May 18, 2023
We return to Cannes! As we already shared, more than 50 Chilean professionals land in Marché Du Film , among them seven producers who will participate with the support of the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage, through its Support Program for Participation in International Markets.
Learn about their projects here and what they’ll be looking for in the market through this quick recap. Also, don’t miss the #cinemachilechallenge that these outstanding producers prepared.
He has produced documentary series and fiction feature films such as Las Analfabetas (Settimana della Critica Venezia 2013) by Moisés Sepúlveda, and Vida de Familia (Sundance Festival and Rotterdam Festival 2017) by Alicia Scherson and Cristian Jiménez; in addition to the short film Raptor (Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival 2018) directed by Felipe Gálvez.
He worked as an executive producer at Quijote Films, producing more than 10 films, including White on White by Theo Court (Best Director Award and FIPRESCI Award at the 2019 Venice Film Festival); Blanquita by Fernando Guzzoni (Best Screenplay at the 2022 Venice Film Festival); and The Settlers by Felipe Gálvez (Festival de Cannes, Un certain regard 2023), a project of which he is also a co-producer.
“Planta returns to the market with challenging projects and objectives, this time with a focus on international collaboration that allows us to enhance our projects both nationally and internationally. In addition, I am proud to be co-producer and executive producer of The Settlers, also directed by Felipe Gálvez, which premieres in Un Certain Regard, therefore this participation in the MDF and the Cannes Film Festival is doubly significant.”
Throughout her career, she has produced advertising content for Chile and Latin America (web series and short films) and more than 200 commercials. With great experience in the industry, her recent works stand out with The Cow who Sang a Song into the Future directed by Francisca Alegría (Official Selection World Dramatic Competition Festival of Sundance 2022) and 1976 directed by Manuela Martelli (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Festival de Cannes 2022).
She has also participated in the production of films such as Spider (TIFF Official Selection, San Sebastián Festival and Goya Awards, 2019), Violeta se fue a los Cielos (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance International Festival 2012) and La Buena Vida (2008, Goya Award), all directed by Andres Wood.
In the new edition of Marché du film, she continues to support Manuela Martelli, with her new work El Deshielo, a fictional drama that is under development and will be looking for co-production at Cannes.
“Being part of MDF represents a vital instance to achieve progress and realize our 2023-2024 projects. We are currently with two fiction projects in co-production with Europe (France, Germany and Sweden) so MDF is an ideal meeting point with our co-producer partners to close deals and establish new ties and alliances for upcoming projects.”
Author, screenwriter and executive producer with experience in documentary, fiction and animation. With studies of Literature from the University of Chile and Script for Cinema & Tv from the Vancouver Film School (VFS). Some of his works include the series Non-fiction: Shipwrecks (2015) and Immigrants (2018).
Author of poetry books, a handful of songs and a graphic novel: Pigafetta (2022), recently published in Spain and France. Since 2018 he has been a member of the Society of Audiovisual Directors, Writers and Playwrights of Chile – ATN. Founding partner of Mesa Redonda Studio.
This time in Marché du Film is presenting Travels Around the World directed by Francisco and produced by Pilar Silva, an animated series that is in development and will be in search of co-production.
“We are happy to attend the Marché du Film 2023 with the intention of presenting our portfolio of projects and connecting in person with very talented people, representatives of the most diverse territories of the audiovisual industry.”
Winner of the Promising Producer Award of Marché du Film 2022 and jury of REC Tarragona the same year. She focuses on international co-production, seeking to give voice to new Ibero-American talents, working as an actress and producer in dozens of short films for Chile and the United States.
Her production career began in 2014 with the Danza webserie, then produced and starred in Atacama (SANFIC 14) in co-production with the US, the viral webserie HomoNova and the dramedy White is for Virgins (SLFF, available on HBO Max) by director Jacqueline Pepall, with whom she develops the feature film You Tell Me (Chile – Canada).
Today she produces La Hiedra by Ana Cristina Barragán, a fictional drama in production stage that will be in MDF in search of Sales Agents.
“Cinema, especially Latin American, is collaborative and we need to learn from others and partner to tell stories. Nurturing these connections with international professionals seems to me to be key to moving forward and MDF is a suitable space for this.”
His career has stood out as the first Chilean jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2017. During his journey he has produced more than 7 films, among which the winners, Pacto de fuga ; Santiago, Italy (David di Donatello awards, as Best Documentary 2019) ; Adriana’s Pact by the director Lissette Orozco, among others.
He is currently working on 4 projects that are beginning to have a great international recognition: Quizás es verdad lo que dicen de nosotras by Camilo Becerra/Sofía Gómez in co-production with Murillo Cine (Argentina); A good day to die by Marcelo Ferrari and El Cardenal by Benjamín Ávila (San Sebastián 2019, Co-production Forum),
In this edition, Cristian Leighton’s El porvenir de la mirada (San Sebastián 2021, Co-production Forum. Producers Network, Marché du Films Cannes 2022) is a post-production project that will be in MDF in search of financing.
“I think it is a very important opportunity to have meetings and present our projects to strategic professionals of the industry in order to establish joint work to co-produce commercial and high artistic quality films. It is a unique place where you have to be there to connect, to make Chilean products and cinema visible. “
She has produced and directed documentaries selected and awarded at different festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, IDFA, Hotdocs, Karlovy Vary, among many others. Lecturer on documentary film in various international institutions.
She currently serves as Executive Director of the Chilean Documentary Corporation CCDoc, a platform designed to improve the distribution of Chilean documentaries locally and internationally and as Deputy Director of Chiledoc, the sector brand that promotes the Chilean documentary sector abroad.
This edition of Marché du Film will feature Paula Rodríguez Sickert’s Memoria Implacable, a non-fiction project in post-production that will address historical issues and will be in the market in search of distribution.
“We are very happy as a team to be able to show in Cannes, a documentary film that illuminates a deep wound in our territory, a mirror of many similar realities worldwide. The ability to share this work in one of the most important showcases of cinema will allow us to reach a greater scope in its distribution and connect with key actors of the documentary industry.”
He has developed feature films such as El Poder de la Palabra, Hija, Los Castores and La Ciudad Perdida among others, all of them premiered in the most important festivals in the world, obtaining awards such as the Altazor, the Pudú, the Paoa and the Pedro Sienna.
Among his most recent premieres stands out, as producer with Immersion, by Nicolás Postiglione and El Otro, where he is also a screenwriter (Burning Lights Award at the Vision Du Reel festival, Switzerland). He is currently part of the international network of Eurodoc producers.
In this edition of Marché du Film, he lands on the market with La hija del Pacífico by Juan Francisco Olea & Cristóbal Zapata. A fictional feature film that is in search of distribution.
Check all the details of the chilean delegation here!