Latin American films progress in Toulouse
- While the 25th Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse is preparing to start tonight, the selection of the Films in Progress has been announced
The selection committee of the 23rd edition of Films in Progress, which will be held in Toulouse on March 21-22, has reviewed 103 feature films and chosen to retain five new projects, the sixth, Caru Alves de Souza’s first feature De Menor (Brazil) having been presented in its first version in San Sebastián last September. The selection includes three other first features – Marcela Said’s El verano de los peces voladores (Chile/France), Enrica Pérez’s Climas (Peru), and Samuel Kishi Leopo’s Somos Mari Pepa (Mexico) – as well as the first representative of Venezuela ever in the event, Mariana Rondón’s Pelo Malo, and El Mudo (Peru/France/Mexico), Daniel and Diego Vega’s second film after Un Certain Regard’s jury prize-winning Octubre [+see also:
film profile] (2010).
With this selection, which, for the first time, includes more women film-makers than men, Films in Progress continues to strengthen its position as a vital platform paving the way (completion, promotion, distribution and diffusion) for Latin American feature films, which have been under strain during the post-production phase. By organizing the dialogue and interaction between professionals of Latin American and European film industries within the framework of both the Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse (which start today) and the San Sebastian Film Festival, Films in Progress is participating, through its concrete actions, in the existence of singular, smaller and independent works, a necessary component of a richer and diversified film landscape.
Further information about the films, the awards on post-production and distribution support and the professionals attending the event is available here.
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