The Uruguayan stand once again present at Marché du Film in Cannes Festival which began on 13th May and closed on the 24th
Cannes is the main film market which gathers international authorities, distributors, sales agents, buyers and film programmers from all over the world.
Uruguay’s aim in Cannes is to promote the country as a destination for film, as well as its services, locations and facilities for the audiovisual sector. Moreover, Cannes represents the best spotlight from where to show the highlights of recent local film, and that is why this year the french seaside was the setting for the exhibition of Clever, by Federico Borgia and Guillermo Madeiro, and El 5 de Talleres, an Argentinean-Uruguayan co-production directed by Adrián Biniez. Both films were very well received by the Festival audience.
Uruguay’s participation in Cannes is possible thanks to Uruguay Film Commission, the Uruguayan Cinema Institute (ICAUMEC) and Uruguay XXI, with support from the Locations Department of the Montevideo Council.
According to reports of festival attendees, the Uruguayan stand allowed for fruitful work with international festivals organizers,, producers, sales agents, as well as to advancing cooperation agreements with other countries, particularly Chile, Belgium and Colombia.
Work was based on three catalogs which were available at the Uruguayan stand: Uruguayan Releases 2014-2015, Projects in Production Stage and How to Shoot in Uruguay, as well as various materials to promote tourism and Uruguayan audiovisual productions.