4th November

BEING AN ANGEL shown in the Bideodromo Video Art Film Festival in Bilbao, Spain.

 

25th October

COFFEE WITH JODI BIEBER selected in the documentary section of the Hermosillo International Film Festival in Mexico.

 

25th October

BEING AN ANGEL selected in the fiction section of the Hermosillo International Film Festival in Mexico.

 

12th August

COFFEE WITH JODI BIEBER selected in the documentary section of the Toluca International Film Festival in Mexico.

 

10th May

BEING AN ANGEL projected as a finalist in the Creative Commons Film Festival at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA).

 

6th February

Premiere of BEING AN ANGEL at the Filmax cinema in Barcelona, as part of the presentation of El Plató de Cinema's new productions.

 

31st January

Editing finished on the short documentary film COFFEE WITH JODI BIEBER, dedicated to the work of the South African photographer who was the winner of the World Press Photo competition in 2011.

2012

 

31st October

Shooting concludes on BEING AN ANGEL, a short film dedicated to the famous French photographer Francesca Woodman.

 

20th July

Interview with Luigi Abanto Varese in the US online urban art magazine, Urban Artcade.

http://www.urbanartcade.com/Luigi-Abanto-Varese

 

7th June

Presentation of the audiovisual piece AYAYAHUASCA, A RITUAL OF A TRIP in Kino Barna, Barcelona, Spain.

 

28th April

New Citizen Productions takes home three awards at the 48 Hour Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain: Best Script - John Lane; Best Use of Line - John Lane and Best Actor - Jason Cooper, for the short film OBJECTUM OF DESIRE.

 

2011

 

3rd December

Luigi Abanto Varese attends a workshop by Jodi Bieber in Vienna, Austria, where he interviews the South African photographer. The encounter will become the documentary short, COFFEE WITH JODI BIEBER.

 

 

 

15th November

DEPENDENT LIVES takes home First Prize for Documentary Photography in the competition organised by photography magazine 7.7. The prize consists of a grant to attend a workshop in Vienna, Austria, given by 2011 World Press Photo winner, the South African Jodi Bieber.

 

26th October

Photography magazine Photo Visura chooses the photo “Andrea's 11 Years”, from the series DEPENDENT LIVES, as its Photo of the Day.

 

15th September

Presentation of the documentary short TALKING WITH ERNESTO BAZÁN.

 

25th June

Interview with Ernesto Bazan at Photo España 2011, from which the documentary short TALKING WITH ERNESTO BAZÁN will be made.

 

2010

 

14th September

Meeting with Luigi Abanto Varese at La Fábrica in Barcelona, including an exhibition of his photographic work and the projection of his audiovisual projects INTROPROYECCIÓN and AYAHUASCA: A RITUAL OF A TRIP.

 

25th July

Projection of New Citizen Production's first two short films, EL CASTING, written and directed by Luigi Abanto Varese and REGIME CHANGE, written and directed by John Lane, at Mau Mau in Barcelona.

 

17th July

The photo THE BOY'S SHADOW, part of the INSTANTES series, is awarded First Prize by documentary photography magazine Ojo de Pez and Nissan, at the I Photo Meeting Barcelona 2010. The prize was disputed between six finalists, chosen weekly from among 5200 photos from around the globe.

 

21st June

The photo THE BOY'S SHADOW, part of the INSTANTES series, is selected winner in the third week of the documentary photography contest organised by the magazine Ojo de Pez. As such, the photo will take place in the grand final of the first Photo Meeting, to be held from 15th -17th July at the Virreina Palace in Barcelona. The winner will be announced on 17th July.

 

2006

 

30th November

Luigi Abanto Varese receives Second Prize in the photography competition Revelados 06, organised by Obra Social Caja Madrid, for the photographic series SHARING SPACES.

1st March

ASTRID selected for the XVIII Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, MECAL, in the Film School competitive section. ASTRID, written and directed by Luigi Abanto Varese, will represent the Barcelona-based film school, El Plató de Cinema.

 

26th February

Barcelona-based film school, El Plató de Cinema, will present the short film ASTRID at the Filmax Gran Via 2 Cinemas in Barcelona. The short is a production by Plató de Cinema and New Citizen Productions.

 

2015

22nd December

Projection of the short film BEING AN ANGEL in the Naperville Independent Film Festival, USA.

 

10th December

Presentation of the short film ASTRID at the Barrina Tower Multimedia Creation Centre in L'Hospitalet, Spain.

