Last Monday, in the frame of Ventana Sur (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the seven finalists previously selected to participate in the final phase of Miami Film 2016, organized by The Related Group and Miami International Film Festival, pitched their projects. The films, still in development, were warmly welcomed by a large audience and the international jury formed by Mariela Besuievsky, Fabien Westerhoff and Mauricio Kinoshita.
After the pitchings presented by some of the currently most successful Argentinian producers and directors, the members of the jury met in order to decide what projects showed a best quality and production feasibility. It was a difficult decision due to the high level of the projects presented, as the jury concluded: “The winners have been selected based on their creativity, the strength of their projects on both an artistic and technical level, and the inherent potential of the stories”. Finally, the cash prizes of $32,500 courtesy of The Related Group will be divided among these three winners:
1st Prize, $12,500: A Sort of Family, by Diego Lerman. Produced by Nicolás Avruj (Campo Cine).
2nd Prize, $10,000: The Death of Marga Maier, by Camila Toker. Produced by Pablo Ingercher (Oh My Gomez!) and Martín Cuinat (Roberto Me Dejó Films).
3rd Prize, $10,000: Dolores, by Gonzalo Tobal. Produced by Benjamín Domenech (REI CINE SRL)