12th International
Producers Meeting

2nd to 6th march 2017

The previous eleven editions of the International Producers Meeting have seen outstanding Colombian film projects come to life, grow and become projects of relevance for Colombian filmmaking. Names such as Apaporis, Los Colores de la Montaña, Perro Come Perro, El Páramo, La Pasión de Gabriel, La Sociedad del Semáforo, Los Viajes del Viento, El Vuelco del Cangrejo, Karen Llora en un Bus, La Playa D.C., El Resquicio, Roa, Cazando Luciérnagas, Mateo, Gente de Bien, El Abrazo de la Serpiente and Buenaventura mon Amour have been at this event, and more than half of the participants have produced and premiered their films.
A total of 41 Colombian films premiered in 2016, making it a record year for national cinema. There was also a significant increase in the number of spectators of Colombian films, with 40% more compared to 2015 for a total of 4.8 million tickets sold. These numbers are the result of over a decade of work around a comprehensive film policy.

The film industry continues to address the challenges that come with distribution and exhibition and the identification of new audiences and digital platforms; the International Producers Forum is held as one way to approach these issues. The event is organized by the Ministry of Culture’s Office for Cinematography alongside the National Council of Arts and Culture in Cinematography (CNACC) and Proimágenes Colombia, with the support of the Spanish Cooperation Training Centre (AECID), the Office for Audiovisual Cooperation of the French Embassy in Colombia, the CNC of France, the Andean Regional Cooperation Office of the French Embassy and the Universidad Javeriana’s Centro Ático.

In this 12th edition of the Forum, topics like training for project presentation and pitching, audience formation and identification of new distribution models will be addressed. The selected 12 Latin American producers with fiction feature projects in the development stage will have the opportunity to work with five tutors who will advise them on new film development and distribution methods that require an early awareness of audiences and their different levels of participation.

In addition, 16 guest experts including producers, distributors, sales agents and international funding representatives will offer suggestions based on their experience, thereby contributing to the improvement of the projects by bringing them up to speed with the dynamics currently driving the film industry.

Sponsors Puerto FICCI

PF MINISTERIO DE CULTURA PF TODOS  POR UN NUEVO PAIS PF Proimagenes PF AECID PF EMBAJADA DE FRANCIA PF CNC Universidad Javeriana Centro Ático