More than 20 Swedish industry guests attend the Spanish festival.

Sweden is the guest country at this year’s Valladolid Film Festival, the second largest festival In Spain. More than 16 features have been screened those days in Castilla, plus a number of short films and documentaries. More than 20 Swedish producers, sales agents, directors and actors have come to the city, including Swedish Film Institue co manager Bengt Toll.

The coproduction summit took place yesterday all day long and at least one co-production is on its way: Chema Rodriguez’s Night Falls in India (Anochece en la India), a collaboration between Sweden’s Atmo (Videocracy, Metropia) and Spain’s Jaleo Films. Romania’s Strada Films is also on board. The film tells the story of a man with a degenerative disease who travels to India to die.

Four more films were introduced to Spanish producers: Ibiza (Tre Vänner), Siblings (AB Svensk Filmindustri), Sunburned (Silverosa Film) and Untitled Bosse Högberg Project (Hepp Film). On the Spanish side, La Noticia Del Año (Alokatu), Sonata For Cello (Kaboga Art & Films Creacions Audiovisuals), Ghost Friends (Mummy Productions) and Swingers (Plano a Plano) were introduced to Swedish Producers.

This summit continues a forum that was started in Stockholm last April with the same participants.

Fabia Buenaventua, general manager from Spain’s FAPAE (Spanish Association of Producers) pointed out that new backing of €2m hasbeen recently approved by the government to stimulate co-productions.