 

27th November

Premiere of the short film ASTRID at the Girona Cinemas in Barcelona.

 

7th August

Projection of the short film BEING AN ANGEL in the Viseu Film Festival, Portugal.

 

16th July

Presentation of the photographic series DEPENDENT LIVES at the Ojo de Pez Photo Meeting

in Barcelona.

 

26th June

Presentation of AYAHUASCA, A RITUAL OF A TRIP in the documentary photography festival DOCfield in Barcelona.

 

14th April

BEING AN ANGEL wins the award for Best Editing at the ECU European Independent Film Festival in Paris, France.

Interview prior to the ECU European Independent Film Festival.

20th February

BEING AN ANGEL selected for the ECU European Independent Film Festival in Paris, France.

20th February

BEING AN ANGEL selected for the ECU European Independent Film Festival in Paris, France.

 

10th February

Shooting starts on the short film ASTRID, a production by El Plató de Cinema and New Citizen Productions, written and directed by Luigi Abanto Varese.

 

30th January

Luigi Abanto Varese named “Photographer of the Week” by photography magazine Photo Certamen.

                                  http://www.photocertamen.com/index.php/es/phcweek-blog/350-phcweek-y-luigi-abanto-varese

 

2014

25th November

Finalist in the Guipuzcoa International Photography Competition with the series INSTANTES.

 

25th July

Finalist in the Shoot the People photography competition, organised by photography magazine Photo Certamen, for the series THE STORM IS OVER.

30th March

BEING AN ANGEL shown at the Girona Cinemas in Barcelona as part of the MECAL International Film Festival.

18th February

Projection of the documentary short film, COFFEE WITH JODI BIEBER, at the Filmax cinema in Barcelona as part of the presentation of El Plató de Cinema's new productions.

22nd January

Finalist in the photography competition organised by SIGMA Photography, for the photo TWO MEN, from the series THE STORM IS OVER.

16th January

The short film, COFFEE WITH JODI BIEBER, selected for the Censurados Film Festival in Lima, Peru.

11th January

BEING AN ANGEL selected for the Shorty Week film festival in Cadiz, Spain.

 

2013

 

7th December

COFFEE WITH JODI BIEBER projected as a finalist in the Aguilar del Campo Film Festival, Spain. The winner will move on to the selection for the 2014 GOYA awards.

Interview with the directors nominated for Best Spanish Short Film at the Aguilar del Campo Film Festival, Spain.

25th November

COFFEE WITH JODI BIEBER shown in the Official Section of the International Short Film Festival in Soria, Spain.

15th November

COFFEE WITH JODI BIEBER wins First Prize in the Best Documentary category  at the Corti Santini Film Festival in Naples, Italy.

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2016

 

5th September

ASTRID makes its US festival debut at the MIAMI INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, within the September edition of the Short Narrative and Docs official section. The winner of this edition will go up against the other winners from each month to compete in the semi-final, which will take place in January 2017. The semi-final winners will then go on to compete in the final, to be held in August 2017.

 

2nd September

ASTRID is selected for the 49th SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival in the Nova Autoría SGAE section. ASTRID will be competing in three award categories: Best Director, Best Script and Best Soundtrack. ASTRID was selected to represent the Barcelona-based film school, El Plató de Cinema.

 

 

17th August

ASTRID is selected for the IV edition of the Parma International Music Film Festival. The film will be shown on Friday, 23rd September at the Casa della Musica.

 

15th August

ASTRID is selected for the FINGAL Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland.  The film will be shown on Sunday, 2nd October at the Pavilions Centre in Swords, Dublin.

 

26th July

ASTRID selected in the Official Selection of the International Fantastic Film Festival Cinefantasy in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The film will be shown on 10th September as part of the "España Macabra" session, in which the 7 best Spanish short horror films will be shown.

 

13th June

ASTRID selected in the International Fantastic Film Festival, SANT CUGAT FANTASTIC. The festival will take place from 7th-10th July and all films in the official selection will be shown at the Cinesa cinema in Sant Cugat, Barcelona.

 

31st March

ASTRID wins the award for Best Short Film in the Film School Section at the XVIII Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, MECAL. The prize consists of the sound and image post-production for Luigi's next short film.

2016

11 November

Critics of the Salerno ZON magazine about  Astrid in the Linea D'Ombra Film Festival. Salerno, Italia.