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ABYCINE 2022 Abycine Lanza

The new films from Lois Patiño and Paula Palacios participate in the 7th Abycine Lanza


- This weekend a total of 28 Spanish projects, some in development, others in post-production, will be presented at the Albacete Independent Film Market

The new films from Lois Patiño and Paula Palacios participate in the 7th Abycine Lanza
On the set of Samsara, the new film by Lois Patiño, which is set to participate in the Impulso WIP section

“Lanza continues to grow, we will have more industry activities with many Spanish and some European sales agents: the greatest number of professionals that have attended so far,” said José Manuel Zamora, director of Abycine, on the eve of the seventh edition of its Independent Film Market (29 September-2 October). 28 projects, listed at the end, will be presented which include new works by directors such as Lois Patiño (who will debut with Coast of Death [+see also:
film review
interview: Lois Patiño
film profile
), Alberto Gracia (Wandering Star [+see also:
film review
interview: Alberto Gracia
film profile
), Paula Palacios (Drowning Letters [+see also:
film profile
), Antonio Méndez Esparza (Aquí y allá: Here and There [+see also:
film review
interview: Pedro Hernández
film profile
, Life and Nothing More [+see also:
film review
interview: Antonio Méndez Esparza
film profile
), Guillermo Benet (Los inocentes [+see also:
film review
interview: Guillermo Benet
film profile
), Mar Coll (Three Days with the Family [+see also:
film profile
, the series Matar al padre), Pedro Collantes (The Art of Return [+see also:
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interview: Pedro Collantes
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) and Eloy Domínguez Serén (Hamada [+see also:
film review
interview: Eloy Domínguez Serén
film profile

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This event has become the leading platform for independent audiovisuals and Spanish talent. More than 250 professionals (from Spain and Europe) will attend this year’s event, during which Abycine Lanza on the road will also be presented, a circuit that is supported by a Next Generation grant from the Spanish Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) and that will help to take some of the films featured in Impulso WIP around Spain.

The ICAA is also collaborating with Abycine Lanza for another year. At the market it is organising the meeting for laboratories and incubators supported by the ICAA's own call under the name Pantalla Porvenir. The round table To match or not to match will focus on what sales agencies are looking for in projects under development, in a hybrid format, as well as the workshop When east meets west... and Iberoamerica, given by Alessandra Pastore and attended by the director general of the ICAA, Beatriz Navas.

This year this event will be added to the Spanish Screenings activities, an international meeting point for new Spanish audiovisual creations: Lanza brings together the first edition of the Spanish Screenings On Tour, presented by the ICAA, with the Abycine Lanza Award to recognise a non-binary director or person. One of the titles of the Impulso CMM Projects will be incorporated into the Spanish Screenings Perspectives (Punto Género section) at Ventana Sur, to be soon held in Buenos Aires (read more).

Abycine Lanza offers a full programme of meetings and training workshops, as well as pitching sessions at the three forums at Lanza: Impulso CMM (with 16 participants), Impulso WIP (nine) and Impulso AB que no es poco (three).  And CMM continues its firm commitment with two €17,250 grants to the winning projects in Impulso CMM.

Finally, in Impulso WIP, the Malaga Festival will award the MAFIZ WIP Award, thanks to which one of the projects will participate in the MAFIZ Malaga Industry Zone in 2023. The work selected by Filmin will receive a €22,000 grant for the exploitation and distribution of the audiovisual work in cinemas and online.

The projects:

Impulso CMM

Afrikana Ignacio Vuelta Martínez (Spain/France)
Production: Playa Chica Films, Promenades Films

Anekumen Irati Gorostidi (Spain)
Production: Apellaniz y de Sosa

Aprender a aprender Nina Solà Carbonell (Spain)
Production: Fractal 7

Arcadia Guillermo Benet (Spain)
Production: El Gesto

Bienvenido, Mr. HollywoodMar Coll, Aina Calleja (Spain)
Production: Funicular Films, S.L.

El futuro testamentoVelasco Broca (Spain/France/Estonia)
Production: Producciones Anafilaxis S.L.

El gran bazar de mis padresRakesh Narwani (Spain)
Production: Bazar Films

Fama y gloriaCarlota Oms (Spain)
Production: Lazona Producciones

Flores para una madre ausenteAna Puentes (Spain/France)
Production: Verbena Films, Labonica Films, Pomme Hurlante Films

La carne dócilPedro Gusmao (Spain)
Production: Pico Tres Cine

Los AtlantesJorge Rojas (Spain)
Production: El Inquilino Producciones

MacraméBárbara Magdalena (Spain)
Production: Lasai Films

Más barato que robarPedro Collantes (Spain/France)
Production: Elamedia Estudios, Mizar Films

Pequeños calvariosHermanos Polo (Spain)
Production: Japonica Films

Salen las lobas (Wolf Grrrls!)Claudia Estrada Tarascó (Spain)
Production: Alba Sotorra

Wild is the WindEloy Domínguez Serén (Spain/Sweden)
Production: Zeitun Films, Momento Films

Impulso WIP

OthernessAlba Cros, Nora Haddad Casadevall (Spain)
Production: Amor & Lujo

GolemJuan González, Fernando Martínez (Spain/Romania)
Production: Aquí y Allí Films, Cinelab SRL

Girl UnknownPablo Maqueda (Spain)
Production: Elamedia Estudios, Fórmula Cine AIE

La parraAlberto Gracia (Spain)
Production: Tasio, Filmika Galaika

Mi hermano AlíPaula Palacios (Spain/France)
Production: Morada Films, Pumpernickel Films

Madrid Is ItAntonio Méndez Esparza (Spain/Romania)
Production: Aquí y Allí Films

Re WritingVíctor Iriarte (Spain/Portugal/France)
Production: Reescritura A.I.E.

SamsaraLois Patiño (Spain)
Production: Señor y Señora

SicaCarla Subirana (Spain)
Production: Alba Sotorra, Miramemira

Impulso AB que no es poco

Amor a muerteMercedes Gaspar (Spain)
Production: La Fragua Audiovisual

Laguna, el ministroAntonio Llamas (Spain)
Production: Entre las piedras

Sin tiAllan J. Arcal (Spain)
Production: Arcal Bros, Black Mandala, La Charito Films, Kbn Next Media, Artistic Metropol, Vaya Lio Producciones

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(Translated from Spanish by Vicky York)

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