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The Production and Direction teams of the 10 short films selected in the 2020/2021 open call, have received group sessions, and tailormade mentorships according to the needs of each short film. And they have also met with international film festival programmers and industry guests.

Training Sessions

LEGAL ASPECTS OF INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM DISTRIBUTION 

Basic tools for independent management. Production issues that impact at the time of the premiere, and all those others that start from there.

Horacio Grinberg

He is a lawyer specialized in Intellectual Property, producer and film scriptwriter.

Patricia Primón

Since 2010, she has been CEO of Aura Films, dedicated not only to distribution and commercialization, but also to the international sale of Latin American productions and the development and management of audiovisual businesses.

Céline Roustan

She is a senior programmer, industry relations manager and development associate for the website Short of the Week, programmer for the Palm Springs ShortFest, the Dublin International Film Festival, Quebec City's FCVQ and associate programmer at SXSW. 

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ONLINE LAUNCHING STRATEGIES FOR SHORT FILMS

What are the opportunities for a premiere on online platforms for a short film? What is the difference between online, streaming and virtual festival? What is the benefit that filmmakers and producers could get, and how are eyes on this type of exhibition today?

TALKING SHORTS: MEETING WITH EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMMERS

The online short film magazine Talking Shorts present us a group of programmers from 

European festivals (Locarno, Dresden, Leuven Short Film Festival, Short Waves, 

among others) so that they can get to know our selected shorts and their filmmakers.

Anne Gaschütz
Co-Director of the Filmfest Dresden and Programmer at the Pardi di Domani, Locarno Film Festival.

Emilia Mazik
Director of the Short Waves Festival, Polonia.

Enrico Vannucci
Artistic Director of the Torino Short Film Market and Programmer at the Pardi di Domani, Locarno Film Festival.

Niels Putman
Programmer at Leuven Short Film Festival.

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Mentorships

International film festivals strategy mentorship

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Cannes Court Métrage

Industry Coordinator – Short Film Corner | Rendez-vous Industry 

Holding a Master degree in Film Studies – after studying Cinema, Literature & Arts – Florian joined Cannes Court Métrage in 2014. He coordinates the various Industry events (pitches, workshops, tutoring sessions, meetings, panels…) and the curation of short & first feature projects in development for the SFC | Rendez-vous Industry. This five-day forum organised by the Festival de Cannes aims to highlight short film forms, emerging talents and facilitate the interactions between the filmmakers & the industry.
Florian is also part of Encounters Film Festival pre-selectors team, and European Short Pitch reading committee

Florian Fernandez

Creative mentorship

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Art Director in cinema, series and advertising.
She has taken photography classes with Gabriel Valansi, lighting with Humberto Rivas, and scenography at the Colón Theater.
Between 2011 and 2015, he has been a teacher in the subject Audiovisual Design, FADU-UBA.
In cinema, she did the Art Direction of "Ingrid", by Eduard Cortés; “Alanís”, by Anahí Berneri; "Iniciales SG", by Rania Attieh and Daniel García; and "Breve historia del planeta verde", by Santiago Loza.
She also collaborates with Anahí Berneri making art in the series “Morir de amor”. And in advertising she works with directors like Erik Morales, Jeppe Rønde, and Esteban Sapir.

Fernanda Chali

Short film additional materials mentorship

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Cultural manager specialized in audiovisual marketing and distribution. Teacher. Producer and organizer of different film festivals in Argentina and abroad, among them Buenos Aires International and Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) and Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Artistic Producer in Leopoldo Lugones cinema.

Michelle Jacques-Toriglia

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Graduated from the UNC of the "Technician in Audiovisual Media" and studying the "Bachelor of Film and Television". She has graduated from the Diploma in Audiovisual Distribution and Exhibition of the UNVM.
Winner of the UNC Extension Grant 2016 with the project "Emerge, memory, territory and animation". Founder of the group “CINEMA LA CALOR”, a collective that makes animated film screenings in non-traditional spaces. She directed “EL VENTILADOR, Santa Fe International Animation Film Festival”. She coordinates "APA Lab" Latin American Laboratory of Animation Projects. She worked in the art area of ​​different projects "The boy and the night", "Ailin in the moon", "Mobile Garden", "Red Roosters", "Own House".

