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Selected Projects Edition 3

We present the projects selected in the 3rd edition of The Incubator.

20,000 species of bees

What would you do if your 6-year-old son told you he’s a girl?
  • Director: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren
  • Executive producer: Lara Izagirre
  • Screenwriter: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren
  • Genre: Drama
  • Produced by: Gariza Films & Sirimiri Films
  • Country: Spain
Project selected at NOKA, boosted by ZINEUSKADI – Basque Government.
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Los Quinquis

In Madrid’s most marginal neighborhoods, the paths of two teenage twin brothers diverge for the first time in their lives when they try to escape the environment they’re living in.
  • Director: Yayo Herrero
  • Executive producer: Mintxo Díaz
  • Screenwriter: Yayo Herrero
  • Genre: Drama
  • Produced by: Dynamite Films
  • Country: Spain
Project selected at the Scriptwriting Workshop MEDIA Europe Creative 2019
Torino Feature Lab – Extended 2019.
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La Unión

Two 18-year-old twins born in Colombia but raised in Barcelona travel to their country of origin to meet their father’s family.
  • Director: Cordelia Alegre
  • Executive producer: Patricia Franquesa
  • Screenwriter: Cordelia Alegre
  • Genre: Drama
  • Produced by: Gadea Films and Rara Colectivo
  • Country: Spain, Colombia
Project selected at the Residencia Iberoamericana de Guion of Cali, Colombia and Novos Cinemas’s LAB.
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Antier noche

An ensemble film revolving around four young people living in the same territory, and who grow up questioning the stagnation of their society’s present. Antier noche deals with universal issues on a local level; it is a reflection on what shapes us as individuals.
  • Director: Alberto Martín Menacho
  • Executive producer: Pedro Collantes
  • Screenwriter: Alberto Martín Menacho
  • Genre: Experimental
  • Produced by: Mizunonaka and Lomotion AG
  • Country: Spain, Switzerland
Project selected at the Ikusmira Berriak, San Sebatian International Film Festival 2019, Upcoming Lab, Journées de Soleure 2016 Novos Cinemas’s Lab.
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Something like happiness

Ramona, a woman in her forties who lives immersed in a tense and unpredictable work and personal environment, crosses paths with Xosé, a man with whom she builds an unusual friendship that allows her to believe that there might be something new to live for.
  • Director: Álvaro Gago Díaz
  • Executive producer: Mireia Graell
  • Screenwriter: Álvaro Gago Díaz
  • Genre: Drama
  • Produced by: Ringo Media and Matriuska Producciones
  • Country: Spain
Project selected at MFI SCRIPT LAB 2019, ABYCINE LANZA 2019 and L’ALTERNATIVA MENTORING 2019.
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Selected Projects Edition 2

Selection: Juan Mayne (Director of Spanish Language Content Acquisition at Netflix), Borja Cobeaga (Screenwriter and director), Natalia Marín (Director and teacher) and Brigitte Suarez (Senior Vice President at The Match Factory).

Preselection: Ana Puentes (Screenwriter and screenplay analyst), Carlos Ceacero (Filmmaker, screenwriter and teacher), Laura Rubirola (Producer) and Gemma Vidal (Program manager at The Incubator).


Following the disturbances caused by the arrest of two alleged ETA members at a community youth center, a woman discovers that her teenage daughter, with whom she had a violent argument just hours before, hasn’t come home to sleep.
  • Director: David Pérez Sañudo
  • Screenwriters: David Pérez Sañudo & Marina Parés Pulido
  • Producer: Katixa de Silva
  • Genre: Drama
  • Country: Spain
  • Produced by: Amania Films
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Cinco lobitos

Following her recent motherhood, Paula feels overwhelmed and takes refuge at her parent’s house. When her mother gets sick, Paula will be forced to take care of her and look after the house, living a life that’s similar to the one her mother lived at her age.
  • Director/Screenwriter: Alauda Ruiz de Azúa
  • Producer: Manuel Calvo
  • Genre: Drama
  • Country: Spain
  • Produced by: Encanta Films
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Sacred Spirit

