Miami International Film Festival 2013/ ENCUENTROS prize

March 1-10 2013


As part of its program of activities to support and promote producers and the film industry, in general, and their goals in the USA, EGEDA participates in and sponsors film festivals. This year, for the second time, EGEDA is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), in which the following Spanish productions and co-productions were screened: “The artist and the model” ,”A gun in each hand”, “Belle Epoque”, “Animals”, “The End”, ”Everybody has a plan”, “Ghosts graduation” and “White elephant” among others.

EGEDA developed VeoMiami, a Viewing Experience Online of Works of Miami International Film Festival, as an industry component of the 30th Annual Miami International Film Festival. VeoMiami is an Internet platform established for the viewing of works from anywhere in the world, security encoded and watermarked. More than 50% of the MIFF 2013 catalogue has been digitalized and included the Ibero-American Digital Market.

EGEDA,as well sponsored ENCUENTROS,  a industry initiative at MIFF,with the objective of facilitating and supporting the completion of Latin American and U.S. Hispanic feature film projects in post-production and propelling them towards their debuts on the international stage. Miami Encuentros 2013 w for the first time in the program’s history, awarded a cash prize of USD$ 10,000 to one winning project, as selected by a jury of industry professionals. The prize is sponsored by EGEDA, In addition, Madrid/Barcelona-based International Sales Agency 6 Sales  offered a 2-year representation contract to a winning project, with the ultimate goal of securing worldwide distribution.

The winner of ENCUENTROS 2013 was “ All about the feathers” (“Por las plumas”).Directed by Neto Villalobos and Produced by La Sucia Centroamericana Producciones, Costa Rica.

This is part of the activities that EGEDA does to help Spanish and Latino producers to get distribution in the USA.

In recent years, more than ever, Spanish cinema has been gaining traction in the United States. It’s only fitting that Spanish cinema has its own stamp and exhibition opportunities, enabling American – especially Latino – audiences to learn more about "Made in Spain" films, with the shared language that Spanish cinema provides.

Miami International Film Festival celebrated a milestone year next March 1st – 10th with Career Achievement Tributes honoring two remarkable directors,one of them Spanish producer, writer and Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Chico & Rita). The immensely moving The Artist and the Model  marked the 10th appearance by Fernando Trueba at Miami International Film Festival, which is by far the most of any director in  the 30-year history of MIFF.


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