Specializing in European and independent films with the potential to reach a wide audience, A Contracorriente Films is currently the leading Spanish-owned distributor in the theatrical market. It has a catalog of more than 1,500 titles, which it manages in theaters, platforms, television and domestic formats. Its editorial line is aimed at an adult audience, with an interest in culture and good cinema. ACF’s production department, with 20 years of experience in the industry and numerous awards to its credit, has always been very active in the development of projects that fit its editorial profile, prioritizing collaboration with the best talent available, in the search for the quality and commerciality necessary to satisfy its usual target audience.
Name: Manuel Monzón
Degree in Economics (UB). He began his career at Filmax, designing and managing international co-productions such as “Fragile”, “El perfume” and “The machinist”. In 2006 he became producer of Notro Films (Vértice 360º) producing feature films such as “Oceans” and “Fermat’s Room”. He founded Monzón Films in 2010, participating in feature films such as “Red Lights”. He is currently a producer for A Contracorriente Films. Examples of award-winning productions: “La Librería” or “El Ciudadano Ilustre”.
Adapta Market is a web platform aimed at bridging the gap between literature and audiovisuals, in order to promote the sector of literary adaptations to the screen. The main objective is to bring together people who work in the literary world and those who are part of the audiovisual world.
Name: Joana Chilet
Joana Chilet has more than 25 years of experience in the audiovisual and cultural management sector. He manages the Adapta Market project through the association Nautilus Gestió i Comunicació. She is the technical director of Promercat-València Film Market, a co-production market organized by the Conselleria de Cultura through the Insitut Valencià de Cultura. As a cultural manager she collaborates with MAFIZ and coordinates ShortPitch, the short film pitching event of Skyline Film Festival De Benidorm. She has been executive producer in different projects: Maniacos de la Serie B (2016), documentary feature film, Museo del silencio (2014), multi-platform project; Un hombre de pago, fiction feature film, development director, for JCmedia. She was the director and executive producer of the documentary Regino Mas, l’Art del Foc (2019) for FX Produccions; production manager of the feature documentary Chicote, el barman de las estrellas (2018), for Endora Producciones, and of El Xef a Casa for À Punt. During her time at Televisión Valenciana (1994-2011) she was the director of the daily program Punt de Mira and, at different stages, responsible for new projects, programming design, co-productions and broadcasting rights; she worked as executive producer in different TV movies and fiction series: Tocant el mar (2012), Mar de plàstic (2011), El Criminal (2010), Tip & Cía (2009), Violetas (2008) , Las palabras de Vero (2005) and Maniatics (2007).
Spanish production company that is committed to Spanish talent and independent production and is capable of generating competitive quality products recognized by box office performance and awards at prestigious festivals.
Name: Eduardo Campoy
Position: Managing Director
At the head of Álamo Producciones Audiovisuales is Eduardo Campoy, who has a long professional career dedicated to film production. Outstanding filmography: Mamá o Papá (2020), by Dani de la Orden. Superagent Makey (2020), by Alfonso Sánchez. Hasta que la boda nos separe (2019), by Dani de la Orden. Litus (2019), by Dani de la Orden or El mejor verano de mi vida (2018), by Dani de la Orden.
Alba Produzioni was founded in 1990. It is a film production company that has produced documentary films, fiction films and commercials. Alba is a dynamic company with a lean and well-organized structure that draws on a team of highly skilled professionals with international experience. In addition to the two partners, Sandro Frezza and Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani, who have been operating in the sector for over 25 years.
Name: Rosanna Seregni
Position: Producer / Consultant
In 2005 it received the FICE award for Best Independent Production Company. She is a member of the David di Donatello Film Academy (Italy); member of the jury of the Script Development Fund of the Amiens Film Festival; tutor of the TyPA Foundation (Argentina) in the Latin American project development workshop; tutor of projects in development of the BRLab; selector and jury of the New Cinema Network, Mercato de Coproductions of the Rome International Film Festival and Member of the Board of the Bolzano-Alto Adige Sudtirol (BLS) Production Fund, among others. She has served as executive or associate producer on countless films including, A la revolución en un dos caballos (Maurizio Sciarra, 2001), Vodka Lemon (Hiner Salem, 2003), El reclamo (Stefano Pasetto 2009), Planta madre (Gianfranco Quattrini, 2014) or El Nido (Matia Temponi, 2021). Currently, she participates in first level international markets as an analyst and consultant for scripts and projects in development.
