Malaga Festival Industry Zone: Basque. Audiovisual.

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Malaga Festival Industry Zone: Basque. Audiovisual.
  • 18
    Mar 2022
    Mar 2022
    Málaga (Spain)

The Malaga Film Festival will take place this year from March 18th to 27th. Once again, Basque. Audiovisual. will bring the most outstanding Basque productions to MAFIZ (Malaga Festival Industry Zone), the festival’s hub for industry professionals. A total of 5 films will be included and another 14 will be screened in the other sections of the festival.

Among the Basque. Audiovisual projects selected for MAFIZ are ´Ainarak´ by Ritxi Lizartza and Juan San Martín (Maluta Films), and ´Canto cósmico. Niño de Elche´ by Marc Sempere-Moya and Leire Apellaniz (Señor & Señora). Both films will be part of the Spanish Screenings XXL section.

The Next From Spain section will feature the latest film by Jabi Elortegi, ‘El vasco’, an international co-production by Pausoka, Oeste Films and Prisma Cine. In the same section will be the feature film ´Unicorn Wars´ by Galician director Alberto Vázquez, produced by Uniko Estudio, and ´Bayo Bayo Baby´ by Amaia Remírez and Raúl de la Fuente, produced by Kanaki Films.

Outstanding participation

Basque filmmakers have always had an important presence in the Malaga festival. Three of them will compete in the Official Competition Section: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa with ´Cinco lobitos´, Ibon Cormenzana with ´La cima´ and Imanol Uribe with ´Llegaron de noche´

´Balika´, the latest project by Aitor Sánchez Smith and Lander Ibarretxe, will be screened in the Documentaries section of the Official Selection.

As part of the Animazine – Short Films Official Competition, the festival has selected ‘Loop’ by Argentinian director Pablo Polledri, produced by Uniko Estudio and Maniac Planet. ‘Ur azpian lore´, directed and produced by Aitor Oñederra, which forms part of the Kimuak 2021 catalogue, will also take part.

Also in the Kimuak catalogue, ´Heltzear´, directed by Mikel Gurrea and produced by Xabier Berzosa, from Irusoin, will also be screened in the Fiction Short Film Official Competition, Other shorts in this section include ´Etxean´ by Mikel Rueda, and ´Irrits´, a short film by Maider Oleaga and the production companies Galapan and Sumendi. ´Fe´, the latest work by San Sebastian filmmaker Maider Fernández, produced by Apellaniz and de Sosa will be screened in the Documentary Short Film Official Competition. The short films ´El parque de juegos´ by Bilbao director Pedro Olea, and ´Goya 3 de mayo´ by Carlos Saura, produced by Gaizka Urresti, will be screened out of competition. The Asserting Women´s Rights section will screen ´Norberaren gela´ by Ainhoa Urgoitia and Enrique Rey Monzón, and ´Mama´ by Pablo de la Chica, produced by Diego Urruchi (Media Attack).

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