Thirteen Latin American films will compete for the Made in Spanish award at next month's 50th anniversary edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival (Sept 19-28).
Among the films competing for the prize, which has tripled in value to Euros 18,000 after its introduction last year, are:
Bolivar Soy Yo, Jorge Ali Triana (Col-Fr)
Caja Negra, Luis Ortega (Arg)
Ciudades Oscuras, Fernando Sariñana (Mex)
Un Dia De Suerte, Sandra Gugliotta (Arg-Sp)
Francisca (... De Que Lado Estas'), Eva Lopez Sanchez (Sp-Mex-Ger)
Invasor, Beto Brant (Br)
Mercano El Marciano, Juan Antin (Arg)
Uma Onda No Ar, Helvecio Ratton (Br)
Un Oso Rojo, Adrian Caetano, (Arg-Fr-Sp)
Raising Victor Vargas, Peter Sollet (USA)
Washington Heights (Ay Amor), Alfredo de Villa (USA)
El Juego De La Silla, Ana Katz (Arg)
Sudeste, Sergio Bellotti (Arg)
The last two films on the list - El Juego De La Silla and Sudeste - were participants in the first round of the Cinema In Progress (Cine En Construccion) screenings. This is a newly launched joint initiative of San Sebastian and the Latin American Cinema Screenings of Toulouse which shows incomplete Latin American films to industry professionals with the goal of finding financing to complete them.
Two other films which participated in the initiative will also screen at San Sebastian this year: Carlos Sorin's Minimal Stories (Historias Minimas) in the Official Section, and Aldo Garay's The Wait (La Espera) in the New Directors competition.
In addition, the Made in Spanish sidebar will also feature a selection of experimental and documentary films, including Raoul Ruiz's Cofralandes (Ch-Fr), Jaime Humberto Hermosillo's Exxxorcismo (Mex), and Paula Rodriguez's Volver A Vernos: Pinochet's Children (Ger).
Finally, a survey of Spanish productions of the year will encompass screenings of Pedro Almodovar's Talk To Her (Hable con Ella), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's Intacto, Miguel Albaladejo's Rencor, Antonio Hernandez's In The City Without Limits (En La Ciudad Sin Limites), Agustin Diaz Yanes' No News From God (Sin Noticias De Dios), Ramon Salazar's Piedras, Daniel Calparsoro's Warriors (Guerreros), Javier Corcuera's La Guerrilla De La Memoria and Mario Camus' Beach Of Dogs (La Playa De Los Galgos).