Spanish fest to host Sundance script lab

The Spanish Film Festival of Malaga (June 1-9) will play host to the first Sundance Institute Scriptwriters' Lab to be held in Spain in conjunction with national authors and editors rights' organization SGAE.

The lab will be held May 21-26, just prior to the fourth edition of the festival. Among the ten projects chosen to participate in the lab are: Mateo Gil's Aguas Muertas, Juanjo Diaz Polo's Oro Rojo, Jose Carlos Ruiz and Virginia Yague's Tangentes, Carmen Lopez Areal's No Todo Es Sexo, Vicente Perez Herrero's Del Amor Y Otros Animales, Luis Sanchez Gijon's La Cancion De Raquel, Yolanda Garcia Serrano and Veronica Fernandez's Vengo A Pedirte Perdon, Julian Esteban Rivera's El Guardian De Los Muertos, Juan Miguel Hernandez Gascon's Ni Titere Con Cabeza, and Chumilla Carbajosa and Edi Liccioli's Doce Uvas.

The growing festival will also inaugurate a sales office and documentary market at this year's event. The June edition is expected to include a retrospective dedicated to producer Andres Vicente Gomez, founder and head of powerhouse Lola Films.

Top winners at Malaga last year were Laura Mana's best film Compassionate Sex and best director Cesc Gay for Krampack. The festival is co-sponsored by Via Digital and Antena 3 Television.