Juanjo Puigcorbé is a Spanish actor. He has appeared in over 100 films and television shows since 1977, he starred in the 1993 film The Window Over the Way, entered into the 44th Berlin International Film Festival. He ran in the Republican Left of Catalonia list to the 2015 Barcelona municipal election and became a city councillor. La vaquilla The Window Over the Way The Diary of Lady M Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health Airbag The Naked Eye Trileros Inconscientes La Conjura de El Escorial Juanjo Puigcorbé on IMDb
12th Goya Awards
The 12th Goya Awards were presented in Madrid, Spain on 31 January 1998. Lucky Star won the award for Best Film. Rafael Azcona
Fantasia International Film Festival
Fantasia International Film Festival is a genre film festival, based in Montreal since its founding in 1996. Held in July of each year, it is valued by both hardcore genre film fans, distributors, who take advantage of the eclectic line up to select foreign and domestic films for release across North America. By virtue of the reputation developed over the last 15 years, this festival has been described as the "most outstanding and largest genre film festival in North America"; the history of the Fantasia Festival has roots in the Asian Film scene in Montreal. Beginning in 1996 where it screened Asian films from Hong Kong and Anime from Japan, the festival expanded its international repertoire and screened genre films from all across the world. Since this time many world and international premieres have featured at Fantasia fest, including Shaun of the Dead, Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Midnight Meat Train, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Uzumaki. Among the many North American premieres have included Ringu, Inglourious Basterds, Thirst, We Are What We Are, Visitor Q and Night Watch.
The Creeping Garden was one of the featured films in the 2014 Festival. Fantasia 2012 featured the screenings of the films Toad Road, Doomsday Book, the horror anthology film V/H/S, Hidden in the Woods, Seediq Bale, Quentin Dupieux's Wrong. Fantasia 2011 opened the 2011 edition of the festival with the Canadian Premiere of Red State; the festival featured the presentation to John Landis of a lifetime Achievement award. The Canadian premiere of the director's new film and Hare took place. Notable was the world premiere of the Swedish horror film Marianne, which some had hailed as one of the great discoveries in genre cinema of 2011; the world premiere of Final Destination 5 was part of Fantasia 15. Burke and Hare Red State The Wicker Tree Absentia Morituris Aversion Brawler Deadball Exit Final Destination 5 Love Marianne Rabies Retreat The Devil's Rock The Theatre Bizarre The Whisperer in Darkness If a Tree Falls Zombie Hunter Curse of Chucky Fantasia 2010The films for Fantasia 2010 were announced on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
Tickets went on sale on July 2010 at 1 pm. The Festival started on July 8, 2010 running until July 28, 2010 with 6 indoor screening venues and one outdoor location. For 2010 a permanent blog was introduced to communicate with fans year-round. Fantasia 2009The films screened at Fantasia 2009 were, among others, Love Exposure, Embodiment of Evil, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, Smash Cut, Trick'r Treat, Must Love Death and Dread; the festival started on July 9 with Takashi Miike Yatterman and ended on July 29, 2009 with the North American premiere of Quentin Tarantino's film Inglourious Basterds. Fantasia 2008The lineup will be announced on Thursday, June 26, 2008. FanTasia 2007The edition was held from July 5 to July 2007 at the Concordia University. In addition to the Hall hall and DeSeve hall, a third screening room has been added at the D. B. Clarke Theatre. There were, no outdoor shows this year. Montreal film Flutter received the award for best Quebec short feature. FanTasia 2006 Fantsasia's 10th anniversary and 10th edition, the 2006 edition, is the first to feature free outdoor shows.
The outdoors shows are free. Outdoor projections included films from the previous editions: Kamikaze Girls, the last four episodes of Goldorak, Night of the Living Dorks and Attack the Gas Station; the indoor shows use the same Concordia University facilities as since the move to Concordia. The outdoor shows are several kilometres away from the indoor shows. With the 10th anniversary, Fantasia is helping to launch an associated but separate Toronto festival Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Fantasia 2005Fantasia is now 10 years old. However, this is the 9th edition of the festival, due to a missed year in 2002; the festival is again held at Concordia University. This year, a trailer-filled DVD is provided as part of the festival guide book and not a separate purchase. Fantasia 2004The 2004 Fantasia was held at Concordia University using the Hall Auditorium and deSeve Cinema. Unlike the 2003 event, no DVD filled with trailers was available. FanTasia 2003 Fantasia 2003 was held for the first time on the Concordia University campus, using the DeSeve Cinema and Henry F. Hall Alumni Auditorium.
