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Spain’s RTVE is standing by Spanish cinema, earmarking about Euros36 million ($49 million) for broadcast rights to Spanish movies this year.
Recent pickups include Jaume Balaguero‘s thriller “Flatmate,” Daniel Sanchez Arevalo‘s comedy “Primos” and live-action adventure pic “Capitan Trueno.”
This year’s RTVE Spanish pic outlay is broadly level with last year. It comes as other established nets in Spain — Telecinco and Antena 3 — are downsizing Spanish pic investment, making RTVE, with Italy’s RAI, the biggest broadcast network investor in national cinema in Southern Europe this year. (more…)
The 25th edition of the Guadalajara International Film Festival feted Colombian helmer Carlos Gaviria’s “Retratos en un mar de Mentiras” and Nicolas Pereda’s “Perpetuum Mobile” with jury grand prizes in the Ibero-American and Mexican fiction feature categories, respectively, during Friday’s festival’s awards announcement.
Speaking at the ceremony, festival director Jorge Sanchez Sosa also announced he will step down after this year’s festival, bringing with him at least some of his core staff. The topper has long described his reign as a five-year plan and is generally credited with having greatly expanded the industrial side of the festival. (more…)
Fest’s fifth annual Co-Production Meeting continues to grow, with 30 projects — seven of them docs — now in competish. “There’s always a good possibility of discovery with little-known Latin American directors,” says Barcelona-based producer Michel Ruben. “Just look at Argentina’s Natalia Smirnoff, whose first film, ‘Puzzle,’ played in competition at the Berlinale.” Read more:
Nineteen features to unspool in festival sidebar
Coming-of-age dramas from Latin America and indigenous cinema from New Zealand and Australia are some of this year’s highlights at the Berlinale’s children-and-youth sidebar Generation.
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