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Encuentro Internacional de Coproducción


They are fiction projects in development in Latin America, generated by production companies from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, and Uruguay, are invited/selected by JIIFF to participate in networking and project pitching sessions. Producers participate for a prize awarded by the National Centre for Cinema and the Moving Image (CNC), France. Producers from France and Belgium are also invited, in order to promote networking and the positioning of projects.
In this way, the aim is to generate spaces for the co-production of Uruguayan fiction films with Latin American countries and with those that have co-production agreements with Uruguay, such as France and Belgium, as well as new countries in relations with Uruguay.
The International Coproduction meeting invites up to 3 producers from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and the Dominican Republic, and up to 6 Uruguayan producers to generate new alliances.

Géraldine Sprimont - producer

Has studied contemporary arts and management at Brussels University. She started her professional career in 2011 at Need Productions, as a production administrator. For 3 years, she worked closely with the co-producers and the different audiovisual funds. In 2014, she took over the reins of Need Productions with Anne-Laure Guégan, inheriting a filmography that bears witness to numerous international awards. Since then, she has (co)produced documentaries, shorts and features such as: FELICITE by Alain Gomis Silver Bear in Berlin (2017), FORTUNA by Germinal Roaux Crystal Bear and Jury Prize in Berlin Generation (2018), as well as SILENT VOICE by Reka Valerik (2020 - FIPA, Césars, ...) or CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesen (Cannes Director’s fortnight 2021). Recently she produced César Diaz's first feature film NUESTRAS MADRES, Caméra d'Or at 2019 Cannes Film Festival and Belgian entry for the Oscar. She develops Belgian authors in Belgium and co-produce talented international authors within Need Productions with Anne-Laure Guégan. She is graduated from EAVE. Project in search for co-production in Working JIIFF: México 1986, by César Díaz

Annabella Nezri - producer

With more than 15 years of experience in film production in various Belgian companies (development and set), she founded her own production company Kwassa Films in 2014. She was a member of the Selection Committee of The Belgian Film Fund, of the EAVE network ans Producers on the move 21 and she is the vice-president of the UPFF (French Speaking Producer Union). Kwassa Films aims to promote innovative, creative and accessible projects to a wide audience. It alsowishes to contribute to the emergence of young talents on the international stage. Kwassa Films has co-produced feature films including Zoé Wittock’s “Jumbo” (Official Selection Sundance and Berlinale Generation 20), Frederike Migom’s “Binti” (Sundance Film Festival), Nora Martirosyan’s ‘Should the wind drop’ (Double Label Cannes and ACID 20) and Kaouther Ben Hania’s ‘The man who sold his skin’ (Venice 20-Orrizonti),nominated for The Best International Pictures at the OSCARS 2021 Gerlando Infuso’s “The Proposal” won the Magritte Award for Best Animated Short Film (2019) and the documentary “Into Battle“ by Eve Duchemin won the Magritte award for Best Documentary in 2017.

Griselda Gonzalez Gentile - producer

Be Revolution Pictures is an audiovisual production company based in Brussels, a dynamic company that emphasizes international co-productions, in particular with Latin America. With great knowledge of the different international markets, Be Revolution Pictures establishes a specific work and financing strategy for each project. Projects are selected based on their global sales potential and their cultural and artistic value. Project in search for co-production in Working JIIFF: “Agua negra”, by Santiago and Javier Ventura.

Cassandre Warnauts - producer

Cassandre Warnauts joined the Frakas Productions team in 2007. There she develops feature films and co-produces international projects alongside Jean-Yves Roubin. "Seule à mon mariage" by Marta Bergman (2018), her first majority feature film as a producer was selected at the Cannes Film Festival in the ACID section. In 2021, she is completing the production of " Sans Soleil " by Banu Akseki and " La Ruche " by Christophe Hermans. She is currently developing " L'Enfant-bélier ", Marta Bergman's second feature film, " L'Idylle ", Aline Magrez's first feature film, " Krieg " by Delphine Noels and " La salle des pas perdus " by Thibault Wohlfahrt and Roda Fawaz.

Sophie Erbs - producer

Sophie Erbs is part of a generation of producers who are dedicated to building creative bridges between talents from all countries. She is a partner in Cinéma Defacto and in her co-owned independent company Gaïjin. She is a member of both EAVE and ACE and has produced and co-produced 20 feature films. Films such as “Los perros” by Marcela Said (Cannes 2017), “Milla” by Valérie Massadian (Prix Spécial du Jury, Locarno 2017), “The Harvesters” by Etienne Kallos (Un Certain Regard 2018), “The Load” by Ognjen Glavonic (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2018), “Apprentice” by Boo Junfeng (Cannes 2016).

David Maler - producer
Dominican Rep.

