Dieci progetti partecipano al forum Coproduzioni europee di Siviglia
- La seconda edizione del programma professionale, che si svolge online durante il festival di Siviglia, è dedicata al Portogallo
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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.
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 [+leggi anche:
intervista: Lois Patiño
scheda film] and was selected at Berlin with Red Moon Tide [+leggi anche:
intervista: Lois Patiño
scheda film]) is presenting his new project, on which he is teaming up with Argentina’s Matías Piñeiro (The Princess of France, Hermia & Helena, Isabella [+leggi anche:
scheda film]). Portugal’s Pedro Pinho and Ivo Ferreira, the former known for his The Nothing Factory [+leggi anche:
intervista: Pedro Pinho
scheda film] (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 [+leggi anche:
Q&A: Ivo M. Ferreira
scheda film], have also been invited to bring along their respective projects. Other noteworthy names include Portugal’s Sérgio Tréfaut (Treblinka [+leggi anche:
scheda film], Rage [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Polo Menárguez
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:
Amanhã – Pedro Pinho (Portugal)
America – António Ferreira (Portugal)
Producer: Persona Non Grata
Last Night I Conquered the City of Thebes – Gabriel Azorín (Spain)
Producer: Dvein Films
Ariel – Lois Patiño, Matías Piñeiro (Spain)
Producer: Filmika Galaika
La edad – Polo Menárguez (Spain)
Producer: Capitán Araña
Légua – Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra (Portugal)
Producer: Uma pedra no sapato
Mamacruz – Patricia Ortega (Spain)
Producer: La Claqueta
Projecto global – Ivo Ferreira (Portugal)
Producer: O Som e a Fúria
Um filme de Fernando Ruiz Vergara – Concepción Barquero Artés (Spain)
(Tradotto dallo spagnolo)
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