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The bookshop beats the Giant at the 32nd Goya Awards

The Bookshop, a production between Spain, the UK and Germany, directed by Isabel Coixet got Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film awards at the 32nd Goya ceremony held in Madrid.  However, Giant (Handia) a basque production was the most awarded film that night taken 10 Goyas and just about to be the big surprise. Nathalie Poza, who won Best Actress for Can´t say goodbye and Javier Gutiérrez took his second Goya for Best Actor for The Author. Marisa Parede...

V Feroz awards winners

The 5th Feroz Awards - handed by the Spanish Association of Film Journalists (AICE) – gave director Carla Simón´s first movie Summer 1993 the Best Drama Award, but also won the award for Best Director, Best Screenplay and David Verdaguer got Best Supporting Actor. With this win Summer 1993 heads to the Goya Awards ceremony due this coming Satuday with a huge impulse over other candidates.                     &nb...

Javier Bardem presenter at the 89th Oscars

Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced the third slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars®  telecast.  Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. The presenters, including past Oscar® winners and nominees, are Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron. “No matter who you ...

31st Goya Awards winners

                                                                        31st Goya Awards Winner list:   Mejor película - Tarde para la ira Mejor dirección - J.A. Bayona por Un monstruo viene a verme Mejor dirección novel - Raúl Arévalo por Tarde para la ira Mejor act...

'Skins' Eduardo Casanova´sopera prima was showned in Berlinale

                      Samantha, Guille, Ana and Cristian all have something in common – and yet they couldn’t be more diverse. Their bodies are different to those of other people; be it the mouth, the left side of the face, the texture of the skin or the feeling that your legs don’t belong to your body. They all live and love hidden away in strangely artificial interiors. As ‘freaks’, they rarely go...

Marcos Fajardo the first Spaniard to obtain a technical Oscar

                                  Marcos Fajardo received the technichal Oscar for his Arnold software program. Arnold is an unbiased, physically based, ray tracing 3D rendering application created by the company Solid Angle.[1] Notable films that have used Arnold include Monster House, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Alice in Wonderland, Thor, Captain America, X-Men: First Class, The Av...

4th Feroz awards winners

                         The 4th Feroz awards ceremony took place in Madrid. Members of AICE ( association of cinematographic informers of Spain) voted for their bests in differents categories, including for the first time also TV shows. Here´s the winner list: Mejor película dramática: Tarde para la ira Mejor comedia: Kiki el amor se hace Mejor dirección: Raúl Arévalo (Tarde ...

Paco Delgado nominated for best costume design at the Oscars

After being nominated for a BAFTA he received today at his home in Madrid the wonderful news that he has also been nominated for the Oscars for his work in The Danish Girl. Spanish Paco Delgado has become an internationally recognized costumer, having been nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA for his work in “Les Misérables” in 2013, and winning two Goya awards (the Spanish Oscars) in 2013 and 2014. He also was behind the designs for “Biutiful” in 2010 and “Th...


 The 5th edition of RECENT CINEMA FROM SPAIN will be held from 19-22 Nov. 2015 at the Olympia Theater of Miami. RECENT CINEMA FROM SPAIN was set up in Miami in 2011 as an initiative of the Spanish Audiovisual Producers' Rights Management Association (using the Spanish acronym "EGEDA"), aiming to provide a new outlet for promotion of Spanish cinema in the United States, boosting its circulation to the public in general, and the international audiovisual industry. On Sept...

Sitges 2015: Oliver Stone homaged with the Grand Honorary Award

Sitges 2015 pays homage to Oliver Stone with the Grand Honorary Award The renowned North American director Oliver Stone received the Grand Honorary Award from the 48th Sitges Film Festival. Sitges paid homage to one of the international film industry greats: Oliver Stone. The Festival put out its read carpet to welcome the famous North American director and producer who received, at a multitudinous event at the Auditori, the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia’s Gra...


                         The 21st edition of RECENT SPANISH CINEMA will be hold in LA from 15-18 OCT. A showcase of the best of Spain's rich, vibrant and vital films - seen first on the big screen at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Over twenty years ago, the American Cinematheque, in association with the Spanish Ministry of Culture, began importing the best and brightest of Spanish cinema to H...

LOREAK (FLOWERS) Spanish bet for the Oscar®

                                 The Spanish Film Academy has chosen Basque-language drama Loreak (Flowers) as its submission for the Oscar for best foreign-language film. Directed by Jon Garano and Jose Maria Goenaga, Loreak is a film shot in Euskera, the Basque language. The film competed in the Official Selection at the 62nd San Sebastian Festival where it got great critics but no prize. Nominated at the F...

Spanish film 'Mr Right' to close the Toronto International Film Festivlal (TIFF)

 Spanish film 'Mr Right' to close the Toronto International Film Festivlal (TIFF)   TIFF40 (10-20 sep.2015)  announced its programme and there are many Spanish productions in it.  “Mr. Right” directed by Paco Cabezas and starring Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund y RZA will close TIFF40 on the 19th Sep. For the first time in history an Spanish director will close the TIFF. 'Truman&r...

