The Films In Progress (Cine En Construccion) joint initiative of the San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Latin American Screenings of Toulouse have sent out a call for entries for the third round of screenings to be held in Toulouse (March 21-30, 2003).
The first and second rounds of the initiative - which seeks financiers to help finish Spanish and Latin American films stuck in post-production - were a success.
Of the ten films presented at the second round in San Sebastian last month, Ecuadorian effort Fuera De Juego by director Victor Arregui will be guaranteed completion with assistance from technical and lab sponsors of the initiative. A press statement further confirms there were "numerous contacts between directors and professionals" made at San Sebastian.
At the first round of screenings in Toulouse last March four of seven films were completed and presented at San Sebastian. Included among those was Carlos Sorin's Minimal Stories (Historias Minimas), which won a special jury award among other prizes, and Ana Katz's Musical Chairs (El Juego De La Silla), which took home the Made In Spanish special mention. Aldo Garay's The Wait (La Espera) and Sergio Bellotti's Southeast (Sudeste) also screened in San Sebastian.