Regarding the  audiovisual Txalap.art has undertaken several initiatives. The most important production has been the documentary film Nömadak Tx, which has been presented in over 100 festivals and has won 15 awards. This experience has been vital to the subsequent trajectory of the company.







“Nömadak Tx is a project by Harkaitz Mtnez. de San Vicente and Igor Otxoa, Oreka T. These Basque txalapartaris had a dream: they trhought up a project that was to mark a turning point in the history of this unique musical percussion instrument. A project based on  their understanding that the Txalaparta is a point of encounter, a means of communicating with others. They have travelled the world, using the Txalaparta as their vehicle and home, meeting musicians and discovering the reality of far away peoples, from Mongolia to Sahara, from Lapland to India.They have met with musicians and realities of remote countries, from Mongolia to the Sahara, from Lapland to India and have fused their music with the nomadic peoples of those lands.  They crossed deserts of ice and sand, rode the mountains of Mongolia on horseback, crossed the west of India by train…

They have done whole journey to go in search of sound. When they have discovered it, they have found other countries and other people, all with the same acclaim: We are here, we are alive, we are.”


THE FILM: Nomadak TX

The first feature was used to demonstrate that, despite his short career in time, this production has the capacity to successfully push through major projects. Is involved in few projects but ensures that they are of quality. For a small producer, has introduced similar products to large producers. It has always performed the projects planned and this has led to the resulting trust and the different institutions that have participated or television funded projects.

An intense production work allowed ensure 100% of the cost of film, 530,000 €. The co-produced with producer Navarra Arena Audiovisual Communication (25%) and the Catalan Parallel 40 (1%). ETB served as associate producer.

It was supported by the ICAA (a feature film production, participation in festivals and depreciation Series A), Middle (European Film Support), Basque Government (to the production, distribution and market share), Provincial Foral de Gipuzkoa (audiovisual production in Euskera and the realization of the website) and the city of Donostia (for promotion).

Nömadak TX was performed in collaboration with TVE, who bought the broadcasting rights in Castilian. ETB bought Euskera.

The state distribution has been carried out by Barton Films. It was released in 2006 in theaters with 10,207 spectators and a locker for € 47,601.97 (these data are not including digital projection) and international distribution company Autlook Filmsales Austrian. Rights have been sold to the U.S. (Las Americas Film Network), Britain (Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA Films), Germany (Real Fiktion Filmverleih), Austria (Polyvideo), Poland (Against Gravity), Bulgaria (Pro-films LTD ), Netherlands (Cinema Delicatessen), Hungary (Clorofilm Slr) and Romania (Moebius Association) and will be released in theaters in most of these countries during 2010 and 2011 in others.

It has been broadcast on television in Belgium, South Korea, Cuba, Greece … Telesur just bought the rights to broadcast TV for Latin America. Has not been issued in more countries where rights are sold for before you will release in theaters.

The success of the film festivals during his career (he has participated in over 100 festivals and won 17 awards) the producer has secured a large portfolio of contacts who work in the following audiovisual projects.



– San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2006
Special Mention Award CICAE
World Premiere

– International Film Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico, 2007
Film WINNER Best Young Director Award FEISAL
American Premiere

– Siverdocs AFI / Discovery Channel Film Festival 2007
WINNER Best Music Documentary Award

– New European Film Festival, 2007
Audience Award Winner Zinemastea

– Belfast Film Festival, Ireland, 2007
WINNER Best Documentary
Maysles Brothers Award

– Fife, Paris, 2006
Cour Cop Award WINNER

-Byron Bay Film Festival, Australia, 2007
Honourable Mention

-Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, 2007
Jury’s Special Prize WINNER


Napa-Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival, USA, 2007
Margrit Mondavi Robert & WINNER Peace and Culture Award

Sample Scope Film-Atlantic, Cadiz, 2007
WINNER Best Sound

-DOCSDF, Mexico D.F., 2007
Jury’s Special Mention

-MOFFOM – Music on Film – Czech Republic, 2007
WINNER Audience Award

-International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) – Holland, 2007
2nd place Audience Top 20 Favourites of 20 years of IDFA

-Icarus – Tenth Film and Video Festival in Central America – Guatemala, 2007
WINNER Best Foreign Documentary Film

-Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2008
Best of the Best Award for International Film

-CINESTRAT, Valencia, 2009
Audience Award