{mosimage}For the third time in 2011, EAVE will organize a workshop for Latin American and European producers in cooperation with BAL and the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijon supported by MEDIA MUNDUS: The PUENTES Europe-Latin America Producers Workshop.
PUENTES consists of two workshops, workshop 1 taking place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) between April 7-11, 2011 within the framework of the BAFICI (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) and workshop 2 being organized in Gijon (Spain) in November during the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijon (TBC).

The workshop will enable feature film producers from both continents to work together in two four-day workshops and will offer the 10 selected participants:
-  top level professional and project development,
- work on the comprehensive development of European and Latin American projects,
- cooperation and co-production on these and future projects,
- the creation of in-depth awareness of the audiovisual market and operating conditions, legal frameworks, financing, sales, distribution and exhibition practices in both continents,
- networking between the participants and their companies to create medium and long term co-financing and co-production relationships,
- access to a network of producers, markets, festivals and decision makers in both continents.

Target group: Experienced feature film producers in their own countries wishing to work on an international scale and to create long term creative and business relationships between Europe and Latin America. Interested producers should apply with a feature film project in development stage.European producers applying must be able to demonstrate a clear involvement with Latin America and vice versa. In exceptional cases, we can also consider applications of producers without project. Applications with project will be given priority.Project criteria:- feature-length fiction film (for theatrical release)- projects suitable for an international co-production and looking for co-producers- preferably a minimum of 20% should be in place- projects suggested by European applicants should have a link to Latin America (thematic, cultural, technical) and the producer should be motivated to work with / in Latin America and vice versa- projects suggested by Latin American applicants should have a potential for co-production- producers must have completed at least one film released theatrically in the last 3 years- 1st draft of the script must be available in English for the workshopApplication documents:- completed submission form (available for download on www.eave.org)- synopsis & treatment (8-10 pages max.)- CV of the producer and the director- profile of the production company- note of intention of the producer & note of intention of the director- motivation letter (1 page)- previous works of the directorScripts are to be sent only on request.All documents have to be sent in English - the working language of the workshop will be English.

NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: February 7, 2011.

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be published by the end of February, 2011.

If you wish to have further information, please contact:
For applications from Europe: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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http://www.bafici.gov.ar/ / http://www.puentesworkshop.com/ / http://www.eave.org/ 
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