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FERIADO – Berlinale Generation and Commercial Distribution in Germany

FERIADO (a coproduction between AbacaFilms, Luna Films, and Argentinean Cepa Audiovisual) will have its World Premiere at the Prestigious Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). Feriado, directed by  Diego Araujo becomes the first Ecuadorian movie to be officially selected by the Berlinale to compete in one of its sections: Generation. Here’s the Official Press Release.

Furthermore, GMFilms will distribute the film commercially in the German territory (Check out the following Variety Exclusive).

In late 2013 Berlin-based sales company M-Appeal acquired world sales rights to the movie. Earlier during the same year, FERIADO became one of the six Latin American movies selected for Ventana Sur’s Primer Corte (curated by Georges Goldenstern of Cannes Cinefondation). The movie has also been part of the selection for the 2013 Work in Progress sections at the Havana Film Festival and the Riviera Maya Film Festival, and won the Work in Progress award at the Festival de Cine Orquidea in Ecuador. In its development phase, FERIADO was awarded by the Tribeca Film Institute, and received support from Programa Ibermedia, CNCine Ecuador, the Latino Film Fund, Huelva Film Festival Coproduction Forum, FICValdivia’s AustraLab, Oaxaca Screenwriting Lab, and PUENTES Workshop.

The crew of FERIADO includes director of photography Magela Crosignani (RUTA DE LA LUNA, MOSQUITA y MARI), art director Roberto Frisone (CRÓNICAS, MONO CON GALLINAS), music composer Daniele Luppi (MALOS HÁBITOS). The main actors of the film are Juan Manuel Arregui and Andrés Paredes.

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FERIADO – In Production

The shooting of FERIADO (by Diego Araujo) –a coproduction between Luna Films (Ecuador), AbacaFilms, and Cepa Audiovisual (Argentina)– started this August 2012. In its development stage, FERIADO received grants from international film funds such as Programa Ibermedia, CNCine Ecuador, and the Latino Film Fund. Additionally, FERIADO was selected to participate in the following film production labs: 2010 Coproduction Forum at the Huelva Film Festival (Spain), 2010 AustraLab at the FICValdivia (Chile), 2011 Oaxaca Screenwriting Lab (Mexico), 2011 PUENTES Workshop (Argentina & Spain).

The crew of FERIADO includes the participation of director of photography Magela Crosignani (RUTA DE LA LUNA, MOSQUITA y MARI), art director Roberto Frisone (CRÓNICAS, MONO CON GALLINAS), sound director Juan José Luzuriaga (QUÉ TAN LEJOS, MEJOR NO HABLAR DE CIERTAS COSAS). The main actors of the film are Juan Manuel Arregui y Andrés Paredes.