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FLICC Confirms Its Commitment to Young Filmmakers

FLICC Confirms Its Commitment to Young Filmmakers

The Young Talents Forum and three scholarships awarded the Vancouver Film School, will be some of the highlights of the second edition of the FLICC Latin American Audiovisual
Market, which will take place from November 3-6 at the University of the Cloister of Sor Juana in Mexico City.

FLICC’s director, Sofia Llorente, who created spaces for the presentation of new projects such as the Youth Forum Talent, said: “We hope that the meetings
with producers and distributors are even more enriching, and that they have time to work on financing or partnerships for their projects. “

In turn, the coordinator of the forum, Alejandro Silveira, said that “this is a window that is opened within the FLICC, to which we invited 17 universities,
eight from Mexico and nine in Latin American which, following a call for submissions, will come to Mexico City from  November 3-8. There will be workshops and lectures about the
industry and the Latin American market. ”

Llorente also announced the first installment of a residency program titled Pueblo Magico (Magical Town), which will be held in Tepoztlan and will feature celebrated film director, scriptwriter and
Spanish producer Fernando Trueba.

“It is a pioneering project, I think it will be very useful for young people to have the opportunity to be heard and contact professionals in the
industry,” he said.

For three weeks four Mexican filmmakers and four foreign will spend time in Tepoztlan to develop projects as par of the residency program, “the idea is for the artists to live there and develop their films viscerally,” said director Flavio Florencio whose film “Made in Bangkok” had its U.S. premiere during FICG in LA last August.

During this residency program, including the lecture open to the public by Fernando Trueba, there will be workshops, such as one on low-budget film, by director Michael Rowe,
among other activities.

With the goal of bringing industry professionals to interact with young talents, FLICC conduct activities as “La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde”, with the presence of
Gabrielle Beroff, speaking about the Institut Français, which seeks to select, prepare and support filmmakers from various countries to attend the Marché Du
Film at the Cannes Film Festival.

Workshops, such as one on film criticism
supported by Mexico’s IMCINE will also be part of the event. “Cinema is an artistic endeavor, but underneath has this industry component,  which is less glamorous but allows it to develop as profession, allowing films to
be made, completed, sold and distributed to reach the public.
Few festivals have an industry section, that is why this event is important as a meeting point for professionals from Mexico and other Latin American
countries, to have dialogue with Europe and countries like Canada,” said José Miguel Alvarez, deputy director of international events. 

The call for submissions to take part in the programs opened on September 15 and will have the support of the Vancouver Film School, which will offer three partial

“One of them is the film production program, which will include a10, 0000 Canadian dollars grant, the other program focuses on digital design for visual media, for
which we will give the selected participant 15, 000 Canadian dollars and finally there is one on video game programming for the web and mobile devices, which includes 20, 000 Canadian dollars,” said the coordinator of the admissions office of that institution, Lizbeth Araujo.

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