Thursday, 24 July 2008

Water runs free

After its participation at Canary Island’s Festivalito, Ozo’s short film Auga (Water) will be participating at Rennes’ Court Métrange Film Festival and Tarragona’s La Selva del Camp.

Watch it at YouTube.

Congratulations again, Ozo!

Meeting point at the night when it stopped raining

Alfonso Zarauza’s opera prima A noite que deixou de chover has been selected for participation at Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid’s Punto de Encuentro, which will be held from October, 24th to November, 1st.

SEMINCI’s Punto de Encuentro (Meeting Point) competitive section collects feature films worthy of special consideration, either for their subject matter or style.

Congratulations, Alfonso!

Galician contribution to Ibermedia

Three productions with Galician flavour have been selected for participation at this year’s edition of the Ibermedia Latin-American Co-production Fund. This fund, promoted by the Spanish government and the Latin-American General Secretariat, has been created in 1997 to promote the co-production of Latin-American films and TV products.

The Galician films selected are:

Sandra Sanchez’s Tra-las luces (Behind the Lights), a documentary film about today’s last nomads: traders attending fairs all around the world. This film is produced by Galician Tic-Tac Produccións and is supported by the government of Galicia through its Department of Culture.

Xavier Villaverde’s O Sexo dos Anxos (The Gender of Angels), a full feature film about a young couple's relationship that becomes rocked when they meet a guy who shows them all about "free love". Produced by Continental Producións, this film is supported by the government of Galicia through its Department of Culture, and the Consorcio Audiovisual de Galicia Galician-Brazilian co-production Fund.

Argentinean directors Pablo D'alo Abba and Cristian Harbaruk’s documentary film Veñen polo ouro, veñen por todo (They come for the money, they come for everything), which narrates the confrontation among the people of a small village triggered by a mining project. This project is produced by Argentineans Mal Cine and Lagarto Cine, Chilean Errante Producciones, and Galician Tic Tac Producciones, and is supported by INCAA and the Jan Frijman Foundation.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Pradolongo Score Scores!

Zeltia Montes has just won the best film score and best novel composer awards for Ignacio Villar's Pradolongo at the 3rd edition of the Jerry Goldsmith Awards to young new composers, one of the key events of the 4th International Film Music Conference 'Ciudad de Úbeda', being held from 10th to 13th July.

The Jerry Goldsmith Awards to amateur composers were created to acknowledge and promte the work of novel film score composers. Jerrald King "Jerry" Goldsmith (1929 – 2004) was an American film score composer who was nominated for 18 Academy Awards, winning one for The Omen. He also won 4 Emmy Awards. Jerry Goldsmith created the score for a wide variety of genres, both for movies and TV, but is most prominently associated with action, suspense, horror and science fiction films.

Congratulations Zeltia!

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

The Sound of the Spirit of the Forest

Dub of the Spirit of the Forest, the third 3D animation feature film produced by Galician Dygra Films, ended last week with the participation of actors Luis Merlo, María Adánez, Juan Ibañez and Damian Molla. The film will be released in cinemas on September 5th. David Rubin and Juan Carlos Peña directed this adventure that promotes the defense of nature. Furi and his friends must fight Mrs. D'Abondo, committed to terminate the forest of Cecebre.

Monday, 7 July 2008

Peter and the Captain on location

Pablo Iglesias’ Pedro e o capitán started filming today. Various locations in Galician Compostela and Muros areas will be featured.

This film, shoot entirely in Galician, is about the dialectical confrontation between the Captain, a torturing soldier, and Pedro, a tortured inmate. Both will discover what actually their personalities hide. Galician actors Diego Anido and Miguel de Lira are among the cast.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

A brand new last-generation sound lab for Galicia

Dolores Ben’s Cinemar Films has just opened its new facilities at Santiago de Compostela’s Novo Milladoiro Industrial Park.

Equipped with cutting-edge technology and over-the-years renowned professional prestige, Cinemar Films offers Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround, Dolby EX and DTS mix equipment, among other services. Cinemar Films is the first and only Galician study that owns, among others, a mix room with a Dolby Digital 35mm film projector of a size exceeding 100 square metres. In addition, Cinemar Films hosts a pre-mix room, recording effects (foley) and dialogues room, as well as several additional sound editing rooms.

Congratulations Dolores!

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

A Galician Bloody Bastard goes to Italy

Javi Camino’s first comedy ¡Maldito Bastardo! (Bloody Bastard!) has been selected for participation at the official section of the Fearmament European Horror Festival, which os being held at Torino (Italy) until July, 3rd.

This new European horror festival hosts both full feature films and short films, and a lot of side activities, including music, videogames, or exhibitions. Fearmament will be set in a 1,000 year old Cistercian monastery and its park, where a 700 seats' open-air cinema has been set for the occasion.

Congratulations, Javi!