By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz May 3, 2014 at 3:30PM
The third edition of the Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum till take place on September 22, 23, and 24 as part of the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival.Created in 2012, the initiative is today a benchmark platform and hub between both film worlds. The Forum, which will run on the same days as Films in Progress 26, is an opportunity to strengthen co-production ties, thereby promoting audiovisual projects of greater magnitude, cooperation between professionals and increased access to international markets.
The Co-production Forum is open to feature film projects from Europe and Latin America with a minimum duration of 60 minutes and 20% of their financing already assured. European projects must have a specific connection with Latin America. Projects experimenting with new transmedia, crossmedia and multiplatform formats will also be accepted, provided that film is one of their main platforms, as will projects that address alternative distribution channels and financing formulas.
The project heads and other industry members will be able to find strategic, industrial and financial partners from all over the world to complete the
financing of their projects.
In the two years of existence of the Forum, submitted projects rose in number from 104 to 160, and the one-to-one meetings with industry professionals from 365 to 461. Of the 17 projects selected in 2012, 6 films have now been shot and 9 of the films from the 15 projects selected in 2013 are expected to be completed in 2014.
At the III Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum an Award will go to the Best Project, with a cash prize of €10,000, sponsored by EGEDA, the Audiovisual Producers’ Rights Management Association.
And thanks to the Forging Alliances agreement, signed with the Marché du Film-Festival de Cannes Producers Network and the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts-INCAA, both organisers of Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires, the projects selected in the Forum will be able to continue their international trajectory at these events.