Spanish Cinema Making Waves
It has already been an incredible year for Spain’s cinema sector which continues to reap numerous accolades. Earlier this year, Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren’s debut feature 20,000 Species of Bees won three awards at the 73rd Berlin Film Festival, while two former 2022 Cannes Selections by Spanish filmmakers took home prizes at the recent 48th César Awards in France: Albert Serra’s Pacifiction (Best Actor & Best Cinematography) and Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s The Beasts (Best Foreign Film). Recent successes last year also include Carla Simón’s Alcarràs (2022 Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival) and Alberto Mielgo’s The Windshield Wiper (2022 Best Animated Short Film at The Academy Awards), demonstrating Spain’s significant status on the global film industry map.
Spain, Audiovisual Hub of Europe
Launched in 2022, the “Spain, Audiovisual Hub of Europe” Plan is one of the major axes of the Digital Spain 2025 agenda, which aims to turn Spain into a main audiovisual hub in Europe. With a planned public investment of 1.6 billion euros for the period of 2021-2025, this new government plan aims to increase audiovisual production in Spain by 30% at the end of the period and turn Spain into a major audiovisual hub in Europe, as well as a magnet for investment and international talent.
Check out the Schedule for all the dedicated panels focused on Spain’s ambitions and the future of its industry!
Celebrating Spain in Cannes
As our Country of Honour, the Marché du Film will shine a special spotlight on Spain throughout the entire market event, celebrating and promoting the country’s most recent achievements and talents across all key industry programs.
Discover Spain’s most promising film producers (Producers Network), emerging talents (Goes to Cannes), docs-in-progress (Cannes Docs), short films (Short Film Corner | Rendez-vous Industry) and the latest innovations from all sectors (Cannes Next, Cannes XR, Animation Day)!
Check out the Schedule for all the Spanish-focused pitching sessions, showcases et networking events!
Meet the Spanish Film Industry
Spain will also be represented onsite in Cannes by Cinema from Spain – the umbrella brand to promote the Spanish film industry around the globe! Learn more by visiting their stand at Riviera A3-A5 inside the Palais des Festivals.