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Posted by: In: News 20 Oct 2008 0 comments

The documentary will tell the story of the Lady of Cao, the first female ruler in the pre-columbian Peru, who lived one thousand seven hundred years ago and whose tomb was discovered inside the Cao Viejo pyramid two years ago. The Lady of Cao was also the most important priestess of her time y presided the human sacrifices that the moches celebrated to calm the tempests caused by El Nio phenomenon or in rituals related to the fertility of the ground. This ambitious project combines the investigation on the modern excavation at the El Brujo complex, an archaeological site with rests more than five thousand year old, with the shoot of the moche culture, which lived in Peru between the second and the eighth century of our age. The 3D generated images will let us attend the construction of the fascinating moche pyramids, of their cities or the celebration of their funerary rituals, while an spectacular historical recreation will let us shoot the personality, the life and death of th...

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Posted by: In: News 19 Sep 2008 0 comments

Explora new titles are The Heirs to the Ark, The Lord of Sipan, Isolated, The tower of Babel and The last free men. The film directors Jos Manuel Novoa and Fernando Gonzlez Sitges present their extraordinary views on anthropology, biology and environment: from the old mochica civilization in Peru to present-day nature conservation projects throughout the world. With these new titles Explora Films closes an ambitious production season and signs some of the most successfully Spanish documentaries in last years. Explora Films is currently developing its new documentaries The Lady of Cao and The sacred valley of Ventarron, and prepares its jump to science and 3D animation technique with two new documentaries, Planet Hunters and Dinosaurs: the myth of extinction....

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Posted by: In: News 12 Sep 2008 0 comments

The documentary Penguins, the birds that wanted to be fish will participate in the XXIV Festival International du Film Ornithologique that is held at Menigoute (France) from the 28th of October to the 2nd of November. Not only more than a total of forty documentaries are screened, but also numerous conservation associations and artists concerned with environment participate in debates at the so-called Forum de la nature during this event. The documentary directed by Fernando Gonzlez Sitges which extraordinary images in High Definition were filmed in South Georgia (U.K.) and the Valdes Peninsula during more than two months, tells the amazing story of these birds adaptation to their ocean conquer through the adventures of its protagonists: a King penguin, a Magellanic penguin and a Gentoo penguin. The participation of Penguins in the XXIV Festival International du Film Ornithologique recognises the excellent documentary work that has already participated in festivals such as th...

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Posted by: In: News 10 Sep 2008 0 comments

The documentary The century of the great changes is the first of the six-part series The Heirs to the Ark. This production by Explora Films and Instituto del Trpico is directed by Fernando Gonzlez Sitges and talks about the past and the future of natural habitat conservation in Africa en the challenges of conservation societies in the new century. Produced in high definition, the shoot by the team headed by Gonzlez Sitges took place in many conservation societies y Africa and Europe along seven months. The century of the great changes got the Merit Award for Conservation Message and the Merit Award for Graphics. The excellent work of Fernando Gonzlez Sitges and Render rea, the animation studios that created the spectacular 3D graphics for The century of the great changes, are this way recognized, as well as the value of the production in its positive message and its powerful special effects. The century of the great changes is a great beginning for The Heirs to the Ark series, w...

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Posted by: In: News 25 Aug 2008 0 comments

Explora Films participates for the second time in a row in The Nature Film Festival of Namur. The documentary "Penguins, the story of the birds that wanted to be fish" has been selected for the official section in the fourteenth edition of this festival that will take place in Belgium from the 11th to the 19th of October. The Nature Film Festival of Namur has pursued the promotion of the beauties of our planet and its fragilities on the screen since 1995. Furthermore, it has been two years since the festival includes a professional category that extends its participation and reach, as it is considered now as one of the most prestigious film events in Europe. The extraordinary story of these birds in their conquest of the ocean, directed by Fernando Gonzlez Sitges, has already been internationally awarded with a Special Mention to the Photography and Graphics by IWFF Montana, and with its participation in The Wildlife Asian Film Festival (Singapore), The International Environm...

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Posted by: In: News 21 Aug 2008 0 comments

  Exploras latest productions will be introduced during BCWW 2008, mainly to Asian clients. Our goal is to consolidate and expand the international distribution arm of the company within those far territories. This important appointment Explora Films has in the South Korean capital is the result of the initiative of the commercial mission organised by the Spanish Foreign Trade Office (ICEX) and the Federation of Spanish Audiovisual Producers Associations (FAPAE), where a total of 20 Spanish companies participate with an informative pavilion during the event. Explora Films presence at BCWW 2008 market shows the important growth of the companys in-house production with a total of 24 new hours of documentaries. During the market the new productions The Lord of Sipan (1 x 52 & 1 x 85), The Heirs to the Ark (6 x 52), Isolated (6 x 52), Last Free Men (4 x 52), The Tower of Babel (6 x 52) and Eastern Bazaars (1 x 52) will be introduced. Those interested in arrangin...

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Posted by: In: News 30 Jul 2008 0 comments

The Lord of Sipan, The Heirs to the Ark, Isolated, The tower of Babel or Eastern Bazaars are just a few of the trailers that can be found in www.explorafilms.com or www.youtube.com. The exclusive previews of Explora Films next productions, like The Sacred Valley of Ventarron, The Lady of Cao or Rumbo and Chip, will be uploaded in next weeks. To watch some of the videos, choose one of Explora Films last productions clicking here....

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Posted by: In: News 08 Jul 2008 0 comments

The project called The ghost ships has received the support from the ICAA for the realization of documentaries for 2008. This project is co-produced by Explora Films and Wanda Vision and directed by Carlota Nelson. The future documentary narrates the life of four men and a woman that were abandoned by their ships in Puerto de la Luz in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria....

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Posted by: In: News 08 Jul 2008 0 comments

Media, the European Union support programme for the European audiovisual industry, gave to Explora Films its Slate Funding incentive, the only one for a Spanish company on the current announcement of November 2007, to help financing six projects; four documental films (The Stigma of Cain, The lady of Cao, The sacred valley of Ventarron and On the other side of the mountains), a fiction movie (Altai) and an animated series (Rumbo and Chip)....

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Posted by: In: News 05 Jun 2008 0 comments

  Fifteen months after the end of the production, Penguins, the story of the birds that wanted to be fish is nominated for Best Nature Documentary of the Magnolia Award for the 14th Shanghai TV Festival (June 9th 13th, 2008). The documentary shot in Antarctica, Argentina and South Africa by the director Fernando Gonzalez Sitges has already been awarded last year at the International Wildlife Film Festival of Montana, USA....

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