Saturday, 30 May 2009

Padre Casares best TV fiction, Spanish Academy awards

Voz Audiovisual's TV show Padre Casares has been recognized as the best regional fiction show in 2008 by the Spanish TV Arts and Sciences Academy.

The Academy Council, whose present members belong to the Spanish public broadcaster Televisión Española, private broadcasters Antena 3 TV, Cuatro and laSexta, the federation of regional public television FORTA, the satellite platform Digital +, and cable operator ONO, selected Padre Casares among 70 candidate shows, beating close competitors like Llàgrima de sang , from Televisió de les Illes Balears or La alquería blanca from Canal Nou.

Padre Casares will receive the award next June 29th at the 9th annual television academy awards event, which will be broadcasted live by Televisión Española's La2 from the Aranjuez Casino.

Congratulations to all the members of the cast & crew of Padre Casares!

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Wii, Carballeira!

Nintendo, one of the world's leading video game companies, has just certified Continental Producciones as its first Galician content developer.

After a two-year investment of some 600 Keuro, Continental is ready to open its new line of video game creation for the popular Nintendo game platforms. If everything goes as planned, this same year the first Wii game Made in Galicia, a simulator that converts a TV set into a remotely-controlled fireplace, could be found at stores.

At the same time, Continental is developing in Vigo with the support of engineers from the Universities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela, two additional video games to be distributed at the Nintendo webstore. The first one will be named Emotional training, and is intended to test and improve emotional skills. The second one is a truth machine that will measure pulse, sweating intensity and blood tension with the aid of a device placed on the player's finger.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Galician death people hurry up to Napoli

Ángel de la Cruz's Os Mortos van á présa has been selected for competition at the Napoli Film Festival, to be held from June, 10th to June 15th at Castel Sant'Elmo, one of the most beautiful landmarks in Napoli. The film, shot entirely in Galicia with a mostly Galician cast & crew, will participate at the Europa, Mediterraneo official section.

The Europa, Mediterraneo section is targeted to feature films produced by production companies established in countries from the Mediterranean basin participating in the European MEDIA programme. All selected films presented have been completed after January 1, 2007.

The selected films will run for the Vesuvio Award.

Congratulations and good luck, Ángel!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Let's talk at UNESCO

IBISAtv’s production Linatakalam (arab for Let’s talk) has just been invited to join the UNESCO audiovisual e-platform.

This online audiovisual platform aims at promoting the international distribution of television content from around the world. It offers recent public service-oriented high quality fiction, documentaries and TV magazines from independent filmmakers and producers. The impressive collection hosted by this platform is a genuine expression of the different cultures in the world.

Valentín Carrera’s Linatakalam was produced in 2006 by IBISAtv with the participation of the Galician public broadcaster TVG, the Spanish broadcaster TVE, and production companies from Morocco and Italy. The production, endorsed by the Alliance of Civilizations initiative, was shot in Egypt, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Italy. The show is composed of six chapters devoted to the encounter of civilizations, the silent revolution of women, water as the gold of the future, the globalization of immigration, religions living together, and the intercultural education of new generations as the only guarantee of a common future in peace.