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A grand total of seventeen Galician productions will be shown in the different sections of the XV Malaga Spanish Film Festival, that will be held between 21 and 28 April. This is a “record number” that, according to the Galician regional government, “reflects the high quality and the excellent moment that the Galician film industry is going through”.
In this fifteenth edition of the Malaga Spanish Film Festival 13 feature films will compete for the Golden Biznaga award in the official section, two of which are from Galicia: El sexo de los ángeles, by Xavier Villaverde and the 3D stop-motion animation title O Apóstolo, by Fernando Cortizo, a debuting director in Málaga. The title Anacos from Xacio Baño will compete in the short-film section. In the documentary section two Galician feature films will compete: N-VI, by Pela del Álamo, and La mujer del eternauta, by Adán Aliaga. In this same section, twot other projects will be shown out of the competition: Los días blancos, by José Manuel Mouriño, and Brasil somos nós, by Robert Bellsolá, featuring the musician Carlos Núñez.
In the new section dedicated to animation, Animazine, seven Galician production will be shown: the world-premiere of the feature film Holy Night - Noche de ¿paz?, by Juan Galiñanes; and the shorts Birdboy, by Alberto Vázquez; El club del bromista, by Luis Usón; O xigante, by Luís da Matta and Julio Vanzeler; Rascayú, by Alberto Taracido and Juan R. Nouche; O sapateiro, by David Dautel and Vasco Sá, and Vicenta, by Sam Ortí. The “This years harvest” section will feature Arrugas, by Ignacio Ferreras, winner of two Goya awards, and in the "Cinema for children: animation”section, Copito de nieve, by Andrés G. Schaer will be exhibited. Finally, Celda 211, by Daniel Monzón, will be shown as part of the cycle on composer Roque Baños, winner of the Ricardo Franco award.