Jalmari Helander's feature debut "Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale" and Quentin Dupieux's "Rubber" swept top kudos at the 43rd Sitges Festival, which wrapped Sunday.
Spain looks set for the TV ad man's worst nightmare -- a double-dip downturn.
The increase in polished, low-budget films has never more apparent than at the 43rd Sitges Festival, which could have invented an extra prize this year for micro-budget productions.
SITGES, Spain -- Building a bridge between Spain and Hollywood, Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra ("Unknown White Male," "Orphan") has founded Ombra Films, a L.A.-based genre production house.
SITGES, Spain -- Rodrigo Cortes' Ryan Reynolds starrer "Buried" has added to its building kudos count winning the 2010 Melies d'Or Award for best European fantasy film.
Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver are attached to star in psychological thriller "Red Lights," Spanish director Rodrigo Cortes' follow-up to "Buried."
Antoni Badimon's Barcelona-based Baditri, one of Spain's best-known niche film distributors, is entering movie production.
Barcelona-based producer Paco Poch has teamed with Catalan entrepreneur and production manager Victor Cavaller to launch shingle Alicorn Films.
Miguel Angel Faura's Roxbury Pictures has boarded Juan Carlos Medina's "Insensibles" (Painless), one of the most-buzzed about psychological thrillers coming out of Catalonia.
Two radically different takes on violence, Paco Cabezas' "Carne de Neon" (Neon Flesh) and Miguel Angel Vivas' "Secuestrados" (Kidnapped), made much of the early running at the 43rd Sitges Festival…
Zentropa Intl. Spain is teaming with Spain's Public Frame, Canary Islands-based Muak Canarias and Chile's Goa Films on "Red Dog," a sci-fi psychological thriller.