TVE renews commitment to Spanish cinema
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 29 September 2014
Over 50 productions including TV movies, documentaries and films, all produced in Spain, are central to TVE's investment in cinema during 2014, demonstrating the public network's commitment to the national audiovisual industry.

With the animation section still to be confirmed, TVE is collaborating in 20 movies, 25 documentaries and three TV movies this year, during which it has also broadcast 278 Spanish productions on its four DTT channels. TVE has in fact offered 90% of all national productions broadcast free-to-air (FTA).

"Loyal to its public service vocation, TVE retains its commitment to the cultural and the audiovisual sectors," said José Ramón Díez, the network's director. "And without doubt I can say we are keeping to this line in the future."

Among the films in which TVE has collaborated are Julio Medem's Ma Ma, with Penelope Cruz and Luis Tosar and the European co-productions Proyecto Lázaro and Truman, starring Javier Cámara and Ricardo Darín. Gracia Querejeta's La Roja, de Brasil a Brasil, Código Gaudí and Hispania Salvaje are the most notable documentaries, with Habitaciones Cerradas, Fassman and Teresa representing the TV movie genre.

TVE's FTA channels have broadcast 278 films and documentaries since the beginning of the year, while the rest of the networks combined have shown only 29