Two workshops in Montevideo and Valdivia bringing together producers with feature projects from Latin America and Europe to work together with leading experts, potential financiers, distributors and sales agents from both continents.

W1: Montevideo (Uruguay), April 25-29, 2012
W2: Valdivia (Chile), October 3-7, 2012

PUENTES - AUSTRALAB - Second Workshop in Valdivia, Chile

Following the successful first session of the PUENTES - AUSTRALAB Europe – Latin America Producers Workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay (April 25 – 29, 2012), the second session took place in Valdivia, Chile, from October 3 – 7, 2012 in the framework of the 19th Valdivia International Film Festival.

The following producers continued developing their projects in Valdivia:

- Maite Alberdi, Escala Humana, Chile; project: Sex Life of Plants 

- Lina Badenes García, Turanga Films, Spain; project: The Cabin

- Diana Bustamante, Burning Blue, Colombia; project: Violence

- Ana Fernandez-Saiz, Impronta Films, Spain; project: Silent Boy

- Sébastien Hussenot, La Luna Productions, France; project: Blanche, La Nuit

- Marianela Illas, Películas Prescindibles, Venezuela; project: Dora's Ballad

- Tomas Leyers, Minds Meet, Belgium; project: Lucifer

- Katrin Pors, Blond Indian Films, Denmark/Colombia; project: The Resistance

- Sandino Saravia Vinay, Malbicho Cine, Uruguay; project: Antes de Ayer

- Juliana Vicente, Prêt a Pôrte Filmes, Brazil; project: Lily and the Dragonflies

The 10 selected producers from Europe and Latin America worked on the comprehensive development of their projects with top professionals from both continents:

- Paula Astorga Riestra, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico

- Sarah Calderón, The Film Agency, Spain

- Jean des Forêts, Petit Film, France

- Fernando Epstein, Mutante Cine, Uruguay 

- Alan Fountain, EAVE, United Kingdom

- Jorge Goldenberg, Script Consultant, Argentina

- Miguel Machalski, Script Consultant, France

The PUENTES - AUSTRALAB workshop emphasized co-production strategies and project development between Latin America and Europe focusing on the audiovisual market and operating conditions, legal frameworks, financing, sales, distribution and exhibition practices[M1]. Moreover it provided concrete opportunities for networking between the participants and handpicked invited decision makers, to create medium and long-term co-financing and co-production relationships in both continents. 

Some of the invited decision makers to this session were: 

- Tom Davia, Shoreline, USA- Virginie Devesa, Alpha Violet, France 

- Benjamin Domenech, Rei Cine, Argentina

- Sophie Erbs, Cinema Defacto, France 

- Eva Eisenloeffel, Lemming Film, The Netherlands

- Barbara Francisco, Pasto Cine, Argentina

- Pandora Gagnon, Ubkar Filmes, Portugal 

- Fiorella Moretti, Mantarraya, Mexico

- Fabienne Morris, FIDLab, France

- Diana Salcedo, LapTV, Mexico

- Edgar San Juan, Filmo Tank, Mexico

- Nathalie Streiff, MAE-CNC / Aide aux Cinemás du Monde, France 

- Anita Voorham, TorinoFilmLab, The Netherlands

- Stéphane Zajdenweber, f28 Productions, France 

The participants also had access to an extended network of Cine Sin Fronteras which took place parallel to the festival. 

The workshop was organised by EAVE in partnership with MUTANTE CINE (Montevideo), AUSTRALAB (Valdivia), FIC VALDIVIA, and with the support from MEDIA Mundus and ICAU.

For more information please contact:EAVE: Jurij Rudolf, Academic Coordinator:

Page last updated 12 January 2015

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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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