The 5th Mallorca Talents Lab awards three of its 18 projects
- From 26 to 28 July, six upcoming fiction films, another six documentaries and an equal number of titles in the post-production phase will be presented, which will also receive specialised advice
Atlàntida Mallorca Film Fest celebrates its 12th edition from Sunday 24 July, as we have already reported (read more), and among its industry activities is the 5th Mallorca Talents Lab, which brings together 18 Spanish projects (selected from 200 proposals) to be advised by European experts for their improvement (among them are festival representatives such as Malaga, Seville, Gijon, Rotterdam, Berlin and Cannes).
Between 26 and 28 July they can also win substantial Filmin prizes, ranging from €40,000 for fiction (for which six titles are competing), €15,000 for documentaries (another six contenders) and €10,000 (six works in progress). Jury members include the producer/director Gerardo Herrero, Abycine director José Manuel Zamora, the distributor Enrique Costa (Elástica Films), AMFF director Jaume Ripoll, Pedro Barbadillo (Mallorca Film Commission) and producers María Zamora (Alcarràs [+see also:
interview: Carla Simón
interview: Giovanni Pompili
film profile]) and Marisa Fernández Armenteros (Lullaby [+see also:
interview: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa
The fiction projects include: Salen las lobas, a teenage drama to be directed by Claudia Estrada Tarascó, with her own script and producer Júlia Parés Fabrellas; Beroa (Calor), also addressing youth issues by ECAM graduate Mario Díaz Delgado; Laguna el ministro, an odyssey of a politician who wants to get away from it all, by Madrid-born Antonio Llamas; El taxista de las delicias, a thriller on wheels by Teresa Carril and Diego Lillo; Pequeños calvarios, a black comedy that waxes poetic about today’s obsessive society, from the Valencian Javier Polo (The Mystery of the Pink Flamingo [+see also:
film profile]); and El debate, a political film about the confrontation between two Spanish leaders in 1993, by the Mallorcan David Ordinas.
The documentary section will feature Les culpables, by Marta Durán, which tackles the taboo subject of clandestine abortions performed by teenagers; ¿Es usted secuestrable? a reflection on the credibility of memories, by the Mallorcan Carlota Bujosa; Eñaut Zuazo, by Meritxell Valls, based on the script written by the comedian who gives the film its title; Los poetas errantes, by Belén Verdugo, centred on the exile of the writers Robert Graves and Laura Riding on the island of Mallorca, with a script by Miguel Ángel Morales and the collaboration of Julia Menéndez Quílez; Lionel, by Carlos Saiz, a road trip movie fuelled with parent-child drama; and Rafael Marín, una deuda cultural, by Borja Moreno, which vindicates the figure of the unknown sculptor from Granada, with script and editing by Jesús Martínez Torres.
And, finally, the Work in Progress section features: Daytona, an experimental fiction by Carmen Pedrero; Samsara, an immersion in the Buddhist cycle of death and reincarnation, filmed in Zanzibar by the Vigo filmmaker Lois Patiño; 21, a drama of a sentimental erosion in times of OnlyFans, by Néstor Ruiz Medina (director of the short film Baraka), with a script by the Sevillian actress María Lázaro; María y la película olvidada, by Marta Herrero and Nuria Abad, research by a pioneer in the early days of sound films; Negu Hurbilak, an experimental work by the Negu Collective (made up of Ekain Albite, Adrià Roca, Nicolau Mallofré and Mikel Ibarguren, all of them former students of the ESCAC in Barcelona); and Remember My Name, by Elena Molina, which tackles the conflicts of immigration.
The 5th Mallorca Talents Lab is organised in collaboration with the MEDIA programme and Europa Creativa Catalunya.
Salen las lobas - Claudia Estrada Tarascó
Production: Júlia Parés Fabrellas
Beroa (Calor) - Mario Díaz Delgado
Production: Jesús Choya Zataraín
Laguna el ministro – Antonio Llamas
Production: Eva Bodas
El taxista de delicias - Teresa Carril, Diego Lillo
Production: Superglu Films
Pequeños calvarios – Javier Polo
Production: Gerard Rodríguez
El debate - David Ordinas
Les culpables - Marta Durán
Executive Production: Montse Pujol Solà
¿Es usted secuestrable? - Carlota Bujosa
Production: Miguel Eek
Eñaut Zuazo - Meritxell Valls
Los poetas errantes – Belén Verdugo
Lionel - Carlos Saiz
Production: Carlos Fornies Díaz
Rafael Marín, una deuda cultural - Borja Moreno Martínez
Production: Enrique Amat del Águila
Work in Progress
Daytona - Carmen Pedrero
Production: Teresa Gómez Angulas
Samsara - Lois Patiño
Production: Leire Apellaniz
21 - Néstor Ruiz Medina
María y la película olvidada - Marta Herrero, Nuria Abad
Production: MOM Works
Negu Hurbilak - Ekain Albite, Adrià Roca, Nicolau Mallofré, Mikel Ibarguren
Executive Production: Carlota Darnell
Remember My Name - Elena Molina (Spain/France)
Production: Montse Pujol Solà
(Translated from Spanish by Vicky York)
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