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‘A Wolf at the Door,’ ‘Aurora’ Top Miami Festival

15 March 2014 5:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Miami – Sold by Mundial, a joint venture of Im Global and Mexico’s Canana, Brazilian Fernando Coimbra’s “A Wolf at the Door” topped the 31st Miami Film Festival Saturday, along with Chilean Rodrigo Sepulveda’s “Aurora.”

Adding to major kudos at the San Sebastian and Rio de Janeiro fests, “A Wolf” scooped the Knight Grand Jury Prize and best director award in Miami’s main Knight Competition, which features first-time feature filmmakers from Latin America, Spain and Portugal such as Coimbra and Matias Luchessi, along with more experienced directors making a step up in scale – Patxi Amezcua, with “7th Floor,” starring Ricardo Darin, and Alejandro Fernandez Almendras, with “To Kill a Man,” a Sundance grand jury prize winner.

Awarded by a jury of “The Impossible” producer Enrique Lopez Lavigne, Juan of the Dead” helmer Alejandro Brugues and “So Much Water” producer Agustina Chiarino, the double Miami plaudits confirm “Wolf, »

- John Hopewell

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Meirelles’ ‘Nemesis,’ Baiz’s ‘Animals’ and Jimenez’s ‘Voice Over’ Presented at Miami Fest (Exclusive)

12 February 2014 12:58 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Fernando Meirelles’ “Nemesis,” Colombian Andres Baiz’s “Domestic Animals” and “Nobody is Watching,” from Argentina’s Julia Solomonoff, feature among ten projects to be pitched at the 31st Miami Festival’s mid-March Ace Co-Production Lab.

Presented by Latin American pay TV channel Moviecity, Miami Encuentros, the pix-in-post showcase of fest’s VeoMiami industry program, will highlight five movies, including “Voice Over,” from Cristian Jimenez (“Bonsoi”), and “Lulez,” by Luis Ortega (“Verano maldito, “Monobloc”). Toronto fest programmer Diana Sanchez curates Encuentros, which offers a $35,000 Moviecity pre-sales contract prize.

A project-based workshop, the Ace Co-Production Lab consists of case studies, pitching sessions, panels, one-to-one meetings, and networking events. Juan Pablo Galli, general manager of Argentina’s Disney-backed Patagonik, will deliver a master-class; panelists include the double Oscar nominee Luc Dery (“Incendies,” “Monsieur Lazhar”) at Microscope Productions, and Roya Vakili ,at Fox International Pictures (Fip).

Political thriller “Nemesis,” from Meirelles (“City of God, »

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