Countries

In this third edition, Mexico and Romania have participated as guest countries.

Program

They were 3 days full of activities. Professional meetings, success stories and much more.

Projects

Where 20 projects were presented animated to the international coproduction.

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A place dedicated to share experiences.

Ventana del Cine Madrileño is an initiative that provides backing to the Madrid film industry. It’s set up by AMA in conjunction with the Madrid Regional Government. The main objective of this initiative is to create an annual framework to promote collaboration and the co-production of feature films with companies and professionals from other geographical areas. The first edition, held in 2015, was attended by guest delegations from Sweden and Columbia. The guests in 2016 are Mexico and Rumania.

Presentations, round tables and debates have been scheduled over a three day period, from 15th to 17th September, in addition to the co-productions forum, the central pillar of the Ventana del Cine Madrileño which will foster meetings between production companies from Madrid and their Mexican and Rumanian counterparts for the presentation of potential co-production projects. In conjunction with the co-production meetings and round tables, a delegation of international locations experts will visit a wide range of locations in the Madrid region on the days of the event, with the aim of increasing the number of international film shoots in the region.

The goal of the Ventana del Cine Madrileño is to open up the possibility of future alliances and co-productions for Madrid-based projects, and to expand the distribution of films produced in Madrid while attracting foreign investment through the promotion of film shoots in the Community of Madrid.

DELEGATIONS

Company Representative
AQUÍ Y ALLÍ FILMS Pedro Hernández Santos
HARMÓNICA FILMS Raúl Cerezo
LA CIMA PRODUCCIONES Pedro Palacios
LOLITA FILMS Damián Paris y Andrea Gautier
MALVALANDA María del Puy Alvarado
MERIDIONAL PRODUCCIONES Álvaro Lavín
POTENZA PRODUCCIONES Carlo D’Ursi
PRIMERO IZQUIERDA José María Lara
SMIZ & PIXEL Juan Gautier
SOLITA FILMS José Esteban Alenda
Company Representative
ALEJANDRA GARCÍA GUZMAN Alejandra García Guzmán
ANIMAL TROPICAL CINE Mariana Monroy
ANOMIA CONTENIDOS S. DE R.L. DE C.V. Emilio Santoyo Espino
CINE QUAN ON FILMS, GARBAGE FILMS Sebastián del Amo
GEISER MEDIA Edson Ramírez
HELENA FILM Y RIO NEGRO PROD. Vita Vargas
LAS PAREDES HÚMEDAS, S, DE R.L. DE C.V. Luis Díaz
MANTARRAYA DISTRIBUCIÓN José Luis Mejía Razo
D.G. INS. MEXICANO DE CINEMATOGRAFÍA Jorge Sánchez Sosa
FIDECINE MÉXICO Gerardo Barrera
Company Representative
4 PROOF FILM Anamaria Antoci
42KM FILM Alexandra Denisa Badea
ALIEN FILM Iuliana Tarnovetchi
LIBRA FILM PRODUCTIONS Bogdan Craciun
MANDRAGORA Liviu Sandulescu
N-GRAPHIX, PAPILLON FILM Paul Negoescu
SAGA FILM Ioana Draghici
CENTRO NACIONAL DE CINEMATOGRAFÍA DE RUMANÍA Anca Mitran
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE TRANSILVANIA Tudor Giurgiu (Presidente)
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE TRANSILVANIA Dorina Oarga (Industry Manager)

Madrid

Jefe (BOSS)

Director Sergio Barrejón
Screenwriter Natxo López
Producer Carlo D'ursi
Cast Fernando Cayo (Confirmado)
Company Potenza Producciones

Jefe tells the story of the personal and professional defenestration of a businessman with a forceful character who is brought down by yeas of excess and errors of judgement.

