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.
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List of Latin American films to be screened:
- Silence is a Falling Body (Directed by Agustina Comedi, Argentina)
- Casting in Jaguey Grande (Directed by Thomas Winston, Cuba)
- Pink Gold (Directed by Daniel Anguiano Zúñiga, Mexico)
- When We Meet Again (Directed by Julie Winokur, Mexico)
- El Astronauta (Directed by Manuel Trotta, Venezuela)
- They Call Us Warriors (Directed by Jennifer Socorro, Edwin Corona Ramos, David Alonso; Venezuela)
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