Galicians on parade at San Sebastian

Region will have strong presence at film fest

Producers and companies from the region of Galicia will be out in force at the 56th San Sebastian Festival, a crossroads between Spain and Latin America. For the first time, the Galician Audiovisual Consortium will run a stand at San Sebastian’s Sales Office film market.

Three Galician films screen in this year’s Made in Spain sidebar: Via Lactea’s “Pradolongo,” Adivina’s “Sandman” and Vaca’s “The Zone.” The Galicia delegation includes Perro Verde’s Manuel Cristobal, named a European Film Promotion Producer on the Move this year, whose projects include the $3.5 million “Lost in Galicia” and the $3 million Basque-set “Spleen,” starring Luis Tosar of “Miami Vice.”

Director Angel de la Cruz hopes to take time off from post on “Lost” in order to push his Traineras rowing competition drama that already has script support from the fest’s host — the Basque government — which is shaping up as an increasingly important co-production partner for Galicia.

Perro Verde is a founding partner of sales consortium 6 Sales, which will handle international sales on the $7.35 million animation pic “Missing Lynx,” co-produced by Kandor, YaYa! Films, Perro Verde and Antonio Banderas’ Green Moon, to be released locally by Aurum on Dec. 26.

Dygra Films will be aiming to generate international sales on “Spirit of the Forest,” the sequel to its CGI hit “The Living Forest,” which jumpstarted the Galician toon business. Pic opened in Spain Sept. 5.

Adivina Prods.’ 2007 hit “The Mud Boy,” directed by Jorge Algora, will be included in the fest’s Videoteca. The Coruna-based shingle is prepping Algora’s next film, “Echos of a Sentiment,” a co-production with Argentina.

Production house Atlantico Films will be promoting Juan Pinzas’ $3 million “Shadow of New York.” Drama rolls November.

Buenos Aires-born Fernanda del Nido of Tic-Tac Prods. also plans to be in town. Tic-Tac specializes in co-prods with Latin America and recently received Ibermedia backing for an HD feature documentary on itinerant market sellers, “Tra-las-Luces” by Sandra Sanchez, co-produced with Argentina’s Lagarto Cine.

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