Seville selects ten projects for its European Coproductions Meeting
- A total of 40 Spanish and Italian projects applied for the first edition of the festival’s professional event
After the call for projects was opened a few weeks ago (see the news), the first edition of the Seville European Film Festival’s European Coproductions Meeting, dedicated to facilitating joint efforts between the Spanish and Italian film industries, received 40 applications. Ten of these have been selected to vie for the prizes set to be handed out by the event – namely, the Seville Festival Award (endowed with €3,000 in cash) and the Arte Sonora (Sound Art) Prize (worth €5,000 in post-production services).
Standing out among the projects, which hail from both Spain and Italy, are the new efforts by directors of the likes of Italy’s Bonifacio Angius (who was in competition at Locarno in 2014 with his feature debut, Perfidia [+see also:
film profile], and who introduced his sophomore feature, Wherever You Are [+see also:
film profile], at Turin last year), and Spaniards Marina Seresesky (whose first film, The Open Door [+see also:
film profile], was welcomed enthusiastically both nationally and internationally in 2016), Javier Marco Rico and Carlo d'Ursi (who are preparing their eagerly awaited first features).
Each of the ten projects will be presented on Wednesday 13 November in front of a jury comprising professionals Antonio Pérez (Maestranza Films and Suroeste Films), Sara Santaella (Arte Sonora Studios) and Laura Pugno (the Italian Cultural Centre in Madrid), and will benefit from one-to-one meetings with those participating in the event.
The director of the festival, José Luis Cienfuegos, hailed the success of this initiative and noted that it will be repeated in the coming years, but with other guest countries. This year’s edition is being jointly organised by the recently founded Association of Andalusian Film Production Companies for Fiction, Documentary, Animation and Series (ANCINE), the Apulia Film Commission, the AGICI (General Association of Independent Film-Audiovisual Industries), the Andalucía Film Commission and the Film Department of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MiBACT), in association with Cineuropa.
Besides this event, the festival will host the Distribution: Make Them Circulate! conference and the think tank on European festival networking for the Moving Images - Open Borders network members, as well as the 17th Animation and Videogames Meeting, several training activities (a meeting with Romanian producer Ada Solomon and some workshops) and the Women in Focus event (in collaboration with AAMMA - Asociación Andaluza de Mujeres en los Medios Audiovisuales).
The selected projects for the European Coproductions Meeting are as follows:
Animal / humano - Alessandro Pugno (Spain)
Producer: Pecado Films
Amarillo profundo - Esther Lopera Campillo, Miguel Arjona (Spain)
Producer: La Chincheta
Caleta Palace - José Antonio Hergueta (Spain)
Producer: MLK Producciones
Confiteor - Bonifacio Angius (Italy)
Producer: Il Monello Film
En nombre de la muerte, te amaré siempre - Carlo d'Ursi (Spain)
Producer: Potenza Producciones
Empieza el baile - Marina Seresesky (Spain)
Producer: Áralan Films
Itsnogame - Alex y Federico Penzo (Italy)
Producer: EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani
Josefina - Javier Marco Rico (Spain)
Producer: White Leaf Producciones
Piove - Gustavo Hernández (Italy)
Producer: Propaganda Italia
Quattro chicos in fuga - Chiara Rap (Italy)
Producer: Night Swim
(Translated from Spanish)
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