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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2020 San Sebastián Industry

San Sebastián's Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum to welcome 18 projects

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- The forum, which will run exceptionally online from September 19-21, will include works from Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Hungary, Mexico, Paraguay, Spain and Uruguay

San Sebastián's Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum to welcome 18 projects
Director György Pálfi, whose new project Hen has been selected for the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

Eighteen projects from nine countries have been selected for the IX Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum. Set within the San Sebastian International Film Festival’s 68th edition, the activity will take place from 19 to 21 September, will run exclusively online due to the pandemic.

The market has recorded a total of 235 submissions this year. As usual, thanks to the festival's collaboration with Ventana Sur, the Marché du Film and Argentina's INCAA (National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts), European projects selected for the forum have the opportunity to participate in Ventana Sur's Proyecta programme.

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Regarding this year's selection, a few filmmakers of recognised career will be present with their latest projects: Argentina's Celina Murga (whose latest work The Third Side of the River premiered in competition at the Berlin Film Festival), Benjamín Naishtat (whose latest film Rojo [+see also:
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]
won the Silver Shell for Best Director and Best Actor and Jury Prize for Best Cinematography at San Sebastián), Martin Rejtman (whose latest film Two Gun Shots [+see also:
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premiered in competition at Locarno) and Mateo Bendesky; Hungary's György Pálfi (best known for his Cannes sensations Taxidermia [+see also:
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 and Final Cut [+see also:
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interview: Gyorgy Palfi
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]
), Argentinian-Mexican filmmaker Paula Markovitch (awarded at Berlin with The Prize [+see also:
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) and Venezuela's Jorge Thielen Armand.

Six of the eighteen projects will be second works by their authors: Paraguay's Marcelo Martinessi (The Heiresses [+see also:
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]
, winner of Berlin's Alfred Bauer Prize and Silver Bear for Best Actress), Costa Rica's Antonella Sudasassi (Hormigas [+see also:
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, selected for the Berlinale Forum) and Alexandra Latishev, Uruguay's Lucía Garibaldi (The Sharks [+see also:
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, awarded at Sundance), German-Argentinian filmmaker Nele Wohlatz (honoured in Locarno for her debut work The Future Perfect) and Argentina's Diego Schipani.

Rounding off the selection are the first films by Colombia's Theo Montoya, Camila Beltrán and Juan Sebastián Quebrada, Mexico's Eduardo Esquivel and Peru's Daniel Vidal Toche.

The selected projects:

Who Killed Narciso? - Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay/Germany/France)
Production: La Babobsa Cine, S.A.

ÁngelesPaula Markovitch (Mexico/Argentina/France)
Production: Cuevas de Altamira Producciones 

Anhell69 - Theo Montoya (Colombia/Argentina/Romania)
Production: Desvio Visual

DeliriumAlexandra Latishev Salazar (Costa Rica/Chile)
Production: La Linterna Films

The Day of My Beast - Camila Beltrán (Colombia/France)
Production: Día Fragma Fábrica de Películas, SAS

The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass - Celina Murga (Argentina/Germany)
Production: Tresmilmundos Cine

The Other Son - Juan Sebastián Quebrada (Colombia/France)
Production: Evidencia Films

RidersMartín Rejtman (Argentina/Portugal)
Production: Un Puma

HenGyörgy Pálfi (Hungary/Mexico)
Production: FocusFox

The Anatomy of the Horse - Daniel Vidal Toche (Spain/Perú/Colombia)
Production: 93 Metros SL

Nearness - Jorge Thielen Armand (France/Venezuela)
Production: In Vivo Films

Eternal AdolescentEduardo Esquivel (Mexico)
Production: Tardigrada Cine

The FeverMateo Bendesky (Argentina/Brazil/France)
Production: Volpe Films

The Last Queen - Lucía Garibaldi (Uruguay/Argentina)
Production: Montelona

Memories of a Burning Body - Antonella Sudasassi Furniss (Costa Rica/Spain)
Production: Substance Films Ltda

American Night - Nele Wohlatz (Argentina)
Production: Murillo Cine

Pobres pibesBenjamín Naishtat (Argentina)
Production: Pucará Cine

Three - Diego Schipani (Argentina)
Production: El Borde

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(Translated from Spanish)

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