Salón FICCI 57

FICCI 57 Program

For seven years, Salón FICCI has been the space for the Festival to promote discussion on issues of interest for the public and the industry in the region. It is a place of encounter that brings together filmmakers, actors, industry leaders and academics that have impacted and transformed the sector with their work.

Debates in the world of cinema in particular, and in the world of ideas in general, are not static. Film reacts to political and social contexts; the anxieties of a time resonate in movies. This year, Salón FICCI is opening an invitation to discuss issues affecting contemporary society, such as war and peace or the need for a ”reality cinema” that resists the progress of political manipulation and increasing lies. As a Festival anchored to a region that defines its own identity and particular nature, FICCI offers itself as a stage to question the elusive agendas of cinema (or cinemas) of the Caribbean. Matters that move the concerns of the industry, such as the script, the audience, the instruments of the state and technological changes in both production and consumption of films, with their aesthetic impact, are among the activities of this year.

In each edition, Salón FICCI has guests who come from diverse arts of the world – Colombia, Latin America, the United States, Asia and Europe – with diverse proposals and views, for an audience that responds enthusiastically. In 2016, during its four days of activities, it brought together almost five thousand people. The full rooms only confirm that this effort is worth it. We have also strengthened ourselves with the support of Kinetoscopio magazine, which has been supporting us since last edition with Memorias FICCI, a publication that circulates free of charge during the Festival, and which presents a recap of our activities with collaborations by various professionals of the sector, both national and international. This is an effort that epitomizes the spirit of this space: Think Film. Think Film, as an undeniably relevant form in our time.

With great joy, we present the programming of the VII edition of Salón FICCI. These are the panels, discussions, round tables, launches, workshops and masterclasses that will take us for a trip offshore, addressing cinema as a social and cultural problem. Four days of thinking about this thing that we do.
THURSDAY MARCH 2

EL SILENCIO DE LOS FUSILES I WHEN THE GUNS GO SILENT – OPENING FILM
Press conference
Thursday, March 2
10:00 - 11:00
Salón Rey


For the seventh consecutive year, the opening film of the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI) is a Colombian production. This year, El silencio de los fusiles, by director Natalia Orozco, will open this encounter with a documentary film about the event that put the eyes of the world on Colombia: the peace process with the FARC. This work shows a negotiation with multiple challenges that remain even after the signing of the agreement and raises questions about what lies beyond the war. After four years of documentary records and treatment of archive material, building a responsible and ethical story required – aside from the director's knowledge and rigor – careful editing by editor Etienne Boussac (Embrace of the Serpent, 2016), who along with the director, will respond to the questions of the audience. Cromos Magazine will give the director Natalia Orozco the Women Cromos Award, recognition that the publication has been delivering for two editions to female film directors.

Participants: Natalia Orozco, director El silencio de los fusiles; Etienne Boussac, editor El silencio de los fusiles / Spokesmen of the Peace Process that are part of the documentary El silencio de los fusiles.

FILM DEVELOPMENT FUND AND
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ARTS AND CULTURE IN FILM
Launch and discussion
Thursday, March 2
11:00 - 13:00
Salón Rey


The Film Development Fund (FDC), under the leadership of the National Council of Arts and Culture in Cinematography (CNACC) and administered by Proimágenes Colombia, is an essential tool for audiovisual production in the country. Each year, CNACC presents the FDC call with its different types of incentives, ranging from development to distribution and promotion, as well as training. As usual, in the context of Salón FICCI, we will hold the launch of the 2017 calls, with the participation of members of CNACC, who will have a conversation with the audience about the results obtained.

