|l to r: Miami Encuentros 2013 award-winner Neto Villalobos with EGEDA’s Elvi Cano at MIFF, poster artwork, Neto ‘n’ Rocky
This past weekend at the Cannes Film Festival’s Marché du Film
, it was announced that negotiations had been completed between Costa Rican producer/director Neto Villalobos’ MIFF Encuentros
winning project Por las plumas (All About the Feathers)
and Eric Schnedecker
of Frederic Corvez’s
Paris-based Urban Distribution International (UDI)
. Schnedecker began negotiations with Villalobos in Miami, where he first saw the film as a MIFF Encuentros jury member. In agreement with fellow jury members Mar Abadin
of 6 Sales
, Rebeca Conget
of Film Movement
and Leslie Cohen of HBO
, Villalobos’ wry comedy was selected as the recipient of the USD $10,000
cash prize sponsored by EGEDA
, the Audiovisual Producers’ Rights Management Association from Spain.
Por las plumas (All About the Feathers) is about Chalo, a bored security guard struggling to find his first gamecock (a rooster trained for cockfights). Once he manages to get his longed for rooster, who he names Rocky, a chain of funny situations ensues, testing Chalo’s passion and love for his new and only friend.
UDI is now actively shopping the project to international buyers. An official world premiere for Por las plumas (All About the Feathers) has not yet been announced.
|Chalo and Rocky
MIFF’s Encuentros, created in 2003 with the objective of facilitating and supporting the completion of Latin American and U.S. Hispanic feature film projects in post-production and propelling them towards their debuts on the international stage.