Toulouse Films in Progress 13 award
Granted by the Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art & Essai (CICAE), Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Laboratoire image (Mac Guff et Mac Buf), Mac Guff Ligne, Mactari, Médiavision and Titra Film.
The Films in Progress Jury has decided to unanimously award:
A Mention to:
ILUSIONES ÓPTICAS, by Cristián Jiménez (Chile)
And awards the Toulouse Films in Progress 13 award to
TONY MANERO, by Pablo Larraín (Chile).
Films in Progress thanks the following sponsors for their decisive support:
Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE), Casa de América, Centre National de la Cinématrographie (CNC), Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art & Essai (CICAE), Estudios Exa, FNAC, Fondation Groupama Gan pour le Cinéma, Instituto Cervantes, Interreg III-A Francia-España, Kodak (división de cine profesional), Laboratoire image (Mac Guff et Mac Buf), Mac Guff Ligne, Mactari, Marché du Film, Mediapro, Médiavision, Molinare Madrid, No Problem Sonido, Programa Ibermedia, Signis, Technicolor Entertainment Services Spain, Titra Film, TVE, Unión Latina, the participation of l'Ecole Supérieure d’Audiovisuel (ESAV) and CROUS de Toulouse.
FILMS IN PROGRESS 13
Films in Progress 13 will take place on 3-4 April 2008 at the 20èmes Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse.
The selection committee, consisting of representatives from Toulouse and San Sebastián, has selected six films from among the hundred projects received from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, USA, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The 6 films selected will be presented exclusively to an audience of professionals from the audiovisual world: producers, distributors, technical industry representatives, TV networks, festival programmers, sales agents, bodies, institutions and funds potentially capable of backing these projects on their way to reaching the public.
Amorosa Soledad, Martín Carranza and Victoria Galardi (Argentina)
Recently separated, Soledad decides to spend 3 years without a partner to avoid sentimental let downs. But events do everything to defy her plans. For Soledad, a hypochondriac, nothing is easy, ever: new acquaintances, getting back together with her «ex», her personal relations... With the young actress Inés Efron, who featured this year on the cast of «XXY». First film.
Ilusiones Ópticas, Cristián Jimenez (Chile)
Under the constantly pouring rain of Valdivia, a young security guard falls in love with a middle-class kleptomaniac, an efficient civil servant is fired and sent to training class for the unemployed and a blind skier recovers his sight only to get a fright at what he sees. Three men who understand nothing about their situation or their desires. Everything seems unreal, the result of optical illusions. The director wrote the screenplay for Ilusiones Ópticas with Alicia Scherson, director of Play. First film.
Irrespirable, Matías Pinochet García (Chile)
Alicia and Pablo, both 26, lead a boring life. They decide to go to Mexico. To get everything they need for the trip they borrow some money and decide to throw a party. Rock ‘n’ roll, alcohol and the city have other surprises in store for them. First film.
Juntos, Nicolás Pereda (Mexico)
Moments in the lives of Gabino, Luis and Paco, three youngsters whom, having lost a dog in Mexico, set out for the countryside. Each one will make his own way.
Tony Manero, Pablo Larraín (Chile)
Santiago, 1978. In the terrible atmosphere of the dictatorship, Raúl Peralta would do anything to look like John Travolta’s Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. Indifferent to social reality, he watches the film time and again, endlessly practicing the choreography with other members of a strange dance troupe, sparing no means to get what he wants. Second film.
Verónica, Mauricio Farias (Brazil)
Verónica is 40, lives alone and teaches in a suburban neighbourhood of Rio, every day having to face the misery of the school in which she works, violence and poverty. Her life has been hard, with no prospects, since her separation from a military policeman. But everything changes when she sets out to save one of her students, putting her own life in danger. A sensitive portrayal of a woman taking the first steps in her new life. Third film.
These projects are candidates for the Films in Progress Toulouse Award, granted by the Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art & Essai (CICAE), the Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), the Laboratoire Image (Mac Guff et Buf), MacGuff Ligne, Mediavision and Titra Film.
THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ARTHOUSE CINEMAS (CICAE)
award endeavours to motivate exhibitors and distributors by backing the diffusion of films. The CICAE will also offer the services of its newsletters and 2000 arthouse cinemas.
FILMS IN PROGRESS 14 will take place on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 September 2008 at the 56th San Sebastian Festival.
The initiative could not exist without the indispensable backing of the following companies: Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE), Casa de América, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et Essai (CICAE), Estudios Exa, FNAC Espagne, Fondation Groupama Gan pour le Cinéma, Instituto Cervantes, Interreg III-A Francia-España, Kodak (división de cine profesional), Laboratoire Image, MacGuff Ligne, Mactari, Marché du Film, Mediapro, Mediavision, Molinare Madrid, No Problem Sonido, Programa Ibermedia, Signis, Technicolor Entertainment Services Spain, Titra Film, TVE, Unión Latina; the participation of l’École Supérieure d’Audio Visuel [ESAV] and the CROUS Toulouse.
CALL FOR FILMS
FILMS IN PROGRESS 13
TOULOUSE, THURSDAY 3 AND FRIDAY 4 APRIL 2008
This twice-yearly rendezvous, organised jointly by two festivals in two European countries, aims to help complete Latin-American feature films experiencing difficulties with the post-production stage.
A programme of jointly selected Latin-American films will be screened for industry professionals with the power to make a decisive contribution to these works reaching the public.
The winner of Films in Progress 13 will receive the following:
The deadline for presenting projects is 31 January 2008. Projects can be sent from now until then to the RENCONTRES CINÉMAS D'AMÉRIQUE LATINE DE TOULOUSE.
The registration form and other information related to Films in Progress can be found in the following websites:
Films in Progress is sponsored by Grupo Bruesa With the decisive backing of Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE), Casa de América, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d'Art et Essai (CICAE), Estudios Exa, FNAC, Fondation Groupama GAN pour le Cinéma, Instituto Cervantes, Interreg III-A Francia-España, Kodak (División de Cine Profesional), MacGuff Ligne, Mactari, Marché du Film, Mediapro, Mediavision, Molinare Madrid, Musimagen, No Problem Sonido, Programa Ibermedia, Sacem, Signis, Technicolor Entertainment Services Spain, Titra Film, TVE, Unión Latina and with the participation of l’Ecole Supérieure d’AudioVisuel [ESAV], and the CROUS Toulouse