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Lo Que Viene 2021 gives a taste of upcoming releases and projects

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- The fourth edition of the event that reflects on the current state of the industry will also show off titles that are due to reach cinema screens and platforms in the near future

Lo Que Viene 2021 gives a taste of upcoming releases and projects
Xtremo by Daniel Benmayor

Netflix will show some images from Xtremo, a film starring Óscar Jaenada, Andrea Duro and Sergio Peris-Mencheta. TVE, together with Tornasol and DeAplaneta, will disclose details of its new series, Ana Tramel. El juego, starring Maribel Verdú and Natalia Verbeke. And Bteam Prods and Inicia Films will unveil their new project, which comes on the heels of the successful Schoolgirls [+see also:
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. These are just some of the exciting things in store at the fourth edition of Lo Que Viene, an audiovisual rendezvous being held in Ribera de Navarra, from 12-14 May, organised by the Spanish Association of Film Journalists (AICE), the same body that hands out the Feroz Awards.

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Other companies taking part in this festival (which is set to unspool in a mixed format: some of the presentations will be in-person events, but guests will also have the chance to attend online and follow the activities via streaming) will be Movistar+, which will lift the lid on its upcoming releases for this year, and Filmin, which will disclose details of its first self-produced series, Doctor Portuondo (see the news). In addition, the very first images of Josefina [+see also:
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, the feature debut by Best Short Film Goya winners Javier Marco Rico and Belén Sánchez-Arévalo, will be shown off, and Secuoya Studios’ strategy, which has had a broad international impact, will be unpicked.

Standing out among the round-tables is the one promoted by the Audiovisual Industry Alliance (ALÍA), which will home in on virtual production, a technical tool that has gained momentum thanks to the pandemic. The debates “What Impact Will the European COVID-19 Recovery Fund Have on the Audiovisual Sector?”, “The Audiovisual Industry in the Twitch Era”, “Filmmaking on the Margins of the Spanish Audiovisual Industry”, “The Future of the Movie Theatre” and “Independent Production in the Platform Era” will also be hosted by the gathering.

Lo Que Viene 2021 will place special emphasis on the incentives that Navarre provides for the audiovisual sector by holding a round-table that will aim to update attendees on the methods that the regional institutions are using to convert audiovisual into a strategic sector. The upcoming sessions will focus on the opportunities of film tourism: among other initiatives, the first-ever travel agency specialising in this field, Dartacan.Travel, will be introduced. On the flip side, another round-table will be organised to break down the challenges of film tourism.

Furthermore, a clutch of projects hailing from Navarre will be presented at this edition. They include Surcos by Julio Mazarico, a fiction feature that tells five stories inspired by films that turn their attention to elderly people; Ama-das by Marga Gutiérrez, a documentary that follows four women living with some kind of disability; and Victoria 2030 by Manuel Serrano, which kicks off in the wake of the whole COVID-19 crisis. In addition to this, there are the animated projects D’Artacan [+see also:
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by Toni García, Robot Dreams by Pablo BergerHanna y los monstruos by Lorena AresDinogames by Carlos Fernández de Vigo, El inspector Sun. La maldición de la viuda negra by Julio Soto and I Wish by César Cabañas

Lastly, in the Premieres section, there will be screenings of two episodes of the Atresmedia series La reina del pueblo, a comedy directed by Raúl Navarro; Karen [+see also:
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, a film by María Pérez Sanz starring Christina RosenvingeThat Was Life [+see also:
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interview: Damián París and Rosa Garcí…
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by David Martín de los Santos; Mía & Moi [+see also:
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, the feature debut by Borja de la Vega; Ghosts [+see also:
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(Turkey/France/Qatar) by Azra Deniz Okyay; and First Cow by US helmer Kelly Reichardt.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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