Inaugural Ventana Caribe kicks off in Buenos Aires

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Caribbean filmmakers pitched a quartet of distinct projects at the first joint venture between Ventana Sur, the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival (ttff) and the Caribbean Film Mart on Tuesday.

After introductory words by ttff editorial director Jonathan Ali, Puerto Rican producer Annabelle Mullen began the session with her pitch for Demented.

The thriller centres on a successful photographer of morbid scenes who experiences black-outs and wakes up next to a dead body every time.

“We wanted to do something outside the box from what Puerto Rican movies [usually] are,” said Mullen. “There are not a lot of psychological thrillers in Puerto Rico.”

Andrés Ramirez Molina directs the $1m Belle Films production. Mullen, like the other three pitchers, is in Buenos Aires to meet potential co-production partners and sales agents.

Maria Powland introduced the Cuban drama Sharing Stella, about a director searching for a lead actress for his production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

The $500,000 Galaxia
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Ventana Caribe to launch at Ventana Sur

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Exclusive: The trinidad+tobago film festival and its Caribbean Film Mart will launch five works-in-progress at the Buenos Aires market next month.

Ventana Caribe stems from a mutual desire to foster strong ties between the Caribbean and Latin American industries.

Javier Fernandez, the artistic coordinator and head of the Blood Window genre market that takes place during Ventana Sur, attended the trinidad+tobago film festival in late September.

“We at Ventana Sur were honoured to form a joint venture with Caribbean Film Mart at its inaugural edition to shed light on the Caribbean region,” Fernandez said.

“With the specific aim of fostering connections between Latin America and the Caribbean, Ventana Sur will launch, at its seventh edition, Ventana Caribe, for projects in post-production.

“There will be co-production meetings, a video library and a panel presentation with a ttff representative. We hope this collaboration lasts long and offers support to both our cinema industries.”

“We have been
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