The Festival holds the second edition of the Conference on Film Work


 Actors Jose Coronado, Raúl Arévalo and Candela Peña, as well as filmmakers Imanol Uribe, Daniel Monzón and Daniel Sánchez Arévalo, will attend the meetings related to acting and directing on April 22 and 23 at Edificio Miller

 The Conference, although intended for the general public, will prioritize the participation of students from schools and disciplines related to acting and the audiovisual industry

Foto de archivo, primera edición de las Jornadas sobre el oficio cinematográfico

Archive picture, 1st edition of the Conference on Film Work

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tuesday 5 April 2022.- The Conference on Film Work [Jornadas sobre el Oficio Cinematográfico], promoted by event and content production company 18 Chulos, with local production by Salan Producciones, returns for a second consecutive year to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival organized by the City Council of the Gran-Canarian capital. In this new edition, the event repeats its model and will have three professional actors and three renowned filmmakers in two separate meetings that’ll take place on April 22 and 23 at Edificio Miller. Jose Coronado, Candela Peña and Raúl Arévalo will give a talk on the acting profession in film industry on Friday, April 22, while Imanol Uribe, Daniel Sánchez Arévalo and Daniel Monzón will be the protagonists of the second meeting devoted to filmmaking on Saturday 23. Once again, José Miguel Monzón, El Gran Wyoming, will conduct both sessions.

Due to the good reception the initiative had last year on behalf of students of acting and filmmaking, the Conference, although open to the public, will be specially aimed to this group with whom the Festival works closely through different sections, not only here but also with Magic Lantern’s intended new approach.

This second edition, or second season according to its organizers, stresses the level of its participants, who have received over ten Goya awards and many other different recognitions within the industry.

All of them are professionals with solid careers, numerous nominations and excellent achievements. Careers that have granted them, too, huge popularity inside and outside the industry. Within Jose Coronado’s long filmography stands out his Goya Award for Best Actor in Enrique Urbizu’s No habrá paz para los malvados. He has been nominated to that same award on three other different occasions, and has received the 2016 Medalla de Oro al Mérito en Bellas Artes. His career in theater, cinema and television is not only prolific, but has also been recognized with many awards and the support of critics and the audience.

Catalan Candela Peña has won three Goya Awards for Best Actress. Her work in Icíar Bollaín’s Te doy mis ojos (2003), Fernando León de Aranoa’s Princesas (2005) and Cesc Gay’s Una pistola en cada mano (2012) earned her the award for which she has been nominated on five other different occasions. Two of these nominations were because of her collaboration with Imanol Uribe in Días contados (1994), her first film, in the categories of Best Supporting Actress and Best New Actress.

Actor Raúl Arévalo’s career, who is also a screenwriter and director, has provided him with four Goya Awards: two for acting in Daniel Sánchez Arévalo’s Gordos (2009) and Alberto Rodríguez’s La isla mínima (2014); one for Best Screenplay and another one for Best Director with his debut film Tarde para la Ira (2016).

The three of them will meet the public on Friday, April 22, to discuss their beginnings in cinema, the decisions that marked their careers or the differences in regards to approaching a character in cinema or television, among many other details related to their acting jobs.

Imanol Uribe, Daniel Monzón and Daniel Sánchez Arévalo will take over the following day, on Saturday 23. These filmmakers will discuss the essence of cinema as a profession and the challenges it currently faces. Auteur cinema, new formats or his dream projects will be some of the other topics they will approach during this second day.

They have had, too, long careers full of success and awards: Uribe has won three Goya Awards for Días contados (1994), including Best Director and Best Film; two Golden Seashells for the same film and for Bwana (1996); and, among his many other achievements, he has a nomination to the Oscars as coproducer, alongside Gran-Canarian producer Andrés Santana, of Secretos del corazón by Montxo Armendáriz.

The first time Daniel Sánchez Arévalo won a Goya was for his debut feature film Azuloscurocasinegro (2006), the Best New Director Award. Before that, during his long career as a television screenwriter and short-film director, he had already enjoyed recognition and success. He is said to be one of the best directors that have portrayed the conflicts of his generation.

Daniel Monzón is the third director participating in the Conference, a filmmaker deeply related to film critics thanks to the show Días de Cine and the magazine Fotogramas. He debuted as director in 1999 in El corazón del guerrero, and since then he has placed himself on the top of Spanish cinema with titles such as Celda 211, 2010 Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay Goya Awards, or his latest piece Las leyes de la frontera (2021), 2022 Best Adapted Screenplay Goya Award.

These six participants will share, too, their thoughts on cinema’s current situation, theatrical and platform distribution, the combination of systems and the industry’s new ways of reaching its final audience.

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