Miami Film Fest: MEETS Co-Production Market Unveils Lineup

The initiative will bring five Panamanian projects and seven titles from other LatAm countries to compete for a $25,000 prize.

MIAMI – The MEETS co-prod market sponsored by the Panama Film Commission announced Thursday at the Miami Film Festival its line-up of Latin American projects.

The selection list includes five Panamanian projects -- a big production boost in the country after the passing of a film law several years ago – and seven LatAm titles, one of which will be picked up from the projects submitted at the 10th Co-Prod Meetings of the Guadalajara Film Festival. The 12 projects will meet with almost 40 international distributors and producers and compete for a $25,000 prize.

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"There are so many Latin American projects that need initiatives such as this," said MEETS international projects manager Gabriel Padilla to The Hollywood Reporter. "Our aim is to contribute to Latin American cinema."

LatAm projects:

Dr. Fe

Director: Ricardo Coral-Dorado

Country: Colombia

El aliento del lobo

Director: Alfonso Acosta

Country: Colombia

El caso Boliviano

Directora: Violeta Ayala

Country: Bolivia

El marco de la cara

Directora: Priscilla Vizcaíno Frías

Country: República Dominicana

Érase una vez en el Caribe

Director: Ray Figueroa Rodríguez

Country: Puerto Rico

Mi mundial

Director: Carlos Morelli

Country: Uruguay, Brazil

Projects from Panama:

Buscando al indio conejo

Directora: Annie Marie Canavaggio

Country: Panama

Gauguin y el Canal

Director: Frank Spano

Country: Panama


Director: Aldo Valderrama

Country: Panama

Piedra Roja

Director: Alberto Serra

Country: Panama

Soñar con la Ciudad

Director: Aldo Rey Valderrama

Country: Panama

MEETS will run on April 7-9, during the 3rd Panama Film Festival.