A warm applause for director Álvaro Aponte Centeno and producer Maite Rivera Carbonell (Quenepa Producciones) for their participation in the Third Forum of Europe-Latin America Co-production at the 62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain. Representing Puerto Rico, their full-feature film, Noli, will be one of the fifteen films to be screened at the forum. The young director received accolades at the Cannes Film Festival for his short film Mi santa mirada in 2012 and Rivera Carbonell has won two Goya awards for best sound. See excerpts from a recent Metro article below:
Puerto Rico is represented among 15 developing projects that will participate in the Third Forum of Europe-Latin America Co-production at the 62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain. The Forum will take place on September 22-24 as part of the Festival (which runs from September 19-27).
Fourteen projects have been selected from a total of 181 projects submitted from 22 countries, mostly in Latin America: Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, France, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom, Sweden, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
The fifteenth is the Puerto Rican project, selected in collaboration between the Festival and the Ibermedia Program. The script by Álvaro Aponte Centeno, along with producer Maite Rivera Carbonell, won this position at the II Workshop on Caribbean Film Projects, which took place in November 2013 in the Dominican Republic.
Rivera Carbonell, who has previously won two Goya awards for best sound, said: “It was a pleasant surprise for us and a great honor when we were given the award in the Dominican Republic. Knowing since last November that we were participating in this festival allowed us to prepare well. The San Sebastián Film Festival is a Category A festival, the best place to get the co-producer we would like for our film.” [. . .]
For original article (in Spanish), see http://www.metro.pr/entretener/cortometraje-boricua-participara-ennbsp-festival-de-cine-en-espana/pGXnit!DoNJVJy0spXWk/
Also see http://www.backstage.com/interview/alvaro-aponte-centeno-finds-inspiration-in-music-for-mi-santa-mirada/