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La Laguna Historical Film Festival turning into a benchmark

It will take place from October 31 to November 4 in La Laguna, Tenerife

History and cinema go hand in hand for the third consecutive year through the launching of the third edition of the La Laguna Historical Film Festival (FICHLA). This proposal by Festeam Comunicación y Eventos S.L. positions the city of La Laguna as a benchmark for this audio-visual genre.  A selection of content becoming increasingly prominent as a source of inspiration for creative people, and also widely accepted by the audience.  The event will take place from October 31 to November 4 at Espacio Cultural Aguere, in La Laguna.

This project is supported once more by the Local Government of San Cristobal de La Laguna, through the Department of Historical Heritage, as well as by Government of the Canary Islands through the Directorate General of Cultural Heritage.


This time, FICHLA acknowledges history, focusing its theme on the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King.


The big news this year is that two competitions will take place, one focused on feature films and, the other one, on documentaries.  The winners will get the “Witness of History 2018” prize, valued at 1,000 euros.

FICHLA 2018 enters into a historical agreement

Festeam Communication and Events S.L. has entered into an agreement with the prestigious History Channel. Through this collaboration, FICHLA’s management has obtained the exclusive European rights to one of the most anticipated documentaries: “Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America” (also known as “MLK Assassination: 50th Anniversary Special”).

FICHLA will also host the “The Struggle of Lyndon B. Johnson” exhibition, reflecting the hard work by the US president in the battle for racial equality in North America.


More awards with a taste of history

Series with historical content will also be present in this edition.  With the premise of continuing to promote creations of historical content, FICHLA 2018 will grant an award to the prestigious Spanish series “Tiempos de Guerra,” (Times of War) by Atresmedia Televisión and produced in cooperation with Bambú Producciones.

More info at www.fichla.com 



A prestigious festival, with a knowledgeable and critical audience, a sales opportunity, professional market, screening and pitching sessions, training, talks, lectures, professional meetings, an exceptional location, the beauty of the Canary Islands, a superb climate, good documentary cinema, contacts, projects, friendship and the entire world with a documentary view. Nobody will treat your film better.

MiradasDoc is open for registrations from 28th July to 15th October.

Get to know us at Registration online: www.miradasdoc.com

Back at the Berlinale!

Come and meet with TFC co-ordinator from 12 to 15 February

Berlin International Film Festival is one of our favourite events of the year. In a very professional though relaxed atmosphere, we meet lots of producers eager to learn about the Island. Tenerife Film Commission will be heading for Berlin very soon.

At the Berlinale, which runs for 10 days (from 11 to 21 February), we’ll be at the European Film Market in the Martin-Gropius-Bau building. We’ll be there along with other Canary Islands like La Palma, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote at the Canary Islands booth in the umbrella stand Cinema from Spain.

As usual, we’re going to Berlin to show producers our qualities as a film set. They can learn about the island’s natural areas, its spring-like temperature year round, its different villages, towns and cities…in short, Tenerife’s potential to double as nearly anywhere else in the world.

One of our strongest points is the tax incentives companies can benefit from as opposed to those available in other areas. Our 35% tax break to productions shot on the Island make us a highly competitive location. In addition, Tenerife has first-rate experienced production companies who have already worked in shoots like Fast & Furious 6 or the latest movie of the Bourne franchise —to be released—, are just two examples of Hollywood major productions that have chosen the Island as their location.

We are very excited about attending the Berlinale. When we’re back in Tenerife, we’ll be more than happy to tell you all we did there and if we are lucky, (we think we will), tell you about new shoots and productions on the Island. See you when we get back!

You can have a meeting with Tenerife Film Commission co-ordinator from 12 to 15 February. These are her contact details:

Concha Díaz

Tenerife Film Commission

+34 647 346 462



Call for entries FIMCEC

Registration will end on March 6th

Productions from January 1st, 2014 may participate in the 17th Festival Internacional de Cine Medioambiental de Canarias, to be held in Tenerife from May 27th to 31st 2015. The movies should be about ecology and nature, and the relationship between human beings and the environment, and particularly conditions affecting the circumstances of life on the earth.

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