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Emilia Fort

Emilia Fort




Emilia Fort (1988) is a Spanish producer currently based in Madrid. In her early twenties, she began producing her colleagues’ projects and working in the music video, fashion and advertising industry in Barcelona. In 2015, she started a multidisciplinary company as an executive producer, focused on working for artists, brands and agencies worldwide. Only four years later, she decided to change course and to devote herself exclusively to her passion: cinema.

In 2019 she joined Avalon, one of Spain’s leading independent distribution and production companies. Emilia is delegate producer of ALCARRÀS, Carla Simón’s successful second feature film which has been awarded with the Golden Bear for Best Film at Berlinale 2022. The film has been a success in the Spanish box office, and it has been sold to more than 50 countries all over the world by MK2.

Currently, Emilia serves as executive producer in Avalon. Some of her projects in development include IVÁN&HADOUM, Ian de la Rosa’s expected debut after his fruitful TV scriptwriting & short film career -his last short FARRUCAS was nominated for the Spanish Film Academy Awards and was awarded by the Catalan Film Academy, becoming Ian the first transgender director to achieve such a recognition in our country. Another one is GOAT GIRL, Spanish New York-based writer and director Ana Asensio’s second feature film to be shot next summer. Asensio won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2017 and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2018 with her debut MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. Emilia is also working on the development of TV projects such as ESA MALDITA PARED, created by Raúl Arévalo, Isaki Lacuesta and Isa Campo; RAVAL, created by young talents Victor Alonso-Berbel and Jan Matheu; or LISTAS, GUAPAS, LIMPIAS based on the novel by Spanish writer and journalist Anna Pacheco.

company profile

AVALON is one of Spain’s leading independent production and distribution companies. Founded in 1996 by Stefan Schmitz, the company today has a catalog of more than 200 feature and documentary films and releases 10 to 15 films each year. Avalon has produced over 20 feature films and countless short films that have competed in festivals like Cannes, Berlinale, San Sebastian, Rotterdam or Malaga, having been awarded at many of them. The company has always shown special interest in new talent and original approaches to filmmaking. Over the last 26 years we have been working with directors like Javier Rebollo, Beatriz Sanchís, León Siminiani, Federico Veiroj, Nely Reguera, Carla Simón, Carlos Marqués Marcet, Liliana Torres, Clara Roquet, Ana Cebrián or Ian de la Rosa. Most projects are European or Latin American coproductions.

Clara Roquet's debut feature, "Libertad", premiered at Cannes Critics' Week in 2021 and winner of 2 Goya Awards and 4 Gaudí Awards. “Alcarràs”, the second feature film by Carla Simón, which won the prestigious Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival in 2022 and whose premiere in Spanish theaters has been a smash hit, accumulating more than 370,000 spectators. Her feature debut “Summer 1993”, also awarded in Berlin and winner of 3 Goya Awards, was also co-produced by AVALON.

Right now, the production company is immersed in the development of projects with Paula Ortiz, Elena Martín, Álvaro Gago, Ian de la Rosa, Ana Asensio, or Marta Nieto, among others.

AVALON also made a leap into the world of the series with the Netflix Original’s limited series “Someone Has to Die” by director Manolo Caro (“The House of Flowers”), released in the fall of 2020. This collaboration has continued with the filming of “Once Upon a Time… Happily Never After”, a musical comedy, which was released by Netflix in March of this year; as well as “Sagrada Familia”, to be released. In addition, AVALON has not stopped developing content for streaming services and television that may soon be announced.

In 2011, we became a shareholder in Filmin, Spain’s leading streamer for independent cinema. The company or its CEA are a member of the Europa Distribution Network, EPC, the European and the Spanish Film Academy, ADICINE, AMA and AECINE.