A Sunday in the Country: Mallorca

The latest edition of the EFA project A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY brought 15 young filmmakers to the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Here, they spent a weekend with EFA Board Member Àngela Bosch Ruis, who is the Manager of the Illes Balears Film Commission and of International Promotion, screenwriter Jorge Guerricaechevarría from Spain, Christophe Leparc, Managing Director of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes, and Jani Thiltges from Luxembourg, Head of Studies of EAVE.

Aimed at bringing together a group of young filmmakers with established EFA Members and experts for a relaxed weekend of screenings, networking and exchange, the project brought the participants to the beautiful Finca Can Corem ("house with heart"). A former dog shelter, the charming finca is now filled with the free spirit of its landlady, a flamenco singer and part-time journalist who even interviewed some of the group. 

These weekends always also include the group preparing and enjoying the meals together and both the "eternal pizza" and Toni's spectacular seafood paella were beautiful experiences. 

EFA Member Jaume Ripoll, director of the Atlantida Film Festival, came for breakfast and thanks to him the group was invited to the festivals's closing celebration and witnessed a great discussion with Vanessa Redgrave and her fantastic interpreter.

This edition was organised in co-operation with the Illes Balears Film Commission and the government of the Balearic Islands and was supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.