Two Spanish film festivals, the Huesca Film Festival (June 5-14) and the Cinema Jove International Film Festival (June 14-21), have both announced retrospectives for their upcoming editions.
Huesca, now in its 31st year, hosts two short film competitions and a showcase of feature films from Europe. A cycle of Spanish coming-of-age films, titled Adolescentes, runs parallel to an informative section of feature films called Cinema and the Press and featuring titles such as Citizen Kane and All The President's Men.
Serb director Zelimir Zilnik is the recipient of the fest's annual City of Huesca Prize, and one writer will be chosen among 90 manuscripts with cinema as a theme for the Euros 800 Tales of Cinema Literary Prize.
The 18th annual edition of Jove, a youth-oriented festival in Valencia featuring both feature and short film competitions, is planning tributes to British director Richard Lester (Hard Day's Night, Help!) and Dogme co-founder and Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (Celebration, It's All About Love).
Other sections will be dedicated to The Young Coppola, New Argentinean Cinema and Polish animation scriptwriter Piotr Dumala. Spanish actor Unax Ugalde (You'll Be Back) will receive the fest's annual Future of Film award sponsored by the Spanish Artists' Management org AISGE.
Jove also hosts a sidebar international market for short films, the only one of its kind in Spain putting short filmmakers and sellers in contact with distributors, exhibitors, festival programmers and TV reps.