FILMS IN PROGRESS 40
LIMA the 23rd AUGUST 2021
Deadline for presenting a work-in-progress:
23 June 2021
The 40th edition of Cine en Construcción will be held online, starting August 23, 2021 as part of Cinema of Tomorrow, the professional section of the 25th Lima Film Festival.
Films in Progress aims to support the completion of rigorously selected Latin American feature films, and to help producers overcome the challenges of post-production and reaching their audiences. With two opportunities each year, a selection of 12 works in process will take place in two sessions: 6 films in Toulouse in March and 6 films in Lima, in August.
In the midst of the profound transformations that we continue to witness today, the Lima Film Festival PUCP together with Cinélatino, Recontres de Toulouse remain committed with enthusiasm and determination to this appointment with Latin American cinematography and the new perspectives brought by emerging talents. Both share the same values of solidarity and the founding challenges of Films in Progress.
This new session aimed at Peruvian, Latin American and international professionals will start in August 23th. The selection of six films will be decided jointly by the selection committees of Lima and Toulouse.
Since it began in 2002, 39 Films in Progress sessions have been held, in which 221 films have been shown to a regular and loyal audience of film professionals. Among the projects presented, more than half have been selected in different sections of prestigious festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastián, Sundance, Locarno and Rotterdam, among others.
Between 2020 and early 2021, the following films were selected at major festivals:
- The New Girl (Argentina) by Micaela Gonzalo, had its world premiere at BAFICI and Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse, where it won the Coup de Coeur Grand Prize
- Madalena (Brazil) by Madiano Marcheti, was selected for the Tiger Competition of the Rotterdam Festival.
- Aurora (Costa Rica, Mexico) by Paz Fábrega, was presented in Rotterdam, Big Screen Competition and in competition of the Costa Rica festival (CRIFC) and was acquired by Wide.
- Utama (Bolivia, Uruguay) by Alejandro Loayza Grisi, was acquired by sales agent Alpha Violet (France)
- Nudo mixteco, by Ángela Cruz (Mexico), had its premiere in 2021 at the Miami Film Festival, WarnerMedia Ibero-American Feature Film Award and was selected in Rotterdam, IFFR 2021, Harbor and Seattle.
- Identifying features (Mexico) by Fernanda Valadez, received the Audience Award and the Special Jury Award for Best Screenplay at Sundance, in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition category, and the Horizontes award in San Sebastián. The film will be distributed in France by Bodega Films.
- Memory House (Brazil) by Jõao Pedro Miranda, was awarded by the European Distributors and Exhibitors in the 37th Films in Progress on March 2020, is part of the official selection of the 73rd Cannes festival, with the label "Cannes 2020" and was selected in Toronto and San Sebastián, among other festivals. FIRESCI Award in Toulouse and mention by the jury of the Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma.
- White on White (Chile) by Théo Court, has been presented in Rotterdam, Voices Voices Main Program after its World Premiere in Venice, in the Orizzonti section winning three awards.
- 50 (or two whales meet at the beach) (Mexico) by Jorge Cuchi, was selected in competition in the Critics' Week section in Venice.
- Karnawal (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, France) by Juan Pablo Félix, was presented in Toronto and selected in competition in Tallinn, Estonia. It also had a mention of the Coup de Cœur jury at Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse in March 2021.
- Of all the things that can be known and some others (Perú) by Sofía Velásquez, was selected in the section “In transit” of the International Film Festival of Mar del Plata 2020 and in the VdR – Work in Progress Section in the Industry Section of Visions du Réel - Nyon International Film Festival, Switzerland 2021.
Many talented Latin American filmmakers have been discovered with their first film and accompanied by Films in Progress: Pablo Larraín, Jayro Busdamente, Ciro Guerra, Emiliano Torres, Pepa San Martín, Christopher Murray, Juan Sebastián Mesa, Lorenzo Vigas, Mariana Rondón, Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Sebastián Lelio, Juan Andrés Arango, Amat Escalante, Benjamín Ávila, William Vega, Marcela Said, Niles Attalah, Nicolas Pereda, Ana Katz, Celina Murga, Federico Veiroj, Diego Lerman, Kyzza Terrazas, Marialy Rivas, Manuel Nieto, Benjamín Naishtat, Cristián Jimenez, Pablo Agüero, Rubén Mendoza, Sofia Quirós, Jorge Riquelme, Theo Court, Beatriz Seigner, Paz Fabrega, Alejandro Loayza Grisi ... Among others.
By involving film professionals capable of intervening at the post-production stage of these films, by specifically promoting a diverse offer, Toulouse and Lima actively promote cultural diversity with a spirit of solidarity and cooperation.
Latin American films, co-productions with Latin America, can register on the dates established according to the following requirements:
- To be in the post-production stage (first cut minimum). Also, taking into account the impact of the pandemic on the production of films, projects that have not completely finished filming will be accepted exceptionally this year.
- The cut submitted must have a duration equal to or longer than 45 minutes. The duration of the finished film must be equal to or longer than 75 minutes.
- If the film is not spoken in Spanish, the cut presented for the evaluation must be subtitled in English or Spanish.
In case the film is selected:
- The cut must include English subtitles. The holders of the respective rights must present the document that authorizes the programming of the cinematographic work in the professional section object of this call.
Deadline for the registration of films and reception of material: June 23rd, 2021
Online registration form is free.
It should be noted that it is only possible to submit the work twice (consecutive or not) in Films in progress.
The selected films will be available on a restricted online service for accredited professionals from Europe, Latin America and other countries, including representatives of funds, residencies, distributors, sales agents and festival programmers.
The selected films will be eligible to receive prizes:
- The Films in Progress award is given by a jury appointed by the Ministery of Culture, the Lima Film Festival PUCP and Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse within the framework of Cinema of Tomorrow.
- USD 4,000.00 (Four thousand and 00/100 US dollars) awarded to the project winner of the Films in Progress award by the Entity of the Management of Audivisuals Producers Rights– EGEDA Peru.
DCP authoring as well as Blu-Ray and H264, and one year of cloud storage for the files of the final version of the winning work, by the Guarango Cinema and Video Association.
The winning film must include the corresponding credits and logos, as determined by the organizers.
Call for submissions: May 12, 2021, 10 a.m. (Lima time) / 5 p.m. (French time)
Registration deadline: Until June 23, 2021.
Announcement of selected films: August 4th, 2021.
Films in Progress begins: August 23, 2021.
The dates described above may vary in case of controversy or force majeure if they interfere with the normal development of this call. To this end, the organizers will issue a statement that will be published on its official website.
Films in Progress has the support of the following companies and institutions: