Cinema Chile


May 3, 2024

As we approach the middle of the year, one of the most comprehensive seasons of audiovisual content internationally is underway. To kick off the month of May and prepare for major milestones and red carpets such as the Cannes Film Festival, Guadalajara Film Festival, or Conecta, we invite you to relive the best moments of April in Chilean audiovisuals.

A month marked by national presence at the Platino Awards, international platforms, and of course, great news for the sector.

Relive the best of April and note the most important milestones of May with our monthly summary.

The top news

Chileans take off at the Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film!

From May 14th to 25th, more than 15 Chileans will be participating in one of the most important annual events for the audiovisual industry internationally.

This year, Chile stands out for its triple presence at the festival, participation in some competitive sections of the market, and the Asia Spotlight, a unique program at the Marché du Film dedicated to fostering increased collaborations between Asia and the international film industry.

To start and bid farewell to this large delegation, the French Embassy in Chile will gather everyone at a grand event to depart for Cannes with the best energies.

Stay tuned for updates and take off with us to experience the best moments!

Calls you should know about

We invite you to explore and relive the calls available during May here and be part of this exciting stage in the national audiovisual industry. Don’t miss it!

International recognitions you should know
Exclusive conversations with Chilean talents

This month we talked to Marcela Said, the Chilean director who continues to make her mark with her creations and international work on platforms.

The impact of her talent is undeniable, and her recent work, “Ourika”, has been no exception. The series, directed by Said in its first three episodes and premiered on Prime Video, has captivated audiences, ranking as number 1 on the platform in countries like France and Italy, and within the top 10 in Belgium, Canada, and Switzerland.

Relive all the details and what she told us about her creative process here

Check out the Chilean audiovisual lineup at international events
  • May 2-12: Francisca Silva’s “Knowing Your Nature” will participate in New Tech Pitch at Docs Barcelona.
  • May 3: Ashley Salman’s “Prelude of a story” will participate in the short film competition at the Manuel Trujillo Durán International Short Film Festival.
  • May 1-10: Five Chilean productions will participate in the Jeonju International Film Festival.
  • May 2-5: Iñaki Velásquez’s “Reino de Sal” will participate in the official selection of Miami Webfest.
  • May 8-10: Nacho Pincheira’s “Pálido” will participate in the Latin American Competition at the Nieve Roja Festival.
  • May 18-25: Diego Boggioni’s “Presencia” will participate in the international short film competition at the Alicante Film Festival (Spain).