which was held for students of CILECT member film schools in Brazil and Argentina.
The winner announcement ceremony took place on Wednesday, December 4 as part of the Ventana Sur official program, and was led by LATC president Steve Solot and Silvio Fischbein, professor at the University of Buenos Aires and the Latin American regional director of CIBA /CILECT.
The treatments were judged by a Selection Committee composed of professors from participating universities, including: Juan Pablo Young, of the Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica (ENERC) Anabella Speziale, of the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), María Marta Antin, of the Universidad del Cine (UCINE), Lucas Paraizo, of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), Rubens Rewald, of the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and Francisco Elinaldo Teixeira, of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), in addition to Kate Lyra and Tiago Elídio, representatives of LATC.
Five finalists and two grand prize winners were selected from each country. In Brazil, the first prize went to “Se Deus Existisse” by Henrique de Souza Pinto Figueiredo, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and in Argentina, the first prize went to “Linaje”, by Ramiro Diaz, Universidad del Cine (UCINE). Below is the list of finalists from each country, in rank order.
1. Se Deus Existisse – Henrique de Souza Pinto Figueiredo – USP
2. Ronaldo – Rodolfo Castilho Moreno – USP
3. O som do sonho – Jacqueline Aquilo Plaça de Paula – USP
4. El hombre descalzo – Camila Agustini – EICTV
5. Mesopotâmia – Ludmila Naves – USP
1. Linaje – Ramiro Díaz – UCINE
2. Lucila Presa – Camino al deseado – UBA
3. Sin título – Luis Menjura – UCINE
4. Los pies en la tierra – Francisco De Santis – UCINE
5. Fragmentos de vidas que existen en una ciudad al sur – Diego Andrés Ercolano – ENERC
The first-place winner from each country will receive a cash prize from LATC in the amount of $ 1,000.00 (one thousand dollars). The five finalists from Brazil and Argentina will receive a copy of “Latin American Cinema Today: The Director’s Perspective”, LATC´s most recent publication, in collaboration with the Americas Film Conservancy -AFC. In addition, the final ten selected treatments will each be presented to five production companies in each country with experience in international co-productions for possible acquisition and development.
The Feature Film Script Treatment Competition Brazil – Argentina 2013 was conducted by the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision – CILECT and the Latin American Training Center- LATC, and was sponsored by CILECT Ibero-America – CIBA, with the aim of stimulating cultural exchange between Brazil and Argentina, promoting feature film co-productions between the two countries and expanding the horizon of artistic creation through script writing.
The competition was open to writers having graduated within two years ago from CILECT member film schools in Argentina and Brazil, or advanced students in those schools: 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) and Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Brazilian and Argentinean students currently enrolled at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) of Cuba were also allowed to participate.
The next edition of the LATC – CILECT/CIBA competition will take place in 2014 and will include students from all seven Latin American countries with CILECT member film schools (see list below) . The 2014 competition will be co-sponsored by the Americas Film Conservancy-AFC, which will grant cash prizes in the amount of $ 1,000.00 (one thousand dollars) to each first place winner from each of the seven participating countries.
Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica (ENERC),
Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA),
Universidad del Cine (UCINE),
Pontifícia Universidad 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)