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Film Projects

Fourteen feature film projects, eleven of them fiction, mainly dramas, two documentaries, and one experimental. These are the projects selected in the Film Projects category for BAM 2022 in search of partners and co-producers to complete their financing.

Evaluation committee

Hernán MUSALUPPI

Argentina

One of Latin America’s most renowned and prolific producers. Musalippi co-founded Rizoma in 2001, followed in 2018 by Cimarrón, a leading production services company that collaborates with major international players and has offices in Uruguay, Argentina, and Mexico. He produced the series Amsterdam (HBO+ Mexico), Verdict (Prime Video Brazil), Barrabrava (Prime Video Argentina) and the films The Visitor, The Moneychanger and Blood Will Tell. A member of the official jury at the Berlin, San Sebastián and Locarno film festivals, and the only Argentinean member of the ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen).

Mónica LOZANO

México

Acclaimed Mexican producer and the CEO of Alebrije Producciones. With over 22 years of experience, she has produced and co-produced films like Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2000), Instructions Not Included (Eugenio Derbez, 2012), Don’t Blame the Kid (Gustavo Loza, 2016) and Impossible Things (Ernesto Contreras, 2021), among many others. Lozano also served as the president of the Mexican Association of Independent Producers (AMPI) and the president of the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) between 2019 and 2021.

Valérie DELPIERRE

Monaco

In 2006, Delpierre created Inicia Films with the aim of developing projects by emerging talents with international projection. Her projects include: B, the first film by David Ilundain; Summer 1993 by the debut filmmaker Carla Simón, winner of the Best First Feature award at Berlinale; the short film The Disinherited by Laura Ferrés, which received Goya and Gaudí awards and was a prize-winner during Critic’s Week at Cannes 2017; GreyKey by Enric Ribes; Schoolgirls, the debut film by Pilar Palomero; David Ilundain’s second feature film One For All; and the documentary The West Indies Fleet by Antonio P. Molero.

Selected projects

Fourteen feature film projects, eleven of them fiction, mainly dramas, two documentaries, and one experimental. These are the projects selected in the Film Projects category for BAM 2022 in search of partners and co-producers to complete their financing.

Wild animals

Juan Pablo RÍOS

Fiction / drama

100 min.

Pompilia Films

Synopsis

Synopsis

A woman fleeing a dangerous life will go to great lengths to find her six-year-old son who has vanished. The search for the lost child makes her relive the demons of a violent past, of hatred, and revenge. She does not want to hide anymore.

Welcome interplanetary and sidereal space conquerors

Andrés JURADO

Experimental

90 min.

La Vulcanizadora

Synopsis

Synopsis

In the 1960s, as part of the training for the trip to the moon, American astronauts were abandoned in the tropical jungles of the Darién Gap. In this survival exercise, Neil Armstrong meets a native, exchanges some objects, and suddenly terror invades his body. Did he think he would be beheaded, skinned, and eaten by a savage cannibal?

Hummingbird heart

Henry RINCÓN

Fiction / Drama

95 min.

Héroe Films

Synopsis

Synopsis

Lucas Obregón, a humanities teacher, student leader, and poetry aficionado, is captured in the middle of a social protest and taken to prison. Not taking sides in the succession of the yard’s leader, a former military man, will put him in a life and death situation. He finds refuge in the poetry that reminds him of his childhood in his native Chocó, and in studying the penitentiary code, which he makes available to other inmates, making him the prison’s social leader. A story where poetry brings two men together. A story where forgiveness and reconciliation take on a new meaning, when the victim and the perpetrator walk the path of friendship in the middle of a country deeply involved in war.

The mulatto twist

Nina Paola MARÍN DÍAZ

Fiction / Comedia

110 min.

Marines Films

Synopsis

Synopsis

Óscar is the son of an Italian immigrant who abandoned him 40 years ago. He dreams of going to Italy, but his insecurity and guilt for leaving his mother become his obstacles. His life changes when a young woman comes to his town and shares his dream of going to Europe.

Gloria and the dragon

César HEREDIA

Fiction / Drama

82 min.

Gatoencerrado Films

Synopsis

Synopsis

Gloria, a brave girl who lives in the Colombian Pacific, embarks on a journey through the jungle seeking to reunite with her father. However, while fleeing from a particular beast, she discovers the unknown realities of a hostile world. Seeing her father again will not be as expected.

Horizonte

César Augusto ACEVEDO

Fiction / Drama

100 min.

Inercia Películas

Synopsis

Synopsis

Separated in life because of violence, Basilio and his mother Inés understand that their reunion is only because they are now dead. But finding no signs of the missing father anywhere, they decide to set out to look for him, embarking on a physical and spiritual journey through a landscape completely devastated by war—destroyed villages, abandoned fields, rivers turned into cemeteries, and countless stories of desolation and death. All this provoked by Basilio, who in life was a savage criminal who is now forced again and again to relive all the horror of his actions; but this time, with his mother as a witness.

