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Concepcion is a Guatemalan based independent up-and-coming film production and distribution house in an up-and-coming film industry. Established and run by Joaquín Ruano with the intention of creating and telling stories that reflect our societies concerns and dreams.

In 2011 Concepcion was sole producer for Guatemalan director Sergio Ramirez first feature film Distancia. The film was supported by the Cinergia Central American and Caribbean Film Fund and later participated in Cine en Construccion of Toulouse and San Sebastian, it now has participated in more than 20 film festivals around the world and won prizes such as Best Opera Prima in the Havana New Latin American Film Festival (Cuba 2011), Best Film in the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival (TnT 2012), Especial Jury Mention and Audience Award in the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (Canada 2012) and Best Film and Best Director in New York Havana Film Festival (USA) amongst others.

In 2012 began producing La Asfixia feature documentary of first time Guatemalan director Ana Isabel Bustamante, also with the support of Cinergia Central American and Caribbean Film Fund and later signed co production deal with Spain based Nanuk Producciones, receiving and additional support by the Government of Aragon. The film was shot during several months of 2013 in many regions of Guatemala and is now in post-production.

Currently in pre production of Zafra, Opera Prima of Guatemalan director Andres Rodriguez. Zafra is a film about the return of a traveller, an immigrant back form the north. Returning is sometimes more difficult than being in exile. When the only choice is the back breaking and violent work conditions of the sugar cane harvest, decisions change not only one’s life.

We are committed with our country, with our past, with the unification of the world and strongly believe that film is the way we contribute.

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