Countries

In this 4th edition, Peru and Poland have participated as invited countries.

Program

They were 3 days full of activities. Professional meetings, success stories and much more.

Projects

Where 17 projects aimed at international co-production were presented.

VCM

A place dedicated to share experiences.

An opportunity to build partnerships

European and Latin American audiovisual producers come together to look for common ground on future projects.

The Ventana del Cine Madrileño is an international co-production forum that was launched in 2015 with the clear objective of creating connections amongst various audiovisual sectors in Europe and Latin America, with Madrid serving as a hub. The fourth edition of the Ventana del Cine Madrileño will take place November 21-23, 2018 in Madrid. This year’s special guests are Peru and Poland. The event has been organized by the Madrid Audiovisual Association (AMA), the Community of Madrid and the Madrid City Council, with support from the Ministry of Sports and Culture. Collaborative partners in this fourth edition include the Polish Institute of Culture in Madrid, Polish Film Institute and the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.

Madrid

SLEEPLESS ANA Ana no duerme

Director and Screenwriter DANIEL GIL SUÁREZ
Producer SOLITA FILMS SL
Genre DRAMA

Ana, a 54 year old Argentinean mother, travels to a Spanish border village to keep track of her daughter, who is a victim of an international sex trafficking network. Ana is a 54 Argentinean mother who travels to a Spanish border village. Her daughter is a victim of an international sex trafficking network, and has been exploited as a sexual slave in this village. No justice has been served. Ana is alone and fearless. She hopes to find her daughter by meeting with all of the prostitutes. She needs to find those who are involved without thinking about the consequences.

SOLITA FILMS
www.solitafilms.com
C/ Trujillos 7, 1 B, 28013 Madrid, España
esteban.alenda@solitafilms.com
(34) 609 064 734

Solita Films was created by the Alenda brothers in 2005. They won a Goya for Best Animated Short Film in 2009 and earned two nominations for Best Fictional Short Film in 2011 and 2012. In 2018, Solita premiered its first feature film Sin Fin at the Malaga Film Festival (Best Actor, Best First Film) and in 2019 it will premiere the co-production with Costa Rica El Despertar de las Hormigas, a co-production in partnership with Costa Rica.

The plan

Director and Screenwriter POLO MENÁRGUEZ
Producer CAPITÁN ARAÑA
Genre DRAMATIC COMEDY

Three unemployed friends meet up to execute a plan. Anxiety, pain and outbreaking news. What could go wrong?
Three unemployed friends meet up to execute a plan, but their car breaks down. While they look for another ride, they fight with each other as various upsetting arguments arise. As the truth is revealed around their personal miseries, their friendship is changed forever. But there is no time to lose. Every minute counts as they race to execute their plan.

CAPITÁN ARAÑA
C/ Toledo 120, 2 Oficina, 28005 Madrid, España
capitan@capitanarana.com
(34) 91 474 06 62

Capitán Araña was established in 1998 as an independent Production Company. Since then they have developed numerous formats, both fiction and entertainment. Ozzy was their first feature 3D animated film, a comedy adventure aimed at family audiences that hit theaters in 2016. They are currently involved in pre-production for a new animated film and two feature films.

Old man in love

Director and Screenwriter DANIEL CASTRO
Producer GONITA FILMACCION SL
Genre Comedy

Carlos, a tenured university professor, travels to Latin America in search of a young model with whom he has been communicating via email for months.
Based on a true story, Old Man in Love tells the story of Carlos, a veteran professor at a Catholic university who falls in love over the Internet with Claudia, a South American model 45 years his junior. Claudia only wants to communicate by email, but Carlos has no doubt that the model is who she says she is. You, on the other hand…

GONITA
C/ Antonio Palomino 2, 1 Izq, 28015 Madrid, España
Jaime@gonita.es
(34) 620 844 822

Gonita has produced Los comensales, which enjoyed its official premiere was in the ZonaZine section of the Malaga Festival 2016 where it won the Audience Award. In 2017 Gonita produced the third film by Víctor García León, Selfie, The film premiered at the Malaga Film Festival 2017, where it won the Critics’ Award and a Special Mention by the Jury.

