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Films in Progress takes an online form

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- Industry professionals can access six work-in-progress titles currently in post-production and taken from the event that was originally scheduled to unfold within Toulouse’s Cinelatino Festival

Films in Progress takes an online form
Memory House by João Paulo Miranda Maria

The 37th Cinéma en Construction session - which was supposed to unspool on 26 and 27 March as part of the Cinelatino Festival – 32nd Toulouse Meetings but which was cancelled as a result of the current health crisis - is now taking place this week in digital form, with its three accompanying prizes set to be handed out on 3 April latest following the usual jury deliberations. This digital platform can be accessed, first and foremost, by partners and professionals already registered for the event, facilitating their discovery of the six selected work-in-progress titles, currently in post-production (and in search of additional finance, not to mention partners who can ensure their circulation and audience access).

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For the record, Cinéma en Construction is jointly organised by the San Sebastian Film Festival and Toulouse’s Film Meetings, with a view to lending support to Latin American films in the process of finalisation by way of two separate sessions (focusing on six films in Toulouse in March and on six films in San Sebastian in September). It’s an initiative whose list of previously selected films dates back to 2002 and includes the likes of Tony Manero by Pablo Larraín, Gloria [+see also:
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by Sebastián Lelio, Sangre [+see also:
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by Amat Escalante, La sombra del caminante by Ciro Guerra, Mariana [+see also:
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by Marcela Said, Ixcanul [+see also:
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interview: Jayro Bustamante
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by Jayro Bustamante, La familia [+see also:
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by Gustavo Rondón Córdova and The Sharks [+see also:
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by Lucía Garibaldi, not to mention Los silencios [+see also:
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by Beatriz Seigner.

Shining bright among the six candidates selected for this Toulouse-based session of the Cinéma en Construction event are two films co-produced by Europe: Memory House by João Paulo Miranda Maria (read our article – produced by Parisian group Maneki Films and Brazilian outfit Bossa Nova Filmes) and Karnawal by Juan Pablo Felix, produced by Argentine firm Bikini Films and co-produced by Norway’s Norsk Filmproduksjon, France’s Melocoton Films, Brazil’s 3 Moinhos, Bolivia’s Londra Films, Chile’s Picardia Films and Mexico’s Phototaxia Pictures.

Also featuring in the showcase are El otro Tom by Mexican director Rodrigo Plá (the 2007 winner of Venice’s Best First Film award for La zona, propriété privée, where he was also selected in 2015’s Orizzonti section for Un monstre à mille têtes, and who likewise unveiled The Delay [+see also:
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in the Berlinale Forum 2012), Desasosiego by Paz Fábrega (Costa Rica/Mexico), who won a Tiger in Rotterdam 2010 for Agua fria, La chica nueva by Micaela Gonzalo (Argentina) and 50 o dos ballenas se encuentran en la playa by Jorge Cuchí (Mexico).

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(Translated from French)

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