FOR EMERGING FICTION FILM PRODUCERS IN URUGUAY
In its 2nd edition, created for emerging fiction film producers in Uruguay, it is a space created to encourage the training of emerging Uruguayan fiction film producers between the ages of 20 and 32. Under the management and production of JIIFF and with the support of The National Institute of Film and Audiovisual(INCAU), Generación J offers training sessions provided by professionals from the Latin American film industry, who will share their knowledge and experiences covering different fields related to the production of fiction film projects.
In addition to the training, the participants of Generation J have access to master classes given by renowned industry experts and the art of business.
The activity is carried out in person at the residence for artists of the Ama Amoedo Foundation "Casa Neptuna", in José Ignacio.
Generation J includes:
- The support of the New York Film Academy which, through the coordination of Punta del Este Studios, grants three scholarships among the participants of Generación J for Production courses at that academy. The first scholarship of a Production course on campus at NYFA was granted to Belén Ballesteros. The other two, to Juan Martín Alonso and Nicolás Bottero to take the course online.
- Uruguayan production house Cimarrón Cine offers 1 internships for each participant in the production department for the different projects to be carried out in the production house during 2023. Each internship will last 3 months.
- Kaleidoskopik offered two scholarships that consists of a tutorial for the development of a project with 12 hours of online consultancy from the producers Martha Orozco and Emiliano Mazza De Luca. The winners were Nicolás Sequeira and Facundo Umpiérrez.
Martha Graciela Orozco Lozada
Mexico City 1975.
Producer. Graduated in cinematography at the CCC.
Founder of MartFilms, a boutique production company, with a focus on social issues, highlighting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her productions have been selected and awarded in international festivals such as: La Quinzaine, SSIFF, Biarritz Amérique Latine and nominated for 3 consecutive years as best documentaries by the Mexican Film Academy.
She currently specializes in creating impact filmmaking strategies. From 2019 she ventures into new and risky genres mixing non-fiction with fiction in "La Hija de todas las rabias” (Nicaragua), “Puentes en el mar” (Colombia-Mexico), "Pornomelancolía" (Argentina).
She also founded the development, impact, and distribution agency Kaleidoskopik with director Emiliano Mazza De Luca.
She has been an active teacher since 2003, and has been head of the production department at EICTV for five years. Furthermore, she has coordinated the documentary chair at the CCC Mexico. As co-author of the book "Manual Básico de Producción", she has dedicated to train producers as well as advise in project development in collaboration with lab and training spaces, festivals and universities throughout Latin America.
Emiliano Mazza De Luca
Producer, Director, Teacher
Emiliano Mazza De Luca. Montevideo, 1970, lives in Mexico City. Director and Producer with more than twenty-five years of experience. In 2011, he created Passaparola, production company of several feature documentaries: “Multitudes”, "Nueva Venecia” and “Vida a Bordo”. These documentaries were premiered at important international film festivals, participated in film concerts, live performances and successful social impact campaigns in Latin America. Director of the 2nd Unit of the documentary series “TTCO”, directed by Maite Alberdi for Amazon Prime. He is currently developing the fiction “Las Despenadoras", a coming of age with documentary register and touches of fantastic cinema, and the film-essay “Pax In Lucem", about the life of Uruguayan artist Joaquín Torres-García. He is also the co-producer of the documentaries: “Cocaína Negra” (Chile) and “Niñxs” (Mexico). Together with producer Martha Orozco he founded in 2021: the development, impact, and distribution agency: Kaleidoskopik, accompanying more than twenty projects in Latin America. He is a development advisor in training spaces such as: EICTV, DocsMX Platform, INCAA Incubator, GoodPitch and JIIFF's Generation J. Jury for national funds in Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Uruguay.
Master Class with Julie Esparbes
After studying Political Science and Cultural Management, Julie Esparbes joined the production company Hélicotronc in 2008, first as a production assistant. A few years later, she starts producing short films, which meet a great success in festivals (Clermont-Ferrand, Angers, Rotterdam, Palm Springs...).
Gradually, she accompanies some of the directors of the shorts on their first feature films: she recently produced "Madly in life" by Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni, which, after a magnificent career in festivals, received 7 MAGRITTE in 2022, including Best Film. In 2022, the feature film "Dalva", by Emmanuelle Nicot, was selected for the Critics' Week at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won 3 awards.
Julie also produces television series: after the internationally acclaimed series "The break", she produced in 2022 "Good People", (RTBF-Arte France), which premiered at the Séries Mania festival.
Julie is also a graduate of the EAVE Producer Workshop 2019.
Martín Pittaluga Experience
Uruguay. He is Co-founder of Parador La Huella at José Ignacio, Parador La Caracola, Mostrador Santa Teresita, Restaurant Bajo el Alma, Sucre, Restaurante de Uruguay, Agua e Sal, La Roca, Eufracio, Restaurant Bleu Blanc Rouge among others.
Meeting with Santiago López
Master in Audiovisual Production Design and Management at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. In 2014 he designs and develops a new business unit in Oriental Films, dedicated to the production of film and television projects: Oriental Features. In 2018 he creates Cimarrón Cine, a production company where he develops and produces impact projects for the international market.
His career as film industry journalist began in 2003 in Europe, where he worked for specialized publications in Spain and England. In 2007 he founded LatAm cinema, a trade website focused on the Latin American film industry featuring news & in-depth reports aimed at promoting film projects and business opportunities. Throughout his career, he has participated in round tables and delivered lectures at San Sebastian, BrLab, Locarno Industry Academy, Ventana Sur and SANFIC, among other events.
Michael Young is the President and CEO of the New York Film Academy. Michael earned his bachelors in Film and Visual Studies from Harvard University. After working as crew on films, commercials and industrials, he earned a MFA in Film Directing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In 1992, Michael was invited by NYFA to design its original curriculum of learning to make films by making films, and also helped start the school. When not teaching or administrating at NYFA, Michael works on feature films, including as Executive Producer on the documentary Turn Every Page that is being released by Sony Pictures Classics.
Noël Magis is Managing Director of screen.brussels since 2016. He manages the Brussels film fund (former Bruxellimage) since 2010. He is also board member of Cineregio a network of regional film funds in Europe and of Centre Video de Bruxelles, a non-profit documentary production workshop.
Since 1990, Noël as worked as marketing and communication expert for several communication and event agencies. He has a degree in Communication and in Politic Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.