Films in progress submission 41

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TOULOUSE MARCH 31st & APRIL 1st 2022

Registrations closed


Films in Progress 39 will take place the 31st March and 1st April 2022, as part of the professional platform of Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse. It is a pioneering support system for Latin American films in post-production.


Given a highly changing filmmaking environment, Films in Progress offers to contribute to the completion of the selected films with pragmatism and efficiency, and exposes these films to an international visibility among the professional community to facilitate their circulation and distribution. Films in Progress propels the meeting and cooperation between the directors and producers of the selected projects and accredited professionals to enable the films to reach screens and audiences.

Despite the global pandemic and its consequences on the entire ecosystem of the creative industry that is cinema, Cinema en Construction, more than ever, claims the solidarity values and the founding challenges of this unmissable meeting with Latin American films and upcoming talent-bearers of new perspectives. The difficult filming conditions and financing in most countries of the sub-continent have not restrained the creativity of Latin American directors.


The committee of Toulouse will select the six films that will be presented.


Since the beginning in 2002, in 40 sessions, 221 films have been presented to an audience of dedicated and faithful professionals. More than half of them have been selected in various sections of prestigious international festivals such as Cannes (27 films), Berlin, Venice, San Sebastián, Sundance, Locarno, Rotterdam... 


In 2021, despite the adverse conditions:

  • Madalena by Madiano Marcheti (Brazil) was selected in Rotterdam, Tiger Competition and in San Sebastián, Horizontes Latinos
  • Aurora by Paz Fábrega (Costa Rica, Mexico) was selected in Rotterdam, Big Screen Competition and in San Sebastián, Horizontes Latinos
  • Nudo mixteco, by Ángela Cruz (Mexico) made its world premiere at the Miami Film Festival. WarnerMedia Ibero-American Feature Film Awardand was presented in Rotterdam, Harbour, in Viña del Mar in the Latin American competition (Chile) and in Morelia (FICM) where it won the Audience Award and the Screenwriter's Award
  • 50 o dos ballenas se encuentran en la playa, by Jorge Cuchí (Mexique) was in Morelia and won the Ojo for Best Mexican Film, the Ojito for Best Actress for Karla Coronado and the Ojito for Best Actor for José Antonio Toleado.
  • Karnawal, by Juan Pablo Félix (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, Norway), after being  in Toronto and selected for competition in Tallinn in 2020, won the Best Ibero-American Film Award and Best Supporting Actor Award in Malaga for Alfredo Castro (Chile) and the Best Film Award at the Santiago de Chile Film Festival (SANFIC)
  • Husek, by Daniela Seggiaro (Argentina) received the special mention of the Georges de Beauregard Prize at the FID Marseille
  • Mis hermanos sueñan despiertos, by Claudia Huaiquimilla (Chile) was in Locarno, Cineasti del Presente, in Guadalajara: best film, best actor for Iván Cáceres and best screenwriter for Claudia Huaiquimilla and Pablo Greene, and in Valdivia: best film in the international section.
  • El otro Tom, by Rodrigo Plá (Mexico) was selected in Venice, Orizzonti,  in Toronto, Contemporary World Cinema, then in Biarritz, Varsovie, Huelva and Morelia where it won the Best Mexican Fiction Feature Film Award for Rodrigo Plá and Laura Santullo.
  • Deserto particular, by Aly Muritiba (Brazil/Portugal) in competition in Venice: Giornate degli Autori where it won the Audience Award. It was in Biarritz and Huelva. Brazilian representative at the Oscars 2022 for the best foreign film. 
  • Las vacaciones de Hilda, by Agustín Banchero (Uruguay) in San Sebastián, News Directors
  • Inmersión, by Nicolás Postiglione. OP (Chile) in Guadalajara, Ibero-American feature films: best director, best first film and best cinematography for Sergio Armstrong, and in Viña del Mar and Tallinn, First Feature Competition 
  • Sin señas particulares, by Fernanda Valadez (Mexico), after a long festival career crowned with numerous awards, triumphed at the Ariel Awards in its country for Best Film, Best First Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Best Actor and Actress and Best Visual Effects. 
  • El árbol rojo, by Joan Gómez (Colombia/Panama/France). Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, First Feature Competition


Many of the talented Latin American filmmakers have been discovered with their first films and aided by Films in Progress: Pablo Larraín, Jayro Bustamente, Ciro Guerra, Emiliano Torres, Pepa San Martín, Christopher Murray, Juan Sebastián Mesa, Lorenzo Vigas, Mariana Rondón, Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Sebastián Lelio, Juan Andrés Arango, Amat Escalante, Benjamín Ávila, William Vega, Marcela Said, Niles Attalah, Nicolas Pereda, Ana Katz, Celina Murga, Federico Veiroj, Diego Lerman, Kyzza Terrazas, Marialy Rivas, Manuel Nieto, Benjamín Naishtat, Cristián Jimenez, Pablo Agüero, Rubén Mendoza, Sofia Quirós, Jorge Riquelme, Theo Court, Beatriz Seigner, Paz Fábrega, among others.

By bringing together film professionals capable of contributing to those films’ post-production, Toulouse promotes cultural diversity in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation.



Four prizes will be awarded in Film in progress 41:
  • The Films in Progress Awards consists in a provision of post-production services offered by prestigious associated organisations: a residence in Paris by the Activités Sociales de l'énergie, the coordination of the post-production from Eaux Vives Productions, service provision in image post-production from French Kiss Studio - Saraband, audio post-production from Studio Mactari, as well as technical works from TitraFilm.
  •  The Ciné + Award consists of the pre-purchase from the French distributor of the winning film for its distribution by Ciné +
  • The European Distributors and Exhibitors Award results in the promotion of the film through Europa Distribution network, composed of 120 members, and the CICAE will promote the film on its social networks and will systematically inform its 2,100 members of the film. This will raise awareness of the film and enable its diffusion through its availability in the video library on Cinando.
  • The PARADISO WIP AWARD consists in a global grant of 10.000 $, given by the Brazilian philanthropic initiative Projeto Paradiso, for the completion of the post-production and internationalization of one fiction film with majority Brazilian production selected in Films in Progress, Toulouse.


  • The feature film presented must be a minor or major latin american production
  • The final version of the film must have a duration equal to or longer than 60 minutes
  • The films must be in post-production
  • You can apply with a cut of a minimal duration of 45 min
  • The version presented for selection must be subtitled in English or Spanish if not spoken in Spanish
  • The registration is free of charge

Exceptionally and given the consequences of the pandemic in the film making process, this year we will be accepting projects that are still being shot.


  • In the case that the film is selected:

    • the director and the producer must be present in Toulouse from 30th March to 2nd April 2022, as far as allowed by sanitary conditions
    • the film must be subtitled in English
    • the projection format will be Blu-Ray (provide 3 copies) in the case of a physical format.
    • Results will be communicated by early March 2022




Cinéma en Construction Toulouse
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