The Uruguayan project “LA ROCA Y EL MAR” (Carajito Films), a period series in the key of drama and thriller, has been considered the production in development with the greatest international projection and has won the first CIIF Market Santa Cruz de Tenerife Award 2021.
The Canary Islands Film Award for the best Canarian project went to the comedy “LET ME TELL YOU AGAIN THAT I LOVE YOU”, by Chukumi Studio and Los Emotions, which has won three awards in total (also the Filmarket Hub Award and the MAFIZ Award). .
More than a hundred professionals from the film and audiovisual sector have gathered (in person and virtually) at the 17th edition of the Canary Islands International Film Market, which took place from April 28 to 30 in the capital of Tenerife.
600 one-on-one meetings and meetings have been held in a hybrid format between directors, producers, distributors, sales agents, receivers, international experts, institutions, organizations, authors, rights managers, among many other professionals in the field. film and television and publishing sector.
The CIIF Market YouTube channel has recorded more than 1,000 views on the days the market is held, with presentation of content, conferences and keynotes, interviews and statements from the participants, as well as daily summaries.
SIXTEEN SELECTED PROJECTS SEEKING FUNDING
Of the April 28 to 30 took place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife the 17th edition of CIIF Market, an edition held in a mixed format (in person and online) and which has turned the city into a meeting point and business engine to promote the co-production of film and audiovisual projects for the European and international markets.
Sixteen national and international projects in development or pre-production in search of financing have participated in CIIF Market 2021: nine fiction feature films, four documentaries, one of them animated, and three television series or miniseries of different genres (drama, comedy, thriller, terror). Likewise, five literary works with potential for possible adaptation to different screens have been selected.
At the official market headquarters, the Iberostar Heritage Gran Mencey Hotel, there have been several Pitching sessions, “Where the best projects are cooked”, to present the main industrial and creative aspects of the productions under development before possible receivers, analysts, producers, distributors, sales agents, television channels, consultants, film funds, festival programmers, etc.
A HUNDRED OF PROFESSIONALS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN CIIF MARKET 2021, HOLDING 600 ONE TO ONE MEETINGS
More than a hundred professionals from the film and audiovisual sector have met (in person and virtually) at Canary Islands International Film Market 2021. The participants have had the opportunity to have a personalized agenda of meetings and networking activities with the invited professionals and potential investors to co-produce their projects or adapt their literary works , in addition to attending different scheduled conferences and keynotes .
A twenty companies recipients have examined and analyzed the market projects, among which stand out Secuoya Studios, Atresmedia Cine, MAFIZ (Málaga Festival Industry Zone), Latido Films, Filmax, Avalon PC, Televisión Pública de Canarias (RTVC), Tenerife Film Commission, Clúster Audiovisual de Canarias, Canary Islands Film, Macaronesia Films, Music Library & SFX , Filmarket Hub, Álamo Producciones, Scenic Rights, Bendita Film Sales, El Viaje Films or Volcano Films.
Leading international experts from Germany, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Argentina or Chile have advised and provided some keys to continue with the development of projects in pitching sessions and B2B meetings.
Have been celebrated 600 one-on-one meetings and meetings in a hybrid format between filmmakers, directors, screenwriters, producers, distributors, sales agents, television channels, receivers, festival programmers, consultants, analysts, institutions, organizations, associations, writers, authors, literary agents, rights managers, among others professionals in the film and television and editorial sectors.
Interviews have been carried out for the media of the speakers, selected with a project or literary work, producers, directors, filmmakers, institutions and other protagonists of the edition.
Likewise, in the days prior to the start of CIIF Market 2021, several producers, together with the market team, made different location visits for future projects likely to be filmed in Tenerife .
CIIF MARKET AWARDS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION OF FILM AND AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION
This year, six awards have been presented to promote the international projection and promotion abroad of the participating projects and, for the first time, two prizes have been awarded to the literary works with the greatest potential and feasibility of adaptation to film, television or digital platforms.
The Uruguayan series project “LA ROCA Y EL MAR” (Carajito Films) , a period drama in the key of a thriller, has been considered the production in development with the greatest international projection and has won the first CIIF Market 2021 Award .
The second CIIF Market 2021 Award, from Canary Islands Films, for the best Canarian project, has gone to “LET ME TELL YOU AGAIN THAT I LOVE YOU”, by Chukumi Studio and Los Emotions, which has won three awards in total (also Award Filmarket Hub and MAFIZ Award).
The entire list of winners here
BALANCE OF THE MANAGEMENT OF CANARY ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL FILM MARKET
Guillermo Ríos, director of CIIF Market, closed last Friday the 17th edition of the Canary Islands International Film Market: “We are very happy with the great reception this edition has had, which has been very special for the entire team due to the current circumstances that we all know and live . Despite the restrictions and inconveniences in the face of the global pandemic situation (carrying out all the safety, hygiene and protection protocols imposed by government authorities), We have been able to celebrate a hybrid edition by joining efforts, continuing forward and helping to build stories and advance their development”, has declared.
Ríos continued: “This has made In this difficult time, CIIF Market has grown, we have had to prepare ourselves better and it has been quite a challenge, but a positive challenge, since it has brought a new situation so that the projects can continue progressing, and reach a process of maturation and healing. In addition to linking with national and international producers beyond face- to-face assistance, which was important to be done to give that message of optimism of continuity in the sector, but connecting at the same time with different parts of the world through the digital network, acquiring the market higher potential .”