La vida era eso (THAT WAS LIFE)

Director David Martín de los Santos
Screenwriter David Martín de los Santos
Producer Damian Paris y Andrea Gautier
Cast Petra Martínez, Juan Margallo
Company Lolita Films y Smiz & Pixel

María, an old and sick Spanish immigrant to France, shares a hospital room with Verónica, a young woman who arouses an erotic curiosity in her that she had always kept dormant. One day an acute heart condition ends the life of the young woman, and seeing as nobody comes to collect her remains, Maria decides to take her ashes to the girl’s village in Spain and find her family. At the same time, she begins to experiment with her awakening libido.

Las mil muertes (THE THOUSAND DEAD)

Director Marina Seresesky
Screenwriter Marina Seresesky
Producer Álvaro Lavín y Fernando de Miguel
Cast Inma Cuesta, Carmen Machi, Daniel Grao, etc.
Company Meridional Producciones

Four years after her son disappears, Sofía travels to Latin America in search of a boy she is convinced is his reincarnation. And so begins a journey to the underbelly of occultism, which will make her face up to the painful truth.

Las ninfas del celuloide (CELLULOID NYMPHS)

Director Andrea Gautier y Tabatta Salinas
Screenwriter Andrea Gautier y Alba Pino
Producer Juan Gautier
Cast Maria Novaro, Mari Carmen De Lara y otras
Company Smiz & Pixel

In the nineteen seventies in México D.F. the women of the Female Film Collective lived through an experience that had a profound impact on their lives. 40 years on, this forgotten story is being told, about those brave women who dreamed of making films.

Los bárbaros (THE BARBARIANS)

Director Javier Barbero y Martin Guerra
Screenwriter Javier Barbero
Producer Jose María Lara
Cast Por confirmar
Company Primero Izquierda

A building under construction just like many others of its kind, where work was stopped when the real estate bubble burst, becomes a hazardous refuge for three young people from different parts of the world who live without ambition or hope.

Los viejos (THE OLDIES)

Director Raúl Cerezo
Screenwriter Javier García Trigales
Producer Pedro de la Escalera
Cast Hovik Keuchkerian, José María Pou, Ana Torrent, Miguel Herranz
Company Montreux Entertainment, Harmonica Films

After his mother commits suicide, Mario brings his father, Manuel, to live with him and his wife and two children. The old man’s behaviour becomes increasingly alarming until it reaches the point at which he wants to kill them all so they do not have to suffer the arrival of those he refers to as "them".

Not the end

Director César Esteban Alenda, José Esteban Alenda
Screenwriter César Esteban Alenda, José Esteban Alenda
Producer José Esteban Alenda, José Antonio Hergueta
Cast María León, Javier Rey
Company Solita Films, Producciones Transatlánticas

Javier comes from the future to rewrite his last day spent with María. With her, he remembers and relives the magical first day on which they met, and turns her back into the girl he once fell in love with.

Pochinok

Director Daniel M. Caneiro
Screenwriter Daniel M. Caneiro
Producer Pedro Palacios, Luis Ferrón
Cast Shartlo Copley, Faran Tahir, Lin Shaye
Company Lacima Producciones

After two US citizens who have emigrated to Russia steal money from their workplace, they run away from the mafia to the mountains only to find themselves at the mercy of a family of cannibals.

Punto nemo (POINT NEMO)

Director José Skaf
Screenwriter José Skaf
Producer Pedro Hernández Santos
Cast Luis Bermejo Y Emma Suarez (Propuestas)
Company Aquí y Allí Films

A couple in crisis travel across northern Spain towards France loaded up with secrets, pursued by three strange women, and with the threat of an illness hot on their heels.

Remember me

Director Martín Rosete
Screenwriter Rafa Russo
Producer María del Puy Alvarado
Cast Geraldine Chaplin (En conversaciones)
Company Malvalanda

When a widower finds out that the woman who was the love of his life has Alzheimer’s and is locked up in a residence, he decides to pretend he also has Alzheimer’s to get inside the residence and be with her.

