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Talk: Copyright Law

Expositores: 
Isis Rivera de González
Fri, 5 Apr 2019 - 9:30 am
Hotel Central
Brief introduction to intellectual property, and why copyright is important (Panamanian Law, legislation 64, 2012). Discussion of requirements and general paperwork, how authors and copyright holders participate in collective organizations

Master Class: Narrative Structures: Classical structure, Art, Essays and Postmodernism

Expositores: 
Eliseo Altunaga (Cuba)
Fri, 5 Apr 2019 - 1:00 pm
Hotel Central
Invitados: 
Eliseo Altunaga
This Master Class explores the three main structures used in the construction of audiovisual narratives.
Eliseo Altunaga

Eliseo Altunaga

Eliseo Altunaga is a scriptwriter, storyteller and consultant. He studied Language and Spanish Literature at the University of Havana. He is Dean of the Screenwriting School at the EICTV Film School, Havana. He has written a number of screenplays, including Machuca (2004) Violeta went to heaven (2010); and has also worked as a script consultant for films such as Tony Manero (2007), NO (2011), Post Mortem (2010), and A Fantastic Woman (2017), awarded the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, 2018.

Workshop: Film preservation

Expositores: 
Ana Elena Tejera (Panamá)
Fri, 5 Apr 2019 - 2:00 pm
Casa del Soldado
Invitados: 
Ana Elena Tejera
The workshop will provide the necessary knowledge of film preservation, including 16mm and S8 analog formats. Participants will learn cleaning and restoration techniques, and how to prepare a film for projection or digitalization. This workshop is born out of the need to raise awareness about the importance of memory and film archives in Panama, not only in the country but also at home.
Ana Elena Tejera

Ana Elena Tejera

Ana Elena Tejera was born in Panama. He studied Art with a specialization in Spanish at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. He also studied archival studies in Mexico and Brazil, Screenwriting in Havana and Anthropology in Paris. His filmography as a screenwriter includes the short film Fifty (2009); La Yuma (2009), and Molina's Feroz (2010).

Talk: “Translators always talk about loyalty – till their own asses are on the line:” On Multilingualism, audiovisual translation and treason in the case of Narcos

Expositores: 
Enriqueta (Ketty) Zafra (Canadá)
Sat, 6 Apr 2019 - 9:00 am
Hotel Central
Invitados: 
Enriqueta (Ketty) Zafra
In this quote from the Netflix series Narcos, Stephen Murphy, the DEA agent and American narrator, reflects on the fact that upon being interrogated, one of Escobar’s sicarios is open to negotiate. Similarly, translators always talk about loyalty and faithfulness until they cannot follow their own principles. The Italian pun, “Traduttore, Traditore” makes reference to the idea that when in need, translators become much more pragmatic. This talk offers an insight into current audiovisual translation issues in the form of an interactive discussion on some of the most interesting decisions taken by the creators of the now Netflix sensation series, Narcos
Enriqueta (Ketty) Zafra

Enriqueta (Ketty) Zafra

Enriqueta (Ketty) Zafra is Associate Professor at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Ryerson University. Her research interest includes Spanish Culture and Literature of the 16th and 17th  in which she has published extensively. Zafra’s love for film and language has brought her to the area of audiovisual translation. In this area, she has taught the courses, “Translating the Screen: Audiovisual Translation of Contemporary Spanish Film” and “Advance Spanish and Translation.” Since 2012, professor Zafra has also organized annual talks with internationally-renown Hispanic directors at her home university.

Master Class: Music for the movies - Collaborative Art, business and vocation.

Expositores: 
Claudio Ragazzi (United States of America)
Sat, 6 Apr 2019 - 11:30 am
Hotel Central
Invitados: 
Claudio Ragazzi
This master class will address the functional aspects of film music, and the needs of classical and technological musical knowledge, that every music composer should possess. The lecture will also focus on the collaborative side of the profession, related to music, contracts and royalties; as well as the emotional component of music and its connection to narratives and the visual arts. The class will present sound and visual examples to illustrate the subject matter, followed by a Q&A
Claudio Ragazzi

