Chile 2015

CHILE Film Industry Development Program “Training and Networks 2015” features two workshops with renowned Experts from Europe and the US in collaboration with EAVE

W1: September 2-5, Viña del Mar, CHILE
W2: November 30 - December 3, Valparaiso, CHILE


CHILE Film Industry Development Program “Training and Networks 2015” features two workshops with renowned Experts from Europe and the US in collaboration with EAVE.

Training and Networks is part of the Industry of Viña del Mar´s International Film Festival. The program seeks to encourage the development of audiovisual contents under a business dynamic in the Chilean industry. For this purpose, 2 workshops will be organized with renowned industry experts from the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs Workshop (EAVE) Program and from the United States.

This year, the program has selected 10 audiovisual projects with their respective creative team members (directors, producers and scriptwriters) to participate in this year’s course.

The program will consist of two workshops: 

Experts from the EAVE Program will work on the script development, production aspects, marketing and sales strategies of the selected projects.

EAVE is Europe’s leading producer training program with a network of over 1,500 professionals. Over the last six years, EAVE has expanded its training opportunities beyond the borders of Europe: with new partnerships in Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet states and Asia, EAVE is opening new windows of cooperation at a global scale.

“Training and Networks” is a training platform for the national audiovisual industry realized by the Viña del Mar’s Cultural Corporation and Viña del Mar’s International Film Festival. The program is co-financed by Corfo, the National Council for Culture and Arts and ProChile. 

The main objective is to promote skills and competences of producers, directors and scriptwriters in order to improve their audiovisual project’s artistic contents and business dynamics. The intention is to link the participants with national and international organizations for financing and distribution and to develop potential alliances and co-productions.

Short Profiles of the EAVE Experts who will share their experiences during the workshop:

Fernando Epstein - Group Leader W1

Mutante Cine is a film production company, created in 2011 by Agustina Chiarino and Fernando Epstein. Over the past decade, at Control Z Films they have produced and distributed several films and short films, including 25 Watts, Whisky, La Perrera, Acné, Gigante, Hiroshima, 3 and Tanta Agua.

Mutante Cine is committed to continue producing films and, at the same time, open to new horizons, maintaining the emphasis in the discovery of new talents and the exploration of different areas inside the film production and audiovisual training.

In 2012, 2013 and 2014, they co-organized with EAVE the workshop PUENTES, focused on training producers with projects in development stage coming from Europe and Latin America.

In 2013, they produced Adrián Biniez's second film “El Cinco” in Argentina that had its international premiere at the 11th edition of the Giornate degli Autori-Venice Days of the Venice Film Festival. They are minority co-producers in the Argentinean films “Historia del miedo”, directed by Benjamin Naishtat (Official Competition at the International Berlin Film Festival 2013) and “Mi amiga del parque” directed by Ana Katz currently in finalization. 

Jean Des Forêts - Group Leader W2

Based in Paris, Jean des Forêts (Paris, 1976) has been working in the production field for more than 10 years. His productions include LEONES by Jazmín López (Venezia Orizzonti 2012), AGUA FRÍA DE MAR by Paz Fábrega (Tiger Award in Rotterdam in 2010), HEROS by Bruno Merle (Cannes Critic's Week 2007). Jean is also head of studies for EAVE Puentes workshops as well as French national coordinator for EAVE. He regularly teaches for international film schools and works as an independent expert for the European Commission. He is an appointed member of CNC/MAE – Aide aux Cinémas du Monde committee.

Miguel Machalski - Script Consultant 

Born in Buenos Aires of a Polish father and a British mother and based in Paris for many years, with a multicultural, multilingual background, he has been working since 1995 as a development and creative consultant on projects from all parts of the world, specializing in what is sometimes labelled as World Cinema – though his track record as a script analyst also includes major studio films and works from prominent filmmakers such as Clint Eastwood (Million-dollar Baby), Alejandro Amenábar (The Sea Inside), Nagisa Oshima (Taboo), David Cronenberg (Spider), Sydney Pollack (The Interpreter) and Ingmar Bergman (Saraband). 

Some of the recent films he worked on as an advisor have garnered several awards in major festivals: Bonsai (Chile, Cristián Jiménez), De jueves a domingo (Chile, Dominga Sotomayor), Abrir puertas y ventanas (Argentina, Milagros Mumenthaler, The Last Friday (Jordan, Yahya Alabdallah), La Playa (Colombia, Juan Andrés Arango), Good to Go (Slovenia, Matevz Luzar), and La sirga (Colombia, William Vega). For a complete list of films please consult:

Aside from his work as a workshop tutor around the world, he is currently involved as an advisor in several European Media-funded script development programmes (Sources2, EAVE, Nipkow, MAIA, Four Corners, Baltic Event…), as a trainer at the Binger Writers’ Lab in Holland, and as an evaluator for the European audiovisual support programme MEDIA. He has published two widely-distributed Spanish-language books on the subject of screenwriting and has coordinated and supervised a collection of articles on scriptwriting published in Valencia.

Three of the 18 screenplays he has written or co-written in three different languages and various genres have been produced: Ramata, directed by Congolese filmmaker Léandre Alain-Baker, Kluge, El Arreglador, directed by Argentinean director Luis Barone and America, directed by Mexican director Sonia Fritz. Also a trained musician, he composed the soundtrack for the above-mentioned Kluge

He has currently been commissioned to write an animation feature based on the childhood of Nobel prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. For more detailed information, please consult

Didar Domehri, Maneki Films / FULL HOUSE (FR)

Didar Domehri is a French producer, founder of the production Company Maneki Films and the label Full House. She has been formerly the head of international sales of the French sales company Films Distribution for 8 years (2001 – 2009). She has participated in several commission for the CNC and is currently member of Selection Committee of CNC/MAE – « Aide aux Cinémas du Monde » and the Aquitaine regional film fund. She is also an independent Expert for EAVE (European Producers workshop), and member of the selection Committee for the Cinefondation residency organized by Cannes Films Festival.

She has produced and coproduced 8 films since the creation of Maneki Films in September 2009 including "Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)" by Eva Husson ( in competition  Toronto FFF - 2015), "Paulina" by Santiago Mitre ( Grand Prix, Cannes FF Critics week - 2015), "Dégradé" by Arab & Tarzan Nasser (Cannes FF Critics week - 2015), "Return to Itaca" by Laurent Cantet ( Grand Prix Venise days 2014), "The Brotherhood of tears" by Jean-Baptiste Andrea (2013), "Elefante Blanco" by Pablo Trapero ( Cannes FF, Un Certain Regard 2012), "7 Days in Havana" by Laurent Cantet, Benicio del Toro, Julio Medem, Gaspar Noé, Elia Suleiman, Pablo Trapero, Juan-Carlos Tabio (Cannes FF, Un Certain Regard -2012) "11 Flowers" by Wang Xiaoshuai ( Toronto & San Sebastian FF- 2011)


Elizabeth Kaiden – Development Executive and Dramatist / Tangerine Entertainment,(US)
Elizabeth currently serves as Head of Development for Tangerine Entertainment, a NY film production company dedicated to producing films directed by women. She has evaluated scripts for a wide range of writers and directors, from New Dramatists, to Hamptons International Film Festival, to Moxie Firecracker Films, to Miramax. Prior to her work in dramaturgy and development, Elizabeth was a theater and film critic and arts journalist for The Straits Times of Singapore, American Theatre Magazine, The Forward, Metropolitan Magazine, Stagebill and others, and studied Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the Yale School of Drama.


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