Born in March 1990 in the fishing village of Boca de Chavon. He is the co-founder of Cacique Films, along with actress and producer Nashla Bogaert, and her partner, Gilberto Morillo. He lived and studied in New York, London and Buenos Aires. In 2014 he writes, develops and then produces his first feature film, “Reinbou”, which he co-directs with Andrés Curbelo. In 2017 he dives into comedy: he writes the script and directs one of the most successful films of the year in Dominican cinema, "Todas las mujeres son iguales", the sequel to the Spanish comedy "Todos los hombres son iguales". In 2017 he also writes, produces and directs the film “La boya”, which was presented in several festivals, including its premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival, among others. In 2018 he directs and produces his first documentary, which deals with gender violence, "Se hizo la noche...". In 2019 he directs and produces "El metodo", based on the play "El metodo Gronholm" by Jordi Galceran. At the beginning of 2020, he writes and directs the comedy "No es lo que parece...", one of the highest grossing premieres of 2021 in the Dominican Republic. At the end of 2020 he writes, directs and co-produces “Cuarencena; una historia a cinco tiempos…”. He is currently developing his next feature film "Zumeca", which will be shot in early 2022. Project in search of Co-production in Working JIIFF: “Zumeca”, by David Maler (Participates for the CNC Award).

Agustina Chiarino - productora

Productora cinematográfica con más de quince largometrajes latinoamericanos estrenados en los festivales de cine más importantes del mundo, que obtuvieron mas de 100 premios internacionales y se han estrenado en más de 30 territorios.
Nació en Montevideo, Uruguay, en 1977 y estudió la tecnicatura de Ciencias Políticas en la UDELAR y Comunicación Social en la Universidad Católica del Uruguay. Terminó su carrera en México donde vivió y trabajó. Allí produjo su primer largometraje LA DISCIPULA DEL VELOCÍMETRO. A partir de 2004, a su regreso a Uruguay, trabaja de Directora de producción en La Perrera (Manuel Nieto, 2006) y varios largometrajes, cortos y videos musicales.
En 2007 se une a CONTROL Z FILMS y produce las películas Gigante (Adrián Biniez, 2009), Tanta Agua (Ana Guevara y Leticia Jorge), 3 e Hiroshima (Pablo Stoll). Todas sus películas se estrenaron en festivales como Cannes, Berlín, Toronto y San Sebastián recogiendo premios internacionales y distribuyéndose en varios territorios.
En 2011, junto con Fernando Epstein funda MUTANTE CINE, una nueva productora enfocada en el descubrimiento de nuevos talentos, pero también con un fuerte enfoque en la formación audiovisual. El primer largometraje fue El 5 de Talleres (Adrián Biniez, 2014) y 2 años después Las Olas del mismo director que se estrenara en San Sebastián. Han producido Alelí (Leticia Jorge, 2019). También incursionaron en el documental con Locura al aire (Alicia Cano – Leticia Cuba, 2018) y BOSCO (Alicia Cano)
Además, participan como coproductores minoritarios en varios largometrajes latinoamericanos como Historia del miedo (Benjamín Naishtat, Argentina, 2013), Mi amiga del parque (Ana Katz, Argentina, 2016), Las Herederas (Marcelo Martinessi, Paraguay, 2018) y Benzinho (Gustavo Pizzi, Brasil 2018). Su última coproducción estrenada es el largometraje colombiano Monos dirigida por Alejandro Landes. Asimismo tienen tres coproducciones en etapa de postproducción: las ficciones Desperté con un sueño (Pablo Solarz) y Naufragios (Vanina Spataro) y eldocumental Los últimos (Sebastián Peña Escobar).

Virginia Bogliolo - producer

Montevideo, 1976. She majored in Social Communications at the Universidad de la República. She has worked in various areas of film production since 2003 and has been a partner and producer at Tarkio Films since 2009. Tarkio Films is an independent production company whose mission is to produce of auteur films. We see cinema as an expression of the times in which we live in and keeping with this editorial line we are promoting a generation of Uruguayan authors with risk and a singular perspective. A vast filmography as a producer stands out in films such as “Las vacaciones de Hilda” (2021) by Agustín Banchero, world premiere in the New Directors section of the San Sebastián International Film Festival, “La calle de las luciérnagas” by Juan Alvarez Neme and “Directmente para video” by Emilio Silva, a documentary feature film that won the BAFICI American Competition Award, the FIPRESCI Critics Award and, in development, “Nostalgia del futuro” by Florencia Colman. Her latest project in development is: "Las muertes pasajeras" by Agustin Banchero. Project in search of Co-production in Working JIIFF: “Las muertes pasajeras” by Agustín Banchero (Participates for the CNC Award).

