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PUENTES Announces its 2020 Selection

EAVE PUENTES, the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production is thrilled to announce the selection of 14 film professionals for its 2020 edition!


PUENTES takes place during the course of 2 workshops. As the epidemiology situation is constantly evolving, the first workshop will take happen online from November 16-30, just before Ventana Sur (November 30 – December 4, 2020), in partnership with Mutante Cine, with the support of ICAU (Instituto de Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay), Egeda, Montevideo Socio Audiovisual and IBERMEDIA PROGRAMME. Workshop 2 will be held in South Tyrol (March 16-20, 2021) with the support of MiBACT and IDM. During their stay in South-Tyrol, the participants will attend INCONTRI, a networking event that gathers about 70 decision makers from Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (March 17-19, 2021).


The following 9 participants focusing on project development with feature films development and 5 participants focusing on career development wanting to strengthen their bonds between Europe and Latin American have been selected:

 Nina M. Barbosa Blad, Barbosa Film, Norway

 Fred Burle, One Two Films, Germany

 Ana David, IndieLisboa and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Portugal

 Carolina Denegri, Animalita, Perú

     Project: The Saints (Todos los Santos) by Omar Rojas

 Federico Eibuszyc, Pucara Cine, Argentina

     Project: Pobres Pibes by Benjamín Naishtat

 Mauricio Escobar, La Danta Films, Guatemala

     Project : Beatriz, La Sin Ventura by Fernando Martínez

 Carlos Hernández Vázquez, Mandarina Cine, Mexico

     Project: Toda una vida by Ariel Gutiérrez

Joy Jorgensen, Killjoy Films, Germany

     Project: Calma Chicha by Inés Gowland

 Christina Liapi, Heretic Outreach, Greece

 Sebastián Peña Escobar, La Babosa Cine, Paraguay

     Project: Who killed Narciso? (Quién mató a Narciso?) by Marcelo Martinessi

 Britta Rindelaub, Alva Film Productions, Switzerland

     Project: Reinas by Claudia Reyinicke

 Nadine Rothschild, TBD, France

 Ignacio Vuelta, 93 Metros SL, Spain

     Project: The Anatomy of the Horses by Daniel Vidal

 Judith Weiler, Butterfilm, Germany

     Project: Sigmund's Container by Juan Caunedo


The PUENTES workshop is made possible with the support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and IBERMEDIA, and with the recognition of the Directorate-General for Cinema of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

EAVE is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Fondo Audiovisivo Friuli Venezia Giulia, PACT – the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, the Polish Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, SODEC, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Fonds Jeune Création Francophone, Projeto Paradiso, TRT - Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, VIPO | Visual Industry Promotion Organization, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.