The second edition of Ventana Sur is being planned for Dec 3-6 in Buenos Aires.
The market devoted to Latin American cinema is organised by the Instituto Nacional De Cine Y Artes Audiovisuales in partnership with the Cannes Marche. The EC’s Media Mundus programme provides backing.
More than 300 buyers and sellers are expected to attend. Companies confirmed to attend include Wild Bunch, E1, Visit Films, Films Distribution, Bavaria, Rezo, Arte France, Lorber Films, Film Movement, and Senator Entertainment, among many others.
This year’s edition plans to present more than 400 Latin American films produced this year, including 120 world premieres, during the four-day event at Cinemark Puerto Madero. The facilities include 8 screening rooms and a video library.
Screenings will include Octubre by Daniel and Diego Vega, Lope by Andrucha Waddington, and Diego Lerman’s La Mirada invisible.
The Primer Corte will offer screening of 10 works in progress (last year’s Primer Corte selection Ano bisiesto went on to win the Camera d’Or prize in Cannes).
Also at the video library, festival programmers will offer their picks of films with the greatest international box-office potential.
The Expotoons (Nov 30-Dec 2) and Latin Side of the Doc (Nov 30-Dec 3) events will also welcome professionals from animation and documentaries.
Also, the second European Cinema Week will run alongside Ventana Sur, to be held at Buenos Aires’ Gaumont Cinema on Place Congresco. Directors and cast members will be present as their films are screened.
At the first Ventana Sur last year, Argentine distributors bought films including Soul Kitchen, Lourdes and A l’Origine; sales companies came on board for Ano Bisiesto (Pyramide) and El Ultimo Verano de la Boyita (M-Appeal); and deals were done by sales companies including Film Boutique, Bavaria, M-Appeal, and Wide Management.