The film industries of Latin America and Europe collaborated during the past San Sebastian International Film festival in a co-production forum that brought creators, producers, distributors, and other important figures in the film industry together in order to tighten and expand relationships, and promote new and developing projects.
Chosen as the best project presented at the forum was Pavel Giroud's El Acompañante , a Cuban-French Co-Production from production company Areté Audiovisual. As a result,and as an extension of the different alliances between Producers Network of the Marché du Film (Festival de Cannes) and Argentina’s INCAA (Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales) Giroud's and several other projects will be able to participate in the Ventana Sur market and in the coming edition of the Cannes Producers Network. Both of these international events will provide the filmmakers and their films crucial exposure in the international film business.
Another special mention during the forum was the one sponsored by EGEDA, (Audiovisual Producer’s Rights Management Association) who went to the Colombian-French project La Tierra y la Sobra directed by César Augusto Acevedo and produced by Burning Blue.
See below the full list of projects benefited by the forum's initiatives and which will form part of the Ventana Sur market:
Pedro Aguilera Londaiz from PEDRO AGUILERA P.C.(Demonios tus ojos)
Edgar Tenembaum from TU VAS VOIR (El Acompañante)
José María Lara from SHANGRI-LA P.C. S.L. (La puerta del amor)
Marianne Dumoulin from JBA PRODUCTION (Niño nadie)
Alberto Gerrikabeitia from ABRA PROD S.L. (Operaciòn concha)
Eugenia Mumenthaler from ALINA FILM (Pozo de aire)