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Bogota – A driving force behind arthouse production in Colombia, Cali-based Contravia Films is teaming with Germany’s Bredok Film Production and France’s Cine-Sud Promotion to produce “Sal,” the next film by William Vega.
Bredok co-produced Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Winter’s Sleep.” Headed by Thierry Lenouvel, Cine-Sud was the French producer on Vega’s debut, “La Sirga,” that world premiered to an upbeat reception at Cannes 2012 Directors’ Fortnight.
Pitched as a project at the Bogota Audiovisual Market, “Sal” is just one of four Contravia productions at the mart. Headed by Oscar Ruiz Navia, Andrea Estrada and Gerylee Polanco Uribe, a three-producer team that allows Contravia to handle multiple titles at various stage of production. The FiGa Films-sold “Los Hongos,” Ruiz Navia’s second directorial outing, will world premiere at Locarno, competing in Filmmakers of the Present.
Helmed by Angela Osorio and Santiago Lozano, “Siembra »
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Pickpocket drama from Girl With a Pearl Earring director is one of 33 film projects in development being presented at the Bogota Audiovisual Market (Bam).
Filmmakers will begin talks with potential partners in Bogota today at the fifth edition of Bam (July 14-18), Colombia’s biggest film market, organised by the Bogota Chamber of Commerce and Proimagenes Colombia
The feature is being produced by Colombia’s 4Direcciones Audio-Visual, which has raised nearly 25% of its estimated $2.5m budget, and centres on a teenage pickpocket against the backdrop of hip hop and graffiti in Bogota.
The project, which is hunting co-production, investors and distribution partners, was previously selected for Rotterdam’s Cinemart and the Berlinale Co-production market.
More than 250 applications were submitted for this year’s Bam Projects, covering films in »
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Nine projects by first or second-time directors have made the cut for the Torino Film Lab’s FrameWork program, the development workshop affiliated with Italy’s Torino Film Festival.
“Kodokushi” by Janus Victoria (Philippines), producer Masumi Soga (Japan)
“Quit Staring At My Plate” by Hana Jusic, producer Ankica Tilic (Croatia)
The director/producer teams will workshop the projects during two weeklong sessions.
The first will take place on 22-29 July in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with the support »
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Seventh edition of the development scheme will include nine projects of first or second feature films.
TorinoFilmLab has unveiled its selection for FrameWork 2014.
The seventh edition of the development scheme will include nine projects of first or second feature films, representing ten countries. The participants will work on their projects throughout two week-long workshops under the guidance of international experts.
Following these workshops, there will be a public pitch at the TorinoFilmLab meeting event, held during the 32nd Torino Film Festival. The jury will assign production awards (starting from €50,000), while an audience award (€30,000) will be given to the project most voted for by the attending decision makers.
TorinoFilmLab’s partners will also award various prizes.
The projects, formed in majority from TorinoFilmLab’s Script&Pitch programme, are:
Aleli by Ana Guevara & Leticia Jorge, producer Agustina Chiarino (Uruguay)Carbon by Michalis Konstantatos, producer Yorgos Tsourgiannis (Greece)Hunting Season by Natalia Garagiola, producer Benjamin »
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4 items from 2014
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