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Movies For Festivals

Movies for Festivals is a Distribution company based in Barcelona, Spain.
Our main goal is to distribute feature films and documentaries to film festivals around the world.

What makes us special is that we give personal attention to every client and every film.

It is our belief that every film has its rightful place on the festival circuit. It is just a matter of finding the right place to put it.

We have extensive experience and knowledge of the festival circuit and established contacts among the programmers, in whose hands we will place your film in order to give it the best possible exposure in film festivals around the world

Once we have a film, we develop the best film festivals strategy and present the movie to the major Film Festivals.

We have been expanding our database for many years, including contacts with 6,000 film festivals, themed on every possible genre of fiction and documentary, including commercial and indie, adventure, environmental, human rights films, historical movies and many more.

Our clients include both well-known directors and young, up-and-coming flimmakers.

The most important thing for us is the exposure given to your film!

Who are we? (+)

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    Johanna Tonini
    After graduating with a degree in Design of Image and Sound from the University of Buenos Aires (FADU – UBA 1997- 2002) in 2002, she moved to Barcelona, Spain.

    She did a postgraduate course “Producción Publicitaria y Below the Line” in 2005 at the University Ramón Llull, Fundación de Comunicación Blanquerna.

    In 2006 she started working in cinema and film advertisements for the Eddie Saeta production company under Luis Miñarro, covering duties ranging from production secretary to director’s assistant. During this period she worked on various shoots for advertising and cinema. She played a key role in organising the participation in festivals for films such as En la ciudad de Silvia by José Luis Guerín and El Cant de Ocells by Albert Serra.

    In 2008 she joined Bausan Films Productions, led by Loris Omedes, where she was in charge of communications and promotions for film festivals. Her main tasks involved film distribution to worldwide film festivals, especially for press promotional work. Later she worked there as Community Manager, creating and managing online communities on social networks for films and documentaries.

    Fims on which she worked included: Septiembres by Carles Bosch, Bucharest, La Memoria Perdida by Albert Solé (Goya award 2008), Cenizas del Cielo by José A. Quirós (Earth Grand Prix, Tokyo Festival), María y Yo by Félix F. de Castro (Nominated for Goya and Gaudí award as “best documentary”), and El Foso by Ricardo Íscar, among others.

    Following these years of gaining experience, she decided in 2013 to begin a new professional challenge in setting up Movies For Festivals, with the objective of providing to producers and directors a service of distribution and promotion of their films in festivals around the world.

    Among titles she has worked with on festivals are: La Plaga by Neus Ballús (Spain 2013), which debuted at the 63rd Berlin Film Festival and has appeared in other festivals up to the present day, Favula by Raúl Perrone (Argentina 2014) which started on the circuit at the 67th Locarno Film Festival, Un dia Vi 10,000 Elefantes by Alex Guimerà and Juan Pajares (Spain 2015) which premiered at the 63rd San Sebastián festival and later appeared at other festivals on the “A-List” circuit, like the Tallinn Film Festival (Estonia) and the Mar Del Plata festival (Argentina). Another recent successful project is Socotra, la isla de los Genios by Jordi Esteva (Spain 2016) which was the only Spanish film in international competition at the Swiss film Festival Visions du Reel 2016, “Witkin & Witkin” by Trisha Ziff; “EnFemme”; “I hate New York” By Gustavo Sánchez, among others.