The winners have been announced in the second edition of the fund to support projects in development and post-production through collaboration with Labodigita.

The seven projects in development stage that will receive $5,000 each are:

Shadow Collector (Coleccionistas De Sombras) by director and producer Viviana García Besné;

Tribeca Film Institute project Our Darkest Days (Los Días Más Oscuros De Nosotras) by director Astrid Rondero and producer Fernanda Valádez;

Confusion (Entrevero) by director Max Zunino and producer Laura Imperiale;

Man For Man (Hombre Por Hombre) by director Marcelo Tobar and producer Elsa Reyes;

Sea And Earth Eyes (Ojos De Mar Y Tierra) by director José Álvarez and producer Julio Chavezmontes;

Seven Hours (Siete Horas) by director Chema Rodríguez and producers Francisco Vargas and Chema Rodríguez; and I’m No Longer Here (Ya No Estoy Aquí) by director Fernando Frías and producers Gerry Kim and Mayuran Tiruchelvam.

The jury comprised Rise And Shine World Sales acquisitions manager Diana Karklin, Tribeca Film Institute’s vp of artist programmes Ryan Harrington and Laura Mackenzie, director of the Strategic Partners market component of the Atlantic Film Festival.

The jury of projects in post-production stage will support two prizes of $52,000 for: The Toluquilla Charro (El Charro De Toluquilla) by director José Villalobos Romero and producer Sergio Adrián Morkin and

Holy Week (Semana Santa) by director Alejandra Márquez Abella and producers Nicolás Celis and Sebastián Celis.

Jurors were Lucila Moctezuma, executive producing director at UnionDocs (Mexico); Luis Díaz, producer at Río Negro Producciones (Mexico); and Silvia Iturbe, manager at Latido Films (Spain).

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