03/09/2015 LABEX 5 successful completion in Chile and its September debut in LABEX Argentina

From August 26 to 29 the fifth edition of LABEX took place in Santiago. This event provided a gathering, training and development space for Chilean films in all stages of production; Bernabé Demozzi who is also FicViña’s programmer is the director.

During previous years more than 50 projects have been selected, with more than 60 speakers, jurors and tutors, more than 5 headquarters and 100 entries to work together on developing projects. Many of these are already finished, premiered and distributed; others are currently in shooting and post-production stages.

This year key speakers from the Chilean scene were present: Blanca LewinChristopher MurrayBernardo QuesneyPaula ZuñigaFelipe AzúaRebeca GarridoAndrea ChignoliIgnacio PérezGuido Goñi, Diego Pino and Carlos Rodríguez.

The winning projects, chosen after intense workdays were: María Ojos Negros by Benjamin Brunet and Noche de Verano by Christian Nawrath. The other selected participating projects were: Bruma by Jorge Acuña SilvaCampo de Sueños by Raúl Venegas LópezEn tránsito by Constanza GallardoExtra Calificado by Leonel Arteaga CarrilloHelena by Camila LunaLa diosa Quebrada by Ximena PereiraRebelde by David Belmar and Villa el Dorado by Cristóbal García.

After five years of positive experiences and LABEX enrichment as an experimentation and creation medium, the first edition of LABEX Argentina was announced for September as part of the 10° FESAALP of La Plata City, Buenos Aires Province capital. The following filmmakers will be the edition’s speakers: Pablo Giorgelli, Juan Martin HsuJuan Hendel, actors; Manuel Vignau and Gisele Amantegui, producers; Constanza Sanz Palacios and Federico Eibuszyc, scriptwriters; Gabriel Medina and Eugenia Castagnino and soon to announced the 10 Argentinean projects that will debut in this new stage for LABEX.

“This is how the expansive, open, democratic and participative spirit becomes a reality for this format of unlimited space and time” explains Bernabé Demozzi, the gathering director. He states, “at LABEX, we believe that it’s fundamental to continue stimulating filmmakers as well as accompanying other spaces that are interested in exploring this area, to complement and contribute action and foster any area that needs it”. The programmer who also works for FicViña and FICG DocuLab, shares that for him LABEX central axis is the completion of objectives and constant work. At LABEX we need to generate changes continuously, the territory, date or time does not matter. That is why for this year we set a bigger challenge for ourselves, which is to strengthen alliances, widen possibilities and contexts to generate those variables, new formats and viewpoints. We want to make this film gathering grow, everything we have achieved is not by chance or an illusion, it’s willingness and the conviction needed to create and move forward”, he concludes



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