Alesa Produccions is a small production company that was born in 2004 and is based on participating in co-productions. To date, Alesa has made one feature film, 5 short films and is currently in the co-production of an animated feature film and another one in co-production with Uruguay.
Name: Albert Espel
Position: Executive Producer
Albert Espel, started in the audiovisual industry in 1989. He has served as executive producer on feature films such as “La cima” (by Ibon Cormenzana), “Rastros de Sándalo” (by María Ripoll) or “Tilt: Nos hacemos falta” (by Juanjo Giménez, director of the Oscar-nominated short Timecode) and series such as “Martita!”(by Irene Moray) or “Pelotas” (by Corbacho and Cruz), and as production manager in feature films such as “Mediterráneo” (by Marcel Barrena) for which he received the Goya for best production direction, “Un novio para mi mujer” (by Laura Mañá) or “Las Consecuencias” (by Claudia Pinto), in animated feature films such as “Animal Crackers” (by Scott Christian Sava) and in series such as “Volveremos” (by Felip Solé).
Bendita Film Sales is an international sales agency based in Spain. Its carefully curated catalog includes works with a marked authorial profile and international prestige, such as La virgen de agosto, by Jonás Trueba (FIPRESCI Award and Special Jury Mention at Karlovy Vary 2019), or Blanco en Blanco, by Théo Court (Best Director Award and FIPRESCI Award in the Orizzonti Section of the Venice Film Festival 2019).
Name and Position: Luis Renart (CEO), Jorge Blanch (Head of Festivals)
Nominated for the Oscars by the Chilean Academy (Blanco en Blanco), recently awarded at the Venice Film Festival (2019 and 2021) and nominated for the European Cinematography Awards (2016), El Viaje Films was born in 2004, consolidating very recognizable signs of identity, through works where authorial treatment, interest in new narrative formulas and ethical commitment to what is filmed prevail. His works assimilate international references and are committed to the universality of language. In addition to institutional support such as Eurimages, Media Program (Single Project and Slate), Ibermedia Program, Sundance Institute, ICAA (Ministry of Culture, Government of Spain) and Government of the Canary Islands, the filmography of El Viaje Films incorporates the participation of television stations (Televisión Pública de Canarias, Canal Sur, TV3, Castilla La Mancha Media CMM), distributors (Elamedia, Numax, Márgenes, Begin Again Films, Begin Again Films) and international sales (Shellac, Stray Dogs, Bendita Sales), Canal Sur, TV3, Castilla La Mancha Media CMM), distributors (Elamedia, Numax, Márgenes, Begin Again Films) and international sales (Shellac, Stray Dogs, Bendita Film Sales) that have boosted the exploitation of the works in theaters and platforms such as Amazon, MUBI, Filmin and Filmin Latino, among others.
Name: James Weiss
Born in Brooklyn and based in Madrid, Spain, he is a film producer at El Viaje Films. He received a BA in film from Boston University and an MA in documentary and experimental filmmaking from TAI University in Madrid. Since 2015 he has been working as a producer at El Viaje Films (Madrid/Tenerife), bringing an international perspective to this award-winning independent production company, collaborating on projects such as Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado’s Eles Transportan a morte (2022) and Theo Court’s Blanco en Blanco (2019), among others. As producer and international co-production coordinator for El Viaje Films, he has participated in markets, festivals and pitching sessions including Marche du Film (2020, 2022), Venice Production Gap (2017), Les Arcs (2017 – Winner Eurimages Lab Award), Berlinale Co-Production Market (2021, 2022), Rotterdam IFF (Dutch Post Production Awards 2019), Ventana Sur (2019, 2021), San Sebastian (Europe- Latin American Co-production Forum 2016, 2019) and Catapulta (FICUNAM 2022), Spanish-Canadian Co Production Forum (TIFF 2022) among others. In addition, he has participated as a project advisor in professional forums at Documenta Madrid (2018, 2019) and Progressio (Cineteca Madrid, 2019).
