W1 Italy, July 24 - 30, 2022
W2 Uruguay, November 21 - 27, 2022

The 2022 call for EAVE PUENTES, the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production is now closed.


Every year, the 15 selected participants discuss in a safe space their experiences; obstacles and challenges faced within the industry, and get an insight into the production conditions and markets in both continents with the group and with the top-notch professionals that form the pedagogical team. Additionally, the selected projects serve as real-life case studies for the group.


The workshop is targeted at Latin American & European film professionals interested in developing strong bonds between Europe and Latin America. The selected group of applicants is composed by 10 producers focusing on project development, and 4-5 European film professionals (sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives) or European producers focusing on career development (not brining a specific project).


The interviews with a pre-selection of candidates will take place in April 2022 and the selection will be announced end of April. 

PUENTES takes place in the course of two weeks of the year and is supported Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and IBERMEDIA. The first workshop of the 2022 edition will take place from July 24 - 30 in Italy in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund and MiC (Ministero dei Beni Ambientali e Culturali). The second workshop will be held in Uruguay from November 21 - 27, in partnership with Mutante Cine. Thanks to a special partnership, the PUENTES participants will attend VENTANA SUR after workshop 2 and will strengthen their ties between Europe and Latin America even further by meeting and networking with European and Latin American producers alike.


The outstanding track records of our project participants and career participants alike reaffirms PUENTES as a relevant programme in the film industry as a whole.

We have welcomed so far participants from the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay.

PUENTES’ track record of the most recent successful released films include:

  • CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Álvarez & produced by Nima Yousefi (Hobab, Sweden) & PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont (Need productions, Belgium)

CLARA SOLA premiered at Cannes’ Director’s Fortnight in 2021 and has been nominated to represent Costa Rica in the 94th Oscar’s race. Additionally, the PUENTES project won several awards such as International Jury award for Best Actress and Best Art Direction at Sao Paulo International Film Festival, New Visions award and Young people’s Jury Award at Reykjavik International Film Festival and Best Music award at Ghent International Film Festival. Sales are handled by Epicentre Films.

  • LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai & produced by Irina Malcea (Luna Film, Romania & One For The Road, Belgium) and EAVE producer Hans Everaert

This Romanian, French and Belgian coproduction premiered at Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2021, and won the price of Courage. LA CIVIL is being screened in festivals around the world, including Jerusalem Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Huelva Film Festival, Hamburg Film Festival and FESWT New Directors / New Film Festivals, where it won Best Feature Film. Sales are handled by Urban Distribution International.

  • JESÚS LÓPEZ by Maximiliano Schonfeld & produced by Georgina Baisch (Murillo Cine, AR)

Selected to participate in BAL at Buenos Aires International Film Festival in 2019 and in San Sebastián WIP in 2020, the film premiered in San Sebastián Film Festival in 2021. JESÚS LÓPEZ was awarded Best Film at Biarritz International Festival of Latin American cinema and won Best Latin-American Film in Mar de Plata Film Festival. The international sales are handled by Pluto Films.

  • AGOSTO (AUGUST) by Armando Capó Ramos & produced by Marcela Esquivel Jiménez (La Feria Producciones, Costa Rica)

Supported by Ibermedia, Région Ile-de-France, Embajada de Noruega (Fondo Noruego para el Cine Cubano) and La Fabrique du Cinema de l'Institut français 2014, AGOSTO received the GoCuba Award for Cuban Projects from World Cinema Amsterdam Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival Development Fund Prize, and participated in Festival San Sebastian (Foro de Coproducción y Primera Copia). The film premiered in Toronto International Film Festival 2019 in the Discovery program section, and won Festival Internacional de La Habana and EICTV Film School Opera Prima award 2015; Sundance Global Film Award 2016; Ópera Prima award at Havana IFF (Cuba) 2019, in addition to two co-production awards in San Sebastián Co-production Forum 2014 and Best Latino American Project at Amiens Film Festival on the same year. International sales are handled by m-appeal.

Films in post-production:

  • LILY AND THE DRAGONFLIES by René Guerra & produced by Juliana Vicente (Preta Portê, Brazil)

Lily and the Dragonflies was selected in the BRLab (Brazil, 2011), Fundación Typa – Taller Colón (Argentina, 2011), Rotterdam Lab (Netherlands, 2012), EAVE Puentes Australab (Uruguay/Chile, 2012), TorinoFilmLab ‐ FrameWork (Russia/Italy, 2013) and Venice Production Bridge 2016 and received the TorinoFilmLab Award for co-production (2013), as well as the Puentes-Australab Award for Best Project (2012).

  • BLANQUITA by Fernando Guzzoni & produced by Giancarlo Nassi (Quijote Films, Chile)

BLANQUITA got the support of IBERMEDIA Development Fund, CNCA Production Fund (Chile), CNC Aides aux Cinémas du Monde 2020 as well as the support of Film Fund Luxembourg.




The 2022 edition of PUENTES is the third one under the guidance and care of PUENTES Head of Studies and producer Fernanda del Nido, known for her prestigious track record of co-productions involving Europe and Latin America such as Oscar-winner UNA MUJER FANTASTICA, NERUDA, AGUA FRÍA DE MAR and PRINCESITA.

Among the core experts is producer and EAVE graduate Didar Domehri as group leader, and Jacques Akchoti as script consultant. They will be joined by guest experts from both Europe and Latin America, such as Agustina Chiarino (Mutante Cine, UY) and others.

For further information, please contact your EAVE team:

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.



Page last updated 18 January 2023

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