Diego Fernandez Pujol - productor

Director, guionista y productor de los largometrajes de ficción “Rincón de Darwin” (2013), “La teoría de los vidrios rotos” (2021) y del documental “Así pasa-mos” (2021), además de cortometrajes, videoclips y la serie de animación “Ana la rana”. Coproductor del largometraje “Mulher do pai” y la serie web “El último youtuber”. Es docente en la Universidad ORT.
Actualmente desarrolla los proyectos “El robo del águila” (Primer Premio Solo Series, Ventana Sur 2021) y el largo de ficción “El fichaje”.Proyecto en búsqueda de Coproducción en Working JIIFF: “El fichaje” de Diego Fernández Pujol  (Participa por el Premio CNC).

Martin Almada - producer

He was born in Montevideo in 1989. He has a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the ORT University Uruguay. He has been a teacher of Language, Communication and Audiovisual Media at the C.E.S Artistic Highschool since 2013. He is an interim teacher of the Audiovisual EMT of CETP.UTU. As a producer for Básico Films, he won the Film Promotion Fund with “Cruceras” (2019) and “Maltrato animal” (2021), as well as the Canarian Audiovisual Fund with “Cruceras” (2019) and Montevideo Filma, with the web series "No hay nadie" (2020), in 2021 he win 2nd place in the Canarian Audiovisual Fund to finance one episode of the series. In 2021 he won the Uruguay Audiovisual Program for the production of national works as a co-production with the fiction feature film “En la búsqueda de Martina”. Its filming will begin in Uruguay in May 2022. With "El caso Limber" he also wins the 2021 Uruguay Audiovisual Program for the Development of Fiction Productions, after having participated in several international script workshops, in which the project was selected. Project in search of Co-production in Working JIIFF: "El caso Limber" by Martín Almada (Participates for the CNC Award).

Ignacio Cucucovich - productor

He was born on February 3th 1978 in the city of Montevideo, graduated from the Cinema School of Uruguay in 2001. From that year until now he works as producer and executive producer for prominent directors like Federico Alvarez, Gustavo Hernandez Ibañez, Rodo Sayagués, Ale Damiani, Guillermo Carbonell, Nacho Alvarez, Chus Gutierrez. In 2009 he produce the first film of Hernandez, “La Casa Muda”, which participated in a big number of important international festivals amongst which feature: Cannes, Sitges and La Habana. In 2012 he founded with Gustavo Hernández Ibáñez and Santiago Gonzalez "Mother Superior "for the realisation of the second featured film of Gustavo Hernandez “Dios Local” (2013).

Fernando Epstein - producer

Producer, editor and teacher since 2000. With Control Z Films, he produced and edited “25 watts” and “Whisky”, directed by Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll, and "Gigante" directed by Adrián Biniez, among other titles. In 2011, together with Agustina Chiarino, he created Mutante Cine, a flexible platform to produce feature films, documentaries, series and provide production services, in addition to generating instances of audiovisual training such as PUENTES EAVE. His last work as producer is “Monos” directed by Alejandro Landes, his last work as editor is the series “Sentencia” for Amazon Brazil, still in post-production.

Emiliano Mazza De Luca - producer

He is a director, producer and consultant for film projects and impact campaigns. He studied at the Executive Production Workshop of EICTV (Cuba) and Berlinale Talents (Germany). He began his career as an art producer for the series Curro Jiménez II on Antena 3. In 2011 he created PASSAPAROLA, an auteur film production company. His films have toured international festivals such as: IDFA, Thessaloniki, Seattle, Guadalajara, Biarritz, Lima, DocsMX, Sanfic, Edoc, FICA Goias, Ecofalante, Bertha House, among others. He is currently developing the feature films “Pax in lucem” about the life of the painter Joaquín Torres-García and the fiction “Las despenadoras” which portrays a childhood and the apprenticeship of forgotten female trades in rural Uruguay at the end of the 19th century. In 2018 he produces "Vida a bordo" (70 min, Uru), Word Premiere IDFA Official Competition & IDFA On Stage. Mazza has also produced short films and as a teacher has collaborated with the INCAA Documentary Incubator (Arg.), the EICTV (Cuba) and impact film consultants at DocsMX, BoliviaLab, AmbulanteMx and Niatero. He is an advisor for the development of auteur documentary projects, collaborating with filmmakers to find their own voice. He has been a jury at festivals and funds in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Uruguay. Project in search of Co-production in Working JIIFF: “Las despenadoras”, by Emiliano Mazza de Luca.

