Documentary Pitching involves a training path for 10 participants with projects from Latin America. The aim is to boost their creative possibilities and provide opportunities for obtaining finance and positioning their products in the international market.
The call is now closed. Selected projects will be announced soon.
Mentor: Marta Andreu
Marta Andreu (Spain). In 2004 she founded Estudi Playtime in order to devote her time to producing creation documentaries. Her last production “Amanecer” was awarded as best Colombian film at FICCI. In 2017 she founded Walden a documentary training residence. In 2004-2005 she coordinated a Spanish documentary cinema retrospective for Cinéma du Réel. She analyses documentary scripts for the Centre de Desenvolupament Audiovisual. She has a degree in audiovisual communication and a master’s in creation documentary from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
A troops of bears
by Christian Martínez, Paola Castillo Villagrán, Pachi Bustos
Social issues, Human Rights, Creative Documentary
Christian is the son of Agustín, disappeared since January 1, 1975. He was 1 year and 7 months old when he was kidnapped together with his father. A fellow militant had betrayed him, marking his destiny. Who would this traitor be? This doubt and the absence of his father accompanied Christian all his life, until one day, finally, he meets Manuel, the whistleblower.
Director: Christian Martínez, Paola Castillo Villagrán, Pachi Bustos / Producer: Christian Martínez, Paola Castillo Villagrán, Pachi Bustos / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Pachi Bustos / Production company: Errante / Country: Chile / Genre: Social issues, Human Rights, Creative Documentary / Duration: 80' / Language: Spanish
by Josefina Buschmann
Science and technology, Creation Documentary, Environment
ARTIFICIAL CLOUDS follows the poetic journey of a cloud computing system from its mineral origins to its electronic ruins. Along the way, the cloud encounters beings and communities that live alongside it or resist its presence, observing the planetary damage caused by its existence while wondering: can technology develop without sacrificing ecologies and communities?
Director: Josefina Buschmann / Producer: Daniela Camino / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Josefina Buschmann, Daniela Camino / Production company: Mimbre Films / Country: Chile / Genre: Science and technology, Creation Documentary, Environment / Duration: 70' / Language: Spanish
by Mariana Viñoles
Current Issues, Social Issues, Creation Documentary
After the news of the sale of the house where we lived for the last 15 years and its imminent demolition, I felt the need to revisit my story, marked by a violent childhood. Digging into the personal archives that I started filming at the age of 19, I discover that my life was very similar to my mother’s and I decide to start a dialogue with her, in the hope of healing a shared wound.
Director: Mariana Viñoles / Producer: Carolina Campo Lupo / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Mariana Viñoles, Carolina Campo Lupo / Production companies: Pájaro Dorado / La piscina film / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Current Issues, Social Issues, Creation Documentary / Duration: 80' / Language: Spanish
by Carol Quintanilha
Social issues, History, Environment
Stage of the first indigenous uprisings against Portugal, the Guaratuba River today attracts people of all ages and social classes in search of entertainment and adventure. The documentary “Summer in Guaratuba” combines stories from tourists and local residents, revealing a unique perspective on Brazil’s history.
Director: Carol Quintanilha / Producer: Juliana Vedodato / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Juliana Vedodato, Carol Quintanilha / Production company: Mana Produtora de filmes LTDA ME / Country: Brasil / Genre: Social issues, History, Environment / Duration: 60’
My Body Is an Expanding Star
by Tania Hernández Velasco, in collaboration with Semillites Hernández Velasco
Semillites and Tania, two De-Indigenized siblings with a strong friendship bond, embark on an imaginary journey through the geography and memory of their Brown bodies, bodies they used to reject. As they traverse the expanded territory of their skin, their ancestors emerge as singing flowers, fossils, stars and members of their family to help them reconfigure their self-image and identity.
Director: Tania Hernández Velasco, in collaboration with Semillites Hernández Velasco / Producer: Tania Hernández Velasco / Viana González / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Tania Hernández Velasco, Viana González / Production company: Autonauta Films / Country: Mexico / Genre: Creation Documentary / Duration: 80' / Language: Spanish
The Bag of The Night
by Janaina Wagner
Brazil / Portugal
Current Issues, Creation Documentary.
Owner of one of highest feminicides rates in Brazil, the tiny city of Barcelos exists bordering Rio Negro, lost amidst the idyllic landscape of Amazonas Forest. “A Mala da Noite” unveils the presence of ghost women who continue to inhabit this piece of land. The experimental documentary is the portrait of a hallucinating and profound Brazil, where violence and dazzlement merge daily.
Director: Janaina Wagner / Producer: Luana Melgaço / Catarina de Sousa / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Janaina Wagner / Production companies: Anavilhana / Foi Bonita A Festa / Country: Brazil / Portugal / Genre: Current Issues, Creation Documentary. / Duration: 70' / Language: Portuguese
The forest in me
by Victoria Piczman
Social issues, Biographies, Creation Documentary
When Victoria was eight years old, her uncle Daniel murdered her grandparents and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Twenty years later, Victoria begins to review her family history and decides to write a letter to her uncle. In the absence of answers, she decides to travel to visit him in prison and revisit the forest that sheltered her in her exile: is it possible to forgive the unforgivable?
Director: Victoria Piczman / Producer: Florencia Azorin / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Victoria Piczman, Florencia Azorin Country: Argentina / Genre: Social issues, Biographies, Creation Documentary / Duration: 70' / Language: Spanish
The previous moment
by Pablo Abdala
Current Issues, Social Issues, Music
The previous moment is a film about Carlos, a makeup artist for the dead and singer of romantic hits in homes for the elderly. It is also a movie about “One Heart” his fan club, lonely people who are together.
Director: Pablo Abdala / Producer: Pablo Abdala / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Pablo Abdala / Production company: Hijole Films / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Current Issues, Social Issues, Music / Duration: 80' / Language: Spanish