Spain's San Sebastian dawned Friday under grey skies, but with little threat of immediate rain.
Daniel Monzon's "Cell 211," Iciar Bollain's "Even the Rain" and Andrucha Waddington's "Lope" have made the Spanish Academy's three-film shortlist for its foreign-language Oscar entry.
The cash-crunched Spanish film biz could use some hefty help, and it's about to get it courtesy of Spain's biggest company, telco giant Telefonica.
Andrucha Waddington's "Lope," which screens out of competition Saturday, may mark a milestone for the Spanish film industry.
Gilles Paquet-Brenner's "Sarah's Key," toplining Kristin Scott Thomas, will close the 58th San Sebastian Film Festival.
L.A.-based Shoreline Ent. has agreed to put up completion coin for Spain's first 3D stop-motion pic, "O Apostolo."
Two Iraqi pics have been selected to play as part of San Sebastian's 6th Cinema in Motion sidebar.
DeAPlaneta, one of Spain's most powerful indie sales agents and domestic distributors, is opening up a prestige young directors line.
Vet Spanish director Carlos Saura ("The Hunt," "Raise Ravens" "Flamenco") will be honored at this Portugal's budding Douro Film Harvest, where he will receive a Casta D'Ouro Special Guest award.
Top Spanish art-house distrib Alta Films has taken rights to "Heroes," produced by Barcelona-based Media Films and pubcaster TVC.