In a further sign of Spain's sometimes striking tolerance toward piracy, two town halls in Catalonia have penalty-free zones for bootleggers.
Spanish documentary "Bicicleta, Cullera, Poma" ("Bicycle, Spoon, Apple"), about former Catalonia premier Pasqual Maragall's battle with Alzheimer's disease, will receive its world premiere at the…
Federico Veiroj's "La Vida util," Jie Han's "Single Man" and Julio Hernandez Cordon's "Las Marimbas del infierno" will screen in the San Sebastian Festival's Zabaltegi New Directors section.
Barcelona's Roxbury Pics, Colombia's Dynamo Capital and Antena 3 Films will produce "Callejon" (Blind Alley), the feature film debut of Spanish screenwriter Antonio Trashorras.
Thesp-helmer Diego Luna's fiction feature directorial debut "Abel" will open San Sebastian's Horizontes Latinos.
Mexico's Alebrije Producciones is teaming with Spain's Oberon Cinematografica to produce "Dictado" (Dictation), written and helmed by Oberon owner Antonio Chavarrias.
Name auteurs John Sayles, Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Raul Ruiz and Peter Mullan will compete for San Sebastian's top Golden Shell.
Barcelona's Cannes and Karlovy Vary winner Eddie Saeta is teaming with Brazil's Dezenove Som e Imagem, to produce "Girimunho" (Swirl).
Four radically differing Spanish films -- "Aita," "Elisa K," "Black Bread" and "The Great Vazquez" -- will screen in competition at the 58th San Sebastian Festival.
Mateo Gil's "Blackthorn" and Andres Wood's "Violeta se fue a los cielos" are among 43 co-productions to receive coin from Ibermedia.
Total Spanish box office in the first half of the year rose 10% to Euros320 million ($415 million) compared with the same time last year, according to Rentrak estimates.