In this 5th year JAPAN is taking part as a guest country with one of the most fascinating and important film outputs in the history of cinema. The special programme Japan is part of the events being staged in Spain during 2014 as part of the Spain-Japan Dual Year that is being promoted by the Embassy of Japan in Spain and the Spanish government. The programme addresses the past, present and future of Japanese film culture with a broad-ranging programme that spans from its origins to the present, with special emphasis on avant-garde cinema, new expressions and young Japanese filmmakers who are present at the main international film events.
This year AC/E is collaborating with the Mostra by supporting the participation of prestigious international professionals in order to boost the access of our filmmakers to training programmes and creative scholarships abroad, by fostering exchanges and increasing the options for developing their projects through international coproduction. The festival is divided into a variety of sections such as Avant-garde, Opera Prima, Second Life of Images, Contemporary S8 Sinais, Historic Archives and Desbordamientos, in which Spanish filmmakers can take part and which involve prominent directors, programmers and people responsible for institutions. All this makes the Mostra (S8) a meeting point and window of exchange between the cinema currently being made in Spain and the external market.