Super Weird

Director JAVIER LÓPEZ BARREIRA
Screenwriter GUILLERMO GUERRERO & JOKIN URRUTI
Producer LOROLO SL
Gener COMING OF AGE

Gustavo turns 12 and feels that he needs to be himself, different from those around him. But he lives in a world of clones where everyone is just like him.
Gustavo turns 12 and feels that he needs to be himself, different from the others. However, Gus lives in a world in which everyone around him is a clone. All the boys have the same face, the same hair, the same skin color. Gus will soon discover that difference is not practical, and is in fact uncomfortable. When everything is always the same, things are simpler. But life with differences can also be much more fun..

LOROLO
C/ Don Ramón de la Cruz 24, 3 Izq, Madrid, España
andres@lorolo.es
(34) 693 777 673

Lorolo is a new Spanish production company created by Andrés Longares who was previously based in Buenos Aires, working throughout Latin America. In recent years, he has served as producer or co-producer on some of the most interesting projects coming out of Ecuador (Feriado by Diego Araujo), Peru (Magallanes by Salvador del Solar), Brazil (Pendular by Julia Murat) and Argentina (Seventh Floor by Patxi Amezcua).

Born IN Myanmar

Team Leader

Director and Screenwriter HERNÁN ZIN
Producer UNDERDOG FILMS SL (CONTRAMEDIA FILMS)
Co-producer KULCZYK FOUNDATION (POLAND)
Genre DOCUMENTAL

Born in Myanmar gives voice to the Rohingya women that suffered sexual violence in 2017 and follows the work of those trying to bring the perpetrators to justice.
According to the UN, more than 400,000 Rohingya women were raped during the 2017 genocide in Myanmar. Like the award-winning documentaries Born in Gaza and Born in Syria, Born in Myanmar gives voice to these women and follows the struggle of the attorneys and human rights activists in their fight to bring those responsible for the genocide to justice.

CONTRAMEDIA FILMS
www.contramediafilms.com
Plaza de las Cortes 5, piso 2, 28015 Madrid, España
produccion@contramediafilms.com
(34) 91 668 44 86

Founded in 2002, Contramedia Films is one of the leading documentary production companies in Spain. Its team has filmed in more than 50 countries around the world on behalf of such networks as Netflix, Geo, Canal Plus and TVE. Some of their best-known productions are Born in Syria, Born in Gaza, 10 días con Bebe and Dying to Tell.

Portrait of white woman with hair and wrinkles

Director and Screenwriter IVÁN RUIZ FLORES
Producer POTENZA PRODUCCIONES
Genre EXPERIMENTAL

A son. A daughter.
A mother to take care of.
Marina is a female swallow. She nests at her daughter Julia’s house for a month, and then moves on to the house of Juan and Esther, her son and daughter-in-law. Julia has waited patiently to finish her work as sculpture teacher and dedicate more time to herself. Now that she is retired, she has that luxury. But Esther closes the nest off to Marina. Julia must now care for her mother. Their coexistence

POTENZA PRODUCCIONES
www.potenzaproducciones.com
C/ San Bernardo 74, 1 D, 28015 Madrid, España
info@potenzaproducciones.com
(34) 91 128 00 06

Potenza Producciones, 2004, is specializes in international co-productions. Potenza has produced 18 titles, feature films and short films. Our films have participated in festivals like Cannes, Pusan, Montreal, Venecia, Málaga, Sevilla, Zinebi or Forqué Awards. Boss, our last film, is part of Netflix national and international catalogue.

Steam and silver

Director and Screenwriter MIGUEL LÓPEZ BERAZA
Producer PANTALLA PARTIDA SL
Genre DOCUMENTARY FALSE

A polish photographer is capable of capturing spirits with his camera. He is hired to find a man shot during the Spanish Civil War.
Spirit photography in the late 19th century reveals how images, superstition and mystery fit together. In our times, a 50 year-old Polish photographer, Andrzej, is able to capture spirits but no one believes in his abilities. Finally, Ascension hires him to search for a family member shot in Spain during the Civil War. During this search, Andrzej will be visited by a spirit that needs something from him.

PANTALLA PARTIDA
Mario Madueño (Productor)
C/ Doctor Esquerdo 219, 28007 Madrid, España
mario@pantallapartida.es
(34) 609 064 734
Miguel L. Beraza (Director)
Avda. Monforte de Lemos 67, 28029 Madrid, España
miloberaza@gmail.com

Specializing in documentary and auteur cinema, Pantalla Partida has produced 10 feature films since 2005. Their films have been successfully showcased at festivals like Locarno, Miami, Rotterdam, Málaga, IDFA Amsterdam, Seville, San Sebastián, Gijón and BAFICI. Their films have been nominated for the Goya Academy Awards and the Platino, EFA and Feroz Awards.

