72SSIFF - 20/28 September 2024
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Seventeen projects have been selected to participate in the I. Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

The Forum will run on September 27 and 28 at the 60th edition of the San Sebastian Festival

The seventeen projects were selected from among a total of one hundred and four proposals entered from eighteen countries, mostly in Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain, the UK, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The selection committee made particular mention of the wide variety and high quality of the projects presented, many of which are signed by directors and producers of long artistic and professional standing, while others are extremely interesting projects by new filmmakers taking their first steps in the world of feature films.

For two days, the project creators will work to a busy agenda of meetings with distinguished professionals from the international industry. The aim is to establish contacts with co-producers and distributors potentially interested in contributing to the projects with a view to ensuring their production and improving their international viability.

By way of continuation to the San Sebastian Forum and thanks to collaboration with the Festival de Cannes Marché du Film and Argentina’s National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA), some of these projects will have the opportunity to continue their international trajectory with participation in the Ventana Sur market and in the next edition of the Cannes Producers Network. These events will decisively boost the international promotion of the participating projects.

List of selected projects:

  • Aire libre
    Director: Anahí Berneri
    Production company: BDCine, S.R.L
  • Claria
    Director: Luis Ángel Ramírez
    Production company: Altube Filmeak, S.L.
  • Cuando los caballos aprendieron a llorar
    Director: Nicolás Pereda
    Production company: Film Tank
  • Chico ventana también quisiera tener un submarino
    Director: Alex Piperno
    Production company: Nabis Filmgroup, S.R.L.
  • El elefante desaparecido
    Director: Javier Fuentes-León
    Production company: El Calvo Films
  • El escuadrón de la muerte-una comedia
    Director: Jayro Bustamante
    Production company: La Casa de la Producción
  • Las Malcogidas
    Director: Denisse Arancibia
    Production company: Naira Productora de Contenidos
  • Mi amiga del parque
    Director: Ana Katz
    Production company: Campo Cine
  • O Homem que matou minha amada morta
    Director: Aly Muritiba
    Production company: Grafo Audiovisual
  • El palomar
    Director: Daniel Hendler
    Production company: Cordon Films
  • Pensé que iba a haber fiesta
    Director: Victoria Galardi
    Production company: Magma Cine
  • Pietá
    Director: Iñaki Elizalde
    Production company: Lazo Films (Lazo Visual, S.L.)
  • La puta realidad
    Director: Gabriela Calvache
    Production company: Cineática Films
  • Que Viva La Música!
    Director: Carlos Moreno
    Production company: Dynamo
  • Sexo fácil y películas tristes
    Director: Alejo Flah
    Production company: Icónica Producciones, S.L.
  • Sin Memoriam
    Director: David David
    Production company: Garabato Cine
  • Tuya
    Director: Edgardo González
    Production company: Tres Mentes, S.A.

For more information about the I. Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum: Industryclub@sansebastianfestival.com

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Started as a contributor to magazines on film and cultura: Film Ideal, Nuestro Cine, Cuadernos para el diálogo, Primer Acto. He collaborated in numerous series and programmes for Spanish television, TVE, and was director of the weekly film programme, Fila 7; from 1987 to 1992 he was the company’s Assistant Director of External Production. He has also held a variety of executive positions with the Sogecable group, including Director of the programme Magacine and Director of Own Productions with Canal Plus. He was Director of the San Sebastian Film Festival for two years and a member of its Management Committee until 1997.

Manuel was also head of the Production Department at the San Antonio de los Baños International Film and Television School in Cuba between 1998 and 2000. He is the author of four books: Correspondencia inacabada con Arturo Ripstein, Nuevo Cine Alemán, Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, and Problemas del Nuevo Cine.
His more recent positions include Director of Cinematography with the Spanish Ministry of Culture (ICAA) (2004) and Director of TVE (2005-2007).

Holds a Degree in Social Communication. Producer and director of the feature films Acné (2008) – premiered at the Festival de Cannes Directors’ Fortnight - and La vida útil (A Useful Life, 2010). Both films have landed festival awards and have been commercially released in several countries.

He contributed to the Uruguay International Film Festival programme and worked for four years at the Filmoteca Española. Federico is currently Delegate for Latin America at the San Sebastian Festival.

Formerly CEO of ACE - Ateliers du Cinema Europeen, Sophie Bourdon is today working as a freelancer for the international film industry at the crossroads between professional training, consulting in co-productions and international sales and match making at festivals. Her main objective is to help building bridges between producers from Europe and their peers from other continents.

During her 11 years at the Head of ACE, she worked with more than 200 independent producers on the development of their projects. Films (co-)produced by ACE Members include "No Man's Land", "Magdalene Sisters", "Dance with Bashir", "Incendies", "La Soledad", "La Cienaga", "El Custodio", "Gigante". Prior to ACE, Sophie used to be an international sales agents, for 9 years in Paris, working for MK2 among others.

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