PLATINO INDUSTRIA CREATES AN ALLIANCE WITH VENTANA SUR TO DELIVER AWARDS IN ANIMATION! AND BLOOD WINDOW SCREENINGS
Within the framework of the 12th edition of Ventana Sur, Platino Industria will present two awards with a cash prize following the alliance between both organizations. Specifically, Platino Industria will award the Best Animated Feature or TV series project in the Animation! Section, an exclusive space for animation projects, as well as for Best Film in the Blood Window Screenings section, a space reserved for fantasy genre films in post-production; thus, reinforcing its commitment to the Latin American audiovisual industry.
Through this agreement, Platino Industria will give 3,000 USD in cash to the winning projects of both sections, continuing its commitment to support Latin American productions, but also in anticipation of its next celebration in 2021.
Thus, Ventana Sur, which will hold its 12th edition virtually between November 30th and December 4th, also extending its commitment to bring together different actors of the audiovisual industry by celebrating the event virtually, but maintaining its objective of promoting co-productions, financing and international distribution of Latin American content. Organized by the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes. This meeting brings together different actors from the audiovisual industry in one place to promote the co-productions, financing and international distribution of Latin American content.
For its part, Platino Industria maintains its commitment to the creation of professional opportunities in film, a reliable commitment of the organization that has already been reflected in its participation in the San Sebastian Festival, in which the first Prize EGEDA-Platino Industria was awarded for the Best Work-In-Progress LATAM. Thus, after the cancellation of the first edition of Platino Industria due to the Covid-19 health crisis; the project has maintained its activity with a goal to celebrate in 2021, maintaining its commitment to the formalization of a meeting, exchange and business space between professionals in the audiovisual, tourism and educational sectors.
THE PLATINO INDUSTRIA MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL DECEMBER
Precisely, as a result of the need to postpone its first edition, the Platino Industria organization began the Platino Industria Meetings last July, online conversations with industry professionals to highlight issues that concern members of the film and cultural community, that will continue to be held until the end of the year.
The first talks, held weekly between July 14th and August 25th, were dedicated to the “Animation Industry in Ibero-America” bringing together almost a thousand people in a total of seven sessions.
In September, the Platino Industria Meetings presented their alliance with the Worldwide Audiovisual Women Association (WAWA), an active collaboration network that reinforces the role of women and their development in the audiovisual industry, to which the conversations of September 1st and 7th were dedicated. These were followed by the talk “Restoration and Preservation of cinema: the silent fight against oblivion”, focused on the experience of Digital Sprockets, a company specialized in the rescue of film material and the Colombian Film Heritage Foundation, held on September 22nd.
Later, on October 13th, the session “International finance and sales: ensure a correct distribution of the income of your project” was held, and a week later the meeting “Cinema in Education is key for teaching in the digital age”.
Later, on October 27th was the talk entitled: “Private copy. Social benefit: an opportunity for creation”. From November 2nd to 13th, the Platino Awards and Platino Industria, in alliance with the Mexican Society of Cinematographers (AMC), organized the workshop “How to make a movie from start to finish?” taught by renowned filmmakers from the film industry, which has more than 200 registrants, from more than 18 countries in Latin America.
Likewise, during November, there will be roundtables around “Post-COVID Tourism and the film industry”, and in December, the year closes with a talk by and for producers focused on “Producers facing COVID and perspectives 2021”.
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