Perú

The Lidia incident

Director ROSARIO GARCÍA-MONTERO PINILLA
Producer GARMONT FILMS SAC
Genre DRAMATIC COMEDY

An arrogant teenager dreams of becoming a bullfighter to satiate his ego and make a teenager fall for him. But his ambition will lead to his worst humiliation.
Fourteen year old Joaquin spends his summer in the quiet town of Huacachina to study for his remedial exams. While there he has a confrontation with a “brave” cow and inadvertently wins. Taking this as a sign, he decides to become a bullfighter, which builds his ego and makes a young girl fall in love with him. However, his ambition and selfishness will lead him to the worst humiliation.

GARMONT FILMS
Av. Alfredo Benavides 1691, Oficina 901, 15048 Miraflores, Lima, Perú
garmont1@yahoo.com
(051) 620 44 26 - (511) 993 300 334

Founded in 2006, Garmont Films has experience in the development, production and the launching of feature films. The bad intentions was their debut feature which premiered worldwide at the Berlinale festival in 2011; winner of Dafo 2008 production fund and 2011 distribution funds. In 2012, it became the Peruvian candidate at the Oscars Foreign Language category.

La erección de Toribio Bardelli

irector and Screenwriter ADRIÁN SABA
ProducerANIMALITA
Co-producer 3 MOINHOS (BRAZIL)
Genre TRAGICOMEDIA

Aspiring for his impending erection, Toribio confronts the passing of time amidst absurd situations that will make him be a part of his family again.
Toribio, a selfish and recent widow, lives distanced from his three troubled children. He is 69-years-old and, while his friends die one by one, he grows an obsession to regain an active sex life. Aspiring for his impending erection, Toribio confronts the passing of time amidst absurd situations that will make him be a part of his family again.

ANIMALITA
C/ Chiclayo 337, Int 402, Miraflores, Perú
carolina@animalita.pe
(51) 992 422 414

Animalita is born from the experience of Carolina Denegri, who, after producing 7 feature films, decides to open her own production company with the aim to develop projects from the creation of the idea to their national and international distribution, with the objective of consolidating the surge of a creative and original Peruvian film industry.

The last laugh

Director and Screenwriter GONZALO LADINES
Production company FUNNY GAMES FILMS
Genre COMEDIA DRAMÁTICA

The most famous tv talk show host looses his sense of humour after his father’s death. Javi is the host of the most popular talk show of the country and makes a living by making fun of everybody. After his father’s death, he loses his sense of humour and with this, his job. In order to get it back, he hires Alfonsina, a stand-up comedian, with whom he will learn to make fun of himself and get closer to others.

FUNNY GAMES FILMS
https://vimeo.com/funnygamesfilms
gonzalo@funnygamesfilms.com
fernando@funnygamesfilms.com
(511) 954 781 842

Funny Games Films was founded at the beginning of 2017 to take comedy seriously. At present, Funny Games Films is in the post-production stage of its first feature film, Youtuber Dad, which will be released in 2019. Its second project, The Last Laugh, has won the 2018 Feature Film Production Award of the Peruvian Ministry of Culture and a scholarship from Fundación Carolina for the 2017.

Orchids from paradise

Director JORGE CATERBONA
Screenwriters ENRIQUE CORTÉS, HERNÁN MIGOYA
Producer 7 SAMURAI FILMS, JORGE CATERBONA AND CECILIA MARIC
Co-producer RIZOMA FILMS, HERNÁN MUSALUPPI (ARGENTINA)
Genre DRAMA

Inside every man there is a great woman.
When his father is murdered, Aquiles is sheltered by a group of prostitutes who dress him as a woman to save his life. Years later, he returns to reclaim his place reviving the ghosts of a past everyone wanted to hide.

7 SAMURAI FILMS
www.sietesamurai.com
Jirón Cajamarca, 306, Barranco, Lima, Perú
orquideas@sietesamurai.com
(51) 997 563 316 - (51) 984 749 068

7 Samurai Films was founded in Lima in 2003 being inspired by the idea of a creative space for artistic growth. In its fifteen years of experience, the production company has carried out the production of more than a thousand audiovisual pieces (television commercials, institutional documentaries, video clips) made all over Peru.

