The Latin American Training Center-LATC announces the 2016 Latin America-US Screenplay Treatment Competition, with support by the School of Communication of the University of Miami, the Miami-Dade College, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers-NALIP, the Miami-Dade County Office of Film and Entertainment, the Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers-FIPCA, Final Draft Screenwriting Software, GrayRobinson, P.A. and the Miami International Film Festival.
Focused on cross-border themes, the competition aims to encourage co-productions of feature films (fiction or documentaries) between Hispanic (Spanish-speaking) Latin American countries and the US, and to promote location shooting in two or more countries, as well as to help new writers find success in today's highly competitive film and entertainment industries.
The competition is open to filmmakers and screenwriters, over 18 years of age, with a university degree in any field, whose work has not yet been produced. The participant must be a citizen or permanent resident of either the US or a Hispanic Latin American country (does not include Brazil). Each participant submits a 3 page screenplay treatment in English or Spanish to be judged by a qualified jury.
The first-place winning screenplay treatment from one Hispanic Latin American country and the first-place winning screenplay treatment from the US, will each receive a U$500 cash award from LATC, toward development of the screenplays, and a Certificate for digital download of Final Draft 9 screenwriting software. In addition, the three finalists from US and the three finalists from Hispanic Latin American countries will receive a copy of the LATC publication “Latin American Cinema Today: The Director’s Perspective”.
The winning treatments will also be made available by LATC to independent production companies in the US and Latin America, through its agreements with production organizations and others, for possible acquisition, development and/or production. The results of the Competition will be announced on or about June 17, 2016.
About the Latin American Training Center-LATC
Located in Rio de Janeiro, the Latin American Training Center-Centro Latino-Americano de Treinamento e Assessoria Audiovisual (LATC) is a regional media training and audiovisual
LATC is affiliated and/or maintains formal working agreements with:
- Independent Film & Television Alliance – IFTA (Los Angeles),
- National Association of Latino Independent Producers – NALIP (Los Angeles),
- Independent Filmmaker Project – IFP (New York),
- International Association of Film and Television Schools-CILECT (Brussels)
- Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales-EGEDA (Madrid),
- Cesnik, Quintino & Salinas Advogados (São Paulo),
- Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard Law firm (New York)
- Americas Film Conservancy (Los Angeles)
- SydneysBuzz International Industry Consulting (Los Angeles)
- FilmGate Interactive (Miami)