Claudio Ragazzi

Claudio Ragazzi  was born in Argentina. He is a Grammy and Emmy award winner Film Composer and guitarist. Claudio attended Berklee College of Music where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. A winner of the prestigious Duke Ellington Master’s Award and the Boston Music Award, Claudio went on to compose music for feature films, documentaries and television commercials as well as undertaking commissioned works for plays and ballets. His music can be listened to in the films Next Stop Wonderland (1998); The Blue Diner (2001), John Sayle’s Casa de los Babys (2003), and Something’s Gotta Give (2003), among others. He has performed with some of today’s most influential and respected musicians, including Gary Burton, Yo-Yo Ma, Regina Carter, Randy Brecker, Danilo Perez, saxophone legend Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett and Paquito D’Rivera. He currently scores films, performs and teaches Film Composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music

Panel: How critics see cinema from the region, with the presence of the FIPRESCI jury.

Expositores: 
Daniel Domínguez (Panama), Joel del Río(Cuba), José Teodoro (Canada)
Sat, 6 Apr 2019 - 2:00 pm
Salón Ricardo J. Alfaro - MIRE - Casco Antiguo
Invitados: 
Daniel Domínguez
Joel del Río
José Antonio Teodoro
This year, the FIPRESCI jury will grant the award of best film to one of IFF Panama’s Stories from Central America and the Caribbean. The section showcases thirteen films. The jury will also analyze the current scenario for cinema in the region.
Daniel Domínguez

Daniel Domínguez

Daniel Domínguez is a journalist, writer, literary/film critic and university professor. His career as a journalist spans over 28 years. He works for the Panamanian newspaper La Prensa as editor of the column “Vivir Mas”, and blogger at “Cine y más”. He has written articles on Panamanian theatre productions for Revista Diógenes of the University of California; the Latin American Theatre Review, center of Latin American studies at Kansas University, and the Cuban Magazine Casa de las Américas. He is a board member of the Panamanian Academy of Arts and Film, and has also taken part as member of the jury in the International Film Festival of Huelva, Spain - José María Forqué award; the International Short Film Festival of Hayah, Panama; and the Fénix Awards of Ibero American Film. He has given media coverage to film festivals in Berlin, Tribeca, Huelva, among others.

Joel del Río

Joel del Río

Joel del Río is a journalist and writer. Since 1994 he has worked as a film critic for publications such as Juventud Rebelde, the magazine “Cine Cubano”, and the website La Jiribilla, among others. His work has been published in magazines from Spain, Colombia, Brasil, Mexico, Japan and the UK. He is a journalist for ICAIC, and a professor of workshops about film genre at the EICTV Film School in Cuba. He also teaches at FAMCA School of Media and Audiovisual Communication. He has published the books Latitudes del margen (2004), co-written with Caridad Cumaná, Los cien caminos del cine cubano (2009) co-written with Marta Díaz, Melodrama, Tragedia y Euforia: De Griffith a Von Trier (2012), El cine según García Márquez (2013) and La edad de las ilusiones: el cine de Fernando Pérez (2016). 

José Antonio Teodoro

José Antonio Teodoro

José Teodoro is a writer. He writes about film and literature for publications such as Film Comment, Brick, Cinema Scope and Globe & Mail. He is the author of several plays, including The Tourist, Steps, Mote and Slowly. He has participated as member of the jury in film festivals in Europe and the Americas, and is a member of the jury for the Scotiabank Giller Prize 2019. He is currently working on several plays, and a conversation book together with swiss canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler.

Charla: Breve introducción a fondos en el mercado estadounidense

Expositores: 
Laura Michalchyshyn (United States of America), Paul Federbush(United States of America)
Sat, 6 Apr 2019 - 2:30 pm
Hotel Central
Invitados: 
Paul Federbush
Paul Federbush

