Online Co-Production Case Study: Fire Will Come

27 Oct 2020, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Online (Zoom)

Following on from the second edition of our Co-Production Club, Creative Europe Desk UK is organising series of online case study sessions on film co-production throughout the autumn that are free and open to all.

We've picked some of the most exciting films in cinemas and on VOD in the UK right now, and will present a case study exploring the financial and creative process behind those films. This is a chance for UK professionals to learn directly from the producers behind some of the most celebrated films on the circuit.

The sessions will be held on Zoom. All three will be captioned for those that are D/deaf or hard of hearing. If you have any other accessibility needs please do get in touch.

Online Co-Production Case Study: Fire Will Come

The first event in the series will be a case study of O Que Arde (Fire Will Come) by Oliver Laxe. Captured on Super16mm film, the smouldering Spanish drama screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and blazed a winning trail to the prestigious Jury Prize.

There is a widespread mantra told to producers across the world before embarking on their first feature: “Never choose the co-production route if this is your first feature experience”.

For their first feature Spanish producers Andrea Vazquez and Xavier Font decided to double down on this by putting together a Spain/France/Luxembourg co-production backed by Eurimages – not bad for a first time! We will discuss this with them plus, together with their co-producers, the many other legal and financial aspects that went into getting this film made.

This session is held in collaboration with FOCUS. FOCUS is delivered by Film City Futures in partnership with Scottish Documentary Institute, and supported by the National Lottery through Screen Scotland.


  • Andrea Vazquez and Xavier Font (Miramemira - Spain)
  • Andrea Queralt (4 A 4 – France)
  • Donato Rotunno (Tarantula – Luxembourg)
  • Koldo Zuazua (Kowalski Films – Spain)

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We also invite you to watch the film online before we analyse the co-production process with the film’s producers:

Fire Will Come is available to rent on several streaming platforms, including BFI Player and Curzon Home Cinema. Closed captions and audio described versions will be available on BFI Player.

“A deserving prize winner in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, Oliver Laxe's third feature studies nature and human nature with equal fascination.” (Variety)

"A mesmerising meditation on man and nature." Joe Blessing, The Playlist

"A sublime cinematic experience." The Upcoming

★★★★ "A wonderfully mysterious drama" - Ed Potton, The Times