MOVIES AT SENA – ALTERNATIVE INITIATIVES FOR TRAINING IN THE AUDIOVISUAL AREA
Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 2
14:00 - 15:00
Salón Rey


Movies at SENA is a strategy created by the National Apprenticeship Coordination in partnership with BOGOSHORTS, to highlight audiovisual content in 12 regional offices that offer technical training for the audiovisual sector in the country. To date, the results are 32 short films, ten of which have been selected by BOGOSHORTS and are part of the programming of FICCI 57 as a special New Creators show. For 2017, the goal of Movies at SENA, along with its various allies, is to inspire apprentices to create stories with local and regional roots and link them in practice to different film projects that will be shot in the country, achieving synergies with the productive sector in a real manner. This initiative will be launched in the context of the VII Salón FICCI.

Participants: Alfonso Prada Gil, General Director, SENA; Jaime E. Manrique, Communications Director at the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival; Movies at SENA Apprentices

IN THE FOOTPRINTS OF INDIA CATALINA
Presentation
Thursday, March 2
14:00 – 15:00
Sala Taller


After twenty years of continuous research and 300 documents collected by the author, Hernán Urbina Joiro, between America and Spain from 1997 to 2012, Entre las huellas de la india Catalina emerges. It is the extensive biography of the great indigenous woman of the 16th century; a fascinating, tragic and essential woman in the history of America, whose life will be known with formidable clarity thanks to the inquiries about her existence and legacy, which inspired the creation of the award statuette by the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival in the 1960s and the monument in her honor standing in Cartagena de Indias.

Speaker: Hernán Urbina Joiro, author of the book Entre las huellas de la india Catalina

STATE INSTRUMENTS FOR FILM PROMOTION – CUADERNOS DEL CINE COLOMBIANO No. 26
Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 2
15:00 - 16:00
Salón Rey


In its 26th edition, Cuadernos de Cine Colombiano, a journal published by Cinemateca Distrital, ponders about the State's instruments for the promotion of cinema, through questions such as: What are the strengths and weaknesses of governmental initiatives to support national cinema? Was the expected impact of increasing the number of national productions and professionalizing the sector achieved? What was and has been the audience's response to these national productions made during these periods? Is it feasible to promote access to audiences through instruments of the State? How have film narratives been influenced by the implementation of policies? What does it take to strengthen national film and what changes are required considering the presence of transmedia content and of new screens? What should be the role of these incentives in the promotion of film, beyond funding mechanisms? Special guests, editors and writers of the magazine's articles will answer these questions and share their findings on the role and the results of governmental instruments that have sought to invigorate the sector and turn it into an industry.

Participants: Adelfa Martínez, Director, Ministry of Culture’s Office for Cinematography; Claudia Triana, director, Proimágenes Colombia; Paula Villegas, Audiovisual Arts Manager at IDARTES and director of Cinemateca Distrital in Bogotá; Andrea Echeverri, critic and academic
Moderator: Jaime Tenorio, independent producer

MOBILE CINEMAS REGIONAL MEETING
Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 2
15:00 - 16:00
Sala Taller


In Colombia, there is an increasing number of alternative projects that aim to bring cinema to sectors of the population where there is no access to commercial distribution systems. One of them, which has been positioning itself over time, is that of mobile cinemas that reach different towns and villages. In this encounter, five cases will come together to share with the audience their experiences, what their process of rapprochement with the different communities is like, how they have been accepted, and how they contribute to the formation of audiences in the country, and above all, to the democratization of access to culture.

Participants: FICCI Mobile from the Bolívar Governor's Office - Bolívar Institute of Culture and Tourism; Cinemóvil from Cinemateca del Caribe; Cine Colombia's Ruta 90; RCN's Show car.
Moderator: Juan Pablo Castro, director of Corporate Relations at SENA

FROM MUSIC TO THE BIG SCREEN
Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 2
16:00 - 17:00
Salón Rey

This panel discussion is proposed as a door that intends to become a rapprochement between the film industry and the music industry, in an industry where they converge together. We will explain not only the benefits involved in getting to know the synchronization processes of an original musical work for a film production but also the positive connection that can be generated between two productions (music and movies) to obtain a product with a successful promotion and exhibition. We will discuss topics such as types of synchronization licenses, actors involved and connected with the legal synchronization processes (music publishing labels, record labels, agencies), use permits, etc. We will also remember the variables to take into account at the moment of negotiation.

