In its 41st edition, Europe's largest genre movie event, the Sitges Intl. Film Festival, shows no signs of age. To the contrary, insists fest director Angel Sala, "Genre films are in excellent…
"The Blind Sunflowers," helmed by Jose Luis Cuerda ("The Education of Fairies," "Butterfly Tongues"), has been chosen as Spain's foreign-language Oscar candidate.
Thanks to Filmax's Fantastic Factory, "The Orphanage," "REC" and the Sitges fest, Barcelona ranks among Europe's foremost horror hubs. But now Catalonian filmmakers are set to explore new genres with…
For the first time ever, vidgame and console sales in Spain ($2.14 billion) tripled theatrical B.O. returns ($950 million) last year. Unfortunately for Spain, 95% of the market went to foreign…
Barcelona has plenty to offer behind the scenes, as the Catalan capital revs up studio infrastructure and grooms topnotch tech talent to support its growing film industry. Consider the new studio…
Carmelo Romero has been tapped as the director of the Malaga Film Festival, the leading showcase for Spanish cinema.
Escandalo, one of Barcelona's fastest-growing production shingles, is prepping two ground-breaking features: Kike Maillo's "Eva" and Marcal Fores' "Animals."
Playwright-turned-director Albert Espinosa will helm "5th Floor," a sequel to Antonio Mercero's B.O. hit "4th Floor," which the pair co-wrote. Pic rolls February.
Debut features by prominent short filmmakers -- Palestinian Najwa Najjar's "Pomegranates and Myrrh" and Moroccan Mohamed Chrif Tribak's "Le temps des camarades" -- are included in the San Sebastian…
Laurent Cantet's Palme d'Or winner "The Class," Joel and Ethan Coen's Venice opener "Burn After Reading" plus Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky" figure in a litany of fest standouts or prize-winners…