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A revitalised Abycine Lanza gets a make-over


- The fifth edition of the Audiovisual Market for Independent Spanish Film is taking place from 22-24 October, with 22 projects taking part and various novelties on the menu

A revitalised Abycine Lanza gets a make-over
Directors Álvaro Pastor and Antonio Naharro, whose project Hawai has been selected for Abycine Lanza

On 22, 23 and 24 October, the fifth edition of the Abycine Lanza Audiovisual Market for Independent Spanish Film is being held as an integral part of the 22nd Abycine – Albacete Film Festival. Its CMM Abycine Lanza Project Forum will welcome representatives of 18 works, while the Abycine Lanza WIP Forum will invite eight titles at the post-production stage, and another four feature-film projects will partake in the brand-new AB Audiovisual Forum section. A clutch of experts will choose the best ones in each strand, after they have battled it out for two prizes worth €17,250 in the first, €7,000 in the second and €3,000 in the third. In addition, meetings and one-to-one sessions will be organised in order to seek out partners and collaborators for every single one.

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The projects in CMM Abycine Lanza will broach a broad range of subjects such as childhood transsexualism (20.000 especies de abejas by Estíbaliz Urresola), prostitution (Ana no duerme by Daniel Gil Suárez), neighbourly disputes (Calle de los Ángeles by Silvia Rey) and the burden of family inheritance (El peso by Tamara Lucarini). Furthermore, things will get more daring with a diverse batch of experiments, such as a cinematic art piece about urban planning (Almanaka by Jorge Moneo Quintana), time-travelling encounters (Anoche conquisté Tebas by Gabriel Azorín) and much-needed fantastical comedies (Golem by Burnin’ Percebes), among others.

There will also be cause to celebrate the return of the collaboration between Álvaro Pastor and Antonio Naharro with the comedy-drama Hawai, 11 years after Me, Too [+see also:
film review
film profile
; the new project by Pedro AguileraLas iluminaciones – following the hard-hitting Sister of Mine [+see also:
film review
interview: Pedro Aguilera
film profile
; the directorial debut by actress Aina Clotet, entitled Oh Nora; the allegorical journey offered by Mauro Herce in Strange Fruit, which comes on the heels of the fascinating Dead Slow Ahead [+see also:
film review
interview: Mauro Herce
film profile
; and the non-fiction flick Muyeres, written and set to be directed by Marta Lallana, one-half of the duo behind Ojos Negros [+see also:
film review
interview: Marta Lallana, Ivet Castelo
film profile

In the Work in Progress Forum, eight films engrossed in post-production will be presented (see the full list below), while in the new AB Audiovisual Forum strand, intended for shoots taking place in the Castilla-La Mancha region, there will be four: Celestina 2022, written and produced by Tina Olivares; La promesa, due to be helmed by Manu Montejo; Sainetes del más allá by Enrique Buleo; and Sebastián en la laguna by Arantxa Echevarría, the award-festooned director of Carmen & Lola [+see also:
film review
interview: Arantxa Echevarría
film profile

Here is the complete list of projects taking part:

CMM Abycine Lanza Project Forum

20.000 especies de abejasEstíbaliz Urresola
Producer: Gariza Films

A la caraJavier Marco
Producer: Langosta Films

AlmanakaJorge Moneo Quintana
Producer: Kalakalab

Ana no duermeDaniel Gil Suárez
Producer: Solita Films

Anoche conquisté TebasGabriel Azorín
Producer: DVEIN Films

Calle de los ÁngelesSilvia Rey
Producer: Quatre Films

El padre de todos nosotrosDavid Desola
Producer: Zabriskie Films

El pesoTamara Lucarini
Producer: Katz Estudio

GolemBurnin’ Percebes
Producer: Aquí y Allí Films

HawaiÁlvaro Pastor and Antonio Naharro
Producer: Amoros Producciones

Las convulsionesDavid Gutiérrez Camps
Producer: Timber Films

Las iluminacionesPedro Aguilera
Producer: Gonita

Lo que queda de tiGala Gracia
Producer: Potenza Producciones

MuyeresMarta Lallana
Producer: Corte y Confección de Películas

Oh NoraAina Clotet
Producer: Ikiru Films

PerseidasIgnacio Lasierra Pinto
Producer: Inés Laporta

Strange FruitMauro Herce
Producer: El Viaje Films

TetuánIratxe Fresneda
Producer: Pimpi & Nella Films

Abycine Lanza Work in Progress Forum

918 gau – Arantza Santesteban
Producer: Txintxua Films

AmateurMartín Gutiérrez
Producer: Martín Gutiérrez

Mighty Flash [+see also:
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interview: Ainhoa Rodríguez
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Ainhoa Rodríguez
Producer: Tentación Cabiria

Ellos transportan la muerteSamuel M Delgado and Helena Girón
Producer: El Viaje Films

HadaÁlex Maña
Producer: Turkana Films

La cocina de los hombresSilvia Subirós Mercader
Producer: Cornelius Films

Magaluf Ghost TownMiguel Ángel Blanca
Producer: Boogaloo Films

SedimentosAdrián Silvestre
Producer: Adrián Silvestre

AB Audiovisual Forum

Celestina 2022Tina Olivares
Producer: Tina Olivares

La promesaManu Montejo
Producer: Prosonarte

Sainetes del más alláEnrique Buleo
Producer: Quatre Films

Sebastián en la lagunaArantxa Echevarría
Producer: Miguel Parra PC

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(Translated from Spanish)

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