Puerto FICCI

POINT OF ARRIVAL, ENCOUNTER, AND DEPARTURE TOWARDS NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Since its creation in 1960, and more intensely since the 70s, the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival has worked to raise awareness and increase dynamism for what has now become known as Ibero-American Cinema. In that sense, the festival has organized Puerto FICCI, an initiative that brings together the efforts of different national and international entities to consolidate this meeting point as a driver for the region's film industry.

Puerto FICCI, now in its third edition, continues to exceed the expectations of the national and international industries. The increase in participants during the last edition, which, like a safe port, welcomed 300 certified participants of 20 nationalities from different sectors of the industry, such as programmers, critics, distributors, exhibitors, producers, festival directors, actors, companies, film entities, academics, and composers, among others, is a reflection of the strength of a growing sector, one whose growth is backed by high rates of attendance and consumption as shown by data collected from various Ibero-American countries in 2016.

With this positive balance in mind along with more focused objectives for 2017, we created more opportunities for project development, new negotiations, and alliances, which we aim to quantify and qualify at the end of this edition. Puerto FICCI will also strengthen, promote, and support the growth of the audiovisual industry through different learning tools and activity models that will help inspire creators and lead them towards their goals.

Puerto FICCI offers the following activities:

PuertoLab Work in Progress: now on its third edition, it supports Ibero-American directors in the completion of their feature-length films or documentaries.
Salón FICCI: Master classes, panels, workshops, discussions, and product launches.
12th International Producers Forum: an initiative led by the Ministry of Culture, whose goal is to strengthen and prepare sustainable film projects and insert them efficiently into the market in a way that is competitive vis-a-vis the existing audiovisual media on offer in the global marketplace.
7th Documentary Film Workshop: a space for strengthening, preparation, and networking for ten Latin American projects at an advanced stage of development and with a high potential for success on the international market.
11th Film Criticism and Journalism Workshop: training in film criticism and journalism.
Latin American Distributors’ Meeting: curating and coordination for the distribution of Latin American film in Latin America.
Puerto FICCI Café: an ideal environment for meetings between accredited industry members.
Come and Have a Coffee (Ven y tómate un café): a space designed with a different theme every day, where people can learn, find answers, and meet experts from the industry.
Video Library: a space created for accredited industry professionals where they can watch the festival's official film selection, among other things.

Thanks to the support of Encuentros Cartagena, the Ministry of Culture’s Office for Cinematography, Proimágenes Colombia, the Tribeca Film Institute, Congo Films, Centro Ático, the Spanish Cooperation Training Center – AECID, the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce – Bogotá Cluster for Creative Industries and Content, the Cinemateca de Bogotá, and the Bogotá Film Commission, we are able to open this port so that industry members, from distributors, to festival programmers, producers, directors, technical teams, and sales and talent agents can come together and continue building on the common dream of making films.

Sponsors Puerto FICCI

PF Cámara de Comercio Cluster Bogotá COMISIÓN FILMICA DE BOGOTA PF Proimagenes PF MINISTERIO DE CULTURA PF TODOS  POR UN NUEVO PAIS PF AECID PF ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE PRODUCTORES PF CNC PF EMBAJADA DE FRANCIA SUNDANCE TV Congo Films Universidad Javeriana Centro Ático BLACKMAGIC DESIGN PF Cinecolor Colombia Tribeca BA TALENTS PF EL MALPENSANTE Motiff