Latin American Screenplay Treatment Competition 2014

In order to promote academic and cultural exchange, and broaden the horizons of artistic creations among CIBA-CILECT schools in participating countries in Latin America, the Latin American Training Center-LATC organizes the Latin American Screenplay Treatment Competition 2014, with CIBA,  the Ibero American Regional Association of CILECT (the International Association of Film and Television Schools), and the sponsorship by the Américas Film Conservancy-AFC.

The Competition is open to students currently enrolled in the final years in CILECT member schools in Latin America:
Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica (ENERC)
Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
Universidad del Cine (UCINE)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL)
Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (EICTV)
Instituto Superior Tecnológico de Cine y Actuación (INCINE)
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC)
Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC)
Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA)
Escuela de Cine del Uruguay (ECU)

Each school will designate a coordinator to receive the submitted treatments. The selection of the participants and their respective treatments will be carried out according to criteria established by each participating school. Each school may submit a maximum of 3 participants. A Selection Committee comprised of 5 persons (1 from LATC, 1 from AFC and 3 from CIBA-CILECT schools) will evaluate the submitted treatments according to a rank order system and criteria. The Selection Committee will provide a rank order of up to 3 participants per country. The participant with the highest rank from each country will be considered the winner from that country.

The top-ranked treatment from each country will receive a cash prize of U$1,000 from the Américas Film Conservancy. Besides, the top ranked treatments from each country will be made available to film production companies in Latin America for possible acquisition and development.

Participants can send their treatments to each school representative from August 18th to October 3rd.

Contact with Tiago Elídio,

CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision, the International Association of Film and Television Schools) is the association of the worlds major film and television schools.1 It was founded in Cannes in 1955.
Its goals are to provide a means for the exchange of ideas among member schools, and to help them understand the future of education for creative personnel in film, television, and related media. It is dedicated to the creation, development and maintenance of regional and international co-operation among its member schools, and to the encouragement of film and television training in the developing world. CILECT Ibero América (CIBA) is the organization of Latin American film schools.

About LATC:
Located in Rio de Janeiro, the Latin American Training Center-Centro Latino-LATC is a regional media training and audiovisual consulting center which organizes seminars, workshops and training programs for filmmakers and students. LATC is affiliated and/or maintains formal working agreements with:
Independent Film & Television Alliance – IFTA (Los Angeles), National Association of Latino Independent Producers – NALIP (Los Angeles), Independent Filmmaker Project – IFP (New York), The Incentives Office (Los Angeles), International Association of Film and Television Schools-CILECT, Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales-EGEDA (Madrid),
Cesnik, Quintino & Salinas Advogados (São Paulo), Americas Film Conservancy (Los Angeles), Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard Law firm (New York).

About AFC:
The Americas Film Conservancy-AFC is a nonprofit foundation based in Los Angeles dedicated to the promotion, development, production and preservation of Latin American film as a cultural and historical resource. Under the leadership of Oliver Kwon. Films produced in association with AFC include “Dirty Hearts“ (Corações Sujos, 2011, Vicente Amorim), “Tropicalia” (2012, Marcelo Machado), “Hollywood Don’t Surf” (2010, Sam George) and “Blue Blood” (Sangue Azul, 2014, Lírio Ferreira). In production, “The Beauty of Sharks”, “Girl with a Gun” and “The Housemaid Brasil”. AFC serves as sponsor of various cultural and educational film projects and is a major corporate sponsor of the “Filmmakers of Tomorrow Program” of the Telluride Film Festival.


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