The Company

Contributing to Galician film culture since 1990

Founded in 1998 by film director Ignacio Vilar and producer Marina Fariñas, VÍA LÁCTEA FILMES has built a reputation for producing arthouse films in Galician language.

A esmorga (2014) has become a landmark in Galician cinematography as the first film shot in Galician language to remain 15 weeks at Cinesa theatres in Galicia, as well as to be nominated to a Goya Award (Best screenplay adaptation). Rentrak considered A esmorga the best 2014 Spanish independent release, with an audience over 20.000 in only 10 days in Galicia, to name only a few examples.

VÍA LÁCTEA FILMES has been a pioneer not only in spotting Galician potential for the big screen but also in fostering Galician film culture. The latter has mainly been made posible by unprecedented outreach campaings to reach a broader audience in terms of social background and age ranges, in urban and rural areas alike.

By remaining faithful to its core mission, VÍA LÁCTEA FILMES is deemed as a respectful company by partners, public institutions, festival organisers, distributors and the media.