February 14, 2023
We start our festival journey! This 2023 we return to the first onsite edition of the European Film Market (EFM) since the pandemic.
Chile returns to this great first annual event in the calendar of A Festivals, with an official delegation of 7 Chileans -supported by the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage- who will participate in the EFM of the Berlinale in search of alliances to achieve the development, completion and sales of their projects : Bernardo Quesney ; Rocio Huerta; Nicolás Acuña; Francisco Greene ; Benjamín Ávila y Manuela Martelli.
FRANCISCO GREENE – MESA REDONDA STUDIO
Author, screenwriter and executive producer. He specializes in the creation, development and production of audiovisual content for television and digital platforms. Some of his works as a screenwriter include the series Naufragios (2015) and Inmigrantes (2018) and others such as his graphic novel Pigafetta (2022), recently published in Spain and France.
During EFM he will be carrying The Language of Birds. A non-fiction project that is in development and will be in search of financing agents.
GABRIELA SANDOVAL – STORYBOARD MEDIA
Producer, cultural manager, programmer and distributor. Founder of SANFIC, Santiago International Film Festival, and director of SANFIC INDUSTRIA, training and promotion space. Executive Director of AMOR FESTIVAL LGBT+ held since 2016 in Santiago de Chile. Since 2015 she directs the distribution area of Storyboard Media and is currently President of APCT, the Association of film and television producers in Chile.
In this edition she lands in EFM with The Cardinal by Benjamín Ávila, a fiction that mixes drama and history. It is currently under development and will be in search of platforms.
GIANCARLO NASI – QUIJOTE FILMS
As a film producer he has specialized in international co-productions, working with 17 countries on more than 12 films that have been awarded internationally, through the Chilean production company Quijote Films, of which he directs the film area.
Likewise, he has participated as an advisor and panelist in some of the most outstanding festivals worldwide, such as Rotterdam Lab, Sundance CoLab, and South by Southwest.
In this edition of EFM comes to be part of the Company Matching Programme alongside production companies from Ukraine, Austria and Luxembourg.
PABLO CALISTO – EQUECO
Film producer, founder of Equeco with the challenge of empowering young authors with fresh and daring points of view. His projects have been present in international market programs such as EAVE Puentes, Guadalajara, Locarno Industry Days; and awarded in Clermont Ferrand, Biarritz and Miami, in addition to working in the area of film distribution and festivals as producer of SANFIC Industria.
He arrives at the new edition of EFM with History and Geography by Bernardo Quesney, a fiction feature film with sparks of drama and comedy that is already finished and will be in the market in search of distribution.
DANIELA RAVIOLA – JUNTOS FILMS
She has produced short films, television, documentary films, animated series and served as General Producer of the International Chilean Animation Festival, and MAI! Animation Market. She was in charge of the general production of feature films such as Francisco Bermejo’s El Otro ; La Taza Rota by Esteban Cabezas, among other projects and productions already completed.
Comes to EFM with Japanese Queen by Rocío Huerta, a fictional drama in development and will be on the market in search of co-production.
ALEJANDRA GARCÍA – WOOD PRODUCCIONES
During her successful career she has participated in the production of films such as La Buena Vida (2008, Goya Award), Violeta Fue a los Cielos (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance International Festival 2012) and Spider (Official TIFF Selection, San Sebastián Festival and Goya Awards), all directed by Andres Wood. She recently produced The Cow who sang a song into the future directed by Francisca Alegría (Official Selection World Dramatic Competition Sundance Festival 2022) and 1976 directed by Manuela Martelli (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Festival de Cannes 2022).
She is currently working with Manuela Martelli on The Meltdown, a fictional thriller under development and will be at EFM in search of co-production.
PATRICIO OCHOA – MAR PICTURES
Representative and founder of La Merced Producciones, company with presence in Chile and Colombia. Currently one of the directors of the film and tv producers’ guild APCT of Chile and president of the Audiovisual Industry Foundation and founder of CreativeLaw.
He is currently working as a producer on The Meeting by Nicolás Acuña, a biographical fiction that is in development and will be in search of co-production.
Check all the details of the chilean delegation here!