Ibermedia, the multi-million dollar pan-regional film fund for Spain, Portugal and Latin America, will launch a new funding initiative targeting distribution companies.
Carlos Reygadas' "Silent Light" took top honors at the 33st Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival, scooping pic and director in a remarkable high quality competish lineup, which underscores the…
Underscoring the escalating nature of regional film aid in Spain, Andalusia, Spain's biggest region, will near treble its state film budget to Euros 8.15 million ($11.9 million) for 2008.
Belgian TV movie "Vidange Perdue" (The Only One) won best film at the 5th ZoomIgualada European TV Movies Festival, which wrapped Sunday in Igualada, a town an hour's drive west of Barcelona.
Underscoring the generational renewal sweeping Latin American filmmaking, six of the 12 competish pics at the 33rd Ibero-American Film Festival are directorial debuts.
Argentina's biggest indie sales agent, Guido Rud's Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks Intl., has announced major territory deals in Europe on key pics in a highly eclectic sales slate.
Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen ("Kingdom of Heaven," "The International," "Opium") is attached to topline Ferran Audi's "The Frost."
Diversifying from its mainly horror and animation fare, Barcelona mini-major Filmax Ent. will adapt Valerie Tasso's best-selling erotic novel "Diario de una ninfomana" (Diary of a Nymphomaniac).
The 40th edition Sitges Intl. Film Festival of Catalonia, Europe's biggest fantasy film event, underscored Spain's growing genre pic power.
Jordi Rediu and Norbert Llaras' Zip Films is readying a new Spanish distribution company and international sales agency, Zip Vision.
An enterprising Spanish region, Galicia, has created a risk capital film fund, targeting higher-budget films with home turf and international potential.