ICAA awards selective grants to 35 feature films

– New films by Jaime Rosales, Pedro Aguilera and actress Marta Nieto, with his first film on the other side of the camera, will receive, among other things, grants for their new feature films

Actress Marta Nieto, whose feature debut as a director, Ana’s Mitadwas funded (© Carlos Delgado)

The Spanish Ministry of Culture announced a few days ago the allocation of selective grants (for proposals of particular artistic value, whether fiction or animation, documentaries and experimental films) to promote film production, for a total of ten million euros. Of which eight million is allocated to the appropriation available to the Film Protection Fund of the expenditure budget of the Institute of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) for the 2022 financial year, and the remaining two million to the credit available under the program for the promotion, modernization and digitization of the audiovisual sector, which will be distributed, according to their higher or lower assessment by a committee of experts , between 35 feature films.

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For example, in the section of feature films of particular cinematic value (19 films were selected in this category), three titles received €800,000: Ana’s Mitada fiction film written by the actress Marta Nieto (Mother [+see also:
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, Desynchronized [+see also:
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), who made his feature film debut with Avalon; caza daya dramatic comedy by Pedro Aguilera (My sister [+see also:
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), produced by Dia de caza AIE; and El tesoro de Barracudaan animated film directed by Adrian Garcia Ibanez and supported by El tesoro de Barracuda AIE and Start Movies.

Receiving €750,000 is The luchaby Jose Angel Alayon (Slimane [+see also:
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), produced by El Viaje Productions; and €709,133 goes to Desmontando an elephantby Aitor Echevarria Molinero (Arcadia Movies); €658,750 will go to Distinto Moviesthe production company behind The invisible giftdirected by Liliana Torres (What went wrong? [+see also:
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); while the furyby Gemma Blasco and produced by RM Película AIE, will receive €573,725.

Receiving lesser awards in this section are the animated feature Winnipeg, barco de la esperanza, by Elio Quiroga and Benat Beitia (Dibulitoon Factory) and fictional projects such as Anoche conquered Tebas (Dvein Movies), by Gabriel Azorin (Mutants [+see also:
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); The black earth (Olivo Films), by Alberto Morais (The mother [+see also:
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); Germanyby Maria Zanetti and produced by lonely moviesan award-winning project at the Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum at the San Sebastian Film Festival last year (read After); The anatomy of los caballos (Elmedia), by Daniel Vidal co-production with Peru; Doha, the rising sunby Eimi Imanish (A capricho of productions); Apuntes for a consented fictionby Ana Serret (Tandem movies); Los sucios (Fasten the seat belt), by Ulises Porra; Slow (through the co-producer Frida Moviesin collaboration with Lithuania M-Films), the second film of the Lithuanian Marija Kavtaradze (summer survivors [+see also:
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); and also the new works of the veterans Jaime Rosales, Morlaix (Fredeval Films), and Lluis Minarro, EMERGENCY EXITwhich he produces himself.

Grants awarded to documentary projects include: papagayo (Tourmalet Movies), the new film by Omar Al Abdul Razzak, who receives €221,637; €157,250 for The marsellea de los borrachos (Boogaloo Movies), by Pablo Gil Rituerto; Cosmos participation (Insularia Creadores), by Juanma Betancortwith €153,000; Ole mi coño, diario de mi extortion (Gadea Productions), by Patricia Franquesa, with €140,240; and the new movie Isabelle Coixet, El techo amarillo (Miss Wasabi Lab), with €107,125; from a total of eleven subsidized non-fiction films. And finally, in the experimental section, of the five films approved is the remarkable Siete Jereles by the relentless Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo (La Zanfoña Productions), with €96,581.

The complete list of films supported in this call (in Spanish) can be consulted here.

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(Translated from Spanish by Vicky York)

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