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Films in Progress
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Created in 2002 thanks to the joint collaboration of the San Sebastian Festival and the Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse, Films in Progress was a pioneer industry activity which has since inspired similar formats at numerous international markets and festivals. It was born with the purpose of supporting the production of Latin American films thanks to financial backing for the completion of films at the post-production stage.

This professional initiative takes place twice yearly: Toulouse in March and San Sebastian in September. The films, selected by the selection committees of both festivals, are presented to an international group of industry professionals capable of contributing to their completion.

Since its first edition, Films in Progress has enabled the completion of the first works by reputed Latin American filmmakers, such as Ana Katz, Celina Murga, Tristán Bauer, Federico Veiroj, Julio Hernández Cordón, Rigoberto Perezcano, Ciro Guerra, Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Sebastián Lelio, Jayro Bustamante and Pepa San Martín, among many others.

Figures | Films in Progress - San Sebastian (2012-2019):

  • 48 films selected
  • 38 films completed
  • 29 selected at Festivals such as Berlinale, Cannes, Locarno, San Sebastian, Venice, etc.
  • 20 films awarded

Success stories | Films in Progress - San Sebastián (2012-2020):

  • SIN SEÑAS PARTICULARES / IDENTIFYNG FEATURES, Fernanda Valadez (First Film)| Audience Award and World Cinema Dramatic Jury Award for Best Screenplay – Sundance Film Festival, 2020.
  • EL PRÍNCIPE / THE PRINCE, Sebastian Múñoz (First Film)| Queer Lion Award - Settimana della Critica – Venice Film Festival, 2019.
  • LOS TIBURONES / THE SHARKS, Lucía Garibaldi (First Film) | Directing Award - World Cinema Dramatic - Sundance Film Festival, 2018.
  • LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA / A FAMILY SUBMERGED, María Alché (First Film)| Cineasti del Presente - Locarno Film Festival, 2018; Horizontes Award – San Sebastian Festival, 2018.
  • NIÑA ERRANTE / WANDERING GIRL | Grand Prix for Best Film, and Best Music Award - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallin), 2018.
  • FERRUGEM / RUST, Aly Muritiba | World Cinema Dramatic Competition – Sundance Film Festival, 2018;
  • AGOSTO / AUGUST, Armando Capó (First Film)| Discovery - Toronto Film Festival, 2019 | Best First Work - La Habana Film Festival, 2019.
  • LA FAMILIA / THE FAMILY, Gustavo Rondón (First Film)| Semaine de la Critique - Festival Cannes, 2017; PRINCESITA, Marialy Rivas | Discovery – Toronto Film Festival, 2017.
  • AQUÍ NO HA PASADO NADA / MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Alejandro Fernández Almendras | World Cinema Dramatic Competition - Sundance Film Festival, 2016 |Panorama – Berlinale, 2016.
  • RARA, Pepa San Martín (First Film)| Generation KPlus Award - Berlinale 2016.
  • MI AMIGA DEL PARQUE de Ana Katz | World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenwriting -Sundance FF, 2016.
  • IXCANUL, Jayro Bustamante (First Film) | Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize - Berlinale 2015. LA MUJER DE BARRO / THE MUD WOMAN, Sergio Castro (First Film) | Forum – Berlinale, 2015.
  • MATAR A UN HOMBRE / TO KILL A MAN, Alejandro Fernández Almendras | Grand Jury Prize - Sundance Film Festival, 2014 | Film Critics Award and the Big Screen Award –Rotterdam Film Festival, 2014.
  • HISTORIA DEL MIEDO / HISTORY OF FEAR, Benjamin Naishtat (First Film)| Official Competition – Berlinale, 2014 | New Directors Prize – San Francisco Film Festival, 2014.
  • GLORIA, Sebastian Lelio (First Film)| Best Actress Award – Berlinale, 2013.
  • TANTA AGUA / SO MUCH WATER, Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge (First Film)| Panorama – Berlinale, 2013.

Films in Progress has the support of the following institutions and companies: Ad Hoc Studios, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim producciones, No problem Sonido, Programa Ibermedia, Wanda Visión, and the collaboration of Association Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine de Toulouse (ARCALT), Les Activités Sociales de l'Energie (CCAS), Bureau des Tournages Toulouse, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC), CINÉ +, Commune Image, Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d'Art et Essai (CICAE), Conseil Général de la Haute Garonne, Eaux Vives, Europa Distribution, Firefly, Gaumont Wilson, La Cinéfondation, Le-Lokal, Mactari, Mairie de Toulouse, Producers Network (Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes), Région Occitanie Pyrénées / Méditerranée, Signis y TitraFilm.

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