REINTERPRETATIONS OF MUSIC AND THE CARIBBEAN: MARTlNA LA PELIGROSA AND VICENTE GARCÍA
Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 2
17:00 - 18:00
Salón Rey


The ocean is an imposition. To be born in the middle of this great mass of water involves up front a very different way of perceiving the horizon: one that is infinite. The ocean is inescapable, it is the essence of nations and people. Therefore, it is no surprise that when it comes to portraying realities, the ocean takes away writers' pens, musicians' notes, and of course, filmmakers' cameras. This talk provides a space for reflection about music, film, and the ocean, and the way this last element affects the processes of creation, permeating any creative process in the sincerest way possible. During the talk, Martina La Peligrosa, from Carito (Córdoba) and Dominican Vicente García will talk about their creation experiences and the way the Caribbean Sea has established the musical brand that characterizes them and turns their work into something unique and special.

Participants: Martina La Peligrosa, singer; Vicente García, composer and interpreter


FRIDAY MARCH 3

"DANGEROUS" RELATIONS IN FILM AND TELEVISION IN COLOMBIA:
CUADERNOS DE CINE COLOMBIANO NO. 25
Panel Discussion
Friday, March 3
10:00 - 11:00
Salón Rey


Edited by Bogotá's Cinemateca Distrital, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Cuadernos de Cine Colombiano have been established as a specialized publication that responds to different issues related to our moving images and our film industry from a historical perspective and a current point of view. In its edition number 25, the Cuadernos present several unpublished approaches that show the relationship between film and television in Colombia. There is a dialogue about how television and film have managed to create memory and tell the story of the country, the relations between public policies in cinema and television, TV fiction and cinema fiction as two banks of the same river, the transit from the film screen to the cell phone screen, and documentaries in public Colombian TV. Special guests, collaborators for the magazine, will talk about these questions and share their reflections on the relations established between the so-called small screen and big screen.

Participants: Pedro Adrián Zuluaga, critic and FICCI chief programmer; Germán Franco, deputy director, Centro Ático; Ómar Rincón, film and television critic and director of the Center for Journalism Studies at Universidad de Los Andes; Óscar Campo, documentalist and film director
Moderator: David Melo, City Marketing Manager at Invest in Bogota

WHAT DO WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE CARIBBEAN?
Panel Discussion
Friday, March 3
11:00 - 12:00
Salón Rey


The Caribbean on film is being redefined and is expanding its borders in a crossing of questions and challenges that seek to respond to the call for a common identity in the context of an extremely diverse region. What is the Caribbean today? What defines it beyond its geographical boundaries and shared historical experiences? It is insular and coastline, modern and atavistic, open to the world or socially and politically static. Beyond these polarities, or in the heart of their contradictions, a group of scholars of this culture are approaching these questions from views that are rich in possibilities for film, culture and society.

Participants: Jaime Abello, General Director, Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI); Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián, professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Durham (UK) and Jury of the Official short film competition; Alfonso Múnera, historian and researcher; Javier Ortiz Cassiani, historian; Margarita de la Vega, former Executive Director at the Flaherty Film Seminar
Moderator: Ángel Unfried, director, El Malpensante magazine

#ModoBAM Begins
Launch
Friday, March 3
12:00 - 13:00
Salón Rey


The Bogotá Audiovisual Market has a new platform. This launch will show the new developments and calls, and how to make a project go through BAM remarkably. BAM celebrates this year the presence of France as guest country in the context of the France – Colombia Year 2017. Bienvenue au BAM!

Participants: Anne Louyot, Commissioner General of the France-Colombia Year 2017; Marco Llinás, Vice-President of Competitiveness and Shared Value at Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá; Claudia Triana, Director, Proimágenes Colombia.

