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You are in: Home > 2018. 66th Edition  > News > Seventeen projects from twelve countries to be presented at the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, which has seen its submissions rise by 34% in a single year
Seventeen projects from twelve countries to be presented at the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, which has seen its submissions rise by 34% in a single year
The Forum, to run from September 23-26, will include projects from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland, nine of which are first or second films
Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Sixteen projects from eleven countries have been selected for the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, which has registered in its seventh edition 223 submissions, 34% more than last year (165). Furthermore, the film selected at Ibermedia’s Workshop to Develop Film Projects from Central America and the Caribbean will participate out of competition. The proposals selected for the Forum, to run from September 23-26, will come from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland.

Anorexia, first love, identity or women guerrilla fighters inspire some of the works this edition, which will be the first or second film by their makers in the case of nine of those selected: the feature film debut by Paula Un Mi Kim and Clara Roquet, co-screenwriter of Petra (Perlak 2018) and 10.000 kilómetros / Long Distance (Made in Spain 2014); and the second films from Meritxell Colell after the award-winning Con el viento; Lara Izagirre, who premiered her directorial debut at the Festival, Un otoño sin Berlín (An Autumn Without Berlin), winner of the Goya for Best New Actress (Irene Escolar); Pepa San Martín, who landed the Grand Prix of Generation KPlus in Berlin and the Horizontes Award in San Sebastian for her first film, Rara; Moroco Colman, whose Fin de semana short film was selected for Nest.Film Students (2010) and the homonymous feature film for New Directors (2016); Emiliano Torres, whose first film, El Invierno / The Winter, was awarded at Films in Progress 29 and competed in the Official Selection, winning the Special Jury and Best Photography accolades; Clarisa Navas, following her award-winning Hoy partido a las 3; and Matthias Huser, who, after the premiere of his first work, They Chased Me Through Arizona, at Locarno, presents at the Forum a project with the backing of the producer of Der unschuldige / The Innocent (Official Selection 2018).

Also selected are projects by directors with a well-known career such as Albertina Carri, who will present in Zabaltegi-Tabakalera her film Las hijas del fuego (The Daughters of Fire); Tata Amaral (Um céu de estrelas / Un cielo de estrellas, Antônia and Hoje / Hoy); Stefano Pasetto, whose first two films premiered at Venice and Toronto; Pablo Fendrik, who presented his first productions in Cannes; Jayro Bustamante, after bagging with Ixcanul (Films in Progress 26) the Alfred Bauer Award at the Berlinale; José Luis Torres Leiva, who for the third year running will present one of his films in Zabaltegi-Tabakalera and who also presided over the Jury of Nest.Film Students last year; and Priscila Padilla, author of La eterna noche de las doce lunas.

Projects from the last editions have participated in international festivals. Marilyn, by Martín Rodríguez Redondo, and La omisión (The Omission) by Sebastián Schjaer, were selected this year for the Panorama section of the Berlinale, and El motoarrebatador (The Snatch Thief), by Agustín Toscano, premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight.

“In its seven years the Forum has become a fully consolidated industry activity, not only due to the rise in the number of submissions, but also to the profile of the participating filmmakers and producers, thanks to the fact that it unites new talents and established figures who present their projects in San Sebastian given the opportunity to contrast and compare their works with the international film industry”, underlines José Luis Rebordinos, the Festival director.

The Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, which has the backing of Creative Europe MEDIA and of the Basque Government Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures, is a reference platform for promoting new audiovisual projects between both film worlds and a meeting point for accredited industry guests at the Festival at which to foster professional agreements and exchange experiences. The Forum has a first day, on September 23, dedicated to presentation to the industry (pitching session) of the projects selected for the Forum and the five chosen for the Ikusmira Berriak residencies programme, and three days of one-to-one meetings with their producers and directors, coinciding with Films in Progress 34 and the second edition of Glocal in Progress.

 

ANE & PEIO, MAITASUN ISTORIO BAT PIPER ARTEAN (ANE & PEIO, A PAPRIKA LOVE STORY)
Lara Izagirre  (Spain - France)
Production: Gariza Films

DEMOCRACIA (DEMOCRACY)
Tata Amaral  (Brazil)
Production: Tangerina Entretenimento, Ltda.

DIáRIO DE VIAGEM (BUTTERFLY DIARIES)
Paula Un Mi Kim  (Brazil)
Production: Dezenove Som e Imagens

DúO
Meritxell Colell  (Spain - Argentina - France - Chile)
Production: Polar Star Films

EL VELO (THE VEIL)
Stefano Pasetto  (Belgium - Argentina - Italy)
Production: Eklektik Productions

HERMANO PELIGRO (BROTHER DANGER)
Pablo Fendrik  (Argentina - Denmark)
Production: Rei Cine, SRL.

LA FELICIDAD (HAPPINESS)
Pepa San Martín  (Chile)
Production: Manufactura de Películas

LA LLORONA
Jayro Bustamante  (Guatemala)
Production: La Casa de Producción

LA NOCHE MáS LARGA (THE LONGEST NIGHT)
Moroco Colman  (Argentina)
Production: Más Allá Productora

10 
LAS MIL Y UNA
Clarisa Navas  (Argentina)
Production: Varsovia Films

11 
LIBERTAD
Clara Roquet  (Spain - Denmark)
Production: Avalon, P.C., Lastor Media

12 
LOS EXTRAñOS DE LA MONTAñA HELADA (THE STRANGERS OF THE COLD MOUNTAIN)
Albertina Carri  (Argentina)
Production: El Borde

13 
MAREA (TIDE)
Emiliano Torres  (Argentina)
Production: Gaman Cine, SRL.

14 
QUERIDA VERA
José Luis Torres Leiva  (Chile)
Production: Globo Rojo Films

15 
THE JUNGLE
Matthias Huser  (Switzerland)
Production: 8horses

16 
UN NUEVO AMANECER (A NEW DAWN)
Priscila Padilla  (Colombia)
Production: Doce Lunas Producciones


  IBERMEDIA PROJECT (This film is not a competitor for the Awards)

17 
LA LLUVIA (THE RAIN)
Lony Welter  (Colombia - Mexico)
Production: Romeo: Laboratorio + películas


Awards
  • Best Project Award, consisting of 10,000 euros (gross) for the majority producer of the winning project.
  • EFADs-CACI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Award, comes with EUR 20,000 for the majority producer of an Eurimages’ Member Country that intends to co-produce with another country of the same programme.
  • Eurimages Award for Co-Production Development, with EUR 20,000 for the majority producer of an Eurimages' Member Country that intends to co-produce with another country of the same programme.
  • ARTE will give the ARTE Kino International Prize consisting of EUR 6,000 for one of the selected projects.
  • Thanks to the "Forging Alliances" agreement signed with the Producers Network (Marché du Film-Festival de Cannes) and the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts-INCAA, both organisers of Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires, the projects selected for the Forum will have the opportunity to continue making international progress at said events.

CONTACT
industryclub@sansebastianfestival.com
Tel.: +34 943 481217
www.sansebastianfestival.com

This initiative is possible thanks to sponsorship of the Basque Government Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures, the support of Creative Europe MEDIA and the collaboration of CACI, EFADs, Eurimages, Producers Network (Marché du Film-Festival de Cannes), National Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts-INCAA, ARTE, Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Euskadi, EPE-APV (Basque Producers Association), Etxepare Basque Institut, Europa Distribution, IBAIA (Association of Independent Audiovisual Producers of the Basque Country), Ibermedia Program, LatAm and Zineuskadi.



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