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Breaking Down the 2019 Sanfic Industry Lab Project Pitches

Running over Aug. 19-Aug. 26., the Santiago International Film Festival (Sanfic) will host the sixth Santiago Lab, a training and promotional event for projects from across Latin America.

This year, 34 titles – 21 fiction and 14 documentary – were selected from more than 300 submissions, a testament to the lab’s ever-increasing importance. It’s also the first step on the production path, made easier with the festival’s support as is the case with Alejandra Hyland’s “Las Demás,” a former Lab participant which is nearing completion and will take place in Sanfic’s 2019 Works in Progress section.

This year’s field features a heavy dose of genre cinema, particularly fantastic, suspense and horror stories. The selection also boasts a near-even split of films directed and/or produced by men and women.

Participants will present to an industry including Mara Gourd from the Montreal Intl. Documentary Film Festival; Consuelo Castillo, director at Doc:co in Colombia; Pablo Guisa,

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