In parallel to the Busan Film Festival, South Korea is holding the Asian Content and Film Market, a market for the Asian event that will take place online until tomorrow and which has the participation of two prominent Chilean film professionals
In addition, and for the second time in a row, CinemaChile is being part of the meeting event with a virtual stand and a complete program of market screenings, as well as promoting the work of producers Ignacio Ruiz and Diego Rougier, both with experience working in Asia.
Ruiz, for his part, is a producer, director, writer, and illustrator. In 2013 he co-founded Niebla Producciones, where he has directed more than 10 short films. He is currently finishing his debut feature Green Grass, the first Chilean and Japanese co-production recently selected for the prestigious “Far East in Progress” section of the Far East Film Festival. It is produced by Yennifer Fasciani (Chile) and Masumi Soga (Japan).
Rougier, on the other hand, is a producer, director and screenwriter for films, series and theater. He has directed and written more than 10 series, 5 sitcoms, 4 short films and 7 plays. One of his most recent titles is Se busca novio para mi mujer, which was a total audience success and became the most viewed national film of 2017 in Chile. He is currently producing Implosión (2020), Karnawal (2020) and Chuqui 90 (2021).
It should be noted that 3 Chilean films are participating in the Busan Film Festival: The mole agent, La Verónica and My Tender Matador, which these days are having their Asian premieres, landing with stories that go from topics suchs as old age, hyperconnection and the adaptation of one of the most famous novels of Chile.
EAVE & TIES THAT BIND & CINEMACHILE: CASE STUDIES FROM ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA
CinemaChile, in alliance with the international program EAVE - TIES THAT BIND, is co-organizing exclusive talks between European, Chilean and Asian producers, analyzing successful case studies, incentives in the various Asian countries and creating ties between producers. It is an innovative program designed to assist producers in Asia and Europe with potential co-production projects.
During this October 27 and 28, 6 producers from 5 countries are participating in these case studies to share experiences, forming long-term creative and commercial associations and networks. The producers are: Monster Jimenez (Philippines), Masumi Soga (Japan), Ignacio Ruiz (Chile), Justin Deimen (Singapore), Yulia Elvina Vhara (Indonesia) and Diego Rougier (Chile)
CHILEAN SCREENING ROOM IN BUSAN
CinemaChile has an exclusive virtual cinema called CinemaChile Screening Room, ready to show 7 films and 3 promotional trailers for international buyers. The films include some of the most important titles of the last year:
- Green Grass, by Ignacio Ruiz
- Se busca novio... para mi mujer, by Diego Rougier
- Alma, by Diego Rougier
- Lemebel, by Joanna Reposi Garibaldi
- Death will come and shall have your eyes, by José Luis Torres Leiva
- Night Shot, by Carolina Moscoso
- This is Cristina, by Gonzalo Maza
- Los fuertes, by Omar Zúñiga (Promotional Trailer)
- Jailbreak, by David albala (Promotional Trailer)
- The Mole Agent by Maite Alberdi