Magazine article Screen International

Miami Fest Launches Argentine Fund

Magazine article Screen International

Miami Fest Launches Argentine Fund

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The grant will support three projects from Argentine directors with at least one feature under their belt that has been distributed internationally.

With funding from The Related Group, MIFF will award cash prizes of $32,500 to be divided among three development projects.

The call for entries to the programme will be September 15-October 31 and finallists selected by MIFF will be announced on November 15 and progress to the live pitching round at Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires towards the end of the year.

The winning directors will be invited to attend the 33rd Miami International Film Festival in March 2016 where they will be the subject of a retrospective of their work.

"Given the outstanding commitment Miami audiences have shown for Argentine films through the festival's history, it makes great sense for us, with The Related Group's phenomenal commitment to aiding artists as part of the essential fabric of urban living, to focus on the filmmakers of Argentina this year," said MIFF executive director Jaie Laplante (pictured). …

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