Pablo Lozano - productor
Dominican Republic

Pablo Lozano is a filmmaker and full time professor at INTEC University in Santo Domingo where he also designed the Film Degree program. A graduate of the International School of Film and Television (EICTV) in Cuba, and Master's Degree from the Escuela Superior de Cine y Audiovisuales de Cataluña (ESCAC) in Barcelona. As a producer he has worked in Todos Somos Marineros premiered in Rotterdam and winner of the FIPRESCI award at Cinélatino in Toulouse, among other international festivals. Candela, selected at La Fabrique Cinémas du Monde, Cannes in 2018, Sundance Script Residency (2016), Edit Residency (2019) and Music Residency (2019) workshops at Skywalker Studios. It won "Best Film", "Best Direction" and "Best Supporting Actor" at the Fine Arts Film Festival 2021, "Best Film" and "Best Actress" at the Dominican Film Festival in NY, and "Jury Prize" at the Biarritz Film Festival 2021, among other international festivals where it continues its route around the world. Books and Drinks, a romantic comedy featuring Clara Lago (8 apellidos Vascos), and Jackson Rathbone (Twilight Saga), to be released in 2023. Pepe, winner of the Hubert Bals screenwriting award (Netherlands), FONPROCINE development (Dominican Rep.), IBERMEDIA development, World Cinema Fund Classic + ACP (Germany), and the French national award for production from the CNC + ACP. To be released in 2023

Lucila De Arizmendi - productora

Lucila de Arizmendi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1985 and is a Film Producer and Photographer. She is interested in the development and production of auteur cinema and in the collaboration of coproductions. She founded Imprudencia, with Maca Herrera Bravo, and they produced Monster God (2019), a short film by Agustina San Martín, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and obtained the Special Mention of the Jury. Lucila de Arizmendi produced To kill the beast (2021), first feature by Agustina San Martín, that premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. The film received a Special Mention from the Argentine Film Critics Association and the APPLAA award for Best Location Design at Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Lucila is also Associate Producer and Line Producer of Death Doesn’t Exist, and Love Doesn’t Either (2019), second film by Fernando Salem, that premiered at Mar del Plata International Film Festival. She is Line Producer of Transcending waves (2019), a documentary by Gauchos del Mar in the Islas Malvinas / Falkland Islands. She produced the short documentaries How to talk to Lorrie Moore (2020), by Majo Moirón, and Playa Unión, a pop manifest by Michelle Gualda, in post-production.



Marcelo Alderete
Artistic programmer
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata

Since 2009 he has been a member of the team of artistic programmers at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina). He studied film and worked for different advertising production companies. In 1999 he began working for the Buenos Aires - Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) working in different areas until 2009. He has collaborated as a guest programmer for the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires (MACBA), the Leopoldo Lugones room of the General San Martín Theater, the International Film Festival of Uruguay and currently for the Antofagasta International Film Festival, Chile (ANTOFACINE). He has been a jury at international festivals, moderator of tables on different topics related to audiovisual production, and has given masterclasses and talks with filmmakers such as Claire Denis, Bong Joon-ho, Leos Carax. He was editor of the books "What will become of the cinema?" published by the Mar del Plata Festival and the version of the same book published in Korea by the Jeonju Festival, "Time stopped" (compiled from reviews by Scott Foundas) and "Film Comment, an anthology" (a project by Manu Yanez). He writes for the magazine Making Cinema and other media abroad.

Rémi Guittet
Audiovisual attaché
Cono Sur de la Embajada de Francia en la Argentina

Rémi Guittet studied philosophy and cinema in Paris and New York. He worked in the production and direction of independent documentary films and for public television, in Italy and France, before dedicating himself to cultural cooperation. Since 2018 he has been the Audiovisual Attaché for the Southern Cone of the French Embassy in Argentina and the Institut français.

Pablo Mazzola
Artistic programmer
Co-fundador de José Ignacio International Film Festival

I deal with design, management, curation, production, distribution and film sales. Consultant for film projects in the field of documentary, non-fiction and audiovisual essay. Currently in the distribution area, I work for the company 3CFilms Group Founder of EGA, Espacio de Gestion Audiovisual. I design, direct and conceptualize the General Pico National Film Festival, La Pampa, Argentina - 2015 to 2019. Founding partner and programmer at JIIFF, Jose Ignacio International Film Festival, Uruguay - 2010 to 2022. Former Founding Partner for the distribution company Compañía de Cine. Programmer for the “Latin American Documentary Retrospective” for YIDFF, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan, 2015; programmer for the Argentine Film Week in Lebanon, 2014. Film Week “The representation of human rights in Argentine cinema”, Morocco, 2016 and advisor for five years for the Argentine Film Week in Salta, Argentina. Artistic Programmer in the Coordination of Espacios Incaa, of the INCAA Federal Action Management from 2009 to 2013, and Artistic Programmer for the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, from 2005 to 2008.