Madrid de Cine – Spanish Film Screenings makes a comeback
by Alfonso Rivera
- Between 16 and 18 November, the Spanish capital will host the ninth edition of this market centring on the international sales and promotion of Spanish films
On 16, 17 and 18 November, the Princesa chain of cinemas, the Conde Duque Cultural Centre and the Dear Hotel will be the epicentres of the ninth edition of Madrid de Cine – Spanish Film Screenings, an event that will welcome over 300 professionals from the sector, including journalists, buyers, sales agents, producers and filmmakers. Its aim is to breathe new life into the international sales of Spanish movies: 75 buyers from 63 companies, hailing from 23 countries, will be able to watch 48 films made in Spain on the big screen, and another 70 in the film library. In addition, 40 media outlets from 16 European and American countries will be conducting interviews with the producers, actors and directors of 17 national films in order to boost their promotion beyond the country's borders.
In this international-level business space for Spanish cinema, which incidentally did not take place last year, a sales office will be in operation to facilitate work meetings, and junkets with accredited journalists have also been scheduled. On Wednesday 18 November, at a business breakfast with the international press at Madrid's Conde Duque Cultural Centre, the latest data on the international sales of Spanish films will be made public, as well as the identity of the title that will receive the FAPAE-Rentrak Award for the Spanish movie with the highest international impact.
Also in the Conde Duque Centre, companies such as 6Sales, DeAPlaneta, Filmax, Film Factory, Latido, Derivas Film, MoonrisePictures, Quales and Filmotech-Egeda will have their exclusive stands set up. This ninth edition of Madrid de Cine has been organised by the Confederation of Spanish Audiovisual Producers (FAPAE), and is benefiting from backing from the ICAA, ICEX Spain Export and Investments, the Culture and Tourism Office of the Community of Madrid, EGEDA, Acción Cultural Española and the Madrid City Council.
(Translated from Spanish)