Thursday, 12 March 2009

The Galician Audiovisual Consortium travels to Brazil

Consorcio Audiovisual de Galicia, in collaboration with the Agência Nacional do Cinema of Brazil (ANCINE) and the Cinema do Brasil Program, promotes the 3rd Audiovisual Meeting between Brazil and Galicia to be held in Salvador de Bahia from 12 to 15 March. 

This action is intended to provide continuity and to strengthen the links established in the previous editions held in São Paulo (March 2007) and A Coruña (June 2008), which had the participation of some thirty producers, as well as representatives of both territories. 

On this occasion, a delegation of 15 representatives of the Galician audiovisual sector scrolls to Brazil to establish new contacts that may foster bilateral co-productions and contribute to the international dissemination of the Galician audiovisual production.

The 2nd Galician-Brazilian co-production fund will bi launched during this event. Besides, this meeting will also host the 2nd Galician Film Festival and a meeting between Galician an Brazilian producers.

Galicia will be represented by some 13 production companies, Galician Actors & Actresses Association representative Vicente de Souza, and the Managing Director of the Consorcio Audiovisual de Galicia Nacho Varela.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Blind Sunflowers conquer Cartagena

Director José Luis Cuerda has been recognized with the Best Director award at the Festival de Cine de Cartagena de Indias for his film Los Girasoles Ciegos. Young actor Roger Príncep received the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award for this film too.

Los Girasoles Ciegos / Blind Sunflowers was partially located in the Ourense province, and was partially funded by the Galician public-private venture Sempre Cinema Produccións.

Congratulations, José Luis!

(Btw: Note the similarity between India Catalina and Oscar :-)

Galician Popcorn Online, an online streaming service collecting the most relevant short films produced in Galicia so far, has reached the 200 movie mark. Besides, has more than 1,500 daily visits and more than 1,100 registered users.

If you want to have an idea about what the Galician audiovisual creativity is capable of, sure is a no-brainer option. In you can enjoy the most relevant of the Galician short film production, including historical pieces difficult to find elsewhere, award-winning productions, or the most bizarre outcomes of our filmmakers.


Thursday, 5 March 2009

Galician Mutants to conquer the Net

Francisco Calvelo Moreira’s short film No me mires así, Mutante / Don’t look at me that way, Mutant has been selected among the Finalists of the 7th edition of Jameson Notodofilmfest. Finalists have a chance to win one of the succulent prizes in money granted by the Jury and the Audience.

Congratulations, Francisco!

Rainy day, now in Cambridge

Andrés Victorero’s experimental short film Rainy Day has been selected for competition at the Cambridge Super 8 film Festival, to be held in Cambridge, England from 29th April to 2nd May.

Rainy Day is a good example of the creative renaissance that the super 8 format has undergone in the last years due to the digital revolution.

Congratulations again, Andrés!