PACIENTE: BEHIND THE CAMERAS OF A DOCUMENTARY FILM SCRIPT
Book launch and screening of short films
Friday, March 3
12:00 - 13:00
Salón Taller


Before the camera focused on a single story, the screenwriter of the documentary Patient (Paciente) had an intimate knowledge of dozens of cases that reveal what is involved in suffering a disease with a health system such as the one we have (and suffer from) in our country. How to narrate that reality from a documentary without falling into victimization? How to choose only one among the thousands of cases that take place every day in Colombia? Carol Ann Figueroa gathered experiences lived over two years in a book in order to reach the character that stars in the award-winning feature film in the Best Documentary Direction category at FICCI 2016. This behind the scenes that delves into her research, and the screening of three short films, by Luis Ospina, Óscar Campo and Simon Hernández, that complement the audiovisual transmedia project, call for a renewed look of the inhuman health system in Colombia. This activity is undertaken with the support of Malpensante Books, Gusano Films and Señal Colombia

Participant: Carol Ann Figueroa, author of the book
Moderator: Ángel Unfried, director, El Malpensante

SPECIALIZED TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR THE AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRY
Panel Discussion
Friday, March 3
14:00-15:00
Salón Rey


The last decade has been momentous for Colombian cinema. More films are produced and released every year and the country has become a film destination that offers tax breaks for foreign film producers to shoot here. However, professional training seems to undergo a slower process. In this scenario, SENA has taken the lead in training technicians that can face the new challenges that the industry demands through their Dual training, in direct connection with employability and especially with the relevance that the sector requires. This means that SENA educates technicians while the company that hires them trains them.

SENA staff and Inga Schad–Dunkwart, expert in Dual training from Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), will talk about its benefits for speeding up work processes and professionalizing the sector. The dialogue will focus on the main needs producers have in the recruitment of technical staff to implement them from production.

THE END OF TV?
Panel Discussion
Friday, March 3
15:00 - 16:00
Salón Rey


Cinema is invading TV. That's a fact. Some years after TV questioned the permanence of film, it has made big channels think about new forms and models of production, renovate content and the way they present it, and expand their coverage to other platforms. TV is making increasingly more content that is similar to that of film. Technology has changed at a rapid pace in the last decade. Platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, HBO GO, Blim, etc., now produce web content that is not available on traditional TV; VoD platforms such as Filmin Latino and Retina Latina offer movie content online long before traditional channels do. Are we talking about the end of television? How can big chains update themselves? How is the audience changing and what (and how) are the contents that they want to consume? Representatives from different platforms will talk about these questions.

Participants: Yenny Alexandra Chaverra, coordinator, Retina Latina; Paula Astorga, producer and director, Distrital Festival; Roxana García, business development, Qubit TV; Miguel Rivera, programming VP, Cinépolis
Moderator: Jaime Tenorio, independent producer

THE PUBLIC AND THE INTIMATE IN FILM
Debate
Friday, March 3
15:00 - 16:00
Sala Taller


RTVC - Public Media System proposes this forum for debate and reflection on the multidirectional relations between cinema and public media. This debate will be opened from a historical and narrative perspective. The forum will reflect on how radio and television interact with film in terms of language and public policy, in order to provide constructive content to audiences.

Participants: Dora Brausin, Assistant Radio Manager, RTVC; Álvaro González, Director, Radiónica; Lorena Vega, Head of information, Radio Nacional de Colombia; Diana Díaz, director, Señal Colombia


SATURDAY MARCH 4

APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL OR THE ARTIST AS A MEDIUM
Masterclass
Saturday, March 4
10:00 - 12:00
Salón Rey


Apichatpong Weerasethakul, or Joe, as he likes to be called, is an artist that moves between several disciplines. His material means are moving images and sounds, which he combines with unusual freedom; he has made fiction feature films, experimental short films, installations, and even radio theater. With a deep awareness of the film medium – where he has built his character as a fundamental author of contemporary cinema – and of his political and aesthetic place, Weerasethakul has built a body of work in which reality and fantasy, dreams and nightmares, traditional and popular culture, ghosts, mythological figures and ordinary people coexist in the same narrative space. True to himself and his intentions, he refuses to be stuck in one particular style: despite the fact that most of his feature films share the use of non-professional actors and a narrative drift, his method of work changes from project to project.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul will conduct a masterclass where he will give a tour of his work and his method of work.

