LA OLA is a showcase of the best independent contemporary films from Spain. The showcase celebrates its fourth edition, creating a bridge between Spain and the Americas to bring groundbreaking cinema to New York, Los Angeles, and, now, Mexico City. LA OLA offers a curated selection of critically-acclaimed films, selected and awarded at the most remarkable European film festivals. Despite their critical success, these films have struggled to gain access to the traditional distribution channels. LA OLA aims to create a bridge between Spain and the U.S. to address this problem, giving exposure to all these extraordinary works on this side of the Atlantic.
LA OLA is organized by La Panda Productions, Playtime Audiovisuales, and Rocío Mesa, in partnership with Spain Fresh; with the principal support of Acción cultural Española AC/E and SPAIN Arts & Culture; co-presented in partnership with MUBI and Curtocircuito; and with the collaboration of the Consulate General of Spain in New York and Embassy of Spain in the United States.