Spain's Iberoamerican Film Festival of Huelva (Nov 17-24) has announced the 12 titles which will compete for its top Golden and Silver Columbus awards in this year's 27th edition.
Huelva has the difficult task of seeking films which haven't yet premiered in Spain just two months after the San Sebastian International Film Festival, which offers an ample selection of Latin American cinema, particularly in its Made In Spanish sidebar. The festival promotes itself as the bridge between the Latin American and European film industries.
Tributes are planned this year for multifaceted Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, Cuban director Julio Garcia Espinosa, Spanish showwoman Carmen Sevilla, and legendary actors Anthony Quinn and Paco Rabal, both of whom passed away this year.
The festival will also provide the stage for the announcement of the nominations to the Spanish-language foreign film category of Spain's Oscar-equivalent Goya awards.
The 12 titles competing in the official section are:
El Lado Oscuro Del Corazon 2 (Eliseo Subiela, Arg)
Vagon Fumador (Veronica Chen, Arg)
Rosarigasinos (Rodrigo Grande, Arg)
Ciudad Del Sol (Carlos Galettini, Arg)
Netto Perde Sua Alma (Beto Souza and Tabajara Rua, Br)
La Pena Maxima (Jorge Echeverri, Col)
Negocio Redondo (Ricardo Carrasco, Chile)
Arderas Conmigo (Miguel Angel Sanchez, Sp)
Otilia Rauda (Dana Rotberg, Mex)
12 Horas (Raul Marchand Sanchez, Puerto Rico)
Una Casa Con Vistas Al Mar (Alberto Arvelo, Venezuela)
En La Puta Vida (Beatriz Flores Silva, Uruguay)