PUENTES announces its 2021 selection!

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EAVE PUENTES, the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production is thrilled to announce the selection of the 14 participants for its 2021 edition!

PUENTES takes place over 2 workshops. The first workshop will take happen online from June 14 – 25, in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund, IDM Südtirol / Alto Adige and MiC. During the second week of the first workshop, EAVE and its partners will organize in addition PUENTES ITALIA, a special programme dedicated to Italian producers and film professionals interested in deepening opportunities for collaborating with Latin America. PUENTES ITALIA will be held from June 21-24 in Bressanone, Italy.

Workshop 2 will be held in Uruguay in November 2021, prior to Ventana Sur (November 29 – December 3). Thanks to a partnership between EAVE and Marché du Film, the 2021 PUENTES participants will attend the Latin American Audiovisual Market.

In partnership with Mutante Cine, the second workshop of PUENTES is granted with the support of ICAU (Instituto de Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay), Egeda, Montevideo Socio Audiovisual and IBERMEDIA PROGRAMME.

The following 9 participants focusing on project development with feature films development and 5 participants focusing on career development have been selected for PUENTES:

  Alessandro Borrelli,La Sarraz Pictures, Italy 

  Alba Bosch-Durán, Oberon Media, Spain 

  Julia Cherrier, Calouma Films, France/Mexico

  Bárbara Defanti, Sobretudo Produção, Brazil

  Pamela Guinea, Cine Concepción, Guatemala

Project: Nosotros by Joaquín Ruano

  Lionel Massol, Film Grand Huit, France

Project: El Día de Mi Bestia by Camila Beltrán

  Lorena Morín, MECAS International Market dedicated to Almost Finished Films and Films to be Made, Spain

  Clementine Mourão-Ferreira, Barraca Producciones, Portugal / France / Mexico

  Annabelle Mullen Pacheco, Belle Film, Puerto Rico,

Project: Braided by Raisa Bonnet

  Emanuele Nespeca, Solaria Film srl, Italy

Project: Ultraworld by Felice V. Bagnato

  María Ángeles Palacios Bonilla, Punk S.A., Ecuador

Project: Loretta Young and the Monsters by Javier Andrade

  Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto, Inercia Films, Colombia

Project: Horizon by César Augusto Acevedo

  Triin Tramberg, Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia

  Quentin Worthington, MPM Premium, France


In addition, 11 Italian professionals have been selected for PUENTES ITALIA taking place in parallel to the main workshop.

4 of them are bringing a documentary project in development to the workshop, 3 of them a fiction feature and 4 are focusing on their career development and exploring the opportunities of working with Latin America.

  Michele Aiello, ZaLab,

Documentary project: Oasis

  Armando Andria, Ladoc

Docu-fiction project:  The Utopia of Pulcinella

  Serena Gramizzi, Bo film

Documentary project : La Maleta de Francisca

  Chiara Toffolo, Tesla production

Documentary project : Digital Nomads

  Ivan Casagrande Conti, Rosso

Fiction project: Los Océanos Son Los Verdaderos Continentes

  Chiara Cruciatti, Disparte

Fiction project : Il Cileno

  Francesca Portalupi, Indyca

Fiction project : LP

  Debora Nischler, Albolina Film

  Lucia Pornano, Doc/It (Associazione Documentaristi Italiani)

  Paolo Bogna, Nefertiti Film

  Moritz Bonatti, HELIOS sustainable Films


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 and Audiovisual of the Ministry of Culture.

Page published 1 June 2021. Updated 4 June 2021.

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