Fantasy fest Sitges, flooded by submissions, has split its main section into two: Sitges 43 and Panorama, which are both competitive.
Iciar Bollain's "Tambien la lluvia" (Even the Rain) has been chosen by the Spanish Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as Spain's foreign-language Oscar entry.
L.A.-based sales, distribution and production company FiGa Films has taken North American and international rights to romantic comedy "La Vida util" (A Useful Life) from noted Latin American helmer…
Catalan pubcaster TVC and BBC Scotland are teaming on their first joint toon project, "Coses de Noies... i de Nois" (Ask Lara).
Peter Mullan's "Neds" and Kim Jee-woon's "I Saw the Devil" dominated proceedings during the first weekend at San Sebastian, the largest festival in the Spanish-speaking world, which opened Friday.
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."