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Latino Buzz: March was the Month of Latino Networking Around the World

Latino Buzz: March was the Month of Latino Networking Around the World

Once again the top Latino works in progress that we will see in the coming year’s festivals are showing along with the best completed films selected for these March film festivals and events: Cartagena Film Festival in Colombia (FICCI), Guadalajara Film Festival (FICG) in Mexico and Cinélatino in Toulouse, France in partnership with the San Sebastian Film Festival, Cinefondation in Paris, France, The Morelia Lab (Mexico) and the Br Lab (Brazil). 

All of these events will be bringing to a select public of professionals selected projects to expand
their networks, to train and support Latin American talents.

Toulouse Cinélatino

twenty projects from Latin America or from the Region Midi-Pyrénées,
but related to Latin America, at different stages (idea, development,
financing…) with various profiles and formats (feature-length fiction
films, documentaries and short films), will be presented by their
director or producer.

Toulouse Cinélatino: Cinema in Construction (Works in Progress)

Cinema Under Construction (Cinéma en Construction), the 24th edition Toulouse
also takes place in March. This double annual event is jointly
organized by two European festivals (Toulouse and San Sebastian) with
the aim of  contributing to the completion, distribution and promotion
of Latin American films encountering difficulties at the stage of

A selection of six
films is be presented to an audience exclusively composed of film
professionals who can contribute decisively to ensure that these works
reach the public.

The complete selection and registrations for individual meetings will be available on-line at the beginning of March.

Under  enjoys the support of the following companies and institutions:
Cine Sin Fronteras (CSF), Daniel Goldstein, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia,
Laserfilm Cine y Video, MEDIA Mundus, Nephilim producciones, No Problem
Sonido, Programa Ibermedia, V_rtigo Films, and the collaboration of
Caisse Centrale d’Activit_s Sociales (CCAS), Centre National du Cin_ma
et de l’Image Anim_e (CNC), Cetim, CINƒ +, Cinefondation, Commune Image,
Conf_d_ration Internationale des Cin_mas d’Art et Essai (CICAE),
Conseil G_n_ral de la Haute Garonne, Conseil Regional Midi-Pyrenees,
CROUS de Toulouse, Eaux Vives, ƒcole Sup_rieure d’Audiovisuel (ESAV),
EP2C – Post-production Training Programme, Europa Distribution, Fila 13,
Firefly, La Trame, Mactari, Mairie de Toulouse, Minist_re de la Culture
et de la Communication, Producers Network, Signis and Titra TVS.

Toulouse Cinélatino: Cinema in Development

Cinema in Development (Cinéma en Développement), the
ninth edition, provides a meeting space for professionals wanting to
discover talents and to update themselves about Latin American projects
which are now in development. This year the
Morelia Lab (Mexico) and the Br Lab (Brazil) have joined Cinélatino in
their previously selected projects to expand their networks, to train
support Latin American talents. This synergy already exists between La
Cinéfondation and Cinélatino, who integrate into the selection of Cinéma
Développement the projects of Cinefondation’s Latin American residency

new Latin American projects will be presented in Toulouse at Cinéma en
Développement #9.  The information on
these 5 projects is available on Toulouse Cinélatino’s website starting on the 25th of February.

the selected participants with European professionals will occur during the
Industry Days of Cinélatino (26, 27, 28 of March 2014).  The participants will benefit of a
personalized program :

  • Presentation of their project in the framework
    of the One to One of Cinéma en Développement,
  • Meetings with key players of the industry,
  • Case studies,
  • Participation to the Cinéma en Construction

La Cinéfondation (France)

Résidence du Festival de Cannes every year welcomes a dozen young directors working
on their first or second fiction feature film project, in two sessions lasting
four and a half months (from October 1st to mid February, and from the end of
February to mid July). Since its creation in 2000, the Résidence has welcomed
more than seventy filmmakers from more than forty different countries. It makes
available a place of residence in the heart of Paris, a personalized program
accompanying the writing of their scripts, and a collective program of forums
with film industry professionals.  Its selection for :

Las Herederas
(The Heiresses) by Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay).  Presented in Toulouse by the
director, Marcelo Martinessi, First feature of Marcelo Martinessi, who
has directed the short film El Baldio. Marcelo has been selected by the
Br Lab and by the new Paraguayan residency, MUA.

Todos Os Mortos (The Dead)
by Caetano Gotardo and Marco Dutra (Brazil). Presented in Toulouse by
the director Caetano Gotardo.  Produced by Sara Silveira, the script is
written and the film is going to be directed by two Brazilian talents.

Hablemos Del Tiempo (Small Talk) by Marcela Said (Chile). Presented in Toulouse by the director, Marcela Said, Second feature of Marcela who has directed The Summer of the Flying Fish (supported by Cinéma en Construction) and selected by La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in May 2013.

Morelia Lab (Mexico)

Morelia Lab Workshop, created by the Morelia International Film Fest
(FICM) in collaboration with the Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
(IMCINE), is proud to be the most important workshop for young producers
in Latin America. As a result of its drive and continuity, it has
created a fertile space for exploration, reflection and creation,
offering young producers a special place to develop in their field.
Its selection:

Las Tinieblas (The
Darkness) by Daniel Zimbron Castro (Mexico).  Presented in Toulouse by
the producer, Pablo Zimbron, from the company Varios Lobos.  This project is the second episode of a trilogy started by Tau, starring Brontis Jodorowksy, feature film premiered at Morelia Film Festival.

Br LAB (Brazil)

reaffirms itself as a reference point for Latin American projects’ development
in Brazil, thanks to the constant work that allowed us to consolidate our place
in the international calendar of similar initiatives. It is undeniable that
encounters such as those promoted in the lab naturally foster opportunities for
international cooperation and exchange between professionals, boosting
different countries’ filmmaking and, in the same sense, encouraging the
promotion of Brazilian audiovisual production abroad. BrLab has become a space
where Latin American and European professionals spontaneously converge, with an
interest in establishing contact with projects that are either fresh or under
development – and this approach often results in invaluable partnerships.
Its selection:

Paterno (Paternal) by Marcelo Lordello (Brazil).  Presented in Toulouse by Marcelo Lordello, director and producer.  Third feature film of Marcelo Lordello, spotted in 2013 by Rotterdam Film Festival with his movie Eles Voltam.

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