Paul Federbush

As the International Director of the Feature Film Program at the Sundance Institute, Paul Federbush looks for emerging filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world for the artist development programs of the Sundance Institute. He also directs Screenwriters Labs in various regions of the world, such as India, Cuba, Greece, Turkey, Japan, and offers emerging filmmakers and writers from those regions the unique opportunity to work intensively on their film scripts with an in-depth orientation of the project that encourages innovation and innovation.  After participating in Sundance Institute's script laboratories, Federbush continues to guide filmmakers throughout the life of their projects, from script development, production and financing strategies, the editorial process and, ultimately, instance, the participation strategies of the festivals, the distribution and the audience. Prior to joining Sundance, Federbush was a founding partner of a company specialized in theatrical distribution, Red Flag Releasing (RFR), with digital distribution agreements through Warner Bros. Red Flag Releasing worked at the forefront of theatrical and digital news . Prior to RFR, Federbush served as Senior Vice President of Production and Acquisitions in the Warner Bros. specialized division, Warner Independent Pictures. As one of its founding members, Federbush oversaw the acquisition, development and production of winners / nominees for the Academy Awards® such as Slumdog Millionaire, March of the Penguins and Paradise Now, among others. In the years prior to Warner Independent, Federbush served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Production at the overseas sales company Pandora, and Vice President of Acquisitions in New Line Cinema's specialized division, Fine Line Features. During this period, Federbush worked and acquired films such as the cult hit Donnie Darko and the winners / nominees for the Academy Awards® Shine, The Sweet Hereafter and Dancer in the Dark.

Round Table: Cinema’s participation in the fabric of our lives

Expositores: 
Katayoon Shahabi (Iran), Ron Haviv(United States of America), Ketty Zafra (Canada), Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala), Lila Avilés (Mexico)
Sun, 7 Apr 2019 - 11:00 am
Cinépolis Multiplaza Sala 5
Invitados: 
Katayoon Shahabi
Ron Haviv
Enriqueta (Ketty) Zafra
JAYRO BUSTAMANTE
Lila Avilés
International filmmakers and film specialists will discuss the impact that cinema has on society and the different aspects of daily life.
Katayoon Shahabi

Katayoon Shahabi

Katayoon Shahabi, born in Tehran and doctor of French literature, began her work in 1982 as a film promoter at "Farabi Cinema Foundation" (FCF), presenting Iranian cinema to the world. In 1994, she helped launch Cima Media International (CMI) before establishing her own company, Sheherazad Media International (SMI), the most important private company active in worldwide distribution of features, documentation and co-production with foreign companies in 2001. She has produced numerous documentaries, has presented films of acclaimed directors, and has several awards for his country.
In 2012, she also launched his French-based company, NOORI PICTURES, with which "Tales" by Rakhshan Banietemad and "Wednesday, May 9" by Vahid Jalilvand were awarded in Venice and "Nahid" by Ida Panahandeh in Un Certain Regard in 2014 and 2015, respectively; "Inversion" by Behnam Behzadi in Un Certain Regard 2016 and "No Date, No Signature" that received 2 awards in Venice 2017.
Katayoon was a member of the jury for the most part, fourteen times member of international film festivals such as Mannheim-Heidelberg, International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA), Milan Film Festival, FIPA, Geneva Film Festival, Film Festival of San Sebastián (as President). Competition section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Ron Haviv

Ron Haviv

Ron Haviv is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning photographer and co-founder of the agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe. In the last three decades, Haviv has covered more than twenty-five conflicts and worked in over one hundred countries. He has published four critically acclaimed collections of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Enriqueta (Ketty) Zafra

Enriqueta (Ketty) Zafra

Enriqueta (Ketty) Zafra is Associate Professor at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Ryerson University. Her research interest includes Spanish Culture and Literature of the 16th and 17th  in which she has published extensively. Zafra’s love for film and language has brought her to the area of audiovisual translation. In this area, she has taught the courses, “Translating the Screen: Audiovisual Translation of Contemporary Spanish Film” and “Advance Spanish and Translation.” Since 2012, professor Zafra has also organized annual talks with internationally-renown Hispanic directors at her home university.

JAYRO BUSTAMANTE

JAYRO BUSTAMANTE

Jayro Bustamante was born in Guatemala, in a community of primarily Mayan heritage, next to the Atitlan Lake. He began his professional career in advertising, with Ogilvy & Mather. He later moved to Paris to continue his studies in Film Direction at the Conservatoirse Libre du Cinéma Francais. He then went on to study scripwriting in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografía. Upon his return to Guatemala, he founded his own production  company: La Casa de Producción. This is where he produced his first shorts and later his feature debut, Ixcanul. With this film he won the Silver Bear at Berlinale in 2015 and over 60 award in international film festivals. In 2016 he created a film de auteur distribution department and another one for artistic representation withing his production company, La Casa de Producción. Industry companies did not exist previously in Guatemala, and so Jayro was able to secure contracta in Hollywood films for the main actress in Ixcanul, María Mercedes Coroy, jumpstarting her own acting career.

