Let’s meet up at Series Mania and Marché du Film

Looking forward to updating you on TFC

 

 

From 2 to 4 May Tenerife Film Commission will be at Series Mania, the TV series event held in Lille, France. TFC is also attending the Marché du Film, Cannes Festival Film Market, through Canary Islands Film. At both events, the film commission will provide information about the excellent film companies on the Island, the wide range of locations and of course, our tax incentives, the most attractive in Europe: 40 % tax rebate for international productions and 45-40 % tax credit for national shootings.

Series like Silent Witness or Dr Who were shot in Tenerife.

For an appointment, just write to film@webtenerife.com or call +34 647 346462. More info on www.tenerifefilm.com

Seven Islands Film has serviced two International productions

The German TV movie ‘Familienurlaub mit Freunden’ was entirely shot in Tenerife

Moment of shooting ‘Familienurlaub mit Freunden’ in the National Park of the Teide ©Daniell Bohnhof

Celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, Seven Islands Film is equipped to provide full production services to shoots of all sizes of feature film, television drama and commercial. The production company most recently provided services to two feature films back to back.  The new sequel of successful Danish franchise film Far til Fire 2018 titled Far Til Fire I Solen (English title: Father Of Four On The Sunny Side) was shot in Gran Canaria and Familienurlaub mit Freunden (English title: Family Holidays with Friends) was filmed entirely in Tenerife with 100 extras and majority local crew.  

The former has captured the heart of Scandinavian audiences since 1953. Gran Canaria based Seven Islands Film worked with the original producer of Father of Four, Asa Films, to access the 40% tax rebate in the Canary Islands.

Moment of shooting “Familienurlaub mit Freunden”

 

Produced by Bavaria Fiction and Degeto, the latter will be broadcasted as a prime-time TV movie on ARD later this year.

To diverse its service production business, Seven Islands Film is currently in talk to co-produce qualifying films and television projects with producers from mainland Europe and the UK. The production company has worked on BBC show Sun Trap and serviced Paramount TV and Anonymous Content’s production the first series of Berlin Station which starred Richard Armitage and Rhys Ifans. 

Seven Islands Film is attending Cannes Film Festival to reach out to international producers with projects in various development stages that maybe suitable for filming in the Canary Islands, where Seven Islands Film can act as service producer or/and co-producer. Write to m.friedl@7ifilm.com and laura.wu@7ifilm.com to meet in Cannes.

 

More information:

SEVEN ISLANDS FILM

0034 922 27 44 57

info@7ifilm.com

www.7ifilm.com

 

Volcano Films dips into the production of two new feature films

‘La viajante’ and ‘Hombres de leche’ are the titles of these fascinating Canaries projects

Moment of shooting ‘La viajante’

Volcano Films, a veteran Canaries production company, is shooting two feature films in 2018 packed with Canaries talent. The first film, La viajante, directed by Miguel Mejías and co-produced by Digital 104 and Volcano Films, is currently being shot. Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura are the perfect locations for this story. Hombres de leche is in pre-production and is directed by Canaries David Pantaleón. This is the first feature of a director whose talent shines in the many short films he has shot.

Ángela, the heroine in La viajante is thirty-something. Her life is dull and quiet, always by the side of her sick mother. When she dies, Ángela aimlessly takes to the road, going across lonely landscapes. During her journey, she meets a mysterious man, Miquel. They decide to travel north together, in a quiet understanding. They spend their last night at a road bar, El ansia de infinitud, a run-down place for lonely night souls. Following a heated argument, Miquel reveals the true reasons behind his journey.

Hombres de leche is a present-day story of two brothers, the sons of the most important goat breeder and cheese producer in the north of the Island of Fuerteventura, don Guillermo Cabrera. The three of them fell out years ago. When their father dies, they learn that in order to have access to the inheritance, their father’s last will was for the two of them to take the goat herd to the other end of the island and give it to Don Oswaldo, the most important goat breeder and cheese producer in the south and Don Guillermo’s main rival. The film will be shot in Tenerife too.