FactionFilm/Faction Media is an independent documentary film company based in London. Our films focus on social and cultural issues. We co-produce with filmmakers from around the world to help find an international audience for their stories. Faction Films was founded in 1984. We encourage new talents. We co-produce internationally with filmmakers to help them tell their own stories and reach an international market.
Country: United Kingdom
Delegate: Sylvia Stevens
Position: Executive Director, Producer
Sylvia Stevens is co-founder of London-based Faction Films. With over thirty years of experience as a producer and director she has worked with British broadcasters BBC, Channel 4, ITV and international broadcasters Netflix, RTE, PBS, HBO, NHK, FR2, ARTE, SBS, AVRO, STV, AJ and YLE, among others. He has made European co-productions, as well as in Latin America – Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil – and in India, South Africa, Australia and Japan. His documentary films focus on social/political stories and the arts. His films include Picturing Derry (Northern Ireland), War Takes (the war in Colombia), Tales Beyond Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez on writing for film), Love Honour and Disobey (domestic violence -Southhall Black Sisters), Chevolution, Educating Igor (gypsies in Slovakia), Android in La Land -Gary Numan documentary, and The Plan. He has made a VR film. She recently served as executive producer of Off the Rails and Oaxacalifornia: the Return. His films have won international awards. EAVE documentary expert since 2005 and has taught workshops all over the world, including Colombia, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Cuba.
Filmarket Hub is an exclusive online marketplace that connects curated projects with producers, broadcasters, OTT platforms, sales agents and distributors who use the platform to discover great projects! Launched in 2015 with the aim of giving visibility to the best emerging talent and favoring agreements to produce new projects, the platform has more than 33,000 users in Europe and Latin America.
Name: Katalina Tobón
Position: Director of Alliances and Pro Accounts
Creative audiovisual producer with solid experience in the field of postproduction and cultural management in Spain and Colombia. With a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Cinema and Audiovisual Studies from Pompeu Fabra University and in Visual Arts and Education from the University of Barcelona. In 2018 he was part of the Short Film Selection Jury of the Albacete International Film Festival – Abycine. She has a solid experience as a junior colorist for documentaries at Gris Medio Studio based in Barcelona, and as a curatorial assistant at Casa Asia’s Exhibition Department in Barcelona. For almost three years he has been part of the Partnerships department of Filmarket Hub. He has also worked coordinating Abycine’s Lanza audiovisual market. Previously she worked as a producer for the Remote Color Suite at The Mill in Ark (Bogota), coordinating projects for color and VFX completion. For four years she was the producer of PUERTO FICCI, Industry area of the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival, where she led the selection and curatorial process of projects for the Documentary Film Workshop and the coordination of the academic area in the BAM (Bogota Audiovisual Market). She served as head of industry for the Miradas Medellín 2021 Festival, and also Industry Coordinator for the EIP Encounter (International Producers Meeting in Cartagena de Indias) in the same year and this 2022 as head of content for BAM.
Based in Barcelona, Filmax is one of Spain’s leading audiovisual companies. Organized in four main areas: production, international sales, distribution and exhibition, Filmax is today the only independent film and television studio in the country. Since its founding in 1953, the company has produced more than 100 feature films, including The Machinist, Perfume, the horror saga [REC] and While You Sleep. More recently, Filmax has brought to the big screen the films 100 metros (Marcel Barrena, 2016), Jaume Balagueró’s Musa and the action thriller No matarás, a film directed by David Victori and starring Mario Casas that was released last October. In the television field, Filmax has produced the series Pulseres vermelles, winner in 2015 of the International Emmy Kids Award for best children’s series; Cites, Sé quién eres and the black comedy Benvinguts a la familia, “Días de Navidad” and “Todos Mienten”, in addition to “Feria: la luz más oscura”, for Neflix.