Candidates to XVI Sebastiane Award

                                   This year, the Sebastiane Award celebrates its 16th year at the San Sebastian Festival; sixteen years of endeavouring to present its award to the production that best reflects the realities, freedoms and social progress made by LGBTI people.  This collective and its particularities have remained hidden for years in both society and cinema. Today awards such ...

Relatos Salvajes, 8 Premios Platino de Cine Iberoamericano

Relatos Salvajes was the absolute winner in last night´s Platino Awards of the Iberoamerican Cinema. The film, nominated to the Oscars for Argentina this year, got 8 out of 9awards leaving its closest oponent Spanish film 'La Isla Mínima' just with the best photography award. The film now starting its international parcour under the na of Marshland was also awarded as best film and best actor by the public voting through an internet poll. Spanish actor Oscar Jaenada won ...

“SIDETRACKED” closing film of the 32nd Miami Film Festival

Spanish film ‘Sidetracked’ by Alvaro Fernández Armero has been chosen to close the 32nd Miami Film Festival next Mars. The film is a comedy and opened last weekend in Spain reaching number 2 at the box office.  Inma Cuesta and Raul Arévalo are leading the cast of this film produced by Juan Gordon (Morena films) and the collaboration of TVE, Canal + and Cabildo de Gran Canaria. ‘Wild Tales’ another Spanish production will open the Miami Festival. ...

‘La isla mínima' y ‘Carmina y amén' best films at the Feroz Awards

                For the second time AICE celebrated its annual Gala where 10 Golden Feroz  Awards were handed to the winners resulting from the votes of the members of AICE, the Asociación de Informadores Cinematográficos de España. La Isla Mínima got 5 awards out of 10 and get a clearer pace to the Goyas. Two more awards were given by AICE: Feroz Honor Award to a lifetime career to CARLOS SAURA and the Special Award to ...

XX Jose Maria Forque Award winners

              Last night in Spain the cinematographic season awards begun with the Gala of the Jose María Forqué Award which celebrated its 20th anniversary. Not many surprises among the winners but a bit more clear idea of what we can spect during the Feroz or Goya Awards ceremonies in a few weeks. La isla Mínima won Best Film and Relatos Salvajes Best Latin-American film whike nervously waiting for the Oscar® nominations on Thursd...

Nominees to the Feroz Awards 2015

                                                                     The Asociación de Informadores Cinematográficos de España (AICE) announced the nominees to the II Feroz Awards. The Feroz Awards will be handed January 25 in Madrid during the Gala Night sponsored by Gas Natural Fenosa and broadcast...

RECENT CINEMA FROM SPAIN festival returns to Miami

The red carpet is ready for the opening gala night of the Miami Recent Cinema from Spain Festival.   The Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales (EGEDA) presents in collaboration with the Olympia Theater of The Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, the IV edición de la Muestra de Cine Español Recent Cinema from Spain in Miami, to be hold from 20 to 23 of November.   Juan Diego Botto, Mariño Rivas, Elvira Lind...

Spain´s EFA nominees

             The European Film Academy (EFA) and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 27th European Film Awards at the Sevilla European Film Festival (SEFF) Polish film, Ida, is top of the list with 7 nominations. Spain will be competing with three films: Carmina y Amén (Carmina&Amen) nominated to European Comedy; 10,000 KM, to European Discovery and also competing in that category, La Herida (Wounded) that gets also a nomination...

Spanish pre-selection to the Oscars

                     The Spanish Academy announced this morning the three movies that have passed the first cut on the road to the Oscars®. Carlos Marques-Marcet’s “10.000 KM” Daniel Monzon’s “El Niño” and David Trueba’s “Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed” are the films selected by the members of the Academia among films produced in Spain between 01/10/2013 and 30/09/2014. Spa...

Relatos Salvajes crashes box office in Argentina

Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales), reached 1.108.804 spectators within 2 weeks from its release becoming one the biggest opening in Argentina. Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales) is a 2014 Hispano-Argentine black comedy-drama film written and directed by Damián Szifrón and starring an ensemble cast consisting of Ricardo Darín, Óscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg and Darío Grandinetti. Featuring six different ...

Pedro Almodòvar to receive 6th Lumière Award

The distinction will be celebrated at the upcoming Lumière festival to be held in Lyon and Greater Lyon from Monday, October 13 to Sunday, October 19, 2014.  The Lumière Award was created to celebrate a filmmaker, in Lyon, the very place where the cinematograph was invented by Louis and Auguste Lumière, and where they shot their first film, Workers Leaving the Factory, in 1895. Because we must express our appreciation to the directors and artists of th...

Pedro Almodóvar wins a FEROZ® for his teaser of 'I´m So Excited'

   Academy Award winner, Pedro Almodóvar, received a FEROZ® Award for the teaser of his latest movie I´m So Excited!. The FEROZ® Awards were handed out early this week in Madrid. Created by the Asociación de Informadores Cinematográficos de España (AICE), FEROZ® Awards was a huge success reuniting press and movie stars on its first edition. Although some favorites won, not surprises for ‘Three Many Wedding’ winning best comed...


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