The 2013 Consortium

CINE SIN FRONTERAS is a consortium composed by independents professionals based in about 40 countries, 23 in Europe and 9 in Latin-America.

The common mission of its members is to promote the diversity of cinematographic offer. The workshops have been created in this framework.

THE CICAE: The CICAE was founded in 1955 by the national arthouse cinema associations of Germany, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Today, the CICAE brings together 3,000 screens via 9 national structures(1,000 cinemas in France, Italy 2,400, Germany 300, Switzerland 90, Hungary 40, Belgium 15, Venezuela 14), a few dozen independent cinemas in approximately 20 countries (Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Poland, Portugal, America, Morocco), 15 or so festivals (including Berlin, Festroia, Cannes (Directors' Fortnight), Locarno, Sarajevo, Venice, Annecy, Hamburg, Mons, Carthago...), as well as a number of arthouse film distributors.


Europa Distribution is a European network created in 2006 and gathering 70 independent distributors coming from 19 different countries (distributing between 5 and 30 movies each year). The association is headed by Robert Guédiguian, the 2 vice-presidents are Régine Vial from Les Films du Losange (France) and Antonio Medici from Bim (Italy). The association has 2 objectives: to represent and defend the interests of independent distributors on a European and national level and to implement network actions in order to improve the cooperation and exchange of experiences and information between European distributors.


The Rencontres Cinemas d’Amérique Latine (RCALT) in Toulouse have offered for 20 years the largest panorama of Latin-American movies in Europe (200 Latin-American movies presented in all sections in 2009). One of the objectives of the ARCALT is to promote the (commercial and non commercial) distribution and circulation of the selected movies in Europe. In addition, in 2001, the Festival created Cine en Construction in partnership with the San Sebastian Film Festival to support on a very concrete basis the Latin-American movies which have some financial problems at the postproduction phase. 6 movies Latin-American are presented (in 2 days) to potential buyers (distributors, sales agents... 140 Professionals attended last year) in order to find the final financing. The project is supported by the European Program INTERREG. The launching of Cine en développement 4 years ago (in partnership with ACE) aims at creating links between Latin-American directors with new projects and professionals from the European industry.


Le FICV est le festival de Cinéma International le plus important au Chili avec une trajectoire de 16 ans. C’est un festival avec une programmation faite principalement par d films latino-américains et européens. Le Festival développe depuis 5 ans une plate-forme professionnelle pour établir des échanges entre la cinématographie chilienne et la européenne au niveau de la coproduction et la diffusion de films. Depuis cette année, cette plate-forme audiovisuelle s’étend à de projets du reste de l’Amérique Latine. En plus des actions professionnels qu’il développe déjà, Le FICV a été convoqué en 2008 pour mener des actions destinés a développer le secteur audiovisuel et les réseaux en Amérique Latine. En effet l’Université Catholique du Chili et la CORFO (Corporation du développent de la production du Chili ) ont été bénéficiaires cette année d’un important financement de la part de la Banque Interaméricaine du Développement (BID). Ce fond à été octroyé à ces institutions en tant qu’administrateurs, pour développer le secteur audiovisuel et les réseaux en Amérique Latine. Le festival de Valdivia a été le premier organisme au Chili appelé pour mettre en oeuvre des actions destinées à atteindre cet objectif.


The San Sebastián International Film Festival (Spanish: Festival de San Sebastián; Basque: Donostia Zinemaldia) is an annual FIAPF A category film festival held in the Spanish city of San Sebastián in September.Since its creation in 1953 it has established itself as one of the most important cinema festivals in the world, being one of the 14 "A" category competitive festivals acredited by the FIAPF. It has hosted several important events of the history of cinema, such as the international premiers of Vertigo, by Alfred Hitchcock (who attended the Festival) or Melinda & Melinda by Woody Allen and the European premier of Star Wars. Actors and directors such as Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Richard Gere, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mel Gibson, Demi Moore, Naomi Watts or Brad Pitt have attended the festival since its inception. It was the first festival attended by Roman Polanski and it was a key element to advance the professional careers of Francis Ford Coppola or Pedro Almodóvar, for instance.


The Consortium collaborates with FELCINE, one of the rare networks of distributors and exhibitors based in Latin America.