The venue change was instigated by the lack of consideration that the Imperial Theatre gave in informing the festival organizers on the status of Imperial. This was the first year that a DVD filled with movie trailers of movies shown at the festival was available for purchase with the festival guide book. FanTasia 2002 Fantasia 2002 was cancelled due to problems with the Imperial Cinema; the air conditioning system was broken, it could not be fixed in time for Fantasia. Indeed, the theatre was not repaired until 2004. Due to the lack of assurance that the theater would be available, the fact that it broke four months before the festival, meant that alternate bookings were not available; the lack of assurance for the 2003 festival meant a change in venue. FanTasia 2001The 2001 edition was the last held in the Imperial Cinema, it was the last time the festival was jointly held with Comedia. FanTasia 2000The 2000 edition of Fantasia featured the debut of the Just For Laughs film festival, Comedia, as a selection of comedy films were shown with the regular Fantasia fare.
This was the final year that a Toronto edition of the festival was presented. Fantasia International Film Festival 1999The 1999 edition of Fantasia was the only one that used the ex-Centris facilities; this year featured the second Toro
British Independent Film Awards
The British Independent Film Awards is an organisation that celebrates and promotes British independent cinema and filmmaking talent in United Kingdom. Nominations for the annual awards ceremony are announced in early November, with the ceremony itself taking place in early December. Since 2015, BIFA has hosted UK–wide talent development and film screening programmes with the support of Creative Skillset and the British Film Institute; the British Independent Film Awards were created in 1998 by Elliot Grove and Suzanne Ballantyne of the Raindance Film Festival, with the aim of celebrating merit and achievement in independently funded British filmmaking, honouring new talent and promoting British films and filmmaking to a wider public audience. BIFA founding members include Phillip Alberstat, Chris Auty, André Burgess, Sally Caplan, Pippa Cross, Christopher Fowler, Lora Fox Gamble, Steven Gaydos, Norma Heyman, Emma E. Hickox, Fred Hogge, Robert Jones, Steve Kenis, Alberto Lopez, Ollie Madden, Hamish McAlpine, Neil McCartney, Saul Metzstein, Martin Myers, Sarah Radclyffe, Tracey Scoffield, Mark Shivas, Jim Wilson, Michiyo Yoshizaki.
The first BIFA ceremony took place on 29 October 1998. Winners included Shane Meadows and Ray Winstone; the Special Jury Prize was awarded to Nik Powell, the Best British Independent Film award went to My Name is Joe. The BIFA ceremony takes place in early December every year and is one of the first dates in the annual awards season. Most of the awards categories are for British independent feature films only, though there are awards for Best International Independent Film and Best British Short Film. There are several honorary awards, such as the Special Jury Prize, the Richard Harris Award and the Variety Award. Awarded since 2013, the trophy has been a sculpture by Fredrikson Stallard for Swarovksi. BIFA has 16 competitive award categories and three honorary ones: Best British Independent Film Best Director Best Screenplay Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Outstanding Achievement in Craft The Douglas Hickox Award Best Debut Screenwriter Breakthrough Producer Most Promising Newcomer The Discovery Award Best Documentary Best British Short Film Best International Independent Film The Richard Harris Award The Variety Award The Special Jury Prize BIFA entries close in late August / early September.
Main categories: Films must be over 70 minutes in length. Films must have had a public screening to a paying audience, either on general release in the UK or at a British film festival or at one of BIFA's recognised international festivals. Must be produced or majority co-produced by a British production company, or be in receipt of at least 51% of its budget from British source and have sufficient British creative elements. Where there is a major studio funding a film, the total budget must not exceed $20 million. Best International Independent Film: Films must have had a theatrical release in the UK within BIFA's eligibility dates for the given year, or have won an award at one of BIFA's recognised international film festivals. BIFA has a large pool of voters that consists of past BIFA winners and nominees, top British film industry professionals and experienced filmmakers from all areas of production. Although the pool is continually growing, fewer than 200 voters vote for the nominations in any one year.