Roots

Director and Screenwriter JOEL CALERO
Productora FACTORÍA SUR
Co-producer BHAKTI FILMS (COLOMBIA)
Sales agent HABANERO SALES
Genre DRAMA

Alejandra returns to Peru and discovers that the father she thought dead is in fact alive —and in prison for terrorism. This will be a journey towards her roots and her identity. Alejandra returns to Peru from Madrid. Twenty years ago, she left the country in the arms of her mother. In Cusco, while taking care of some needed paperwork, she discovers that her father is alive and in prison, having been a member of a terrorist group. Alejandra decides, then, to get to know the man who abandoned her at the age of three. Soon, her journey will become a voyage of inner discovery that will bring her closer to her father, her country, and her own identity.

FACTORÍA SUR
Chinchón 858-A, Lima 27, Perú
factoriasur@gmail.com
(51) 994 672 080

Factoría Sur is a film-production house focusing on author- centered features with significant social impact. Our film trilogy weave contemporary stories marked by resonant echoes of the internal armed conflict that ravaged Peru between 1980 and 2000. In summary, Factoría Sur produces art films that tell relevant stories of the Latin American South.

School trip

Director MARITÉ UGÁS
Screenwriters MARIANA RONDÓN, MARITÉ UGÁS
Producer SUDACA FILMS (MARITÉ UGÁS)
Co-producers AT MIDNIGHT AND A HALF, SUDACA FILMS (VENEZUELA), THE POST SOCIETY (ARGENTINA)
Genre DRAMA

A teenage school exchange results in a violent cultural shock. Suspicions of abuse resurface the appalling bigotry and racism of the adults.
A group of schoolchildren go on a life-changing trip to meet children from the jungle in a fascinating, but violent experience. Upon their return, contradictions emerge and there are hints of sexual aggression emerge. When the kids from the jungle come to visit, parents can’t conceal their bigotry. One of them, in an attempt to shame the alpha-kid from the jungle, terrifies him into running away and getting lost in the city.

SUDACA FILMS
www.sudacafilms.com
C/ Madrid 516, Ap 301, Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru
sudacafilms@gmail.com
(51) 986 528 139

Sudaca Films Independent Film Company based in Lima and Caracas. Its productions have received major awards, such as the Golden Shell of San Sebastián, Torino, Thessaloniki, Habana or Mar del Plata. Highlights of its work include Bad hair (Toronto 2013), The kid who lies (Berlinale 2011) and Postcards from Leningrad, 2007.

Blinded

Directors GIANPIERRE YOBERA, FRANCISCO PASACHE
Screenwriter JORGE OSSIO
Producer APUS ANIMATION AND CONTENT S.A.C.
Genre FANTASY

Mistu es un joven que vive en un mundo totalmente controlado por su Gobierno y busca escapar a un lugar libre conocido como el Santuario.
When Mistu discovers that City One is controlled by Red Light, decides to undertake a struggle with the SUBTERRANEAN to abolish that surveillance system that keeps the little ones appeased on the social scale. On the way Mistu will meet again with Yamist and Freya. Great friends of your childhood that will reveal truths that you will find preferred not to know.

APUS
www.apusanimation.com
Av. General Cordova 430, Miraflores, Lima, Perú
comunidad@apusestudio.com
(51) 960 275 751

Apus Estudio, is a traditional 2D animation studio, specialized in the development and realization of animated content. Apus´s projects has been selected in various festivals and markets around the world, providing animation services for various countries in the region.

Polonia

Fisheye

Director MICHAL SZCZESNIAK
Screenwriters SZYMON BOGACZ, MICHAL, SZCZESNIAK, PIOTR TOLOCZKO
Production company KOSMOS PRODUCTION
Co-producer POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
GenreTHILLER

A woman is kidnapped and kept a prisoner. In captivity she learns she has been adopted and her family buried the uncomfortable truth. In order to break free she needs to solve a mystery from the past.
Anna, a young, successful biotechnologist is kidnapped and locked in a special room. The kidnapper is watching her on monitors. Through a speaker he informs her that now this is his experiment. She begs to be freed, but after some time she realizes this won’t work. So she tries figuring out why he kidnapped her. Step by step, Anna starts to unravel secrets from her early childhood. The game between the two characters begins.

