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PUENTES 2024

LATIN AMERICA - EUROPE CO-PRODUCTION WORKSHOP

W1 in Italy (exact location TBC), July 15 - 21
W2 in Uruguay (exact location TBC), late November / early December

Applications for PUENTES, EAVE’s training programme for developing Latin-American-European co-productions is now extended until February 26!

What ties together successful films such as REINAS, THE FISHBOWL, EL PARAISO, BLANQUITA, JESUS LOPEZ, KILLING THE DEAD, CLARA SOLA or LA CIVIL? All these films were developed at PUENTES in recent years. Apply today and join the network of EAVE producers!

Approaching the industry from a producer's perspective, PUENTES focuses on evaluating artistic potential, formulating marketing and distribution strategies, guiding through the development process and identifying market and financing opportunities in both Latin America and Europe.

The core experts include PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido (Setembro Cine – AR/ES), known for her prestigious track record of co-productions involving Europe and Latin America (UNA MUJER FANTASTICA, LA BODA DE ROSA, NERUDA, PEQUEÑA FLOR, BLONDI, etc.), group leader and EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs (Gaijin – FR, Producer of LOS PERROS, COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON, MILLA, THE HARVESTERS, THE LOAD, etc.), script consultant Jacques Akchoti (FR), and Agustina Chiarino (Bocacha Films – UY, Producer of THE HEIRESSES, GIANT, SO MUCH WATER, EL 5, THE WAVES, I WOKE UP WITH A DREAM, 3, MONOS, etc.). They will be joined by various guest experts from both Europe and Latin America.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

The workshop is targeted to film professionals from Latin America and Europe who wish to strengthen connections between the two regions.

The selected cohort consists of 10 producers focused on project development (fiction films only), along with 4-5 European film professionals with a focus on career development (not bringing a project), including sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives, and European producers.

Latin American and European Film producers focusing on project development:

  • Experienced feature film producers with a strong interest with working with Europe and Latin America. The project must be able to demonstrate a clear involvement with Latin America, and vice versa.

European Film Professionals focusing on career development:

  • EU Citizens or residents that are sales agents, distributors, festival and market representatives, financiers, or European producers focusing on career development who wish to deepen their knowledge on Latin-American co-productions and market.

TIMELINE

Applications are open until February 26, and the selection will be announced by end of April 2024.

PUENTES takes place in the course of two weeks of the year. The first workshop of the 2024 edition will take place in Italy from July 15 – 21, 2024 in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund and MiC (Ministero dei Beni Ambientali e Culturali).

The second workshop will be held in Uruguay late November/early December (TBC), in partnership with Bocacha Films and supported by IBERMEDIA. Thanks to a special partnership, the PUENTES participants will attend VENTANA SUR after workshop 2, in order to strengthen their ties between both continents through networking in the most important market for audiovisual content in Latin America.

TESTIMONIALS

“Through this workshop, I gained insights into both my limitations and my untapped potential. Moreover, I had the pleasure of connecting with colleagues from across the globe, and I'm eagerly anticipating the prospect of collaborating with them on exciting new co-productions.”

Claudio Esposito, The Piranesi Experience, IT (PUENTES Participant 2023)

“PUENTES changed the way I approached film production. It creates a web of knowledge and contention on which one can rely on.”

Leandro Listorti, Maravillacine, AR (PUENTES Participant 2023)

APPLICATION

Click here to Start your application and find out more information about the selection criteria.

In case of questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with the EAVE team: ana@eave.org

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

Page last updated 16 February 2024


Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away in 2016. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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