Ibiza fest unveils lineup

Vic Sarin, Nian Liu to present world premieres

MADRID -- Vic Sarin's "A Shine of Rainbows" and Nian Liu's "Li Tong" will have their world premieres in competition at the third Ibiza International Film Festival, festival director Xavier Benlloch announced Tuesday as he revealed the lineup of what organizers call the "Cannes after-hours."

Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs' "Humboldt County," Rachel Samuels' "Dark Streets," Uros Stoganovic's "Tears for Sale" and Leonardo Armas' "Radio Love" round out the official competition for the grand prize, called the Falco d'Or.

Scottish director Bill Forsyth, Spanish film critic Jose Eduardo Arenas and Indian producer Rohan Sippy comprise the official jury at the festival, which will showcase Terry Gilliam's work in sidebar.

None of the films in competition have screened in Spain yet, and Benlloch emphasized the festival's strategy.

"A good jury and good films make good festivals," Benlloch said. "Festivals aren't meant to be so Spielberg can premiere his latest film. He doesn't need a festival. Festivals are to discover productions that without them wouldn't be seen."

The festival runs May 27-June 3 on the island of Ibiza in the Baleares archipelago off Spain's Mediterranean coast.
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