Spanish olive grove

This documentary explores from its beginnings, production, economy, conservation, future challenges ( sustainability and climate change), and the life of the olive landscape in Spain, the world’s leading producer of extra virgin olive oil, liquid gold.

  • Francisco Javier Fernández Bordonada
    Director
  • Francisco Javier Fernández Bordonada
    Writer
  • Francisco Javier Fernández Bordonada
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    El Paisaje del Olivar
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Environmental, Ruralscape, Agriculture, Traditional
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cannes World Film Festival
    Cannes
    France
    July 7, 2021
    Best Documentary Feature
    Finalist
  • Berlin International Art Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    Best Photography
  • Brussels Capital Film Festival
    Brussels
    Belgium
    Best First Time Director
  • Florencia Film Awards
    Florencia
    Italy
    Honorable Mention: Feature Documentary
  • Moscow Russia International Film Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    July 21, 2021
    Best CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • Festival Internacional Cine De América
    Hidalgo
    Mexico
    Premio Mejor Dirección
  • Naples Film Awards
    Naples
    Italy
    Best Feature Documentary Award
  • Milán Gold Awards
    Milan
    Italy
    Feature Documentary Gold Award
  • South Film And Arts Academy Festival

    Argentina
    Best Cinematography Award
  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    May 31, 2021
    Nominee Best Feature Documentary
  • Beyond Earth Film Festival
    Calcuta
    India
    December 1, 2021
    Best Cinematography
  • Bucharest Film Awards
    Bucharest
    Romania
    November 24, 2021
    Best Cinematography
  • BODEN International Film Festival

    Sweden
    November 30, 2021
    SEMI FINALIST
  • Golden Lemur International Film Festival
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    December 30, 2021
    Best Cinematography Award Winner
  • Calgary Independent film Festival
    Alberta
    Canada
    November 12, 2021
    Semi Finalist Best Documentary
  • Festival de Cine Verde FESTIVER
    Barichara
    Colombia
    Official Selecction
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Puerto Madryn MAFICI
    Puerto Madryn
    Argentina
    Official Selection
  • New York True Venture Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Montreal Independent Film Festival
    Montreal
    Canada
    Official Selection
  • New York Independent Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Slemani International Film Festival
    Slemani
    Iraq
    December 17, 2021
    Special Screen
    Official Selection
  • Cine del Mar Film Festival
    Punta del Este
    Uruguay
    July 7, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Muestra Audiovisual de Pachamama
    Huancayo
    Peru
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • FRANCISCO JAVIER FERNANDEZ BORDONADA
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Francisco Javier Fernández Bordonada

Nature and rural landscape photographer fervent promoter of rural development projects through photography activities, workshops, photographic trips, whose main objective has been to promote and educate by teaching photography in vulnerable rural environments, as a tool for generating wealth through the enhancement of the natural environment and heritage.

Multidisciplinary freelancer, videographer, creative, photojournalist, his images have been published in international magazines such as National Geographic, The Guardian, The Australian Travel Magazine, GEO Voyage FRANCE.

Agro-food filmmaker and landscape photographer specialized in aerial filming with drones for renowned companies in the tourism and food industry.

His passion for documentary filmmaking came after having worked for other documentary filmmakers in ethnography years ago. Nowadays he is very proud to be able to continue teaching photography and being a location guide in Spain, Iceland, Slovenia, Italy and Portugal.

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Director Statement

As the director of this documentary, my interest has been to record the cultural, agricultural and landscape heritage of the olive grove in Spain, from an economic, social and sustainable point of view.