The Series Pitching is geared to generating possibilities for financing series projects in Latin America that are seeking to complete their budgets through international acquisitions or co-productions.
2018 PITCHING SERIES SELECTION
by Pablo Abdala
Air is a series of documentary portraits of people who suffered enforced disappearance in Uruguay in the 70s and 80s. In each chapter we will learn the story of a disappeared detainee: who was, how was his life, that things kept him awake . We will also try to understand how Uruguayan society has been able to coexist, these last 30 years, with this so urgent pending account .
Director: Pablo Abdala / Producer: Micaela Solé / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Micaela Solé, Pablo Abdala / Production company: Cordon Films / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Human Rights / Duration: 24' / Episodes: 8 / Format: Digital / Language: Spanish
Awards and festivals:
Montevideo Socio Audiovisual developement award
by Juan Luis Tamayo Rubio
Environment, Social Issues, Culture
What inspires certain people to choose other ways of living? Community Earth is a documentary series (8 chapters of 25 minutes), which follows part of the movement of ecovillages in Latin America, telling stories of citizens who radically transformed their lives, following the model of permaculture, becoming activists of an ecological movement that proposes small community experiences, resilient and sustainable over time.
Director: Juan Luis Tamayo Rubio / Producer: Paulina Ferretti Cortés, Guillermo Migrik Villa / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Paulina Ferretti Cortés / Production company: Diente de León / Country: Chile / Genre: Environment, Social Issues, Culture / Duration: 8 / Format: AVCHD / Language: Spanish / Year: 25'
Awards and festivals:
2017 - Development Fund, granted annually by CORFO Chile. 2017 - Connecta Regiones Workshop Selection, Chiledoc Connecta. 2016 - Case study in Executive Field Production Workshop at the EICTV Cuba.
by John Fernando Velásquez Cepeda
Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Guatemala, El Salvador
Biography, History, Social issues
Cruzader tells the story of 6 Latin Americans who took up arms to defend their vision of the world and who, after disarming, have fought from other fronts for the same goal. People who demonstrate that it is possible to return from our wars to build, despite the difficulties, prejudices, pain and fear, new life projects around politics, social justice, public service and the family.
Director: John Fernando Velásquez Cepeda / Producer: Adriana Lizeth Yanquén Gil / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Adriana Lizeth Yanquén Gil, John Fernando Velásquez Cepeda / Production company: Los Monstruos del Cine / Country: Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Guatemala, El Salvador / Genre: Biography, History, Social issues / Duration: 24' / Episodes: 6 / Format: HD / Language: Spanish
Awards and festivals:
Development Support Grant for Iberoamerican Film and TV Projects 2017 of the IBERMEDIA PROGRAM
by Juan Ruy Castaño Rueda
Creation Documentary, Culture
“I was born with this lineage and with this lineage I will die”
Director: Juan Ruy Castaño Rueda / Producer: Juan Ruy Castaño Rueda / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Juan Ruy Castaño Rueda / Production company: Monarca Producciones / Country: Colombia / Genre: Creation Documentary, Culture / Duration: 45' / Episodes: 5 / Format: HD / Language: Spanish
by Juan Urgell
Biography, Creation Documentary, Social Issues
Light Painters tells the stories and experiences of prominent and emerging Mexican photographers, through intimate testimonies that reinforce the relevance of documentary photography and photojournalism in contemporary Mexico. The series constructs an overview of the country’s great challenges, as well as stories of resistance that cause hope and optimism in the Mexican society.
Director: Juan Urgell / Producer: Juan Urgell / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Juan Urgell / Production company: E.L.E.F.A.N.T.E. / Country: Mexico / Genre: Biography, Creation Documentary, Social Issues / Duration: 20' / Episodes: 6 / Format: 4K / Language: Spanish
Marks on the skin
by Tania Dangiolillo
Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia
Social Issues, Biographies
The marks on our skin speak about who we are. They are witness and reflection of our experiences, they are storys that go with (accompany) us. Some of them are chosen, others are carried. Six people tell their story from the traces of theri skin, Each chapter immerses us on a personal universe approching social topics such as love, violence, indetity, culture, politics and others.
Director: Tania Dangiolillo / Producer: Tania Dangiolillo / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Tania Dangiolillo, Maria Perez Escala / Production company: Catalejo / Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia / Genre: Social Issues, Biographies / Duration: 10' / Episodes: 6 / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish. Portuguese
Awards and festivals:
Participation in the Web Series Laboratory at Detour New Film Festival October 2017. Special mention for the Marks on the Skin project
My life with myself
by Leonardo Paez
Youth, Biographies, Social Issues
My life with myself is a series that tackles problems which arise during adolescence and have an impact on health. With a first-person narration, we accompany the daily life of adolescents, get to know their world, their friendships, their passions and the way they experience this stage of transition to adulthood.
