Spanish screening on tour sets agenda

Spanish screening on tour sets agenda

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Spanish Film and Export Authorities continue their energetic push in international markets through the Spanish Screenings Initiative and are poised for a record executive attendance and film/TV titles at Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires, the largest film TV market of Latin America.

Ventana Sur is co-hosted by Cannes Marché du Film, the Cannes Film Festival and Argentina’s INCAA film TV agency, Ventana Sur runs from November 28 to December 2.

Announced Sunday at a press conference in San Sebastian, Spanish Screenings on Tour will see five projects or productions-in-post from Spain play in each of the four major Ventana Sur forums. These take in animation platform Animation! where five titles will be presented as part of a Spanish Screenings Anímate initiative, the genre market Blood Window (Spanish Screamings), the project section Punto de Género (Spanish Screenings Perspectives) and the TV focus SoloSerieS (Spanish Screenings Series), the project section of female directors (Spanish Screenings Series), said Beatriz. Navas, director general of the Spanish film TV agency ICAA.

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Projects or productions in each section are selected by representatives of Spanish Screenings on Tour and Ventana Sur. Winners have covered both air flights and accommodation in Ventana Sur – vital as the cost of air travel between Europe and Latin America has soared after the pandemic.

Spanish Screenings on Tour has also formed alliances with four of Spain’s major specialist festivals, which will award one project per section based on their focus. Horror, fantastic and sci-fi megafest Sitges, for example, will award one title to Blood Window, which will receive the Sitges Fanpitch – Blood Window – Spanish Screenings Prize.

TV co-production forum Conecta Fiction, new talent platform Abycine Lanza and Animation Meet Weird will award prizes to one project at SoloSerieS, Punto de Género and Animation! respectively.

Details of the Spanish Screenings on Tour were presented in San Sebastian by Navas, San Sebastian Festival Director José Luis Rebordinos, Malaga Festival Director Juan Antonio Vigar and Pablo Conde, Director of Fashion, Habitat and Cultural Industries at the public investment organization ICEX.

The content of the Spanish screenings will take place next year at the Malaga Festival and the Mafiz industry branch from March 13-17, Vigar said.

Activities include screenings of recent Spanish films, market premieres, Next from Spain, featuring trailers and pix-in-post, a day devoted to remakes, a Spanish co-production forum and sections devoted to literary adaptations and soundtracks, Vigar added. The festival will also renew Hack Mafiz Malaga, a platform for new talent that creates content for social networks and new platforms, Vigar said.

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