Name: Gemma Pascual
Position: Director of Film Project Development
Gemma Pascual Avila works as Director of Film Project Development at Filmax, where in addition to supervising the writing of all scripts in development and working closely with their creators, she is in charge of searching for new projects and identifying new talent, analyzing scripts and proposals from all over the world, among other tasks. At Filmax he has participated in the development of productions such as “No matarás”, “Donde caben dos” and “Pan de limón con semillas de amapola”, nominated for the Goya Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Hansen & Pedersen has made it its trademark to create high quality documentaries for the general public in Denmark and internationally. We work with the best directors who share our vision of creating thought-provoking content on vital issues. Hansen & Pedersen was founded in 1997 by producer Malene Flindt Pedersen and director Anders Riis-Hansen.
Name: Anders Riis-Hansen
Position: Director, Producer
He has worked as a director, TV producer, consultant, journalist and editor for more than 30 years for the Danish and international market. He directed The Circus Dynasty, selected in 2014 at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and The Invisible Cell, winner of a Bodil for best documentary in 2010. He served as commissioning editor and consultant to the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) and the Danish Film Institute (DFI). He is co-owner of Hansen & Pedersen Film.
We are an international sales agency specialized mainly in Spanish and European films, but open to films from all over the world. We pursue new talent and support established directors to create a catalog with a variety of high quality titles. We work with both auteur films and blockbusters. In order to guarantee our quality standards, our programming does not exceed 15 titles per year.
Name: Marjory Maceres
Position: Procurement and Sales Coordinator
She currently works at Latido Films as Acquisitions and Sales Coordinator. Professional in the area with a Master’s Degree in Digital Television and Audiovisual Content Management from the San Pablo CEU University and a Master’s Degree in Film Distribution from the ECAM. She has extensive experience as an Audiovisual and Communications Manager. As Head of Audiovisual Management at ADECINE-Bolivia, I coordinate the different areas to promote the positioning of the Bolivian audiovisual sector in local and international cinema, managing to carry out different programs and projects to strengthen the film and audiovisual sector in the region.
Macaronesia Films was born with the vocation of being a leading company in the support of audiovisual production that takes place in the Canary Islands, mainly in national and international projects related to film and television, providing service to productions that want to shoot in the archipelago and need both the structuring of tax incentives, as well as equipment rental and specialized machinery, in the areas of production, wardrobe, makeup, rest, office and energy.
Name: Jaime Romero
Position: Chief Executive Officer
MAFIZ is the industry and market event of the Malaga Film Festival, where the Spanish Screenings, Malaga Work in Progress (WIP), Malaga Festival Fund Co-production Event (MAFF), Malaga Docs, Latinoamerican Focus, Malaga Talent, Territorio España, La Village and the most recent digital creation event, Hack Mafiz Malaga, are organized.
Name: Rogelio Chacón
Position: Assistant Coordinator, Producer
Producer, consultant, teacher and entrepreneur. Graduated from the International School of Film and TV, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, specializing in Director of Photography and Production. General Director of the Centro Costarricense de Producción Cinematográfica, (official cinematography institution), Producer of Sixaola Producciones for the production, consulting and development of audiovisual, cultural and creative content industry projects in Latin America. Also, analyst of film projects and training, especially in pitching techniques. Currently Assistant Coordinator of MAFIZ, Malaga Film Festival.
Our company is a sub-publisher and exclusive representative for Spain of the Audio Network production music catalog. We add value to our offer and, by strategically allying ourselves with professionals and the best talent, through our new division Acorde, we offer 360º music supervision services. Control Freaks is a company specialized in copyright, related rights, licensing and music supervision, which offers various services to artists, composers, production houses and audiovisual media creators in general.
