Posts tagged ‘The Prize’
Miami-based Latino sales company Ondamax Films has sold a 10-film package to Spanish-language premium paybox Cine Latino, which can be found both in the U.S. and Latin America.
Deal takes in Mexican actor-director Walter Doehner‘s migrant drama “Teo’s Journey”; Mexican Antonio Zavala‘s erotic drama “Deseo,” co-written by Paula Markovitch (“The Prize”); and “Perpetuum Mobile,” from Mexican Nicolas Perez (“Summer of Goliath”), about a truck driver. (more…)
The Guadalajara Film Festival is over one-quarter of a century old, and the long-established platform for the annual launch of Mexico’s new films, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t able to do a face-lift.
From leadership to venues to even the website, there’s a new look to the festival. With the departure of fest topper Jorge Sanchez and program director Lucy Virgen, Guadalajara has turned to a pair of cinephiles with roots in the film archive world: Ivan Trujillo has taken the reins as exec director, while Gerardo Salcedo has assumed programming responsibilities. Trujillo, who completed a stint as Mexico’s cultural attaché in Cuba just before his appointment, (more…)
At the 12th session of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury on July 4, three new film projects were selected for production funding.
The WCF jury – film scholar and curator Viola Shafik (Germany/Egypt), programme coordinator of Swiss Television Alberto Chollet (Switzerland), dramaturge Alby James (England), as well as WCF project managers Sonja Heinen and Vincenzo Bugno - made their selection from 110 submissions from a total of 42 countries. They awarded funds totalling 130,000 euros to:
Death for Sale, director: Faouzi Ben Saidi (Morocco), producer: Agora Film, Morocco. Feature film. Funding: 30,000
The Prize, director: Paula Markovitch (Argentina), producer: Kung Works, Mexico. Feature film. Funding: 50,000 (more…)