México

El complot mongol

Director Sebastián del Amo
Screenwriter Sebastián del Amo
Producer Issa Guerra
Cast Carlos Bardem, Bárbara Mori, Eugenio Derbez, Óscar Jaenada, Joaquín Cosío, Yul Vazquez, Marius Biegai, Roberto Sosa, Gabriela de la Garza, Luis Gerardo Méndez,
Ilse Salas, Humberto Busto, Rodrigo Murray, Héctor Kotsifakis,
Ramón Medina
Company Cine Qua Non Films, Garage Films

Can the Mexican police prevent the assassination of the president of the United States? Seventy two hours in the life of Filiberto Garcia that could change the course of history. God-damned international intrigue!

El deseo de Ana

Director Emilio Santoyo Espino
Screenwriter María Gabriela Vidal, Emilio Santoyo Espino
Producer Araceli Velázquez Silva y Valeria Ariñez Sanjines
Cast Leonardo Ortizgris
Company Anomia Contenidos S. de R.L. de C.V.

Two siblings that loved each other in their youth have to deal with the intense emotions generated by their reunion after years of separation.

El viaje de Elena

Director Kenya Marquez
Screenwriter Paulina Barros
Producer Vita Vargas, Matthias Ehrenberg
Cast Adriana Barraza, Dolores Heredia, Elena Anaya, Tenoch Hurta
Company Helena Films y Rio Negro Producciones

Elena decides to travel to Spain after the death of her father. On her arrival, she is accused of a scam of her boss who paid for the trip. Elena faces up to the reality of her life, fighting for her freedom despite imprisonment in the land of her father.

Estanislao

Director Alejandro Guzmán Álvarez
Screenwriter Itzel Lara
Producer Mariana Monroy
Cast Mauricio Isaac
Company Animal Tropical Cine

Estanislao (39) was born with parts amphibian that it was forced to live in a tub from small. Surprisingly, of some months to here, this "condition" has diminished and can separate is of the water. Estanislao has the opportunity to go out and find who is, but their metamorphosis does not stop and end his days immersed in an aquarium.

Paredes húmedas

Director Emiliano Menéndez
Screenwriter Emiliano Menéndez
Producer Luis Díaz
Cast Por confirmar
Company Las Paredes Húmedas, S. de R.L. de C.V.

Marked by the tragic loss of his girlfriend, Beto (39) is kind of a poet and a construction worker. Unexpectedly, he receives the visit of her unknown cousin Jana (29), from East Europe. Despite the communication challenges because Ana doesn’t speak Spanish and Beto’s English is terrible, mutual attraction embraces them instant after instant. Would be Beto able to overcome from his emotional paralysis and accept the happiness with his cousin?

Solo en la cima

Director Gabriel García Campillo
Screenwriter Gabriel García Campillo
Producer Alejandra García Guzmán
Cast Juan, Hugo Luis y Repollo Medina, Chris Sharma, Paul Vera
Company Alejandra García Guzmán

Paco Medina, one of the best climbers in Mexico is interned in a French hospital, his mental health causes an incident that changes the reform of immigration laws in France.

Vatreni

Director Edson Ramírez
Screenwriter Edson Ramírez
Producer Alfredo Sánchez
Cast Miroslav Blaževic, Zvonimir Boban, Mario Stanic, Igor Štimac
Company Geiser Media

The Croatian war of independence is narrated by the football players of the national team who won, in their first international competition as an autonomous country, the third place in the 1998 World Cup celebrated in France, and thus gave a war-stricken country the greatest achievement any Balkan team has obtained after the disintegration of former Yugoslavia.

Romania

At the side of the moon

Director Tudor Giurgiu
Screenwriter Tudor Giurgiu y Marin Malaicu Hondrari
Producer Bogdan Craciun
Cast Andrei Runcanu, Antonio de la Torre (Por confirmar)
Company Libra Film Productions

Adrian is a Romanian poet who makes a drastic change in his life and emigrates to Spain, with no other expectation than learning Spanish and be able to read Cortazar in his own language. He lives a simple life there as a car park guard until he meets Maria.

