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.
Carlos Moreno's "Todos tus muertos" and Kyzza Terrazas' "El Lenguaje de los machetes" feature in the 18th Films in Progress showcase, one of the San Sebastian Film Festival's key industry attractions.
Vet Mexican helmer Felipe Cazals' "Chicogrande" will open the 58th San Sebastian Festival.
Isaki Lacuesta's "La noche que no acaba" (All Night Long) and Jose Luis Guerin's "Guest" will receive special screenings at the 58th San Sebastian Festival.