Lamia is a Spanish independent film production company that has a special interest in social and gender topics.
On spring 2023, Lamia will produce “Nosotros” (“Us”), directed by Helena Taberna. An adaptation of the novel “Feliz final”, by Isaac Rosa, the project has recently participated at San Sebastian’s Foro de Coproducción Europa – América Latina.
Lamia’s last production will be released early 2023: “Una vida no tan simple” (“Not such an easy life”), by Félix Viscarret, is a generational comedy co-produced and distributed by A Contracorriente Films, with Miki Esparbé, Álex García and Ana Polvorosa in the main roles. Latido Films is holding international sales.
In 2022, the film “Llegaron de noche” (“They came by night”), by Imanol Uribe, which Iker Ganuza associate produced, premiered in Competition at the Malaga Film Festival.
In 2021, Imanol Rayo’s experimental feature film, “Iñigo”, premiered in the non-commercial circuit, where it has had a limited but steady distribution.
Lamia’s previous production, “Akelarre” (“Coven of sisters”), was a great success with audiences and critics, both in its premiere in Spain and in France. It was the most awarded film at the 35th edition of the Goya Awards. The film premiered in Competition at San Sebastian International Film Festival, won 5 Goya Awards and was nominated for 4 Platino Iberoamerican Awards. “Akelarre” was released in theaters in Spain by Avalon and managed to stay in theaters for 6 months, with more than 55,000 spectators in Spain and as many in France, where Dulac Distribution distributed the film. The film has been a worldwide success on the Netflix platform, where for several days it was in the Top10 worldwide (and #1 in Spain). Film Factory is handling international sales of the film. A period drama shot in the Basque Country, “Akelarre” (“Coven of sisters”) is a coproduction between Spain, France and Argentina with actors Alex Brendemühl and Amaia Aberasturi.
The feature documentary “Varados” (“Stranded”), by Helena Taberna, following refugees on their arrival to Greece, premiered in San Sebastian Zinemira section in 2019 and had a theatrical release in Spain. The film participated in Competition at Guadalajara Film Festival.
“Acantilado” (“The Cliff”), by Helena Taberna, was released in 2016 and was presented in festivals such as Málaga, San Sebastian, Montreal, San Diego or Austin (where it won the Jury Award).
In 2011, Lamia produced the feature documentary “Nagore”, directed by Helena Taberna. It was presented in the 55th Seminci Valladolid International Film Festival and released in commercial cinemas in Spain.
In 2010, Lamia Producciones produced the documentary feature Nagore, directed by Helena Taberna. It was presented in the 55th Valladolid International Film Festival and released in commercial cinemas in Spain and on Basque TV and Spanish TVE.
Lamia Producciones released Helena Taberna’s feature The Good News in 2008. The film was co-written by the director and Andrés Martorell and starred Unax Ugalde and Barbara Goenaga. It was officially released in Competition at Valladolid’s Seminci, and won the Best Leading Actor Award. It featured on the programme of several festivals in Spain and internationally, such as Chicago, Pusan, El Cairo or Montreal. Its premiere on TVE enjoyed one of the highest audience ratings for a film premiere in the 2010/2011 season.
Lamia also produced “Extranjeras” (“Foreign Women”), the second feature documentary directed by Helena Taberna, premiered at the Valladolid’s Seminci and released in commercial theaters by distributor Sherlock Films.
In addition to the feature films, Lamia has continued producing short films of different directors: Pase privado (Private screening), by writer-director Natxo López, and La media pena (Half a sorrow), directed by Sergio Barrejón, which was pre-nominated for the Goya awards 2012. That same year, Iker Ganuza executive produced the animation short film Zeinek geihago iraun (Who lasts longer), obtaining a Goya Award nomination for Best Animation Short Film in 2012.