As half of Spain searches for a missing girl, the association of Ufology enthusiasts “UFO-Levante” prepares for its night of sightings. José Manuel, morbidly obese and a member, has a secret: humanity’s fate depends on him.
  • Director/Screenwriter: Chema García Ibarra
  • Producers: Leire Apellaniz and Ion De Sosa
  • Genre: Fantastic
  • Country: Spain
  • Produced by: Apellaniz & De Sosa
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La mala familia

2018, outskirts of Madrid. Andrés, Natanael and Johansson are going to jail for a crime committed four years ago. Three teenagers together in a headlong rush to freedom.
  • Directors: Nacho A.Villar and Luis Rojo
  • Screenwriters: Nacho A.Villar, Luis Rojo and Frank Lucas
  • Producer: Javi Tasio
  • Genre: Drama
  • Country: Spain
  • Produced by: BRBR, Garlic & Japónica Films
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Killing crabs

The cave-houses in a town on the Canary Island coast have been declared illegal. Their elderly inhabitants have to contend with this situation: Nieves fights for what she considers to be hers; Ceferino, on the other hand, shows his grandchildren how to go crabbing.
  • Director/Screenwriter: Omar Razzak
  • Producer: Manuel Arango
  • Genre: Hybrid
  • Country: Spain
  • Produced by: Tourmalet Films
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Selected Projects Edition 1

We present the projects selected in the 1st edition of The Incubator. The final selection was made by an external committee formed by Marisa F. Armenteros, associate producer in the Mediapro film division; Koldo Zuazua, producer at Kowalski Films; Mercedes Martínez-Abarca, member of the programming department at the IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam) and Olimpia Pont, Cinematographic consultant and representative of the European Film Festival of Seville.

The pre-selection committee has been composed by Ana Puentes (screenwriter and script analyst), Marta García Larriu (producer and director of Another Way Film Festival), Diego Cañizal (screenwriter and script analyst) and Gemma Vidal (program manager La Incubadora).

Old Man In Love

Carlos, a senior university professor, travels to Latin America in search of a young model with whom he has been communicating via email for months. He has never heard her voice or seen her live. But nothing is going to stop him: his love and foolishness have no limits.
  • Direction: Daniel Castro
  • Producers: Jaime Gona
  • Screenplay: Daniel Castro
  • Project / Genre: Comedy
  • Language: Spanish
  • Production company: Gonita Films
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Juan, a prison officer, observes in silence every Sunday as Berta, the mother of one of the prisoners, visits her son. The day that he finally manages to talk to her, he surprises himself by pretending to be another parent visiting the prison and inventing a prisoner daughter: Josefina.
  • Direction: Javier Marco
  • Producer: Sergy Moreno
  • Screenplay: Belén Sánchez-Arévalo
  • Project / Genre: Drama
  • Language: Spanish
  • Production company: White Leaf Producciones
Supported by DAMA Ayuda, Cima Mentoring, Abycine Lanza (Winner 2017) y MadridCreaLab (Winner 2017), La ventana del Cine Madrileño e I+P Ideas para Producir.
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The Beast

In a lost house in the middle of nowhere, a kid and his mother see how a chilling presence that watches them from the horizon is getting a little closer every day.
  • Direction: David Casademunt
  • Producer:Laura Rubirola
  • Screenplay: David Casademunt, Martí Lucas y Fran Menchón
  • Project / Genre: Terror
  • Language: Spanish
  • Production company: Fitzcarraldo Films S.L.
Project selected in Pitchbox de Filmarket Hub.
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The Innocence

A teenager faces an embarrassing situation.
  • Direction: Lucía Alemany
  • Producer: Lina Badenes
  • Screenplay: Laia Soler & Lucía Alemany
  • Project / Genre: Drama
  • Language: Spanish, Englih and Catalan
  • Production company: Turanga Films and Un capricho producciones
Con el apoyo de: IVAC e ICEC
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The Garcías

Finita (80 years old) talks every night to her German boyfriend, Manfred. She lives in Torrevieja, and he lives in Eppenheim. One night, Finita tells Manfred that she has discovered some old super 8 tapes in her house. That’s how she decides it’s time to go back to the past.
  • Direction: Paco Nicolás
  • Producers:Sara de la Fuente, Álvaro Díaz & Alberto Tortes
  • Screenplay: Paco Nicolás
  • Project / Genre: Documentary
  • Language: Spanish
  • Production company: Mammut
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