Friday, 13 February 2009

Visual Sound, May Be

Carlos Seijo's Pode Ser (May Be) is the only galician production selected for participation at the 6th Barcelona Visual Sound, to be held in Barcelona from February, 17th to February 27th.

Starring Camila Bossa and Toñito de Poi, Pode Ser is about fisherman Carlos and his wife Manuela and their time together one hour before the next departure of Carlos. One hour, everything is possible.

Barcelona Visual Sound proposes a jam-packed week for audiovisual aficionados that includes workshops, round tables and selected, carefully chosen, screenings. This event contributes to support the originality, creativity and ingenuity of audiovisual artists, accepting all kinds of audiovisual formats, including documentaries, short films, animation, web design, micromovies, ...

Congratulations, Carlos!

Friday, 6 February 2009

Martin Sheen to shot in Galicia

Martin Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez are pre-producing a project about the Way of St. James, with locations in Santiago de Compostela and the Galician coast. The project has been presented to the Galician public-private venture Sempre Cinema Producións, which is studying the project.

This way, Galician-American Martin Seen will have the chance of revisiting his origins and relating two fundamental axes of his life, his homeland and cinema.

Fantasporto speaks Galician

Galician Films will have a relevant presence at Fantasporto 2009. After the awards received in previous editions by Ángel de la Cruz’s El Bosque Animado and Un Franco, Catorce Pesetas, films produced in Galicia will have a space of their own in this year’s edition of Fantasporto with a selection of productions from the last two years including the full feature films O Espíritu do Bosque from David Rubin, Felipe Vega’s O Eloxio da Distancia, Alfonso Zarauza’s A Noite que Deixou de Chover, Pablo Iglesias’ Pedro e o Capitán, Xabier Bermúdez’s Rafael, Ignacio Villar’s Pradolongo, and 10 additional short films.

Fantasporto 2009’ Galician Program is being held at the Porto’s Rivoli Teathe from February 21st to February 26th.

You can access the complete program here. Enjoy!

Goodbye Edrada, Hello San Diego

Ruben Rios’ awarded short film Adeus Edrada has been selected for participation at the 16th San Diego Latino Film Festival, to be held in San Diego from March, 12th to March 22nd.

Congratulations, Rubén!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estévez with Galician performers

Yesterday was presented in Madrid the online catalogue of the Galician Actors and Actresses Association. This public presentation, which took place at the Aisge Foundation headquarters, was targeted to production companies and casting directors to offer them a simple way to select, contact and arrange appointments with Galician performers.

Among the participants in this event, were the President of the Galician Actors and Actresses Association Vicente Montoto, the President of the Aisge Foundation Pilar Bardem, the President of the Government of Galicia Emilio Pérez Touriño … and Galician-american actor Martin Sheen and his son Emilio Estévez, son and grandson of a Gallego from Salceda de Caselas.

Both, through their roots, but also for their generous gesture yesterday, share with us Gallegos the heart of the Galleguidad that spans the five continents.

Thank you very much, Martin and Emilio!

Monday, 2 February 2009

Missing Lynx; Goya Found

Galician co-produced animation feature film El lince perdido / The missing lynx has just received the best animation feature film award at the 23rd edition of the Spanish Academy Awards.

This is the sixth year in a row Galician animation hits the pot at the Spanish Academy Awards, this time with an andalusian-galician co-production. Besides, Galician production company Perro Verde Films enters the hall of fame of Galician animation together with Bren Entertainment and Dygra Films.

Raul García and Manuel Sicilia’s El lince perdido is about a group of animals trying to find a way off of an eccentric billionaire's own personal Noah's Ark.

Congratulations Manuel!