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Highlights from Hybrid Ventana Sur 2021

 

Ventana Sur, the leading Latin American IP market organized by INCAA and Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, will run from Nov 29 to Dec 3 in its new venue in the heart of Buenos Aires, the Centro Cultural Kirchner.

With more than 50% of the population vaccinated, the reopening of borders and the nation's successful health and safety protocols, which resulted in the Covid rate declining every day, Ventana Sur will give the long-awaited opportunities to producers and filmmakers from Argentina and Latin America to present in face to face more than 50 selected projects and works in progress to acquisition executives from platforms and sales companies as well as festival programmers.
After the 2020 edition which had to be held fully online, Ventana Sur will be hybrid this year.
Many of the onsite activities will be available online, as well as the distribution activities such as promotion, sales, and market screenings which will take place exclusively at Ventana Sur Online.
More than 200 international participants are expected this year in Buenos Aires. Registration is open and Early bird rate (40€) applies until Nov 1st, 2021.
Ventana Sur includes a wide variety of activities that cover the wide spectrum of the film and audiovisual sector (details below). These programs include presentation of projects, with pitching sessions, works in progress screenings, one to one meetings, conferences and panels (onsite and/or online).
In addition to the activities in Buenos Aires, the online platform of the market will offer about 100 screenings of Latinamerican and European films, virtual booths of sales companies and virtual pavilions of film promotion agencies. It will be accessible to registered buyers from around the world.
 
 

VENTANA SUR PROGRAMS :

 

Primer Corte / Copia Final

In this new edition of Ventana Sur, 12 films in a work in progress stage compete in the Primer Corte - Copia Final section for post-production, distribution, and sales agent awards.

Projects awarded in the previous editions won many prizes in the international festivals circuit.

For more info and a list of selected films click here

 

Animation!

Animation! will present 14 pitching sessions (in alliance with the International Animation Film Market (MIFA) for Latin American feature film projects and animated series in development or pre-production.

 

 

SoloSerieS

This new program will present about 20 projects in development for fiction and documentary series in Latin America.

11 series will be selected by ESPOTLIGHT while FLIXXO, an innovative platform, will select 8 micro series projects in development.

5 projects from Argentine female writers will receive mentoring and will participate in an Online Pitch Session from Netflix Incentive For Argentine Women Creators.

For more info and line up of selected projects click here

 

Las Maquinitas

Another new program joins Ventana Sur 2021: Maquinitas - Let’s Play. This program brings together representatives of the Ibero-American video game industry, to promote production and to build bridges to showcase the region's talent.

A selection of 10 video game projects in development will be pitched.

 

Proyecta

PROYECTA is a presentation and pitches of 16 projects (including 4 European projects) in development seeking international partners, co-producers and sales agents (co-organized with the San Sebastian Festival and with the support of Creative Europe)

 

 

Punto G

This section, Punto Género, breaks away from traditional cinema, encouraging not only projects but also the participation of female and non-binary directors and producers from all over Latin America.

 

DocSur

DocSur is a new space for documentary filmmaking. This program features 12 non-fiction projects in post-production, from all over Latin America, to create ties between people in the audiovisual industry and promote the most realistic genre of cinema.

 

Blood Window

Blood Window is a business space aimed at the Ibero-American fantastic genre film industry.

The program includes a wide variety of activities such as screenings of films in post-production, business rounds, networking events and pitch sessions for projects seeking financing. This year Blood Window LAB will support 15 projects in the development stage with consulting sessions.

 

About Ventana Sur

Ventana Sur was created in 2009 jointly between INCAA, the Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA) and the Marché du Film, a division of the Festival de Cannes. It is today the most important market for the Latin American industry. It also includes a special focus on European films, with projects (Proyecta) and European screenings, with the support of Creative Europe.

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