L.A. OLA: NYC EDITION is a showcase of the best contemporary independent cinema from Spain. The Spanish filmmaking scene is emerging as one of the most fertile and successful in Europe with a new generation of young Spanish filmmakers who are winning great acclaim at prestigious international film festivals (such as Locarno, Berlin, Rotterdam, and Cannes). Despite their critical success, these groundbreaking Spanish films have struggled to gain access to the traditional distribution channels. L.A. OLA aims to create a bridge between Spain and the U.S. to address this problem, giving exposure to all these extraordinary films in the capitals of culture on this side of the Atlantic.
For three consecutive years, L.A. OLA has provided Los Angeles with a window into the most innovative Spanish cinema; and now the festival hits the East Coast! L.A. OLA NYC is a not-to-be-missed event for devotees of contemporary world cinema, and a meeting point for both Europeans and New Yorkers.
L.A. OLA: NYC EDITION is a project of La Panda Productions and Playtime Audiovisuales, directed by Rocio Mesa with the collaboration of Spain Fresh and the support of Curtocircuito and the Consulate General of Spain: member of the network SPAIN arts & culture.