Name: Arturo Olea
Director of business development and production of music and audiovisual content with 30+ years of experience. Partner and CEO of Music Library &SFX and publisher Alternativas de Contenido (AltContent). Patricia Carrera: Nearly 19 years of experience in copyright and related rights for artists and authors, almost 11 years in film, TV and advertising licensing, and nearly 8 years doing music supervision and consulting for audiovisual media. It carries out educational and training activities at various festivals, markets, conferences and public and private sector companies, in order to professionalize the mechanisms that make the industry work and improve the conditions that will allow for better commercialization of music and the creation of sustainable music careers.
With offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Prague, Scenic Rights is the leading agency in the Hispanic market in the representation of intellectual properties of the most important authors and creatives in Spain, Latam and US Hispanics, which has led it to be present in more than a hundred projects in different phases (Hernán, El Cid, La Templanza, Memorias de Idhún, Promesas de arena, La Cocinera de Castamar, etc.).
Name: Ignacio Díaz
Ignacio Díaz has been working for 5 years at Scenic Rights agency, where he started as Content Director, and later became COO of the company’s strategy and operations execution. Previously, he worked in the field of production of both advertising and fiction content in companies such as Babieka Films, Alfa Zulú or Interpromo.
Secuoya Studios is the leading Spanish-language premium content development and production studio for the global market. Our content covers all major formats and genres, with a special focus on fiction series, feature films, documentaries and entertainment programs, for both global and domestic platforms and broadcasters. Secuoya Studios also offers production services in Spain for international shoots, being the perfect ally for American and European productions in our country, and has a comprehensive service structure for the development of financial-fiscal structuring models and the implementation of strategic agreements with commercial, creative and financial partners.
Name: Roberto Serrano
Position: Assistant Director of Fiction
Roberto Serrano is deputy director of development at Secuoya Studios. In his more than fifteen years of experience in the audiovisual world, he has combined executive production and coordination of fiction series with project development work in national and international production companies. He also collaborates with the “Master’s Degree in Film Screenwriting and Television Series” at the URJC, where he teaches and is responsible for the series creation workshop.
RTVC is an autonomous public television and radio broadcaster, dependent on the Parliament of the Canary Islands. Televisión Canaria broadcasts in the territory of the Canary Islands through its conventional channel (digital terrestrial television) and through the Internet on the tvcanaria.net channel. The activity of RTVC is carried out under Law 13/2014, of December 26, 2014 on Public Radio and Television of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, regulating the provision of the public audiovisual communication service owned by the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.
Name: Diana Armas
Position: Media Production Technician
Degree in Information Sciences, specializing in the branch of Visual and Auditory Image from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Linked to Televisión Pública de Canarias S.A. since its creation. Between 1999 and 2004, he worked in the channel’s news services. Since 2004, she has been responsible for independent productions at Televisión Canaria. He is a member of FORTA’s pre-purchase rights and co-productions commission. He has been a member of the advisory committee of the audiovisual arts of the Vice-Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Canary Islands Government, representing RTVC from 2005 to 2011.
Jairo López has more than 20 years of experience in the audiovisual sector. With the production company Digital 104, of which he is co-founder, he directed the documentaries ‘Jardín barroco’ and ‘Modernos’, and produced the feature films ‘La viajante’ and ‘Las postales de Roberto’. He is currently a film producer at El Viaje Films, which this year has commercially released the titles ‘Ellos transportan la muerte’ (Spain-Colombia) and ‘Matadero’ (Argentina-Spain-France).
As a graduate and DEA in Art History from the University of La Laguna, he has researched and published articles on Canarian cinema in specialized magazines, and regularly participates in conferences, symposiums and seminars on the audiovisual industry. He also teaches Pitching at the Instituto del Cine de Canarias. He has also been director of the Film Classroom of the University of La Laguna, president of the Association of Filmmakers of the Canary Islands Microclima, member of the Executive Committee of the Audiovisual Cluster of the Canary Islands and, later, manager of the same organization, developing projects such as the Atlantic Film Accelerator, the Crece Program or the launch of REDCAU (Spanish Network of Audiovisual Clusters).