Filpino, Spanish-speaking filmmakers hold forum in World Premieres festival
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:17 AM June 30, 2014
Instituto Cervantes and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will hold the roundtable discussion between Spanish-speaking and Philippine filmmakers, Off-Hollywood, on July 2, 1:30 p.m., at the Instituto de Cervantes in Ermita, Manila.
The forum is in connection with the World Premieres Film Festival mounted by the FDCP at the SM Mall of Asia.
The filmmakers will give their views on the challenges filmmakers from Spanish-speaking countries are facing in a global scene dominated by the Hollywood film industry.
Ecuador’s Alfredo León has a degree from Catalonia Film School and a BA in Film and Video from Universidad San Francisco de Quito. He has made several short films and documentaries, such as “Pulse,” which won the Audience Award of the First Iberoamerican Zero Latitude Festival of Quito in 2003. “Monkey with Hens,” to be premiered at the World Premieres Film Festival, is his first feature film.
Juan Pinzás was born in Vigo, Spain. In 1986 he shot his first feature film as a writer and director, “La Gran Comedia” (The Great Comedy), which participated in the 34th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Among his feature films are “El Juego de los Mensajes Invisibles” (1991); “La Leyenda de la Doncella” (1995), “Érase Otra Vez” (1999); “Días de Boda” (2002); and “El Desenlace” (2005).
“New York Shadows” (2013), shown at the main competition of the World Premieres Film Festival, is his eighth feature film, in English and Spanish bilingual. It is considered his most personal film to date.
Juan Pinzás is the only Spanish director recognized officially during the historic stage of the Dogma 95 movement.
Vicente Perez Herrero is a feature fiction and documentary filmmaker. He has made six feature films and three creative documentaries. He co-produced with France and Italy “Private Life,” and with Colombia “Malamuerte.” As a scriptwriter he was selected in the call of the Sundance Institute “new Spanish scriptwriters” workshop taught by SGAE/ Sundance.
His documentary “Skin for Sale” was included inducted in the list of the “100 Best Documentaries” complied by critics in the edition of Documenta Madrid.
Arturo Prins holds a Fine Arts degree at Unversidad Complutense of Madrid and studied cinema at the European Film College of Denmark.
Prins has written and directed several short films, as well as a documentary on the terrorist attack in Madrid on March 11, 2004, titled “Boomerang 11M” (2008). His latest work, “Autopsia de un Amor” (2013) is included in the main section of the World Premieres Film Festival.
The roundtable discussion will take place at the Cinematheque of Instituto Cervantes, 855 TM Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila.
For further information, log on to www.manila.cervantes.es or www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila, or call tel. 5261482.