The open call for its First Cut competition runs from Nov. 27 to Jan. 14.
The 9th Ficunam unspools Feb. 28 to March 10.
Founded in 2011, Ficunam has signed on a new administration led by executive director Abril Alzaga and artistic director Michel Lipkes.
Argentine filmmaker-producer Ivan Granovsky, the co-founder of Mar del Plata Iff’s co-production meetings, LoboLab, has been tapped as the general curator of Catapulta.
“Ficunam champions non-traditional and risky cinema,” said Granovsky, adding: “Catapulta is a commitment to protect and promote the fiercest projects out there.”
“Ficunam intends to help catapult these free and courageous films onto the marketplace,” concurred Alzaga who was the executive co-ordinator of Unam’s Ingmar Bergman Chair in Film and Theater where she managed international co-production projects.