All entered films must be seen by a minimum number of voters and discussed at a voter meeting before being marked as having been given fair consideration. Once all entered films have been given fair consideration, votes are cast in two rounds: once to reduce all entries to long lists of around 15 films in each category, again to reduce the long lists to the 5 final nominees. In calculating the results, BIFA takes into account the number of voters who have seen each film as well as how many voted for it; the winners in most categories are decided by independent juries, newly–appointed each year. Juries meet to discuss all nominations before voting confidentially for the winner. Exceptions include the honorary awards and the award for Best British Independent Film, the winner of, decided by a confidential vote amongst all BIFA voters. Since 2015, BIFA has hosted UK–wide talent development and film screening programmes with the support of Creative Skillset and the BFI. Running from September 2015 to June 2016, BIFA Insider gave UK–based university and film school students the chance to watch award–winning British films for free online and participate in live-streamed Q&As with top craftspeople who worked on those films.
Sessions included The Lobster with production designer Jaqueline Abrahams, The Selfish Giant with casting director Amy Hubbard and Frank with composer Stephen Rennicks. BIFA Presents is an ongoing project wherein BIFA supports the theatrical distribution of award-nominated and -winning films with special preview and event screenings. In February 2017, BIFA Presents hosted exclusive previews of the Oscar-winning Moonlight in conjunction with Everyman Cinemas. BIFA Independents is a series of regular screenings of films featuring BIFA-winning and nominated talent. Supported by the BFI, Odeon Cinemas, Vue Cinemas and Everyman Cinemas, the screenings take place in 20 UK locations and aim to increase the number of people who watch British independent films at the cinema; the first BIFA Independents screening was in December 2016, featuring Andrea Arnold's Best British Independent Film-winning American Honey. BIFA Patrons include: Official website IMDb page
Spain the Kingdom of Spain, is a country located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, its territory includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country. Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are part of Spanish territory; the country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar. With an area of 505,990 km2, Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid. Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania, based on the earlier Phoenician name Spn or Spania.
At the end of the Western Roman Empire the Germanic tribal confederations migrated from Central Europe, invaded the Iberian peninsula and established independent realms in its western provinces, including the Suebi and Vandals. The Visigoths would forcibly integrate all remaining independent territories in the peninsula, including Byzantine provinces, into the Kingdom of Toledo, which more or less unified politically and all the former Roman provinces or successor kingdoms of what was documented as Hispania. In the early eighth century the Visigothic Kingdom fell to the Moors of the Umayyad Islamic Caliphate, who arrived to rule most of the peninsula in the year 726, leaving only a handful of small Christian realms in the north and lasting up to seven centuries in the Kingdom of Granada; this led to many wars during a long reconquering period across the Iberian Peninsula, which led to the creation of the Kingdom of Leon, Kingdom of Castile, Kingdom of Aragon and Kingdom of Navarre as the main Christian kingdoms to face the invasion.
Following the Moorish conquest, Europeans began a gradual process of retaking the region known as the Reconquista, which by the late 15th century culminated in the emergence of Spain as a unified country under the Catholic Monarchs. Until Aragon had been an independent kingdom, which had expanded toward the eastern Mediterranean, incorporating Sicily and Naples, had competed with Genoa and Venice. In the early modern period, Spain became the world's first global empire and the most powerful country in the world, leaving a large cultural and linguistic legacy that includes more than 570 million Hispanophones, making Spanish the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. During the Golden Age there were many advancements in the arts, with world-famous painters such as Diego Velázquez; the most famous Spanish literary work, Don Quixote, was published during the Golden Age. Spain hosts the world's third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spain is a secular parliamentary democracy and a parliamentary monarchy, with King Felipe VI as head of state.
It is a major developed country and a high income country, with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, the Eurozone, the Council of Europe, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Union for the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Schengen Area, the World Trade Organization and many other international organisations. While not an official member, Spain has a "Permanent Invitation" to the G20 summits, participating in every summit, which makes Spain a de facto member of the group; the origins of the Roman name Hispania, from which the modern name España was derived, are uncertain due to inadequate evidence, although it is documented that the Phoenicians and Carthaginians referred to the region as Spania, therefore the most accepted etymology is a Semitic-Phoenician one.