Both films received funds from the Government of the Canary Islands and the crew is made up of Canaries professionals. The cast in Hombres de leche is also from the islands.

More information at:

VOLCANO FILMS

0034 922 28 51 60

volcanofilms@volcanofilms.com

www.volcanofilms.com

EPC in the vanguard

The camera rental company offers state-of-theart equipment  

EPC can be proud of being one of the veteran camera hire companies. It offers excellent services and filming equipment including cutting edge technology like RED WEAPON HELIUM 8K.  

We work in a sector that is constantly evolving and changing because of the demands in the projects created by thousands of people. Every single project is unique and so they each demand a new approach. In these requirements EPC has found their reason for growing, improving and keeping ahead of this evolution, overcoming every single problem thanks to their technical team and their up-to-date products. 

WEAPON offers incredible image resolution and quality to make every project come alive. RED has gone a step further with this product, which enhances flexibility and beauty, offering up to 17 times higher resolution than HD and 4 times that of 4K.  

The Canaries has proven to be an emerging source of creativity for filmmakers across the globe. Gifted with volcanic landscapes, forests and beaches, the Fortunate Islands are a dream come true.    

EPC, based in Tenerife and Lanzarote, can not only meet the requirements of each professional but they can also tackle the needs of every location with accessories like the splashbag. Built with a double layer of PVC, the splashbag is ideal to shoot on the beach and it can move at a depth of up to 10 metres.  

Cooke S7 i – EPC

The visual aspect of a film is everything. A project might spend moths in pre-production before shooting starts. At that stage, the general look of the image is decided. A camera is not enough to achieve this vision. Among the most important tools in camera equipment are the lenses. It is necessary to choose the right lenses for each film.

EPC has no competitors in this field, as they have a wide range of lenses including Cooke S7i, which shoots in full frame and beyond. The new Cooke S7i T2:0 Full Frame have been designed to cover the demands of full frame sensors up to an 8K area. Superb mechanic and optical performance. Control of flares, distortions and spherical aberrations in the largest apertures.  

Those who seek to innovate and a different look will also find a solution at EPC with their SF Cooke anamorphic series, including the new Cooke sf 135mm. All the features cinematographers demand today, are covered by the Cooke SF. SF stands for Special Flare because they take flares, aberrations and bokeh to new visual domains. The anamorphic 135mm SF corrects side and longitudinal colour aberrations, granting unmatchable shape, form and soul to the area of the image.

Cooke lens 135 mm – SF anamorphic EPC

 

Movement matters. A sudden vibrant movement usually produces negative, frantic emotions. In contrast, a smooth steady camera movement gives a feeling of peace.

For the latter, EPC has a MoVI Pro, one of the most advanced camera movement systems thanks to its versatility, efficiency and intelligence.

 

Movi Pro – EPC

 

But this is not all at EPC. There are no small roles in projects and EPC covers the whole camera department. The video assistance is vitally important so the best equipment must be offered to view the scenes.  

 

Odyssey 7Q+

Oddissey 7Q+ with hand-held system and adaptor for v-mount batteries, has been tested in film productions, documentaries, TV and other types of shoot. It is ideal for the most demanding productions and the most keen-sighted DoPs. Blackmagic Video Assist 4k, also has a hand-held system and v-mount battery adaptor. 

 

 

 

 

The Blackmagic Video Assist monitor offers the possibility of recording and supervising images taken with all types of cameras. It includes a touch screen and tools to make it easier to control exposure, set focus and framing.

BlackMagic Video assistant- EPC

 

More information at:

EPC CANARIAS

00 34 638 037 638

canarias@epc.es

www.epc.es

Boudika Productions provides production services for ‘La bomba’, Jacquemus’s fashion film

Tenerife hosted this summer shoot in the middle of winter  

Last January, Boudika Productions, a company providing production services in the Canary Islands, was in charge of the production in Tenerife and made sure that La bomba, the fashion film for the fashion brand Jacquemus, was a success. Mamma Team produced this advertising piece in one single sequence shot which was directed by prestigious director Gordon Von Steiner.  

