The West Indies fleet

2021 | Documentary I 68min I Colour I 4K


The discovery of America influenced those two continents that had remained separate and completely absent between each other. Although the true connection will require several centuries to be effective and above all. It will need a special connection to make it possible. That connection will be the Indian Fleets, one of the most successful naval systems in history, which with its constant navigation for more than two centuries, will end up transforming the New World and initiating the process of world globalization.


Direction: Antonio P. Molero
Script: Antonio P. Molero
Animations: Virtual Arts
Director of cinematography: Victor Manuel Casares and Javier Horrillo
Art direction: Mónica Bernuy
Editing: Mónica Jové and Jim Loomis
Executive Production: Valérie Delpierre
Production: Inicia Films, Trueday Films, Pecado Films, Virtual Art, in coproduction with RTVE. With the participation of Media, ICEC, Junta Andalucía, Canal Sur
International Distribution: Artico International


IMAGENERA Award to the Best Documentary, 2o21
Andalucía Documentary Creation Award, Andalusian Studies Center, Junta de Andalucía. 2021

Best Documentary Viriato de Oro Award,  FICYL 2021
Archeological Cinema International Festival of Castilla y León

Best Documentary ASECIC Award,  2022
International Biennial Scientific Film and Image 

Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Archeologia 2022, FIRENZE ARCHEOFILM (Italy)

The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival, 2022 (USA) 

Malaga Film Festival, 2021 (Spain) 

Arkhaios Film Festival, 2021 (USA) 

RAM Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico, 2021 (Italy) 

Archeological Cinema International Festival , FICAB, Irún, 2021 (Spain)

Selected for the Platino EDUCA platform

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At Inicia Films we understand that production is a way to influence society and connect emotionally with the audience. Since 2006 we have been working to promote new generations of filmmakers and thus give them a voice in today’s audiovisual world.

Through the eyes of our creators, the sensitivity of our authors, we accompany the development of international projects and multicultural talent, building bridges between their experiences abroad and their roots. We deal with topics that respond to current concerns and we believe that by connecting people and emotions we can help draw new narrative and visual horizons.

The films produced by Inicia Films have been selected and awarded at numerous festivals, including “Schoolgirls” by Pilar Palomero with four 2021 Goya Awards, including Best Film; “Summer 1993” by Carla Simón, Best First Film at the Berlinale 2017; “La Maternal” also by Pilar Palomero, winner of the Silver Shell for Best Performance, “20,000 species of bees” by Estibaliz Urresola, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance, two Forque Awards including Best Film, two Feroz Awards including Best dramatic film and 3 Goya Awards 2024; “Foremost by night” by Víctor Iriarte, premiered at Giornate degli autori in Venice and winner of the Feroz Arrebato de Ficcion Prize; “Unicorns” by Àlex Lora, with Premiere in the Official Section of the Malaga Festival and “Teresa” by Paula Ortiz, premiered in this edition of the Seminci in Valladolid. For documentaries such as “Singing on the Rooftops” by Enric Ribes, with Premiere at Sheffield DocFest. Also for shorts such as “Los desheredados” by Laura Ferrés, Best Short Film at the Semaine de la Critique de Cannes, “El bus” by Sandra Reina, premiered at SXSW, Nominated for the Goya Awards and winner of the Gaudí Prize.


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