Málaga WIP presents a dozen Spanish and Latin American projects
- The features will be in search of funding within the online industry area of the Spanish festival from 20 May until 11 June
Although the 24th edition of the Málaga Film Festival doesn’t officially kick off until 3 June, with the premiere of El cover, the feature-length directorial debut by actor Secun de la Rosa, the activities taking place within its industry area, MAFIZ (Malaga Festival Industry Zone), have already well and truly begun. Since 20 May, 12 films in post-production (six Spanish and six Latin American ones) have had the opportunity to look for partners, backers and collaborators in the Málaga Work in Progress sidebar, which is being held for the fourth time and will continue, online, until 11 June. The selected projects will be shown to the professionals taking part in MAFIZ and the Málaga Film Festival – including sales agents, international distributors, festival programmers, international funds and producers – in order to provide a boost for the completion of these fiction and documentary features that are at the final-cut stage, ready to enter post-production and looking to close international distribution deals.
They will all be vying for the following prizes: the Málaga Film Festival will hand out €5,000 to a Latin American project and €5,000 to a Spanish one; Aracne Digital Cinema will give a post-production and final copy award to one of the projects, valued at €20,000; Damita Joe will confer a national distribution prize upon one of them; Latam Cinema.Com will offer a page of advertising in its magazine to a project hailing from Latin America; Latido Films will give out a prize of €15,000 in the form of the pre-purchase of distribution rights; the ACORDE Musical Supervision division of Music Library &SFX will contribute a prize of €300, as well as a flat fee for production services valued at €300 for a project from Latin America, and another, identical prize for a Spanish project; Cine&Tele will grant a page of advertising in its magazine for a project hailing from Latin America; and Yagán Films will give out a sound post-production award worth €13,000.
In addition, partner festivals such as Abycine, REC Tarragona, FIDBA (Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival) and Sanfic Industria (Santiago International Film Festival) have pledged to select a project from Málaga WIP to enable it to take part in their future industry labs. Málaga WIP is organised by the Málaga City Council and the Málaga Film Festival, in conjunction with the ICAA, Ibermedia Programme and FIPCA (Latin American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers).
Here is a list of the titles taking part:
Málaga WIP Spain
Mi vacío y yo - Adrián Silvestre
O auto das ánimas - Pablo Lago Dantas
Producer: Diana Toucedo Films
Kao mali list - Manel Raga
Producer: La Foradada Films
Tolyatti Adrift - Laura Sisteró
Producer: Boogaloo Films
Canción a una dama en la sombra - Carolina Astudillo
Producer: Cornelius Films
Fenómenos de Marte(L) - Renzo Guillermo Temporetti Fochi, Lorena Barrera Enciso, Marta Masferrer, Roberto Drilea, Arturo Maciel
Producer: La Selva Ecosistema Creatiu
Málaga WIP Latin America
La barbarie - Andrew Sala
Producer: Le tiro (Argentina)
Oeste otra vez - Erico Rassi
Producer: Panaceia Filmes (Brazil)
Los de abajo - Alejandro Quiroga
Producer: Empatia Cinema (Bolivia/Colombia)
Mujer periferia - Sol Bolloqui
Producer: Florencia Bianco (Argentina)
Martínez - Lorena Padilla
Producer: Off-Hollywood Films, Monofilms (Mexico)
Saudade fez morada aquí dentro - Haroldo Borges
Producer: Plano 3 Filmes (Brazil)
(Translated from Spanish)
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