The chances of the fish

Ana Katalina CARMONA

Fiction / Drama

94 min.

Querida Productora

Synopsis

Synopsis

On the scales of a fish appears a number. Like a miracle, an entire town wins the lottery with the number of the fish. This is the story of a massive win seen from the only losers of the town.

La suprema

Felipe HOLGUÍN CARO

Fiction / Drama

90 min.

Cumbia Films

Synopsis

Synopsis

In a town wiped off the maps where there isn’t even electricity, a teenage girl dreams of being a boxer. When she learns that her uncle is going to box for the world championship and that the fight is going to be broadcasted on live television, she and the community go to great lengths to watch the event as they fight against oblivion.

It rains on babel

Gala DEL SOL

Fiction / Comedia

120 min.

Gala del sol

Synopsis

Synopsis

It Rains on Babel is a feature-length fiction film that unfolds from one morning to the next in the Colombian city of Cali, following the adventures of a group of young people whose day revolves around a party fronted by the mythical salsa orchestra La Mambanegra at the legendary Babel bar. The film is a powerful rush of music, poetry, mysticism, and pure tropical flavor, depicting the drama of a group of characters across four narrative threads over the course of 24 hours, and their way of interpreting the same events through the individual lens that each of them uses to digest reality.

The last romantics

Diego GONZÁLEZ CRUZ

Fiction / Comedy

90 min.

Corporación Cintadhesiva Comunicaciones

Synopsis

Synopsis

Zombi is a thirty-something goth who struggles to make his way with his “Post Punk” band in Cali, a hot, tropical city where salsa calls the shots. Momia, the other member of the group, is a decrepit legend of gothic rock who, homeless and broke, survives with the help of Zombi, who secretly lets him sleep in his mother’s car. Both decide to accept the invitation to play for free at a gothic music festival in Madrid, but in order to succeed in “the European Dark scene”, they must do whatever it takes to get the money for the tickets. Maybe the time to pursue your rock star dreams is over.

My fa

Juan Diego AGUIRRE GÓMEZ

Documentary

85 min.

Corporación Frontera Films

Synopsis

Synopsis

Used to leading a successful life in Venezuela, my dad is engulfed in an existential crisis. He is single, has conflicts with his family in Colombia, carries millions worth of debt with the bank that wants to take his apartment from him, and his only source of income is the spare parts business on the border where he deals with different actors outside the law to smuggle in the merchandise. His refuge is alcohol. He has come to think about committing suicide. With self-improvement strategies, meditation, therapies, and books, he looks for a way out. While my dad tries to heal past wounds and vindicate himself as a person, I try to understand, comprehend, and love him.

Noviembre

Tomás CORREDOR

Fiction / Drama

90 min.

Burning

Synopsis

Synopsis

Nothing goes as the M-19 command ha planned, and at the beginning of the siege of the Palace of Justice, a fraction of guerrillas with some seriously wounded men is trapped and locked in a bathroom, which is packed with more than fifty hostages, for nearly 27 hours in order to resist the brutal confrontation between the insurgent group and the Armed Forces of the State. An extreme situation in which the complexity of the human condition comes to life, which, in the face of adversity and the helplessness of war —of violence in general— addresses the impulse to stay alive and at the same time the drive to preserve at least a Little bit of dignity up until the last second.

A coyote tale

Álvaro VÁSQUEZ MIRANDA

Road movie / Coming-of-age

90 min.

Vaya Films

Synopsis

Synopsis

1958. Óscar, a troubled teenager, escapes from his home in the mountains fleeing from his father. He crosses the country under the pretext of finding his older brother. On the way, he meets Raúl, who helps him get a job in exchange for shelter and food for a while. There, they decide to rob their boss, but things go wrong and they have to separate. After wandering for days in the bush, Óscar is locked in a reformatory where he will have to create his own gang to survive and plan an escape to the big city.

Hallowed pencil

Gustavo ALONSO

Documentary / Animation

68 min.

La Pluma Producciones

Synopsis

Synopsis

Gusti is essentially an observer. Heir to the chroniclers of war, he walks through worlds and captures them in his travel notebooks. He is constantly drawing in whatever he has on hand, documenting his journeys towards the jungle and natural medicine, but also his journey inward. With books translated into several languages, he left Barcelona to “listen” to the message of nature and native cultures, letting himself be lost in the jungle and discovering his own shamanic abilities, for which he was recognized as a medicine man. Hallowed Pencil unites Gusti’s two worlds with his sketches and looks for spaces that perhaps the protagonista pretends are invisible.

TIEMPOS DE JACARANDA

Francisco SÁNCHEZ SOLÍS

90 min.

Fiction / Drama - Coming of Age

Enfant Poulet

Synopsis

Synopsis

Mexico, 1989. When his older brother reappears after years of absence to reveal that he has AIDS, a shy teenager defies his conservative family and the prejudiced upper class to which he belongs to reunite with his brother before the disease separates them forever.