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Miradas Doc Market: an inescapable destination for the documentary

The festival is held from 31st January to 1st February in Guía de Isora

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From 31st January to 1st February Miradas Doc Market is being held in Guía de Isora, a festival that we shall not fail to attend. This is an indispensable and very friendly meeting point for documentary professionals. Over its two days, informal and friendly meetings are held between the purchasers, commissioning editors, and the fresh talents of the genre.

More information here.

‘Solo’, Miramar Media Entertainment’s next project

This movie is expected to be shot on Fuerteventura by summer’s end

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Miramar Media Entertainment, a production company with its central offices in Tenerife, is planning to make the film Solo by the end of the summer. The story, which is based on a real event, will be shot on the island of Fuerteventura.

Solo tells the story of a young surfer who, after falling off a cliff and suffering significant injuries, has to face nature at its most relentless over forty-eight hours as well as his own physical and mental agony as he attempts to survive.

Further information: Miramar Media Entertainment

STATEMENT FROM TENERIFE TOURISM CORPORATION – SEISMIC ACTIVITY

The Tenerife Tourism Corporation, a public entity under the Tenerife Island Government, wants to refute the incorrect information recently published by some British media in which it is stated that a volcanic eruption in Tenerife is imminent.

Such information is untrue and not based on any official reports or data. Both the Volcanology Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) and the National Geographic Institute (IGN) – official sources on this matter – report that the island experienced a series of micro earthquakes, following a northeast-southwest direction, in the early hours of last Sunday. None of them were detected by the people of Tenerife and, as confirmed by the IGN, they were not due to any seismic activity but to low intensity tectonic movements.

Involcan states that the tremors could be related to the hydrothermal system of the volcano, and not to a magmatic intrusion, which would, in any case, be a “common situation which should not frighten anybody”.

Due to its volcanic origin, Tenerife is continuously monitored and any seismic activity associated with magma would be detected in very early stages. It is worth pointing out that the last volcanic eruption that took place on the island happened over 100 years ago, causing no personal injuries of any kind.

Therefore, everything is as calm as usual in Tenerife; there have been no changes related to these micro earthquakes and there are no current risks. Everyday life remains the same in the island’s cities, towns and tourist areas – the situation is totally safe.

The Tenerife Tourism Corporation advises obtaining information exclusively from official sources rather than from sensationalist articles to avoid unnecessary fear and confusion.

We’ll be at MIPCOM

Let’s meet from 17 to 20 October

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For the first time Tenerife Film Commission will be at MIPCOM—the market for television content, in Cannes (France)—. The 35 % tax rebate is also applicable to TV series and we’ll be happy to explain how it works to production companies and TV channels. Please write to film@webtenerife.com for an appointment or call +34 647346462.

 

 

FIMUCITÉ celebrates its tenth anniversary

From 23 September to 1 October

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The International Film Music Festival of Tenerife (FIMUCITÉ) is turning ten and in these past years has managed to position itself in the international calendar as a key event in the sphere of film soundtracks. Its guests this year include HowardShore, composer of the music for “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. The closing concert will be dedicated to him. The two theme lines of the festival, as shown in the official poster, are the main science fiction productions, from “Star Wars” to “Star Trek”, under the generic title “Space Opera: a journey to the stars”, and the work by Howard Shore, who penned the score for “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”.

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La Laguna Gran Hotel to open in 2017

It will be a 4 star hotel 

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The owners of Hotel Taburiente, a Canaries family with over 50 years of experience in tourism, are to open a new establishment next year: La Laguna Gran Hotel. It is a 4-star hotel situated in the heart of the historic quarter of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. It has 123 rooms, seven of which are suites. Amenities include restaurant, cafeteria, spacious halls for events and banquets, gym, spa, a roof terrace with an indoor pool plus a car park.

This new facility will create jobs and great demand in a borough which currently has limited accommodation offer. A quality personalized service coupled with attention to detail are the pillars on which, we are sure, they’ll build their success.

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