Participants: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, director

Moderator: Diana Bustamante, directora artística del Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias –FICCI-

Señal Colombia Co-production Market
Launch
Saturday, March 4
10:00 - 11:00
Sala Taller


In the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI), RTVC will launch the Señal Colombia Co-production Market, which reaches its VII edition, as a space of negotiation with potential partners of the national and international content industry to co-produce projects in an advanced state of development that are related to the spirit of the channel, with high standards of quality and possibilities of dissemination across different publics and festivals. In this activity, independent producers, production companies, institutions, foundations and channels will hear about the developments in the rules of participation of the Co-production Market, and also discover its guidelines and some case studies.

Participants: Jhon Jairo Ocampo, Manager, RTVC - Public Media System; Adriana López Correa, TV Assistant Manager, RTVC - Public Media System; Paula Arenas Canal, Content and Promotion Advisor, RTVC - Public Media System; Diana Díaz Soto, Director, Señal Colombia Channel - RTVC; Ricardo Cortés, Leader of producer delegates - Señal Colombia Channel – RTVC

WAR AND PEACE
Ethical and aesthetic problems in the representation of war and peace
Panel Discussion
Saturday, March 4
12:00 - 13:00
Salón Rey


Since its invention, more than a hundred years ago, film is one of the places where the memory of humankind is kept. It was one of the major factors for the world not to forget the Shoah, the epitome of humanitarian tragedies of the 20th century. Since then, it has squarely shown wars of all scales and has questioned (or affirmed) the notions of humanity and cruelty of the spectators. But it has also shown peace, which in contrast, seems much less photogenic. While war occurs out in the open and triggers dramatic events, peace is usually decided in more intimate, normal, ordinary spaces. So, how are war and peace depicted? What is the proper distance to represent victims and victimizers? How legitimate is neutrality or what are the limits of taking a stand? How to narrate historical processes and avoid falling into the distribution of reality into good and bad? A group of Colombian directors, whose work revolves around the armed conflict and peace, will talk about these issues with the director of the journalistic initiative Colombia 2020, Gloria Castrillón.

Participants: Juan Soto, director, Parábola del retorno; Natalia Orozco, director, When the Guns Go Silent (El silencio de los fusiles); Jorge Giraldo, director, Nine Shots (Nueve disparos)
Moderator: Gloria Castrillón, director of the journalism initiative Colombia 2020

BILL EVANS, HIS LEGACY AND JAZZ IN FILM
Panel Discussion
Saturday, March 4
13:00- 11:30
Sala Taller


From film composer Miklós Rózsa to his famous pupil John Williams, as well as Nino Rota and Vangelis, film music has been open to all sorts of aesthetic and sound influences, always looking for its main goal: to contribute to the narration of the story. Bill Evans, who has been considered the main reformer of the harmonic language of jazz piano, has become key in a period in which the arts in general, and especially music, were in a hotbed of experimentation, renewal and search for new forms of expression. In this panel discussion, we will look at these phenomena to see how all this movement permeated film music incorporating even electronic music and rock, but especially jazz.

Participants: Bruce Spiegel, director, Bill Evans Time Remembered; Miguel Iriarte, poet, essayist and specialist in the presence of jazz in film; Francisco Zumaqué, composer, director, and music producer.