KOSMOS PRODUCTION
www.kosmosproduction.pl
28-25 Warynskiego Str, 00-650 Warsaw, Poland
ewa@kosmosproduction.pl
(48) 605 059 191

Kosmos Production, a forward thinking motion picture company based in Poland, concentrating on plot-driven and meaningful stories that can also entertain big audiences. Develops and finances feature films, and documentaries for the international crossover art-house and commercial sector. Focuses on stories with strong cinematic conviction, as well as discovering young and talented filmmakers.

I am Max

Directors and Writers EDWARD POREMBNY & AIA ASE
Production company AMP POLSKA
Co-producer OLIVIER GAL PORTRAIT & COMPAGNIE
Genre DOCUDRAMA, RESEARCH BIOGRAPHY

Discover the hidden truth behind the forgotten 1st international movie star and teacher of Charlie Chaplin. Discover the dramatic story of Max Linder...
Chaplin was his apprentice; he was the first international star, earning fortune and being adored in France, Europe and Hollywood. He has survived four times his death and then at the peak of his career everything suddenly finished. Max Linder ended his life by the side of his adore wife. How was it possible?

AMP POLSKA
Edward Porembny
edward@porembny.com
(48) 602 758 197
Aia Ase
aia@aiaase.pictures
(48) 668 711 901

AMP Polska focuses on quality and commercially viable European creative documentary and feature films in co-production with other European Union countries. The production company was created by the producer Edward Porembny who has made over 50 films with the leading TV broadcasters from all over the world (ARTE, HBO, Canal+, Al Jazeera, France 2, etc).

Planet Copernicus

Director JERZY DOMARADZKI, JAN WROBEL, DOROTA ROSZKOWSKA
Producer ARKANA SP. Z O.O.
Co-producers ARTBOX (LITHUANIA), TRITONE (LATVIA), FILMLUX (ITALY)
Genre BIOGRAPHY

Planet Copernicus tells the story of Nicolai Copernicus, the revolutionary astronomer, by means of hybrid storytelling based on fiction, animation and documentary genres.
The film will show the private life of a clergyman and scientist who valued integrity, self-control and avoidance of conflicts. However, also the fate of a peaceful cleric shows that it is simply impossible to pass through life like that. At the same time, the film will lead the viewer with the trail of the Copernican investigation first taken out of curiosity, then out of conviction.

ARKANA
Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, Poland
finanse@arkanastudio.pl

Arkana is an independent production studio, established in 2003 in Warsaw. Its domain is film based on facts. Arkana’s purpose is the deed of the things as indicated by the Latin word “arcanus”.

The end of valley of tears

Director and Screenwriter JAROSŁAW WSZĘDYBYŁ
Producer BEFORE MY EYES
Co-producers POLISH FILM INSTITUT, POLISH TELEVISION, STOP FILM, UNI SOLO STUDIO, FIXA FILM, FUNDATION WARSAW FILM CENTER, CENTRUL NATIONAL CINEMATOGRAFIEI (ROMANIA)
Genre HUMAN INTEREST SOCIAL TOPICS EXCLUSION
Countries POLAND ROMANIA

The End of the Valley of Tearswill be a film about Romanian Tichilesti, the last leper colony in Europe.
This place is not only the last leper colony in Europe, but also a space where humanity as a concept has been brutally redefined. . It has been erased from the world maps for decades. Once inhabited by a few hundred people, today only ten lepers remain. Year after year, more die off. This is the last chance to hear their dramatic tale. The film will speak in the name of all those who are discriminated and excluded, irrespective of what is the reason for discrimination and exclusion.

BEFORE MY EYES
www.beforemyeyes.pl
Ul Slowackiego 5-13 lok 71, 01-592 Warsaw, Poland
przemek@beforemyeyes.pl
(48) 697 921 642

Before My Eyes is a dynamic production company based in Warsaw. The company‘s objective is to deliver top quality films that are author-driven and uncompromising. Before My Eyes is always on the look out for talents keen to experiment and explore subject and form. The company works with strong personalities and helps them fulfil their artistic visions. Fragments, a short film made by the studio, was selected for Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes in 2014.