The Festival runs August 19-27, and the LATC Program will take place August 23-25.

The LATC Program in SANFIC includes:

Day 1: Seminar of interactive lectures conducted by three international experts
Topics include: Panorama of the US and global Market; Opportunities for co-production,    sales and distribution. Legal Aspects of Film Production, Deal-making and Finance;
Multi-platform Business Models: Transmedia projects, digital release windows.

Day 2 (morning): Seminar on Pitching Techniques followed by Practical Pitching Workshop
Review of pitching techniques and communication skills, packaging, access to distributors, AFM and other markets. Pitching skills will be developed in small group pitch training sessions

Day 2 (afternoon): Two Round-Table Panels
PANEL 1: Opportunities in the global Audiovisual Sector: Traditional and New Technology formats
PANEL 2: Tips to get your Idea or Script Produced and Marketed
Day 3: Individual Technical Consulting for Professional Producers
Individual, professional consultations with the Industry experts (by appointment) to receive commercial, legal and technical feedback on their specific projects.
International Experts in the LATC Program in SANFIC include:

Harris Tulchin: Based in Los Angeles, founder and Chairman of Harris Tulchin & Associates, Ltd., Mr. Tulchin is the co-author of “The Independent Film Producer’s Survival Guide: A Business and Legal Sourcebook,” Third edition, 2010. He has specialized in production and entertainment, finance, distribution, communications and multimedia law since 1978. He served as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs y General Counsel for the Cinema Group and as Business Director in MGM Television; A graduate of  Cornell University and Hastings Law School, he is a frequent lecturer at UCLA, the American Film Institute, Independent Filmmaker Project, and The Sundance Producer’s Conference.

Per Melita: Based in New York, Mr. Melita produced, together with Ben Odell, Padre Nuestro (“Our Father”), the first U.S. Spanish language film selected for the Sundance Film Festival, also winning the Grand Prize Jury Award. A member of the IFP Producer Alliance and Vice-president and co-founder of Cinergy Pictures, Mr. Melita has worked on more than 20 feature films as advisor and production manager in conjunction with film industry veterans, such as James Shamus (Good Machine, Focus Features), Ted Hope (Good machine, This Is That) and award winning producers Ross Katz (In the Bedroom, Lost in Translation), Paul Mezey (María llena eres de gracia) and Chris Moore (Goodwill Hunting, Project Greenlight, American Pie). As a producer and co-producer he has won awards in various festivals including Tribeca, Venice and the Independent Spirit Awards., Mr. Melita holds an MBA in Finance and Communication Media from Fordham University in New York.  Per Melita currently works as producer on the following films: The Bleeding House, and Cooktales y Certainty, written and produced by Mike O’Malley (Glee, Parenthood, Eat Pray Love, 28 Days).

Steve Solot: President of the Latin American Training Center-LATC (Centro Latino-Americano de Treinamento e Assessoria Audiovisual), based in Rio de Janeiro. Prior to founding LATC, he was Senior Vice President, Latin America of the Motion Picture Association (MPA), responsible for management of all-media operations in all territories of the region: theatrical, home entertainment, broadcast television, Pay-TV, and protection of intellectual property rights in digital environments. MPA Member companies are: Buena Vista (Disney), Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Films, Inc. and Warner Bros. International. He holds MA degrees in Economics from Boston University and in Latin American Studies from the University of the Pacific. He is also President of the Rio Film Commission, a combined office of the Rio de Janeiro City and State Governments.

For more information about participation in SANFIC and the LATC Program see:

LATC is a professional audiovisual training and consulting firm based in Rio de Janeiro, focused on the new generation of audiovisual content producers in Latin America, based on new technology business models and digital rights management concepts. In addition to organizing technical training workshops for professional filmmakers throughout Latin America, LATC offers full-service consulting services for content producers, Film Commissions, film festivals and other industry players in specific audiovisual, fiscal incentive and co-production. LATC is affiliated to:

• CILECT – Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (Brussels);
• IFTA FOUNDATION – Independent Film & Television Alliance (Los Angeles);
• IFP – Independent Filmmaker Project (New York);
• NALIP – National Association of Latino Independent Producers (Los Angeles);
• EGEDA – Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales (Madrid);

The Santiago International Film Festival is a cinematographic, artistic, industrial and educational platform, as well as a privileged symbol of the city and the country. producers, directors, film critics and actors converge with audiences and gather around the most recent and important local and international productions, giving Santiago and the country a unique instance full of quality and currency. In its 7th edition SANFIC contains two competitive sections for feature films, the International Competition and the Chilean Cinema Competition. SANFIC is organized by CORPARTES in conjunction with STORYBOARD MEDIA. CorpArtes is a private, non-profit foundation created to encourage development through art by affording the community new possibilities of accessing the most diverse cultural expressions. Storyboard Media is a film production company created in 2005 by Carlos Núñez and Gabriela Sandoval. It is composed of a multidisciplinary group of dedicated professionals having vast experience in audiovisual production and film content creation.

IFP is the oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers in the U.S, and also the premier advocate for them. Since its start, IFP has supported the production of 7,000 films and provided resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers’ voices that otherwise might not have been heard. IFP believes that independent films broaden the palette of cinema, seeding the global culture with new ideas, kindling awareness, and fostering activism. Currently, IFP represents a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world. Through its workshops, seminars, conferences, mentorships, and Filmmaker magazine, IFP schools its members in the art, technology, and business of independent filmmaking. IFP builds audiences by hosting screenings, often in collaboration with other cultural institutions-and also bestows the Gotham Awards™, the first honors of the film awards season. IFP fosters the development of 350 feature and documentary films each year.-

For more information contact:

Fernanda Lima
Special Projects
LATC – Latin American Training Center
Centro Latino-Americano de Treinamento
e Assessoria Audiovisual
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+5521. 8357.3400

Constanza Luzoro
Coordinator, Industry Office
Santiago, Chile

Amy Dotson
Deputy Director
Independent Filmmaker Project
New York, USA

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