FILMING WORDS: A TRIBUTE TO EDUARDO COUTINHO
Panel discussion with Joao Moreira Salles
Saturday, March 4
14:00 - 15:00
Salón Rey


Eduardo Coutinho is, undoubtedly, one of the main benchmarks of the documentary genre in Latin America. His work explores narratives and innovative aesthetics with a great anthropological load. While other documentarists approach their characters before they record them, Coutinho only met the people at the time of filming. What interested him was addressing the order of the conversation and to get to know people not only through their testimony but also through their bodies, movements and gestures. To think about Coutinho's work is a way to enter a central chapter in the history of film in Brazil. In the 1960s, he experimented with the Cinema novo wave, in the 1970s he made TV documentaries for O Globo, and only until his adulthood did he carry out his documentary work, bearing witness to the political future of an entire generation of Latin American filmmakers, full of hope from the liberal spirit of the 1960s and hit by the dictatorships and the conservative hegemony of the 1970s.

In this panel discussion, conducted with support from Universidad del Magdalena, the Embassy of Brazil and the producer VideoFilmes, Brazilian documentary filmmaker João Moreira Salles and Ecuadorian documentarist María Campaña Ramía will talk to Patricia Ruiz about the work and legacy of Eduardo Coutinho.

Participants: João Moreira Salles, filmmaker, journalist, producer and founder of VideoFilmes; María Campaña Ramía, Ecuadorian documentarist, programmer, and journalist.
Moderator: Patricia Ruiz, documentarist, producer and teacher at the film program of the University of Magdalena.

REALITY CINEMA
Panel discussion with Paz Encina, Rubén Mendoza and Luciano Barisone
Saturday, March 4
15:00 - 16:00
Salón Rey


To talk about "reality cinema" is to propose a debate from the start. Infinite possibilities stem from the question of reality, and the filmmaker's work includes exploring them. Reality is, thus, raw material to build different narratives and various forms of narrating the greatness of cinema.

Throughout the years, documentaries have been changing and expanding. From the Lumière brothers to Dziga Vèrtov and from Chris Marker to Werner Herzog, for example, there is a great distance. Documentarists have redefined what the genre is, moving out of the traditional record of documentary film. They remove the border that divides documentary from fiction and propose very intimate exercises. Marta Andreu, producer and teacher, director of the Masters in Creative Documentary of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, will talk with the director of an emblematic "reality cinema" Festival and with nominees of the Official Documentary Film Selection about their movies, the way they record reality, and their proposals to narrate it.

Participants: Paz Encina, director of the documentary Memory Exercises (Ejercicios de memoria); Rubén Mendoza, director, Miss Maria Luisa: the Skirt of the Mountain (Señorita María: La falda de la montaña); Luciano Barisone, Artistic Director, Visions du Réel
Moderator: Marta Andreu, documentary filmmaker and director of the Master's Degree in Creative Documentary of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona

SOL NEGRO
Screening and conversation
Saturday, March 4
15:50
Multiplex Bocagrande, Theater 5


Sol Negro is a short film by Laura Huertas, which will have a special screening out of competition at the Short Film Official Selection. At the end of the screening, the director and artist will talk to Pedro Adrián Zuluaga, the FICCI’s Chief Programmer.

Antonia is a lyrical singer whose beauty is unique, exuberant and grim. While recovering from a suicide attempt in a rehabilitation institution, all of her family ties seem definitely broken. But her sister remains deeply affected by what happened. Sol Negro is a (self) fiction that intertwines ethnography, musical and reenactment, outlining the portrait of an artist that is back in the world of the living.

DENIS LAVANT DOES NOT EXIST
Panel Discussion
Saturday, March 4
16:00 - 17:00
AECID Central Patio


Filming The Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants du Pont Neuf - Leos Carax, 1991) took nearly two years to complete between pauses for budget. They say that during this time Denis Lavant lived on the banks of the river Seine on the famous Pont Neuf, like the character he played in the movie, Alex, a young clochard. In those two years, Denis Lavant was not Denis Lavant: he was Alex. The French actor, icon of all (except one) of the films of Leos Carax, always gives all of his emotions to the characters he portrays, and although his face, one of the most memorable in the history of cinema, reveals the identity of the artist, oftentimes Denis is not there. He takes the Stanislavski method to an extreme (or perhaps to its denial); the scars of his characters are also his, as well as their losses, their fears, what they have ceased to be. Everything.

