upon a Time Ennio Morricone: A Tribute to His Film Music”

Symphonic Gala with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra conducted by Diego Navarro


Renowned composer and conductor Diego Navarro, director of FIMUCITÉ, will lead the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in two performances of the concert “Once upon a time Ennio Morricone: A tribute to his film music”, which will take place on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25 at the Tenerife Auditorium. Winner, after five previous nominations, of the Oscar for the original music with Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ (2016), Ennio Morricone created more than five hundred soundtracks and FIMUCITÉ, in co-production with the European Film Philharmonic Institute, is preparing an extraordinary musical production to remember the highlights of his filmography. Both events will offer the public an exciting journey through the legacy of the legendary author of unforgettable film compositions, such as ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, ‘Cinema Paradiso’, ‘The Untouchables’, ‘The Mission’ or ‘Novecento’.


Tickets (45-50€):



Tenerife Auditorium (Santa Cruz)

19:00h “Once Upon a Time Ennio Morricone: A Tribute to His Film Music”

Symphonic Gala with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra conducted by Diego Navarro


Tickets (45-50€):


The program of the parallel activities of the fifteenth edition of FIMUCITÉ will include screenings of feature films and short films, within the official competition section FIMUCINEMA, as well as within the framework of a new cycle of the Canary Islands Film Archive, which this time will be dedicated to the great composers of the Spaghetti western.


In addition, the Fimucité Film Scoring Academy (Fimucité Academy for audiovisual composers) will once again open its doors with a specialized training program, while the Awards Ceremony of the IVth Spanish Audiovisual Music Awards, organized by the Association of Audiovisual Music Composers (Musimagen) in collaboration with the Festival, will mark another key moment of FIMUCITÉ 15.


The closing ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 26, at the Espacio Cultural La Granja with the reading of the FIMUCINEMA list of winners, the presentation of awards, and the screening of the winning film of the Alex North Award.


FIMUCITÉ has the support of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Government of the Canary Islands, Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, San Cristóbal de La Laguna City Council, Tenerife Auditorium, and Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, as well as “la Caixa” Foundation, Disa Foundation, and Domingo Alonso Group.