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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2019 San Sebastián Industry

San Sebastián announces 8th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum selection


- The new projects by Asier Altuna, César Díaz, Pablo Giorgelli, Diego Lerman and Mariana Rondón are among those chosen to be presented to film professionals from 22 to 25 September

San Sebastián announces 8th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum selection
Director Asier Altuna

Sixteen projects from twelve countries have been selected for the 8th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, San Sebastián International Film Festival's platform for promoting new audiovisual projects between European and Latin American film. Taking place from 22 to 25 September, the forum will host the pitching session of the projects selected, as well as the other five chosen for the fifth edition of the Ikusmira Berriak residencies programme, which will be followed by one-to-one meetings with their producers and directors, coinciding with Films in Progress 36 and the third edition of Glocal in Progress (read news).

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From among the projects selected, eleven will be first or second films, including The Judges (Los jueces), by Guatemala's César Díaz, whose debut film, Our Mothers [+see also:
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, won Critics' Week's SACD Award and the Caméra d’or at the recent Cannes Film Festival and The Time we Lost (El tiempo que perdimos) by Gustavo Rondón, who participated with La Familia [+see also:
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in Cannes' Critics' Week. Furthermore, the forum will welcome experienced filmmakers who have already participated in the festival: Karmele by Spain's Asier Altuna, Trasfondo by Argentina's Pablo Giorgelli (who won Cannes' Caméra d’or for Las Acacias [+see also:
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); Literature Teacher (El maestro de literature) by Argentina's Diego Lerman (Best Screenplay Award winner in San Sebastian with Una especie de familia [+see also:
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) and Zafari by Venezuela's Mariana Rondón (Golden Shell winner with Bad Hair [+see also:
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interview: Mariana Rondón
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The projects will vie for the Best Project Award (€10,000 euros), EFADs-CAACI Europe-Latin America Co-production Award (€20,000), Eurimages Award for Co-production Development (€20,000) and ArteKino International Prize (€6,000). Since its creation in 2012, the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum has selected 114 projects, of which 51 have been completed and released, 14 are currently in pre-production or post-production, and 25 have participated in international festivals such as Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, San Sebastian, Sundance and Venice.

The full list of projects:

8th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

Almamula - Juan Sebastián Torales (France/Argentina/Luxembourg)
Production: Tu Vas Voir

Love Is The Monster (Amor es el monstruo) - Neto Villalobos (Costa Rica/Chile)
Production: Ceibita Films

Sleepless (Ana no duerme) - Ana Daniel Gil (Spain/Argentina)
Production: Solita Films S.L.

Dos estaciones - Juan Pablo González (Mexico)
Production: Cine Bandada Sapi de CV

Curuzú - Ana García Blaya (Argentina/Paraguay)
Production: Nos

The Cardinal (El cardenal) - Benjamín Ávila (Chile/Argentina/Brazil)
Production: Producciones Storyboard Media Limitada

Literature Teacher (El maestro de literatura) - Diego Lerman (Argentina/Brazil)
Production: Campo Cine

The Time We Lost (El tiempo que perdimos) - Gustavo Rondón (Mexico/Venezuela/France)
Production: Genuino Films

Karmele - Asier Altuna (Spain/France)
Production: Txintxua Films S.L.

Daughter of Rage (La hija de todas las rabias) - Laura Baumeister (Nicaragua/Mexico/Netherlands/Germany)
Production: Felipa Films

The Judges (Los jueces) - César Díaz (Belgium)
Production: Need Productions

The Dirty Ones (Los sucios) - Ulises Porra (Argentina)
Production: Pucara Cine SRL

Dogs (Perros) - Gerardo Minutti (Uruguay)
Production: Malbicho Cine

Streets of Gloria (Rúas da gloria) - Felipe Sholl (Brazil/France)
Production: Syndrome Films

Trasfondo - Pablo Giorgelli (Argentina)
Production: Tarea Fina

Zafari - Mariana Rondón (Peru/Venezuela/Brazil/Mexico)
Production: Sudaca Films E.I.R.L

(Translated from Spanish)

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