Cinema Chile


August 31, 2023

Meet the professionals who will be in Venice supported by the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage

We’ve already landed in Venice! An event that celebrates artistic diversity, where more than 15 Chilean professionals will be present, including 4 talented producers who have already arrived on an exciting journey to the mythical city of Venice, Italy.

Discover the projects and goals of these professionals and producers, who, with the support of the Ministry of Cultures, are ready to shine the name of Chile on the international stage.

Their projects cover a wide range of genres, but with a common factor where the main protagonist is the Chilean landscape and territory.

Discover how they have managed to conquer the local scene with their talent and all the creativity that lead to Venice 2023.

Francisca Barraza – Funky Films

Content Director and Executive Producer at Funky Films, she has participated as an executive producer in the films My Tender Matador and Dry Martina, among others. She also has a portfolio of high quality content and artistic value, including: Pirópolis (Winner of WIP Visions du Réel), In the Shade of Light (World Premiere Sheffield Doc Fest 2023) The Phantom (co-production between Chile, Argentina and Brazil) and Surfing For Seniors (Documentary in Development).

This edition of Venice comes with Pirópolis by Nicolás Molina, a non-fiction located in Valparaíso, which is currently in post-production and will seek sales agents

Venice is so relevant that, regardless of the state of your project, it becomes a fundamental place full of opportunities. I’m excited, as I’m representing an interesting documentary feature film. We will arrive in Venice with the final version of the film and this opportunity could boost the project if we manage to capture the needed interest.

Learn about his project here!

Diego Pino- CangrejoFilms

Producer, filmmaker and executive director of the Chilean Documentary Corporation CCDoc. Founder of the company Cangrejo Films focused mainly on filmmaking. His films have been selected in important international markets and festivals such as IDFA, Visions du Réel, DokLeipzig, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, BAFICI, among others.

He arrives in Venice with Jairo Boisier’s The Devil’s Wells, a fictional drama that will delve into the problems of water. It is currently under development and will be in search of co-production.

Venice is an important opportunity to open the possibility of our projects with potential European and Latin American co-producersas well as paving the way for new distribution opportunities, and at the same time learning a market that every day has more impact, to be able to share that information to the entire Chilean audiovisual sector

Learn about his project here!

Francisco Hervé – Juntos Films

Francisco Hervé is a Chilean director, screenwriter and film producer. After focusing on creative documentaries, he now also makes fiction. Juntos Films has produced fictions such as Immersion, La Taza Rota, Gran Avenida, and documentaries such as El Otro, The Lost City and Los Castores.

He currently develops and produces several international co-productions, including Pacifico’s Daughter directed by Juan Olea, a fictional Coming of Age set in the mythical Atacama Desert. It is currently in post-production and will be looking for sales agents in Venice

It is very important for us to be able to participate in the market in Venice with our projects. We’re finishing up Pacifico’s Daughter and it’s time to find a sales agent. We also have several films in development, such as Que se Termine Todo directed by Moisés Sepúlveda (who premiered The Illiterate in Venice in a past edition), for which we are looking co-production partners.

Learn about his project here!

Sebastián Araya- Afro Films 

He has worked in film and television for the past 25 years. His career began as an actor in Spain, where he starred in the TVE series “Nazca“, along with Paco Rabal, then moved to Chile, where he wrote, produced and directed films and television series. His productions include: Azul y Blanco, El Lenguaje del Tiempo, Príncipes de Barrio and Vida por Vida, among others.

He is currently arriving in Venice with his fourth feature film Antártica, whose cast includes actors such as Luis Tosar, Úrsula Corbero and Alberto Ammann. A sci-fi feature-length film in development and will be in Venice looking for platforms.

Being at the Venice Film Festival is important for the production company, as we are currently developing three feature film projects in co-production with Europe, one of them is the film Antártica (Chile, Spain, Argentina and Germany) In this expedition, we will be able to fine tune and make progress in the financial editing of the film with our investment partners and also advance with the other projects and potential co-producers who will attend the market.

Learn about his project here!