Blancanieves Spain's Choice for Oscars

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Wed, 11/14/2012 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Director Pablo Berger's Blancanieves has been chosen to represent Spain for the 85th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination entry. The Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members chose Blancanieves from a three-film short-list which is a rewarding testament to SGO and ImasBlue's high calibre of creativity combined with technological expertise. Blancanieves also recently won Special Jury Prize and the Best Actress Silver Shell Award for Macarena García at the 2012 San Sebastián International Film Festival. Produced by Arcadia Motion Pictures and co-produced by Noodles Productions and Arte France Cinema for Dreamcatcher  Blancanieves is an adaptation of the classic fairy tale of Snow White written by the Grimm Brothers. Set in a romantic vision of 1920s Andalusia the silent black-and-white Spanish film raises the profile of European silent films of a bygone era. After being captured on Canon 5D and Go Pro digital cameras  Blancanieves was then post produced in 2K on a 1.85 format at Spain's ImasBlue an award-winning post-production facility covering film television and commercials renown for receiving numerous Goya Awards. Mistika was used extensively. With the success of projects that include Salvador Puig Antich Camino Pa Negre and others ImasBlue is pushing new boundaries with Mistika helping to produce stunning European productions of the quality more usually the domain of big budget Hollywood blockbusters.