On November 18, the Costa Rican Film Production Center of the Ministry of Culture and Youth announced the winning projects of the Ibermedia and FAUNO 2016 funds.
Ibermedia is a program that encourages co-production of fiction films and documentaries made on its community of nineteen countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela, within the framework of the Confederation of Audiovisual and Cinematographic Authorities of Ibero-America (CACI).
The Ibermedia award was held in Chile last week, where 5 Costa Rican projects won funds in this contest out 9 that participated on the categories of Co Production and Development.
Costa Rican winners:
1) CENIZA NEGRA, SPUTNIK FILMS. Development (Costa Rica).
2) NENA, NEXUS S.A. Development (Costa Rica).
3) APEGO, TIME LIQUID S.R.L. AND CEBITA FILMS PRODUCTIONS. Co-production (Costa Rica-Chile).
4) ELHOMBRE DE LA MACHA, El Otro Cine S.A. And Cinestación Producciones LTDA. Co-production (Costa Rica-Brazil).
5) RÍO SUCIO, CentroSur Prod G.F.V., S.A. And Milagros Producciones. Co-production (Costa Rica-Colombia).
These audiovisual and film projects are part of a total of 104 Latin American works in the process of production.
The feature film RIO SUCIO by Gustavo Fallas is one of the titles within the distribution catalog of NIMA GASPAR, a title that won awards on both contests and was chosen as one of the 10 projects that participated on the La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde workshop, a space that seeks the international projection of filmmakers from emerging countries, held in May under the framework of the Cannes Film Festival.