Director: Leonardo Paez / Producer: Mariano Bognanni / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Leonardo Paez, Mariano Bognanni / Production company: Pura vida / Country: Argentina / Genre: Youth, Biographies, Social Issues / Duration: 13' / Episodes: 8 / Format: 4k / Language: Spanish
Awards and festivals:
Season 1: Input 2016 (Calgary, Canada). Chosen as a youth series for the annual INPUT meeting. JAPAN PRIZE 2015: Finalist Youth category. 1st Professional Prize of the 3rd National Design Biennial UBA. Support and secured screen of Canal Encuentro for season 2.
by Gabriel F. Marinho
Human Rights, Social Issues
The history of AIDS in Latin America is told from the travels of Beatriz, a 70-year-old woman living with HIV. At every stop on the continent, she meets couples who also live with the disease. Beside to exchanging stories, she always gives them a letter written by the previous couple. This road movie series follows the journey of these love letters and their delivery, connecting couples with very similar stories.
Director: Gabriel F. Marinho / Producer: Hadija Chalupe / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Gabriel F. Marinho, Hadija Chalupe / Production company: Caraduá Produções / Country: Brazil / Genre: Human Rights, Social Issues / Duration: 26' / Episodes: 13 / Format: Full HD (1920x1080), 16:9 (aspect radio) / Language: Portugues and Spanish (with subtitles)
The Refugees’ Sounds
by Pablo Francischelli
Human Rights, Music, Politics
The Refugees’ Sounds is a documentary series that will portray musicians and bands formed by refugees from different regions of the planet. Through music, they keep the bond with the native land, while seeking to integrate themselves with the social and cultural differences that they find in the new continent.
Director: Pablo Francischelli / Producer: Caio Jobim / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Pablo Francischelli / Production company: Doblechapa Cinematografia / Country: Brazil / Genre: Human Rights, Music, Politics / Duration: 26' / Episodes: 10 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese. French. Spanish. Arab. Dialects
The world at the end of the world
by Paula López Wood
Environment, Education, Science and Technology
Documentary series of five chapters about the adventurers of the 21st century, who explore and rescue the unknown riches of the landscape, flora and fauna of the Chilean territory. The series presents the Natural Heritage of Chile through explorers and scientists who, integrating the wisdom of ancestral peoples and modern science, discover and make visible unknown aspects of the riches of the southernmost tip of the continent.
Director: Paula López Wood / Producer: Patricio Pereira, Ignacia Merino / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Ignacia Merino, Paula López / Production companies: Invercine & Wood / Igenio Visual / Country: Chile / Genre: Environment, Education, Science and Technology / Duration: 50' / Episodes: 5 / Format: 4K / Language: Spanish
Awards and festivals:
Chiledoc Connecta Award to participate in the DocMontevideo Series Pitching.
June: Distance Tutoring
The producers of the selected projects will participate in distance tutoring with Mariana Oliva in which they will get a written response that will serve as the basis for their work in Montevideo.
Mariana Oliva (Brazil), producer and director of documentaries. Degree in journalism from PUC-SP and Master in documentary filmmaking from the University of Edinburgh. She worked as coordinator of co-productions and special projects in the TAL network, where she developed nine international co-productions with television channels from 20 countries. She was curator of Documentários de Invenção series for Canal Curta! and Miradas for Canal Brasil. She worked on the articulation, production and distribution of the Why Poverty project in Latin America, broadcasted in over 60 TV channels. She is training coordinator of DOCSP and international consultant for DocMontevideo. Her documentary Piripikura was awarded at IDFA and Rio Film Festival 2017.
21, 22 and 23 July: Writing and Pitching Workshop
The project producers will take part in a workshop geared to giving advice about markets and training for Pitching mentored by Verónica Fiorito and Belisario Franca.
Verónica Fiorito (Argentina) has a solid career in the field of producing and directing TV & Film, her training is consolidated with a degree in Audiovisual Production and Management. She has developed a career in cultural management becoming Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Culture of Argentina. She directed and took part in the team that designed and launched the Pakapaka channel, the signal dedicated to children and Canal Encuentro.
24 July: Series Pitching
Each of the producers will have seven minutes to present his project to a panel of representatives and decision makers from television companies. The panel has seven minutes to make its response, raise doubts and ask questions.
26 July: Meetings with representatives from television channels and decision makers
Based on the Pitching, market meetings between project producers and decision makers will be arranged.
DOCSP Award: Selection of one project for the Co-production Meetings of DOCSP (includes 3 hotel nights in São Paulo and accreditation).