Antoine Sébire, cultural manager and director of the film and audiovisual project Écla Aquitaine, will talk to Lavant about what acting means to him, and his relationship with managers and with the characters he portrays, which amount to a hundred between short films and feature films.

Participants: Denis Lavant, actor; Antoine Sébire, cultural manager and director of the film and audiovisual project Écla Aquitaine

HOW TO MANAGE THE RIGHTS OF PRODUCERS?
Presentation
Saturday, March 4
16:00 - 17:00


Did you know that if your audiovisual work has been broadcasted on television in any country of the world where rights such as compensatory remuneration for private copies, or public communication for broadcasting are recognized, you could charge for those? It is very simple and you can do it through Egeda Colombia, a society of services for audiovisual producers.

Egeda Colombia is a private, non-profit collective management organization, that manages the rights of audiovisual producers as copyright holders, in accordance with the Andean Decision 351 of 1993, Law 23 of 1982 and other relevant rules. Any national or foreign producer, being a physical or legal person, can be a partner of Egeda Colombia.

Participants: Egeda Colombia Staff


SUNDAY MARCH 5

FILM DISTRIBUTION AND AUDIENCE DESIGN
Panel Discussion
Sunday, March 5
10:00 - 11:00
Salón Rey


The new scenario for the development and distribution of movies requires an early knowledge of the audience and their different levels of participation, as well as a knowledge of new models of distribution; these are meant to be key processes in film production. Deborah Rowland and Mathias Noschis analyze successful cases of independent films they have worked for in the design of audiences and marketing campaigns, as well as traditional distribution or distribution under new models. They explain why it is never too early to think about distribution and audiences when a project is being developed and how this early analysis can enhance the chances of an independent film.

Participants: Deborah Rowland, founder, We Are the Tonic Ltd. Mathias Noschis, founder, Alphapanda

THE SCRIPT IN UNITED STATES, EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA
Masterclass
Sunday, March 5
11:00 - 12:00
Salón Rey


Experts in screenwriting will talk from an academic and industry-based approach about how the writing of a screenplay is tackled in United States and Europe, analyzing specifically the work at the level of structure and characters in independent film based on the study of these regions. They will compare the ways screenwriting work is done in Colombia and Latin America, identifying differences and how these are reflected on the films produced.

Speakers: Patricia Cardoso, director, Real Women Have Curves (2002); Pilar Alessandra, creator of the "On the Page" writing program and author of the book The Coffee Break Screenwriter; Tommaso Rossellini, screenwriter.

JOÃO MOREIRA SALLES: DOCUMENTARY FILM AS A METAMORPHOSIS OF ONESELF
Panel Discussion
Sunday, March 5
14:00 - 15:00
Salón Rey


The Brazilian director, producer and journalist João Moreira Salles has a body of documentary work that has transcended times, themes, and formats to find an expressive summit in Santiago (2007). This fundamental work of Latin American cinema enabled Moreira Salles to think about himself, about failure and unfinished things, and about his relationship with materials. Uma reflexão sobre o material bruto is precisely one part of the extensive title of this documentary. But the role of Moreira Salles as a cultural agent and mediator in Brazil is not limited to his work as director. Very close to Coutinho, Moreira was his patron and was responsible for completing Últimas conversas, the unfinished film by the great documentary filmmaker to whom FICCI 57 dedicates a retrospective. This adventure was for Moreira Salles a new opportunity to address the materiality of the documentary. No intenso agora (2017), newly released in Berlin, is the return of Moreira Salles to direction, which he had abandoned to concentrate on journalism and literature through Piauí, a flagship publication dedicated to telling stories. Moreira Salles will talk with Pedro Adrián Zuluaga, the FICCI’s Chief Programmer.

