The 29th annual Iberoamerican Film Festival of Huelva, Spain (Nov 8-15) has unveiled the full line-up of films for this year's first edition under new director Porfirio Enriquez.
The festival, which also hosts a growing three-day Co-Production Forum (Nov 9-11), has become a key meeting point for Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American filmmakers. New to this year's Forum are screenings of films made thanks to deals signed at one of the previous three editions of the event.
Huelva further provides the setting for the unveiling of the full list of candidates for Spain's annual Goya Award for best Latin American film. Spanish actors Imanol Arias and Aurora Bautista, and Bolivian director Jorge Ruiz will all be the subjects of tributes at this year's event.
The twelve titles competing for the top Golden Columbus prize, which comes with a purse of Euros 60,000 split evenly between the producer and the Spanish distributor, represent ten different countries. The films are:
...En Fin, El Mar from Jorge Dyszel (Arg),
O Vestido from Paolo Tihago (Br),
Marasmo from Mauricio Mendiola (Costa Rica),
Sexo Con Amor from Boris Quercia (Ch),
Un Titan En El Ring from Viviana Cordero (Ec),
Operacion Algeciras from Jesus Mora (Sp),
Un Marciano Llamado Deseo from Antonio Fortunil (Peru),
Um Filme Falado from Manoel de Oliveira (Port),
Amor En Concreto from Franco de Pena (Ven),
El Viaje Hacia El Mari from Guillermo Casanova (Uru),
El Coche De Pedales from Ramon Barea (Sp)
Subterra from Marcelo Ferrari (Ch).