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Cannes names Spain country of honor

Cannes Film Market, the Film Market, will this year pay homage to the Spanish film industry by naming Spain the official country of honor as 2022.

Spain is the second country of honor at the Marché, after India last year. The tribute aims to highlight a country’s film industry, from feature films and documentaries to animation and extended reality. The Spanish Ministry of Trade and Investment and its Institute of Cinematic and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) will collaborate with Marché to highlight Spanish content and talent at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Cinema, the umbrella promotion group from Spain, will be there again to increase the presence of Spanish industry professionals.

“We are proud to have Spain as the country of honor for this special market edition,” said Guillaume Esmiol, Executive Director of Marché. In my first year as head of Marché, I’m especially grateful and excited to have produced this 2022 version of The Creative Country. Spain will have a place in the Marché du Film’s program and looks forward to sharing with the entire film professional community its ambition to support international co-productions and strengthen Spain as a major European audiovisual center.”

Spain’s audiovisual industry has continued to prosper over the past few years, partly due to the success of streaming media such as Netflix’s Money Heist and Élite and a new generation of filmmakers whose work is internationally resonate.

Last month, Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren’s debut novel 16, Species of Bees

won the Silver Bear for Best Performance in Berlin for newcomer Sofía Otero at Carla Simón won Best Actress a year later with the Golden Bear for Best Picture at the Berlinale for the Catalan family drama Alcarràs . Last year’s two Spanish Cannes Film Festivals – Albert Serra’s Pacification

and Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s

The Beasts

– won at this year’s César Awards in France, Paciction

stars Bernu Vamar Jimmel won best actor honors, Artur Tort won best cinematography and The Beasts

won best foreign language film.

“Alcarràs” by Carla Simón wins the Golden Bear Berlin 2022 Courtesy of LluisTudela202209519 2025

The Spanish government is investing 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in earmarked public investments aimed at passing the 730 Promotion of Audiovisual Production in Spain Percentage 730. These schemes, introduced last year, along with details of Spain’s tax incentives for visiting producers, will be detailed at an event at the Marché’s Palais Stage.

All parts of this year’s Marché will showcase Spanish talent, including the market’s producer network, which brings together more than 383 Producers from all over the world attend a series of conferences and events each year aimed at fostering networking and co-production opportunities, as well as a “Go to Cannes” section, focusing on Introducing the next-generation of filmmakers and showcasing original work in progress, curated by Marché’s partner film festivals. Spanish professionals from the fields of animation, documentary and XR will also be privileged in the different networking events, round tables, workshops and conferences of Animation Days, Cannes Docs and Cannes XR events.

Spanish experts, financiers and policymakers will participate in Marché’s Cannes Next and impACT programs, focusing on the future of the entertainment industry and the industry’s environmental impact and sustainability efforts. Spain’s latest short films and emerging talent will also be highlighted at the Cannes Short Film Corner and Rendez-vous Industry, the festival’s official forum that connects emerging filmmakers with producers, distributors, buyers Connect with other industry professionals.

2022 Marché du Film May -20 During this period30 the 1st Cannes International Film Festival.



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