Participants: João Moreira Salles, director, producer and journalist; Pedro Adrián Zuluaga, FICCI Chief Programmer.

SOLUTIONS FOR PRODUCTION AND POST-PRODUCTION PROCESSES. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN
Workshop
Sunday, March 5
14:00 - 17:00
Sala Taller


Blackmagic Design is one of the leading and most innovative manufacturers of technological products for the world of creative video. In this session, we will show the market's lightest digital film camera. This model is complemented with DaVinci Resolve, and offers a complete solution for production and post-production processes. Blackmagic Design’s post-production specialist Moritz Fortmann will speak about the software's functions and developments. During the workshop, the shooting of material will be demonstrated, as well as the import of material to the DaVinci Resolve software, video editing, timeline conformation, primary and secondary corrections, all the way up to exporting the project. This workshop offers a practical experience and a form of real work, and also explains the technical details of this software, as well as the general concepts that are necessary to work in the world of post-production. Additionally, we will talk about how to set up a practical and efficient workflow that enables focusing on creativity.

Speaker: Moritz Fortmann, Blackmagic Design post-production specialist

FILM AND AUDIENCES: A MARRIAGE IN CONFLICT
Panel Discussion
Sunday, March 5
15:00 - 16:00
Salón Rey


The relationship between Colombian cinema and the public does not respond to the recent production dynamics in the country. For the development of the industry it is important that there is reconciliation in this marriage, and for this, the question for the consumption of content and for the box office, an immediate meter that does not necessarily correspond to the long-term behavior of the films is pertinent. Is the consumption in cinemas still a fair and unique measure of the behavior of the films? Does the film have other behaviors in other windows that make us rethink this supposed crisis? The experience of France has been as fruitful as it is interesting, since this relationship has been considered as a model that is sustained in the audiovisual education of its audience. Thus, this year, which is also the year in which the film relationship between Colombia and France is celebrated, we will explore how this model has been structured from education, distribution and specialized media that have contributed to the formation of an audience which consume national productions.

Participants: Anna Charriere, head of New Media at CNC; Benedicte Thomas, head of distribution at Arizona Films; Paula Villegas, Audiovisual Arts Manager at IDARTES and director of Cinemateca Distrital in Bogotá; Lucile de Calan, in charge of the programming of the Festival of Biarritz Amérique Latine;
Moderator: Andrés Murillo, director of Kinetoscopio magazine

VINCENT CASSEL: FROM LA HAINE TO THE END OF THE WORLD
Panel Discussion
Sunday, March 5
16:00 - 17:00
AECID Central Patio


Vincent Cassel is one of the most recognized French actors in the world. He has managed to forge a place for himself in the film world as a character actor who does not fear facing demanding roles: his successful work in more than 70 feature films in France, United States, Brazil, and Italy, with roles in English, French, Portuguese, and Russian are proof of this. In addition to his work as an actor, Cassel has produced five feature films – including the latest work from contemporary cinema's enfant terrible Xavier Dolan – and has even dared to dabble into the world of hip-hop, performing as a singer in a few songs with the band Zap Mama.

Cassel can embody characters that move unpredictably between light and darkness. Examples are clear in Paul, the ex-con with a heart of gold in Jacques Audiard's Read My Lips (Sur mes lèvres), or Vinz, the boy from the Parisian suburbs who swears revenge on the police if his friend dies in La Haine, by Mathieu Kassovitz, the role that was his leap to stardom. Cassel will talk with the Colombian director of actors Juan Pablo Félix about his training, his experience as an actor and producer, and his work with directors such as Xavier Dolan, Jacques Audiard, Mathieu Kassovitz, Mateo Garrone and Romain Gavras.

Participants: Vincent Cassel, actor; Juan Pablo Félix, director of actors.