A strong dose of Gallic genre, led by cause celebre "Martyrs," features prominently in competition at the 41st Sitges Intl. Film Festival of Catalonia, Europe's biggest genre pic event.
Estonia's "Autumn Ball" took the Golden Moon at the 23rd Cinema Jove Intl. Film Fest, which wrapped Saturday.
Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" will open the Zabaltegi Pearls section of September's San Sebastian Festival with Allen in attendance, the film's Spanish producer Mediapro announced Thursday.
Kim Ki-duk's "Dream," Daniel Burman's "The Empty Nest," Courtney Hunt's "Frozen River" and Jaime Rosales' "Tiro en la cabeza" will compete at the 56th San Sebastian Festival.
Founded by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz, Mexican producer-distributor Canana Films is expanding -- in production budgets, co-production accords and home turf distribution.
Margaret Nicoll, one of Spain's best-known film and TV execs, has been tapped as director of Valencia's MUAA, a pioneering museum of the moving image.
Despite his past struggles, and thanks in part to backers, Mohsen Makhmalbaf ("Kandahar," "Gabbeh") continues to make films. The Iranian director is about to begin post-production in India on the…
Spain "Jogo de Cena" (Playing), helmed by Brazilian docu specialist Eduardo Coutinho ("Master Building," "The End and the Beginning"), won the best pic Golden Alhambra at the 2nd Granada Film…
Luis Tosar ("Miami Vice") will play jail inmate Mala Madre in helmer Daniel Monzon's prison riot pic "Cell 211."
Among Spain's short directors, Chapero-Jackson is attracting the greatest international interest, with his "Alumbramiento" having won best short kudos at Venice and the European Film Academy awards.