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Discussing Film Finance in Latin America and the United States at BFF

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

June 9, 2018
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This panel is free and open to the public.

It won't be surprising to most filmmakers to hear that film financing in the United States can be an ad hoc process—filmmakers rely on a network of grants, Kickstarter campaigns, and if we're lucky, equity financing or a mix of family and personal funds. But the rest of the world is a little more organized, providing more governmental support to the arts. This has its plusses and minuses! In this Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) panel, co-sponsored by Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA), we'll compare film financing models in the United States and Mexico, and will include Carlos Gutierrez from Cinema Tropical, Priscilla Torres (producer, Nos llaman guerreras), and filmmaker (and BFF alumnus) J. Xavier Velasco (producer, I'm Leaving Now), among others. This panel will include information on how U.S. filmmakers can access financing programs in Latin America and Mexico, so it should be useful as well as interesting. 

Please join us for this panel at Kickstarter's headquarters and check out the rest of the 2018 Brooklyn Film Festival agenda, June 1–10Follow the discussion on Twitter #BBF2018.

YPA has four festival passes and tickets to the opening night available for Steering Committee and Silver members. Please email egonzalez@as-coa.org if you're interested. Learn about joining at the YPA Silver level here.

List of Latin American films to be screened:

For more informaiton about YPA membership: Beckie Bintrim | bbintrim@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8342

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