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Málaga Festival selects 26 projects in MAFF, Industry event to be held from March 21 to 25

Today begins its Learning & Training, an online training program in which various experts address the state of the audiovisual sector

March 22nd, 2022.- The Málaga Festival has selected the projects that will participate in MAFF (Malaga Festival Fund & Co Production Event), an event that is part of the Industry area MAFIZ (Malaga Festival Industry Zone) and that in this edition returns to its on-site format thanks the better health circumstances during this period of the conoravirus pandemic. MAFF will be held from March 21st to 25th, 2022 within the framework of the 25th Malaga Festival.

Within this event begins today the Learning & Training program, in which its participants will have online access to workshops, masterclasses, and meetings with experts that we have convocated to address different aspects about how to implement an audiovisual project from its conception to its presentation and communication (program of talks and meetings).

MAFF is organized by the Malaga Town Hall and the Malaga Festival in collaboration with the ICAA (Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts), the CAACI (Conference of Audiovisual and Cinematographic Authorities of Ibero-America), IBERMEDIA, FIPCA (Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers) and EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs).

The projects selected by an experts committee for this edition are:
- Godspeed Satan (Mexico), directed by José Pablo Escamilla and produced by Diandra Arriaga.
- Before the Memory (Uruguay), directed by Joaquín González and produced by Agustina Chiarino.
- Variable Capital (Uruguay), directed by Marco Caltieri and produced by Clara Charlo.
- Diamond (Bolivia-Argentina), directed by Yashira Jordán and produced by Álvaro Olmos Torrico.
- The Retornee (Cuba-Dominican Republic), directed by Armando Capó Ramos and produced by Rosa María Rodríguez Pupo.
- Sisters (Spain), directed by Ione Hernández and produced by Luis Collar.
- Man in orbit (Argentina), directed by Nadir Medina and produced by Natalí Córdoba.
- Kaye (Chile - France), directed by Juan Cáceres and produced by Alejandro Ugarte.
- Loretta Young and the monsters (Ecuador), directed by Javier Andrade and María de los Ángeles Palacios.
- The street walkers (Argentina - Peru), directed by Juan Martín Hsu and produced by Mariana Luconi.
- Red Sea (Spain), directed by Javier Tolentino and produced by Paloma Zapata.
- Mars at Nightfall (Guatemala - Panama), directed and produced by Edgar Noé Sacjabún Mux.
- All my journey are journeys of return (Colombia), directed by Manuel Ponce de León and produced by Carolina Zarate García.
- Three Songs (Spain), directed by Adrià Guxens and produced by Jana Llopart.
- White Rabbit (Mexico - USA), directed by José Lomas Hervert and produced by Paulina Villavicencio García.

Within the MAFF Social section, the selected project is The silence of the Earth (Spain), directed by Eulogio Romer and produced by Albert Sagalés.

In its eagerness to continue evolving, and after incorporating Portuguese and Spanish projects into its last edition selection and creating the MAFF Social section, the MAFF Women Screen Industry section has been added in this new call, to achieve equity and transforming culture, which is the result of a collaboration agreement between the Malaga Festival and the Andalusian Association of Audiovisual Media’s Women (AAMMA), the Association of Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media (CIMA) and Mujeres en V. O. In this new section the selected projects, all Spanish ones, are:

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Turtle time, directed by Mariona Guiu Pont and produced by Ariadna Relea Ventura.
- Juliette & Camille, directed and produced by Paloma Zapata.
- Antonia, directed by Toñi Martín Zorrilla and produced by Sinuhé Muñoz Martín.
- Six, directed by Rocío Martín and produced by David Gonzalez.

In this edition, the guest country is Costa Rica, whose selected projects are:

- Space is a Monstrous Animal, directed by Natalia Solórzano Vásquez and produced by Karolina Hernández.
- Great Art Will Be Destroyed, directed by Fernando Fonseca-Espinoza and produced by Marian Murillo.

In addition to this selection, other projects are the result of collaboration agreements with:
- Sanfic Lab (Santiago Festival Internacional de Chile): El grito de la marea (Peru), directed by Maggie Zacarías and produced by Dora Mandujano.
- Cinemundi: Diabos de Fernando (Brazil), directed by Ciao Dornelas and produced by Carla Francine.
- Bolivia Lab: Galope (Argentina), by Bruno Barreto.
- Dirección del Audiovisual, Fonografía y los Nuevos Medios del Ministerio de Cultura del Perú (DAFO): La anatomía de los caballos (Peru), directed by Daniel Vidal Toche and produced by Henry Vallejo.

MAFF is conceived as a communication space that facilitates dialogue between Latin American and European film producers, in a co-production and market meeting. It is a scenario that promotes the projects’ artistic growth, international co-production, networking and increases their chances of being financed. MAFF brings together in an unprecedented way the main international co-production financing funds that exist at an international level in one place, Malaga.

MAFF, which celebrates its fifth edition in 2022, has the following objectives:
- To be the communication and networking platform of reference, where those responsible for the funds can meet and get to know the projects that are being developed in their early stages.

- Promote innovation in business and production models for new feature films with international co-production potential, for subsequent distribution and commercialization in different markets and through different modalities.

- To provide high-level creative, economic, and financial advice to generate viable and quality audiovisual projects that facilitate their insertion in the world market and thus contribute to generating international presence.

- Include new players in the audiovisual industry in our platform and create new content closer to new audiences. New audiences that are part of our ever-growing audiovisual activity.

The projects selected in MAFF 2021 will enjoy a two-month scholarship for training in the creative and production area and will be eligible for the following awards:

- Bolivia Lab Award, to participate in the production lab to be held in July 2022 in the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
- Cinema 226 Award: script consultancy, financing, casting and, teaser editing.
- FIDBA Award, to participate in its production mentoring sessions in Septiembre 2022.
- SANFIC Industry Award (Santiago International Film Festival), to participate in the production lab to be held in August 2022 in Santiago de Chile.
- Dok Leipzig Award, to participate in its co-production forum in December 2022.


More information: www.mafiz.es

7 February 2022