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SEVILLE 2020 Seville Industry

Ten projects taking part in Seville’s European Coproductions meeting

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- The second edition of the programme for professionals, which is taking place online during the festival in the south of Spain, is dedicated to Portugal

Ten projects taking part in Seville’s European Coproductions meeting
Directors Lois Patiño and Matías Piñeiro, whose project Ariel has been selected

Once again this year, the Seville European Film Festival is attempting to save a slot intended to encourage collaboration between two countries on the continent. After the successful first edition of the European Coproductions meeting, which took place last year and shone a spotlight on building bridges between Spain and Italy (see the news), this year, it’s time to go west and focus on fostering cooperation between two neighbouring countries. The professional programme of the 17th edition of the gathering will thus concentrate on forging ties between Spain and Portugal, in conjunction with Spain’s ICAA, Portugal’s ICA, the Portugal Film Commission, the Spain Film Commission, RTP and Creative Europe – MEDIA, among others.

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Owing to the restrictive measures that the Andalusian regional government has put in place over the last few days in order to limit the impact of the pandemic on its soil, the Seville-based festival’s industry heads opted to take the rendezvous online, using YouTube and Zoom, in order to enable producers and sales agents to connect with one another. Furthermore, those interested in attending can watch the open events, such as the introduction to the meeting and the activities of the film commissions, the awards ceremony, and the round-table entitled “So Close, So Far”.

As for the projects, standing out among the selection are several filmmakers who are already internationally renowned. Galicia’s Lois Patiño (who won an award at Locarno with Coast of Death [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lois Patiño
film profile
]
and was selected at Berlin with Red Moon Tide [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lois Patiño
film profile
]
) is presenting his new project, on which he is teaming up with Argentina’s Matías Piñeiro (The Princess of France, Hermia & Helena, Isabella [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
). Portugal’s Pedro Pinho and Ivo Ferreira, the former known for his The Nothing Factory [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pedro Pinho
film profile
]
(selected in the Directors’ Fortnight and the winner of the Golden Giraldillo at this very Seville-based gathering) and the latter for his Berlin-selected flick Letters from War [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Ivo M Ferreira
film profile
]
, have also been invited to bring along their respective projects. Other noteworthy names include Portugal’s Sérgio Tréfaut (Treblinka [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Rage [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), and Spaniards Gabriel Azorín (Los mutantes [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) and Polo Menárguez (The Plan [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Polo Menárguez
film profile
]
).

This year, the festival will also be organising its other regular activities for professionals as online iterations (see the news).

The projects selected for the European Coproductions meeting are as follows:

The BrideSérgio Tréfaut (Portugal)
Producer: Faux

AmanhãPedro Pinho (Portugal)
Producer: Terratreme

AmericaAntónio Ferreira (Portugal)
Producer: Persona Non Grata

Last Night I Conquered the City of ThebesGabriel Azorín (Spain)
Producer: Dvein Films

ArielLois Patiño, Matías Piñeiro (Spain)
Producer: Filmika Galaika

La edadPolo Menárguez (Spain)
Producer: Capitán Araña

LéguaFilipa Reis, João Miller Guerra (Portugal)
Producer: Uma pedra no sapato

MamacruzPatricia Ortega (Spain)
Producer: La Claqueta

Projecto globalIvo Ferreira (Portugal)
Producer: O Som e a Fúria

Um filme de Fernando Ruiz VergaraConcepción Barquero Artés (Spain)
Producer: Azharmedia

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(Translated from Spanish)

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