Award kicks off Malaga Screenings


MADRID -- The Malaga Screenings kicked off Wednesday night as Benelux Paradiso Filmed Entertainment chairman Martien Uyttendaele picked up the event's international distribution prize at the event's opening ceremony. The company was honored in recognition of its role in releasing Spanish films.

Over the past 10 years, Paradiso has distributed a wide range of titles, including Ramon Salazar's "10 Centimeters," Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" and Jose Pozo's "Cid: The Legend."

The screenings, which take place within the framework of the Malaga Spanish Film Festival, will see more than 72 feature films screened for 70 international buyers from 30 countries. It runs through Saturday.