Argentina will host a major new international film market in Buenos Aires in November 2009, as part of a drive to ramp up exports of Argentine and Latin American films.
The San Sebastian Film Festival headed into its final stretch Wednesday with no world preems having set the town on fire — though Jaime Rosales' "Bullet in the Head" stirred polemics enough.
"Pomegranates and Myrrh," "Chou Sar?" and "Le Temps des camarades" all won major plaudits at the Cinema in Motion showcase on Monday.
The E.U. and Latin America's Mercosur have inked a three-year Co-operation Convention, dubbed Mercosur Audiovisual, to strengthen film-making and aid access to homegrown films in Mercosur countries.
"Paraguayan Hammock," the first 35mm all-Paraguay feature since the '70s, has won the 6th Luis Bunuel Award. Runners up were Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" and Lucia Puenzo's "XXY."
Gabriel Rojas' "Karen Cries in a Bus," and Maria Zamora's genre-grafting love triangle tale, "Bunker," figure among projects at the San Sebastian's Colombia-Spain Co-Production Meeting.
Teutonic film orgs are rolling into San Sebastian on Saturday to talk up the jewel in their film financing crown, the Euros60 million ($85.1 million) German Federal Film Board (DFFF) fund.
Most Augusts, Madrid is a ghost capital, as any self-respecting Madrileno has left for the beach. This year, however, its leafy streets welcomed a desultory flow of traffic. Debt-laden from cheap…
Spanish titles on deck, listed with production companies, status (if known) and distributor or sales company (if any)
If a cinema star's been born this year in Spain, it's director Jaime Rosales.