The Chilean delegation is one of the most participatory in the activities of the 38th edition of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG). As highlighted Annika Madridgeneral coordinator of CinemaChilethis time there is a delegation of more than 36 producers and 16 production houses who are now working in the Guadalajara market.
In addition, there are four films and a short film in competition: “The daughters” by Kattia G. Zúñiga (Chile, Panama) in Ibero-American Fiction Feature Film; “Infinite memory” by Maite Alberdi (Chile); “Isla Alien” Cristóbal Valenzuela Berrios (Chile, Italy) and “Notes for a film” by Ignacio Agüero (Chile, France) in Ibero-American Documentary Feature Film, in addition to “The house of sandby Luis Vicente Fresno (Chile) in the Ibero-American Short Film category.
THE INFORMER / A. Camacho
“The most relevant thing that we always see in Guadalajara is that the cinema is made with alliances. So, the main films that we bring are co-productions with other countries. They always ask me how Chile does to raise its films and basically it is thanks to these markets where one can meet other counterparts in meetings and be able to raise the projects and dreams of collaborating between countries. And that also helps a lot to make the topics that are addressed more universal”.
Annika points out, for example, that the film “Las hijas” deals with adolescence and how the awakening of this fundamental stage in the human being affects the relationship with parents. She also highlights the plot of “La memoria infinita” by the director Maite Alberdi, the mind behind “Agent Mole”, a film that was nominated for an Oscar. This content addresses a well-known couple on Chilean television where the protagonist has Alzheimer’s. “Chile is characterized by developing themes that are personal and that can cross country barriers, because they can reach all of us.”
THE INFORMER / A. Camacho
Annika also expresses that CinemaChile has the constant support of the director of FICG, Estrella Araiza, as well as Ximena Urrutia, in charge of Industry. “We come as a sector/country brand that comes to represent the Chilean delegation and help promote Chilean projects in the market. We also work with ProChilewhich is the Chilean public institution that seeks exports and we have our commercial office in Mexico that supports us with all the direct management in the market, that is why we have a stand where Chileans can come to have meetings and we are part of the pavilion , having direct contact with people from the same organization and it is the only way in which our Chilean delegation gains power and is relevant in this industry more and more”.
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