2008 Latin America


Open Doors 2008 focused on the regions of Central and South America.


Selected projects

CORAZON DE PIEDRA by Miguel Barreda Delgado (Perù)
EL VUELCO DEL CANGREJO by Oscar Ruiz (Colombia)
FE by Alejo Crisóstomo (Guatemala)
EL CHICO QUE MIENTE by Marité Ugás (Venezuela)
JEAN GENTIL by Israel Cardenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán (Dominican Republic/Mexico
LA TERCERA ORILLA by Celina Murga (Argentina)
LA VIDA DE LOS PECES by Matías Bize (Chile)
LOS ULTIMOS CRISTEROS by Matias Meyer (Mexico)
O HOMEM DAS MULTIDÕES by Marcelo Gomes, Cao Guimarães (Brazil)
SENTADOS FRENTE AL FUEGO by Alejandro Fernandez
TANTA AGUA by Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge (Uruguay)


Award-Winning projects

The two grants for development and production offered by the SDC and jointly allocated by the Festival and visions sud est, the Swiss fund for production support, go to:

SENTADOS FRENTE AL FUEGO by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, produced by El Remanso, Eduardo Villalobos Pino (Chile)
Open Doors grant: 50,000 Swiss Francs

JEAN GENTIL by Laura Amelia Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas Ramírez, produced by Canana Films, Pablo Cruz and Aurora Films, Peyi Guzman (Dominican Republic, Mexico)
Open Doors grant: 50,000 Swiss Francs

FE by Alejo Crisóstomo, produced by Casa Comal, Elias Jiménez (Guatemala)
CNC (Centre National du cinéma et de l'image animée) Grant: 7,000 Euro



In 2008 the Open Doors section continued its partnership with the Cinéfondation and presented five projects. Through individual meetings organised by Open Doors, they had the possibility to meet producers and sales agents interested in their projects.



EL LUGAR DEL HIJO by Manuel Nieto Zas (Uruguay)
FOR LOVE WITH BEST INTENTIONS by Adrian Sitaru (Romania)
NOTHING'S HAPPENING HERE by Francisco Vargas Quevedo (Mexico)
STELLVERTRETERKRIEG by Nikias Chryssos (Germany/Greece)
THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP by Rebecca Daly (Ireland)

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