Gordon has directed campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Jil Sander, Lanvin, Miu Miu and Prada.  

Boudika Productions provided the local crew and half the cast in the fashion film is also from Tenerife. It took just one winter day to shoot the fashion story, where the scene suggests long summer days featuring light clothes.   

 

More information at: 

BOUDIKA PRODUCTIONS 

T. 00 34 658 582 923

info@boudika.es 

www.boudika.es 

Hello from Location One Islas Canarias

The company specialises in location crew and equipment

Location One Islas Canarias is a location equipment hire, sales, services & supply company, specifically tailored to the Spanish film, commercial and television industries.

This new business is an international branch of the nationwide, market leading, UK location supply company; Location One Ltd.

Location One Islas Canarias provides location services, equipment hire and sales for the commercial, television & film industry through the Canary Island chain and mainland Spain. From their base in Santa Cruz de Tenerife they are perfectly placed to ship their materials throughout the archipelago and to the mainland.

David Gunkle, an experienced location unit manager, is running the operations from Tenerife. He has a wealth of experience servicing locations for varied productions throughout Europe and the UK from over the past fifteen years.

From small projects to large blockbuster productions there has been a noticeable shift in the provision of location servicing in the past ten years. This has been influenced by the American production process and driven by increasing cast, crew & producers expectations of our working environment.

In the last ten years location teams have been developing the skills & adaptability to provide more efficient & productive environments for the film industry. These improvements have been aided by increased location department crews, complementary service companies such as Location One, and the significantly improved equipment & technology that they now supply.

Location One has imported new technologies to Tenerife to enable and improve working on location which include, but are not limited to, LED tower lights, Cotton bud lighting, battery lighting, Super Silent generators, a Luxury Honey wagon (toilets), protective materials & 1000 litre water bowsers for moving fresh/dirty water easily around and between sites.

Power consumption and activities on location are now often 24/7 due to digital technology/increased battery charging & other factors including catering & data processing after wrap. Efficiency, reliability, support and knowledge of servicing are key factors to ensure a productive working environment. Location One Islas Canarias provides all of these key ingredients combined with flexibility, positivity and experience.

Location One Islas Canarias is a business specifically tailored to the Spanish film, commercial and television industries. As the customer base grows over the coming months and years this company will continue developing our company alongside the buoyant and growing industries here in the Canary Islands and mainland Spain. Location One Islas Canarias intends to continue working closely & collaborating with local talent, production companies & relevant government agencies.

It’s an exciting time to be part of this sector at the Canary Islands and Location One Islas Canarias is looking forward to forming long term and positive relationships within the industry.

More information at:

LOCATION ONE ISLAS CANARIAS

T. 00 34 627 165 244

jd.gunkle@locationone.co.uk

www.locationone.co.uk

 

 

 

 

The winners of the 1st Quirino Awards are announced

Tenerife is placed as the meeting point of Latin-American animation and will host the second 

award event in April 2019. 

 

“All Latin-America united by animation”. With this phrase, the organizers of the Quirino Awards for Latin-American Animation wanted to summarize the spirit of the inaugural event of these awards set up to promote the talent of animation created in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.  

Feature films, series and short films from Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Chile and Brazil were winners at the awards ceremony held on Saturday, April 7th at the Tenerife Auditorium Adán Martín.  

 The Mexican “Ana & Bruno” by Carlos Carrera was recognized as Best Film. The film is the return of Carrera to animation in long format after his debut with the short film “El héroe” in 1994 (Golden Palm of the Cannes Film Festival). After its world premiere at the Annecy Festival in 2017, the film will have its commercial release in Mexican theatres next August.  

In the Best Series category, the prize went to “The Tiniest Man in the World”, a stop motion
production by renowned Argentinean animator Juan Pablo Zaramella that presents in chapters
of one minute the adventures that the smallest man in the world experiences in daily life.
Besides, the Spanish director Alberto Vázquez won the Best Short Film award for “Decorado”.
Produced in 2D animation, this is the third short film by Vázquez that previously directed
“Birdboy” and “Sangre de unicornio” and that in 2015 he made the leap to the feature film
with “Birdboy, the forgotten children”.
The Quirino also recognized works in six other categories: Animation School Short Film,
Commissioned Film, Innovative Work, Best Visual Development, Best Animation Design and Best Sound Design and Original Music.