Down the centuries there have been a number of accounts and hypotheses: The Renaissance scholar Antonio de Nebrija proposed that the word Hispania evolved from the Iberian word Hispalis, meaning "city of the western world". Jesús Luis Cunchillos argues that the root of the term span is the Phoenician word spy, meaning "to forge metals". Therefore, i-spn-ya would mean "the land where metals are forged", it may be a derivation of the Phoenician I-Shpania, meaning "island of rabbits", "land of rabbits" or "edge", a reference to Spain's location at the end of the Mediterranean. The word in question means "Hyrax" due to Phoenicians confusing the two animals. Hispania may derive from the poetic use of the term Hesperia, reflecting the Greek perception of Italy as a "western land" or "land of the setting sun" (Hesperia
Santiago Segura Silva is a Spanish actor, screenwriter and producer of Spanish cinema, popular for its pentalogy film series Torrente. He worked to a lesser extent as a TV presenter, voice actor and comic writer, as well as being an original collector. At 12, he began making films with a Super-8 camera, after a recommendation from Fernando Trueba, began to make films in 35 mm, funded by his appearances in TV game shows. Fame would come with his first feature, Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley, to be followed by numerous sequels that would make it the highest grossing Spanish film series. Santiago was born in the Carabanchel neighbourhood in Madrid. After studying Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid, he decided to pursue a career as a filmmaker and in 1989 he directed the short Relatos de medianoche with a budget of 7000 pesetas. In 1992 he went on to direct his first professional short Evilio, followed with Perturbado in 1993. Segura is a recurring protagonist in the works of directors Alex de la Iglesia and Guillermo del Toro.
In 1993, he had a small role in Alex de la Iglesia's film Acción mutante. Two years he starred in El día de la Bestia, from the same director and that role made him famous in Spain. In 1998 he directed the film that brought him to stardom, Torrente: El brazo tonto de la ley, in which he acted as the lead character José Luis Torrente, a sleazy crime-fighter, its popularity led to a computer game. Torrente 2: Misión en Marbella made €22,838,500 at the Spanish box office, becoming the highest grossing Spanish film of all time. Torrente 3: El protector, the third film in the series, was released in September 2005, its advertising campaign parodied Batman Begins, using the phrase "Torrente Acabado". Although he declared Torrente 3: El protector would be the last of the Torrente series, Torrente 4 was released in 2011. In 2010, he played the title role in El gran Vázquez, based on the life of the legendary cartoonist/wastrel Manuel Vázquez Gallego. In 2014 he released Torrente V: Operación Eurovegas with Alec Baldwin as guest star, was the top release of 2014 in Spain.
He has since made his way into American culture by making appearances in movies such as Pacific Rim, Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Blade II, Perdita Durango and Jill and Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London. He has dubbed video games to Spanish, like Jack Black's role in Brütal Legend; because of his success, Santiago Segura has become a producer. He owns Amiguetes Entertainment company, he is associated with the theater in Estación del Norte in Madrid, has produced Promedio rojo and Aquí mando yo... Y punto com. In 2018 he appeared in the third season of MasterChef Celebrity, he was the 6th contestant to be eliminated. Sin Rodeos Santiago Segura on IMDb
Rossy de Palma
Rosa Elena García Echave, better known as Rossy de Palma, is a Spanish actress. De Palma's first major role was in 1988 in Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, she became a model for designers Jean-Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Sybilla. She appeared in Robert Altman’s 1994 satirical fashion film Prêt-à-Porter. Today, she is a theater actress, charity spokesperson for the Ghanian Charity OrphanAid Africa, the face of luxury ad campaigns. Born in Palma de Mallorca, she was a singer and dancer for the band Peor Imposible before being discovered by filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar at a café in Madrid in 1986, she is best known for her roles in Almodóvar films like Law of Desire, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Flower of My Secret, Julieta. She does modeling, she appeared in Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter as Pilar. In 2007, she released a perfume line under her name through Etat libre d'Orange. In 2009, she posed nude in an information campaign on breast cancer for the magazine Marie Claire.
She lives in France with her two sons. She was selected to be on the jury for the main competition section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. In May 2017, she appeared in two commercials for "Carte Noire", she was one of the contestants during the first season of "Danse avec les stars". She is an ambassador for the charity OAfrica, which advocates for a family for every child in Ghana, West Africa, the closure of illegal orphanages. Rossy de Palma on IMDb