Opera Prima

2011 | Documentary - short film | 13min | 35mm | Color


One morning like any other, a teacher of an elementary school surprises her students with an exciting new: we are going to make a film. But, “what do we need to make a film?” “Makeup! Customs! Popcorns!” – answer the students fast and excited. Step by step, the kids learn how to make a film, which are the most complex parts and which they enjoy most. Some of them enjoy acting, some prefer to draw and build things, some like better to touch the camera with their own hands. But they all agree on something: they need to work thinking of the premiere.


Direction: Valérie Delpierre
Script: Valérie Delpierre
Production companies: Inicia Films, with the support of ICEC
Executive production: Valérie Delpierre
Direction of photography: Antonio P. Molero
Edition: Miquel Martí Freixas
Sound edit: Roger Blasco
Music: Roudoudou


Shortlisted at the Japan International Contest for Educational Media 2012 (Japón)

International Film Festival for kids and teenagers – Divercine 2012 (Uruguay)

Kolibri Festival 2012 (Bolivia) 

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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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