The Campus Latino programme includes:

Workshop #1 @ IFF Panama
3 – 5 April 2017 | 3 days | 12 projects

For this initial workshop we will work together with experts from Latin America and Europe. The focus will be on storytelling, dramaturgy and script development. In addition we will give a first overview on regional and international funding possibilities, focus on international coproduction possibilities and work on a financial strategy. From the 12 projects, we will then select 6 projects with the greatest potential for regional and international coproductions to take part in the second workshop.

Head of Studies:

Bettina Walter is a German producer with 15+ years of working experience and committed to producing documentaries for the international market from her base Barcelona. Her films, such as FALCIANIS TAX BOMB, GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN, MY LIFE WITH CARLOS or THE DEVIL´S MINER were co-produced with leading international broadcasters such as ARTE/ZDF, BBC, SFR, RTS, TVE/TVC and PBS. They screened at festivals like Sundance, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest and were nominated for and awarded with prizes worldwide, incl. the FIPRESCI, PBS Ind Lens, Prix Europa, the Grimme Prize and German TV Award. Since 8 years, she has been a consultant tutor on documentary filmmaking, development, international financing and coproduction at the UB University of Barcelona, UAB Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona, ECIB & Filmakademie of Baden- Württemberg. She has extensive experience in international coproductions, garnered by working with leading European production companies such as Gebrüder Beetz in Germany, and, in Barcelona, Diagonal TV-Endemol, Parallel 40, Polar Star Films, and Media Pro. Bettina possesses a strong network of creative and experienced screenwriters, film-makers, directors, producers, and distributors all over the world. She has participated with her projects in the DOCUMENTARY CAMPUS MASTERSCHOOL and EURODOC.

Experts @ Panama workshop:

Gema Juárez Allen is a producer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has produced over 15 documentaries and fiction films presented at the most important film festivals where they received innumerable awards. Among her recent credits are SOLDADO (Manuel Abramovich, 2017, Berlinale), OSCURO ANIMAL (Felipe Guerrero, 2016, Rotterdam), 327 CUADERNOS (Andres Di Tella, 2015, San Sebastian) and INVASION (Abner Benaim, 2014, IDFA). The films were financed and supported by The World Cinema Fund, Hubert Bals Fund, IDFA Fund, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance, Proimágenes, etc. Gema has positioned herself as one of the most prominent Latin American producers, building lasting alliances with partners such as Majade Filmproduktion (DE), Viking Film (NL), Topkapi Films (NL), Lemming Film (NL), Boo Productions (GR), Sutor Kolonko (DE), WG Film (SE), mutokino (COL). Gema Juárez Allen is part of the EAVE and EURODOC film professionals’ networks.

Maite Alberdi is a director based in Chile. She has developed a unique style to create intimate portraits of her characters through small stories about daily life. Her feature debut, El Salvavidas (2011), received various international awards, among them the DocsBarcelona Award for New Talents (2013). In 2016, her film Tea Time was nominated for the Goya Award for Best Iberoamerican Film.

Selina Ukwuoma is a screewriting consultant, as well as development executie at Cuba Pictures / Curtis Borwn and the EON Screenwriters Workshop in London. She also teaches screenwriting at the National Film and Television School in the UK and runs workshops at various film festivals around the world.

Workshop #2 @ Mexico DOCSDF
16-20 October 2017 | 3 days | 6 projects

The 6 selected projects from the first workshop in Panama will work on the following topics with the help of international experts: story, finance plan and budgeting for international coproductions, project presentation, coproduction possibilities in Latin America, international coproduction law. Development of a trailer.

Experts @ Mexico Workshop:

  • Gema Juárez Allen, Producer, Argentina
  • Fernanda Rossi, Writer, USA
  • Bettina Walter, Head of Studies, Spain

Workshop #3 @ Costa Rica
13-16 December 2017 | 3 days | 6 projects

At this third workshop, we will look at outreach, distribution and coproduction strategies.

Experts @ Costa Rica Workshop:

  • Sarah Mosses, Together Films, UK
  • Charlotte Uzu, Les Films d´Ici, France
  • Bettina Walter, Head of Studies, Spain

Workshop #4 @ DOK.fest & Munich
May 2018 | 3 days | 4 projects

Projects with the greatest potential for international coproductions and distribution in Europe for festivals, cinema and TV will be invited to participate in a final workshop at the DOK.fest Munich, one of the most important festivals for documentaries in Germany, where a pitching will take place in front of commissioning editors from international television and distribution companies as well as other key players from the industry. In a final workshop, experts will individually advise and train the participants for the pitching, one-to-one meetings and the follow-up. We have a special focus on production, distribution, sales & marketing strategies.

We reserve the right to make slight changes to the programme.