The title Cinemaway covers an annual series of lectures, a video essay competition and an exhibition that examine the presence of public works in cinema.
The Cinemaway title is taken from one of the companies that brought the simulated train ride experience to Spain around 1909, which had been seen at the Exposition Universelle in Paris (1900) and, especially, at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904) with the Hale’s Tours experience. The word Cinemaway aims both to create a route, a ‘way’ to approach the theme covered by the subtitle, which changes every year, and to invite the audience or visitors to be swept ‘away’ for a pleasant cinematic experience.
From the very beginning of cinema, there has been a close relationship between this art and trains, both of which were seen as an expression of modernity. For this reason, the theme for this first edition is ‘El tren en el cine’, or ‘Trains at the cinema’. The event is part of the ‘Mediterranean Corridor’ project, organised by the Valencian Ministry of Housing, Public Works and Territorial Planning.