10 Latin American projects presented at the Iberseries & Platino Industria co-production forum | New

Ten Latin American feature film projects were presented to potential partners at the first Iberseries & Platino Industria co-production forum held in Madrid on September 28 and organized in collaboration with the International Film Festival of San Sebastian (SSIFF).

The Forum took place within the framework of the second Iberseries & Platino Industria event, which took place from September 27 to 29.

Projects ranged from environmental thrillers to animation and science fiction. Two of the projects, by Clarisa Navas and Ulysses Porra, had the opportunity to pitch in Madrid after garnering strong response at the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum in San Sebastian earlier this month.

Iberseries & Platino Industria is the biggest event for Ibero-American TV shows. According to the organisers, this second edition registered 1,700 industry executives from 35 countries (including showrunners, broadcaster executives, distributors and producers) and included pitch sessions, series co-production platforms and TV feature films and 60 panels.

Projects

They burn the same (Arg)
Real. Clarisa Navas
Navas, who won the Sebastiane Latino Award at the SSIFF and the Best Feature Award at the Jeonju International Film Festival for one in a thousand in 2020, examines rural squeer issues by They burn the same. It is produced by Campos at Gentil Cine (Albertina Carri’s girls of fire).

under the same sun (Representing Dom)
Real: Ulises Porra
Award-winning director Ulises Porra co-directed Carajita. It will then follow the struggles of a Haitian army deserter and a Chinese woman who start a silk factory in his first solo feature film. under the same sun. It is produced by Wooden Boat Productions of the Dominican Republic in partnership with Pucara Cine, the producers of Benjamín Naishtat Redwinner of the San Sebastián Best Director Award in 2018.

Antarctic (Chile-Arg)
Real: Sebastien Araya
This eco-action thriller directed by Chilean actor-director Sebastian Araya stars Spaniard Luis Tosar in a co-production between Spain’s Zircozine, Chile’s Afrofilms and Argentina’s Tango Films. The film will follow a geologist hired to find a philanthropist who goes missing during an excursion to Antarctica.

A week in Madrid (arg)
Real: Diego Corsini and Ezequiel Tronconi
Diego Corsini and actor-director Ezequiel Tronconi have teamed up for this drama about an Argentinian photographer traveling to give a seminar in Madrid, who gets a call from his ex-girlfriend, a well-known Spanish actress. It is produced by Cineworld of Argentina, whose credits include Germán Vilche Emma’s dream.

Escape (Chile-Bra-Sp)
Real: Christian Jiménez
The director of Un Certain Regard BonsaiChristian Jiménez weaves two stories together in Escape: one set in 1988, when a group of political prisoners try to escape from a prison in Santiago; another is set in 2028, when a film crew recreates the event and the lead actor tries to improve the storyline by finding a member of the original breakout. A co-production between Plant from Chile, P&M Film Distributor/Fénix Filmes from Brazil and Fasten from Spain (Nely Reguera’s The volunteer).

There are dragons (Mex-Col)
Real: Iria Gomez Concheiro
Iria Gómez Concheiro, the director of the title selected at Sundance in 2011 The Hold-Up cinema, will direct this sci-fi drama set in the year 2040 and follows an 18-year-old trying to survive in a country ruled by sinister military forces. It is a co-production between the Mexican label Ciudad Cinema and the Colombian Trilce Cinema. There are dragons participated in the Guadalajara Festival Co-Production Meetings and Morelia Lab, where it won a special mention.

love, sex and tears (arg)
Real: Sol Berruezo
This is the third feature film by Argentinian director and screenwriter Sol Berruezo, whose first film Mom, mom, mom won a special mention from the jury of the Generation KPlus Competition at the Berlinale 2020. love, sex and tears tells the story of a French woman in her thirties who, after having lived through many unsuccessful love affairs, decides to go to Buenos Aires, where her aunt, a retired psychoanalyst, lives with seven rabbits. It is produced by Argentina’s Rita Cine, the production company behind Ivan Fund’s twilight stone which was screened in Giornate degli Autori in Venice in 2021.

The Ballad of the Phoenix (Mexican)
Directors: Arturo Ambriz and Roy Ambriz
The first stop motion feature film by Arturo Ambriz and Roy Ambriz who have been hailed by Guillermo del Toro as the rising stars of Mexican animation. Produced by Mexico’s Cinema Fantasma and Vendaval Cinema, the voice cast is directed by Gael García Bernal and focuses on a selfish young goblin princess. The Ambriz Brothers Series Frankelda’s Ghost Book was produced for HBO Max, which secured US rights and won Best Animated Series and Best Design at this year’s Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards.

The kingdom (Col-Fr)
Real: Catalina Arroyave Restrepo
After its promising start whale days, who took a special mention at SXSW in 2019, the second feature from Colombian Catalina Arroyave Restrepo will depict the sexual awakening of a young woman in the midst of a crisis of faith. It is produced by Jaime Guerrero of Collectif audiovisuel Rara in Colombia and Louise Bellicaud at In Vivo Films in France.

Veteran (Mexican)
Real. Fernando Stein
Veteran is the feature debut of Mexican documentary filmmaker and short filmmaker Fernando Stein. It’s a social drama with some action elements that follows Dani, a veteran who spent most of his life in the United States but is deported to Mexico. It is produced by the Mexican company Tentáculos Films, behind the film by Marie Benito Dias Borrosos (2022) and Amat Escalante The Untamedwinner of the Venice Silver Lion and best director at the Austin Fantastic Fest in 2016.

The Forum was promoted and organized by the Spanish rights society Egeda and the Secuoya Foundation, with the support of FIPCA, the Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers, Madrid City Hall and regional governments and l Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX).

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