One of Spain's best-known sales agents, Vicente Canales, is ankling his post as head of Filmax's international division.
"Dead Perros," "I Want to Be a Soldier" and "Black Bread" proved the biggest draws at the 2nd Catalan Screenings in Paris.
The top Colombus can been regarded as a thumbs-up for the social issue entertainment pic.
In a sign of Latin America's building toon pic heft, Mexico's Gyroscopik Studio has boarded "Ararauna," a pioneering Colombian 3D animated feature.
Spanish producer Antonia Nava has inked with Telespan 2000 to produce zombie actioner "Dead Perros," to be helmed by Koldo Serra ("Backwoods").
Yulene Olaizola's "Paraisos artificiales," Alejandro Landes' "Porfirio" and Iria Gomez Concheiro's "Asalto al cine" will unspool at Primer Corte, the major industry draw at December's Ventana Sur.
France's Backup Films has invested in "Cafe de Flore," from Jean-Marc Vallee ("C.R.A.Z.Y."), and "By Force," starring Isabelle Adjani and Eric Cantona.
Luis Garcia Berlanga, who helped introduce a tentative neorealism into Spain's cinema, died Nov. 13 in Madrid, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 89.
Films screening at Ventana Sur include "A Cursed Summer," "Baby Shower," "Lope," and "October."
Last year, at the first Ventana Sur mart for Latin American movies, organizers expected 500-600 participants.