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LatinoBuzz: Los Cabos Film Festival Announces Strategic Alliances

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by Sydney Levine
May 28, 2014 6:50 PM
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Los Cabos Film Festival

As part of the 3rd edition of Los Cabos Film Festival, the first co-production forum Mexico-USA-Canada will take place, 12 projects (4 for each Country) will be selected to participate. Los Cabos Film Fest will select a project from the filmmaker/industry meetings that Tribeca Film Institute holds for its grantees each year during the Tribeca Film Institute and a Canadian project of Halifax Atlantic Festival.

The project of TFI must fulfill the next conditions: be a U.S. production, a fiction film and be in development stage.

A Russian project in development will have access to the Forum, it needs to have a co-production with North America as part of Moscow Fest Moscow Business Square.

Three Mexican projects in development awarded in Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund, will be invited to participate at Tribeca, Moscow and Halifax, one for each event.

The announcement of the project selected will be made during Los Cabos Film Fest dates, Nov. 11-16, 2014.

Inzomnia from Mexican animation pioneer Luis Téllez, will be traveling to Moscow Business Square, which participated in Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund 2013 open call. A stop-motion animated feature, that mixes a future world and a mythological past.

With these three-part partnerships Los Cabos Film Festival approaches in its goal of reducing distances between producers and filmmakers from Mexico, U.S. and Canada, between each other and with the rest of the world.

Jorge Michel Grau, Emma Films, Filmoption and Alonso Aguilar-Castillo Los Cabos Film Fest Director
Jorge Michel Grau, Emma Films, Filmoption and Alonso Aguilar-Castillo, Los Cabos Film Fest Director.

Industry Deals Announcements

Jorge Michel Grau and Mayra Espinosa Castro form Velarium Arts and Andrew Corkin from Uncorked Productions, will produce Grau’s next film Yamaha 300, pact developed in Los Cabos Film Fest.

In addition, Velarium Arts, EMAfilms and Filmoption International are teaming up to co-produce Multiplier by Rodrigo Hernández, Mayra Espinosa Castro & Jorge Michel Grau (Velarium Arts), Anne-Marie Gélinas and Benoit Beaulieu (EMAfilms) and Andrew Noble (Filmoption International) signed the deal in Cannes for Hernandez’s sci-fi.

The film is currently in development with an aim for principal photography to start in Mexico in 2015. Post-production, including the visual effects, will take place in Montreal.
At Los Cabos International Film Festival, Velarium Arts did the first pitching to Anne Marie and Andrew Noble for “Multiplier”.

"Los Cabos Film Fest is the place were we first did a pitch to Anne Marie and Andrew Noble about Multiplier at the meeting point were all the industry gets together, so this is how everything started so good. Also, by the beach, Andrew Corkin listened our Yamaha 300 project and he loved it, our plan is to keep things moving and keep closing deals in order to shoot these two projects in 2015" mentioned Mayra Castro (Velarium Arts) to Los Cabos Film Fest.

Also, Machete Films is co-producing X Quinientos from Juan Andres Arango (La Playa DC), that is also produced by Montreal-based Peripheria Productions and Septima Films in Colombia.Peripheria’s Yanick Letourneau and Machete’s Edher Campos first met at Los Cabos where they start talking about the project.


"Yamaha 300"

For more information: www.cabosfilmfestival.com

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About Tribeca Film Institute ® ( http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org )
Tribeca Film Institute champions storytellers to be catalysts for change in their communities and around the world. Through grants and professional development programs, TFI supports a diverse, exceptional group of filmmakers and media artists, providing them resources needed to fully realize their stories and connect with audiences. The Institute’s educational programming leverages an extensive film community network to help underserved New York City students learn filmmaking and gain the media skills necessary to be productive citizens and creative individuals in the 21st century. Featuring hands-on training and exposure to socially relevant films, the Institute administers programs to more than 25,000 students annually. TFI was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001 and is a 501(c)(3) year-round nonprofit arts organization.


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