Carturan

Director Liviu Sandulescu
Screenwriter Liviu Sandulescu y Bogdan Toma
Producer Anca Puiu
Cast Teo Corban (Carturan), Ioana Flora (Ana) (TBC)
Company Mandragora

An elderly man called C?rturan lives a quiet life in a mountain village with his twelve-year-old grandson, whom he has raised on his own since the boy was little. A visit to the doctor brings dire, unexpected news: due to a serious illness he will not live for much.

Gomera

Director Corneliu Porumboiu
Screenwriter Corneliu Porumboiu
Producer Marcela Ursu
Cast Vlad Ivanov, Bogdan Zsolt
Company 42Km Film

As a corrupt cop learns a whistling language in order to disclose information more safely, he realizes he is unable to communicate with the others. A chain of misunderstandings draws him into love affairs and other uncontrollable events. Along the way he witnesses a murder and is even imprisoned.

Never let it go

Director Paul Negoescu
Screenwriter Paul Negoescu
Producer Radu Stancu y Paul Negoescu
Cast Por confirmar
Company N-Graphix, Papillon Film

Petru (38 years old) is having compulsive sex with young women (18-22 years old). When he finds out that he's going to have a baby with Irina (his on and off girlfriend) he decides to put order in his life, to get married and to try to have a conventional relationship. But he will soon realize he can't change.

Otto the barbarian

Director Ruxandra Ghitescu
Screenwriter Ruxandra Ghitescu
Producer Iuliana Tarnovetchi
Cast Por confirmar
Company Alien Film

Otto, a bright teenage punk, deals with the death of his girlfriend. He continues to live inhabiting the void space left by her, but in order to survive he needs to face his loss and his guilt.

Shadow and dream

Director Hadrian Marcu
Screenwriter Hadrian Marcu
Producer Anamaria Antoci
Cast Por confirmar
Company 4 Proof Film

Petru, a man in his mid-thirties, is about to start a family when an accident occurs at his workplace and a colleague he is secretly involved with loses her leg. Petru is very conflicted. His life seems to begin while she feels hers is ending.

Zavera

Director Andrei Gruzsniczki
Screenwriter Andrei Gruzsniczki
Producer Alexandru Teodorescu
Cast Por confirmar
Company Saga Film

Vlad, a successful business man, on a full ascending path, dies in an absurd domestic accident. His family and his close group of “business friends” mourn him, until they start fighting over his testament, revealing hurtful secrets.

INTERNATIONAL LOCATION

In the framework of the second edition of the Ventana del Cine MadrileñoFilm Madrid, the Office for the Promotion of Film Shoots in the Madrid Region, is organising a “Fam trip” (Familiarisation Trip) for foreign locations experts with a wealth of experience in producing international films; the goal being to promote the versatile locations on offer in our region for all kinds of audio-visual projects. The promotion of the geographical area of the Madrid Region as an alternative option for shoots offered by this kind of professional to production companies and film studios when setting up film projects, is direct action in our work attracting film shoots to the region.

The locations experts in Ventana del Cine Madrileño 2016 are:

REBECCA “PUCK” STAIR

Location Manager and film and television producer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA). Known for her work on feature films such as No Country for Old Men, 3:10 to Yuma, Terminator: Salvation and Independence Day: Resurgence among others, Rebecca has recently finished producing the short The Time that Remains and has worked as a location manager on Gold, the upcoming film starring Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey.

ERIC KLOSTERMAN

Location Manager and film and television producer based in Los Angeles. Eric is known for his work on feature films such as Black Rain, Jade and The Master, along with television series ER. He was recently named President of the LMGI (Location Managers Guild International) and is also Filming Permits Coordinator of the California Film Commission.

JAMES AYOUB

Location Manager and professional photographer with extensive experience. Based in New York, James is known for his participation in a number of projects and advertising campaigns for the like of Levi’s, Harley Davidson and Coca-Cola, among others.