The international jury was integrated by the film historian Giannalberto Bendazzi, the producer
and distributor Eleanor Coleman (Indie Sales), the producer and consultant Joan Lofts and the
animators David Feiss and Raúl García. Presented by the actress Noelia Noto and the Brazilian producer Marta Machado, the gala featured interventions by Carlos Alonso, President of the Cabildo de Tenerife; Alberto Bernabé, Vice President and Minister of Tourism, Internationalization and External Action of
the Cabildo de Tenerife; and José Iñesta and Jose Luis Farias, spokespersons for the Quirino
Awards.

One of the most special moments of the ceremony was the tribute made to Quirino Cristiani,
Italian-Argentine director in charge in 1917 of the first feature film of sound animation of the
world. During the ceremony were projected images of “Without a Trace (life and work of Quirino Cristiani)”, a documentary by Diego Kartaszewicz that portrays the life and work of this  animator, draftsman and cartoonist.

A total of 273 works of 14 countries participated in this first edition of Quirino Awards which
has as main sponsor the Tourism department of Tenerife, reflecting the determined
commitment that is being made for the animation for years on the island, not only with these
awards but with the presence in the main events and markets, attracting new companies, as
well as with the support to the flourishing local sector.

In addition, the initiative has the sponsorship of the City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
Espacio de las Artes (TEA) and Iberia Express; the collaboration of ICAA, Ibermedia Program,
AECID, Tenerife Auditorium, Universidad de la Laguna and RTVE; and the support of DIBOOS,
SAVE, Pixelatl, 3D Wire, TLP Tenerife, Annecy Festival, Barreira Arte + Diseño and Universitat
Politécnica de Valencia, as well as the support of the associations: APA – Association of Animation Production Companies of Córdoba Argentina; ANIMAR CLUSTER – Argentinian Animation Cluster & VFX; ABCA – Associação Brasileira de Cinema de Animação; Animachi Chile; GEMA Colombia – Group of Animation Entrepreneurs; Guild of Animators of Ecuador; ACDMX – Association of Digital Creatives of Mexico; and Casa da Animaçao of Portugal. The second edition of Quirino Awards will take place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in April 2019.

 

QUIRINO AWARDS 2018 WINNERS

Best Feature Film: “Ana & Bruno” de Carlos Carrera (México), Producción Altavista
Films, Lo Coloco Films, in coproduction with Ítaca Films, Ánima Estudios, Five 7 Media,
Argos Servicios Informativos.

Best Series: “The Tiniest Man in the World de Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina,
Francia). Production: Les Films De L’Arlequin, JPL Films, Can Can Club.

Best Short Film: “Decorado” de Alberto Vázquez (España, Francia). Production UniKo,
in coproduction with Autour de Minuit & Abano Producións.

Best School Short Film: “Tántalo” de Juan Facundo Ayerbe & Christian Krieghoff
(Argentina). Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Best Commissioned Film: “Cantar con sentido, una biografía de Violeta Parra” de
Leonardo Beltrán (Chile). Production: Plastivida y Niño Viejo.

Best Innovated Work: “The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo” de Nacho Rodríguez (España).

Best Visua Development: “Here’s the Plan” de Fernanda Frick (Chile). Art direction:
Fernanda Frick. Producción María José Barros.

Best Animation Design: “Caminho dos Gigantes” de Alois Di Leo (Brasil). Animation
directors: Tiago Rovida y Henrique Lobato. Production: Sinlogo Animation.

Best Sound Design & Origina Music: “Tadeo Jones 2: el secreto del Rey Midas” de
Enrique Gato y David Alonso. Sound design: Oriol Tarragó. Original music: Zacarías M.
de la Riva

More information at PREMIOS QUIRINO website: https://premiosquirino.org/en/