Six feature-film projects in the showcasing session organised by the AVA Foundation
by David González
- The Seville European Film Festival and the Andalusian Audiovisual Foundation presented as-yet-unfinished titles by Juanma Suárez, Enrique García and Julio Fraga, among others
A session that stood out among the industry events at this year’s Seville European Film Festival was the project showcase organised by the Andalusian Audiovisual Foundation, together with the festival itself. The gathering selected six projects with Spanish roots (or Andalusian ones, specifically) that were included in Avandalus.org’s International Co-production Scholarship programme, with a view to getting the films finished off.
An animated project directed by Juanma Suárez and produced by Forma Animada, Alfred & Anna Save the Music (read the article), which features an amusing story focused on the world of music, sees the involvement of composer Roque Baños and was developed with the international market in mind, is seeking to close international sales and get co-producers on board for the final stages. Horror flick Cuervos, directed by Raúl Romera and shot in Cantabria, is also in post-production and is interested in distribution and gaining access to the market. The intimate love story Seis y medio, the feature debut by Julio Fraga, is also right in the middle of its search for distribution deals; it is produced by Kai Visualutions and is also in post-production. Meanwhile, Noche de brujas, the new thriller starring Juanma Lara and José Coronado, and directed by Enrique García, the man behind the recent 321 días en Michigan [+see also:
film profile], is still revving its engine in the pre-production stage, and is preparing to seal the funding – it already has Andalusian producer Puraenvidia Films, Basque outfit Rioseco Audiobisuala and Russia’s Olympus Films on board. A movie in search of funding, Prevenidos, by Seville-born, New York-based Dani Zarandieta, will be a drama in which two characters (Iván Massagué and Thäis Blume) find themselves locked in a room with no escape. Lastly, Techo y comida, a production by Catalan outfit Diversa Audiovisual and directed by Juan Miguel del Castillo, which was kick-started through a crowdfunding campaign, is in search of funding, although it is already in the middle of filming – images of the shoot can be accessed online via live streaming.
The meeting was held with the aim of publicising the productions and developing potential ways for the industry professionals attending the festival to partner with them, at all of their various stages of production.
(Translated from Spanish)