In a bid to assist the fast-growing Latin American style market, an inaugural residency for screenwriters, Residencia Fantástica, will happen in Jalisco, Mexico from Oct. 17 to 21.
The primary of its sort in Latin America, the style residency is an initiative of Agavia Studios, Buenos Aires-based trade market Ventana Sur and its style platform, Blood Window, Cannes’s Marché du Movie in addition to the Jalisco state movie fee, Filma Jalisco.
Program goals to assist writers of fantasy/horror content material to raise their initiatives, offering coaching, recommendation and opinions. The target is to generate a gathering area that motivates the trade of artistic, skilled and strategic experiences.
The residency is a part of the Tinta Oscura contest, which obtained a complete of 262 scripts from 13 nations. A world jury made up of outstanding members of the movie trade, Blood Window and Agavia Studios, will choose a winner out of 5 accomplished scripts that have been chosen to take part within the Residencia Fantástica. The winner will probably be awarded at Ventana Sur which takes place Nov. 28 to Dec. 2.
Agavia Studios, run by CEO Gustavo Castillón, will award the profitable scriptwriter with $25,000 in trade for rights to the work, which it goals to provide by early subsequent 12 months. “It’s an enormous incentive for a screenwriter who will now not should go searching for a producer,” mentioned Ventana Sur government co-director Bernardo Bergeret on what’s deliberate to be an annual occasion.
Residency tutors are Cuba’s Alejandro Brugués (“Juan of the Useless,” “Nightmare Cinema”), Luiso Berdejo (“[REC],” “The Infinite Trench”), Pablo Guisa Koestinger (Grupo Mórbido) and LA-based Argentine producer Axel Kuschevatzky (“Argentina 1985,” “The Secret in Their Eyes”)
“The worldwide style market has skilled an exponential development lately and in Latin America, a brand new era has emerged in quest of a spot within the highly effective world of fantasy,” Bergeret remarked.
“Residencia Fantastica is the subsequent step in constructing the Latino expertise group and strengthening the style trade of our area,” concurred Guisa Koestinger, including: “It focuses on the elemental fundamentals of our trade: Screenwriting, the spark that ignites the movie making course of.”
“Screenplays are the ‘philosophers stone’ of filmmaking,” mentioned Sofia Movies’ Daniel de la Vega on the time Tinta Oscura was introduced. Primarily based in Mexico, Sofia Movies is among the drivers of Blood Window and Ventana Sur, backing prizes at style and arthouse trade showcases.
The residency will happen on the Casa Carlota within the Pueblo Magico of Tapalpa, Jalisco. It consists of masterclasses, particular person and group classes in addition to pitching classes with the participation of notable professionals from the movie trade.