Ita Romero

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Born in Buenos Aires in 1985. Graduated from the National School of Cinematographic Experimentation and Realization (ENERC). He directed the feature films "La piel marcada" (2016) / Official Selection [18] BAFICI / Official Selection (18) MIDBO and "El llanto" (2018) / Oficial Selection 33° Mar del Plata International Film Festival. He edited several works, among them “Monster God” (2019) directed by Agustina San Martín / Special Mention of the Jury at 72° Festival de Cannes. He is a thesis mentor at ENERC.

Hernán Fernández

Editing consultancy

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Open Talks

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IMCINE PRESENTS: DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY IN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS

How do you know which are the right festivals for a short film? How to define your goals? Types of premiere, overlapping territories, geoblocks? How to apply for festivals and what to do when one selects my short? This training is the ABCs of independent distribution.

Speaker: Jannike Curuchet (Head of International Promotion for the Mexican Film Institute - IMCINE).

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POSSIBLE PATHWAYS IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF ANIMATED SHORT FILMS

 

We present three cases to illuminate some of the paths that exist in the distribution of animated shorts. Animation film festivals, spaces for children's audiences, for adults, and other niche circuits.

Speakers: Irene Blei (RAMA Network of Women in Animation), Claudia Ruiz (Director, scriptwriter, and producer of animated audiovisuals), Ignacio Lillini (APA Association of Producers in Animation from Córdoba), Patricio Plaza (Producer and filmmaker of animated audiovisuals).

Moderator: Ita Romero (Coordinator of “APA Lab” Latinamerican Lab for Animated Projects).

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FESTIVAL REGARD PRESENTS: SHORT FILM FESTIVALS

What possibilities does a short film have of enhancing its exhibition circuit by incorporating specifically short film festivals into its strategy? What are the particularities of short film festivals, why is it important that they exist and what are their purposes in the industry ecosystem.

Speaker: Marie-Elaine Riou (Director of Regard International Short Film Festival).

Moderator: Uriel Kuzniecki (film festival programmer).

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HOW HORROR AND FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVALS ARE PROGRAMMED

We seek to know what they program when they program film festivals, to develop tools

that allow us to understand which ones could coincide with the profile of a short when 

going out to search for screens.

Guests: Pablo Sapere (Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre - Argentina), César Vargas (Insólito - Perú), Valentina Lellín and Sabrina Mainini (Terror Córdoba - Argentina).

Moderator: Uriel Kuzniecki (film festival programmer).

Official Selection

Auxilio

D: Andy González. P: Andy González.

Ficción / España, Argentina.

Chichi´ales

D: José López Aramburo. P: Josian Lopez.

Ficción / México.

De acá y de allá

D: Mauricio Clavijo Velasco. P: Giselle Carrazco Cochachin.

Documental / Argentina, Bolivia.

Hace mil años

D: Juan Flores. P: Juan Flores - Juan Bobbio.

Ficción / España, Argentina.

Ida

D: Ignacio Ragone. P: Ignacio Ragone.

Documental / Argentina.

Las partes perdidas

D: Iñaki Dubourg. P: Iñaki Dubourg

Documental Ficción / Argentina, Cuba.

Las picapedreras

D: Azul Aizenberg. P: Azul Aizenberg. 

Documental / Argentina.

Lo que nunca dije

D: Sol Monsalvo. P: Carolina Segarra. 

Documental, Animación / Argentina.

Memorias de un naufragio

D: Mildred Delgado Muñoz. P: Mildred Delgado Muñoz. 

Documental / México.

Un patio para que mis nietos jueguen

D: Pedro Moreno. P: Pedro Moreno. 

Documental / Uruguay.

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Comité de selección

Facundo Lema

Lara Gonzalez Lobo

Maca Herrera Bravo

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