 

Lila Avilés

Lila Avilés

Lila Avilés studied Direction and Performing Arts with some of the leading theatrical figures in Mexico such as Martin Acosta, Sandra Felix and Juliana Faesler. She studied screenwriting with Beatriz Novaro and Paula Marcovich. She began acting in theater before moving into directing. Her work as a director includes the plays Microdermoabrasión, Gardenia Club, Antígona; the operas Cossi fan tutte by Mozart, and Alcina by Handel. The play The Chambermaid – would become the inspiration for her first feature film, The Chambermaid (2018).

Master Class: Biography of a photo

Expositores: 
Ron Haviv (United States of America), Lauren Walsh (United States of America)
Sun, 7 Apr 2019 - 2:00 pm
Salón Ricardo J. Alfaro - MIRE - Casco Antiguo
Invitados: 
Ron Haviv
Lauren M. Walsh
A lecture about the film BIOGRAPHY OF A PHOTO, which traces the life stories of two legendary photos — one taken in Panama (1989), the other in Bosnia (1992). Two individuals were forever changed by the events captured on film. To this day, Manuel from Panama and Alma from Bosnia are using the iconic photos in a painful search for justice. After their initial dissemination in the news, these two photos “grow up” and reappear in other, unexpected spheres of society; they are also, shockingly, subject to institutionalized disappearances. This master class offers firsthand account by photographer Ron Haviv, who took these world historical images of conflict, and delineates the directors’ creative approach and goals for the film. This multimedia experience, showcasing clips from the film, ultimately highlights the stories of those most intimately affected by these powerful, geopolitically significant photographs. This lecture on the film will be followed by a Q&A on the history of the photos themselves, the film’s methodology, and the value of looking into the past in the present moment.
Ron Haviv

Ron Haviv

Ron Haviv is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning photographer and co-founder of the agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe. In the last three decades, Haviv has covered more than twenty-five conflicts and worked in over one hundred countries. He has published four critically acclaimed collections of photography, and his work has been featured in numerous museums and galleries, including the Louvre, the United Nations, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lauren Walsh

Dr. Lauren Walsh is a professor and writer. She teaches at The New School and New York University, where she is the Director of Gallatin’s Photojournalism Lab. Walsh is co-editor of The Future of Text and Image (2012) and Millennium Villages Project (2016), and editor of Macondo: Memories of the Colombian Conflict (2017). Her latest book is Conversations on Conflict Photography (2019), and she is the Director of Lost Rolls America, a national public archive of photography and memory. 

Talk: Basic principles of production: From the idea to the screen

Expositores: 
Elena Manrique (Spain)
Mon, 8 Apr 2019 - 2:00 pm
Hotel Central
Invitados: 
Elena Manrique
To produce is to transform an idea into a product that can be consumed by an audience. In this journey we come across different phases, each one of them requires analysis, treatment and implementation - in order for the idea to come to life in a movie, fiction or documentary, short or feature, a series or episodic series. The stages of development: finance, marketing and distribution, make up the production process - which can be applied to different audiovisual formats.
Elena Manrique

Elena Manrique

Elena Manrique was born in Mexico and is a producer, production manager and screenwriter. She produced the Oscar winning film, El Laberinto del Fauno, and others such as Cell 211, and El Orfanato, among 20 other films.

Workshop: 3rd part “The art of direct sound recording”

Expositores: 
Jorge Muñiz (Canadá)
Tue, 9 Apr 2019 - 2:00 pm
Hotel Central
Applying new technologies to the process of direct-sound recording, how a scene is recorded and how it comes together.
Jorge Muñiz

Jorge Muñiz

Jorge Muñiz was born in Cusco, Peru. He studied Communication Science. He worked as a producer and radio anchor for eleven years. Jorge attended the Armando Robles Godoy Film School, and the EICTV Film School in Cuba, where he was taught screenwriting by writer Gabriel García Márquez. During the 80s, he worked with filmmakers Francisco Lombardi and Alberto Durán on several Peruvian productions. He lives in Canada, where he works as a sound technician for film and television. He is currently working on his first film as a director, scheduled to be shot in Cusco and Toronto in 2020.