Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival and The Related Group announced last October the open call for MIAMI FILM 2016, an initiative to award cash prizes in the amount of $32,500 to films in development, this year from Argentina, based on project quality and production feasibility.

Among dozens of projects submitted, 7 finalists were announced on November 16th:

  1. Brief Story from the Green Planet (Breve historia del planeta verde). Directed by Santiago Loza and produced by Constanza Sanz Palacios Films SRL.
  2. The Death of Marga Maier (La muerte de Marga Maier). Directed by Camilla Toker and produced by Oh My Gomez! Films and Roberto me dejó Films.
  3. Dolores Directed by Gonzalo Tobal and produced by REICINE SRL.
  4. Invisible Directed by Pablo Giorgelli and produced by Tarea Fina.
  5. Molinarión Directed by Hernán Goldfrid and produced by Sudestada Cine.
  6. Mommy’s Darling (Nene de mamá). Directed by Alejandro Saderman and produced by Creando Cine SRL.
  7. A Sort of Family (Una especie de familia). Directed by Diego Lerman and produced by Campo Cine.

If you want to learn more about the projects, click here.

On Nov. 30th, during the Latin American film market Ventana Sur (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the seven finalists pitched their projects in the final phase of Miami Film 2016, organized by The Related Group and Miami International Film Festival. 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. 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.

2nd Prize, $10,000: The Death of Marga Maier, by Camila Toker.

3rd Prize, $10,000: Dolores, by Gonzalo Tobal.

Miami Film 2016

Paula Cosenza, Mauricio Kinoshita, Eloisa Lopez-Gomez, Camilla Toker, Fiona Pitaluga, Gonzalo Tobal, Andres Castillo, Nico Avruj, Pablo Ingercher, Martin Cuniat

The directors will be invited to attend the 33rd Miami International Film Festival (March, 4 – 13, 2016), where one of their previous features will be presented in retrospective, and they will officially receive the prize at our Closing Award Ceremony on Saturday, March 12th.

We want to give special thanks to all the participants who submitted their projects to Miami Film 2016 and participated in the pitching sessions, to Ventana Sur for their support, and to the jury who kindly worked to select the winners.

See you at Miami International Film Festival!