The 2009 Workshops


Europa Distribution (European network that gathers 70 independent distributors from 19 European countries), the Rencontres du Cinéma d'Amérique Latine de Toulouse (Festival that organizes Cine en Construccion and Cine in development) the FICCO (Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival), the CICAE, (International network of arthouse exhibitors) have gathered together to launch a project between Latin-America and Europe based on 2 objectives:
- to encourage and facilitate the two-way flow of Latin-American and European film works in commercial and non commercial circuits
- to strengthen the cooperation and solidarity between distributors and exhibitors of EU Member States and those of Latin-America.
We believe that one solution to these issues is the exchange of experiences, competences, and knowledge. Therefore, in order to implement the mentioned objectives, the consortium organizes workshops in Mexico City/Mexico during the FICCO (February 22-25 2009) and Toulouse/France during the Rencontres Cinéma d’Amérique Latine (March 22-26 2009) gathering 12 distributors/buyers/sales agents/diffusion professionals coming from both continents. The 2 sessions (in Mexico City and Toulouse) will have different focuses (access to movies, new technologies, promotion strategies, networking) and hold different activities (conferences, case studies, discussion forums, screenings…).
The synergies created by the workshops will strengthen the circulation of the works and the competitiveness of the cinema industries of both continents and will encourage the creation and consolidation of networks of artistic and industrial cooperation between European buyers/exporters and buyers/exporters from Latin-America.