Cannes' Atelier Selects Projects from Brazil and Colombia

The Cinefondation’s Atelier has announced the 15 participants for its 11th edition this year that represent 14 countries, including two Latin American projects, Diário de Viagem / Butterfly Diaries by Paula Un Mi Kim (pictured left) from Brazil and El concursante / The Contestant by Carlos Osuna (pictured below) from Colombia.

Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Paula Un Mi Kim has directed some short films which have screened in numerous film festivals including Palm Springs, Guanajuato, Festroia, Asian American International, among others. Butterfly Diaries is her debut feature.

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Carlos Osuna studied Visual Arts at the Universidad Javeriana. shortly after graduation was selected to participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2004 for his short film Analogue Loop. His first feature film Gordo, calvo y bajito / Fat, Bald, Short, an animated played in numerous film festivals.

As part of the Cinefondation’s Atelier, the filmmakers are invited to the Cannes Film Festival. Directors and their producers are able to meet potential partners, a necessary step to finish their project and start the making of their film. L’Atelier provides its participants access to international co-productions, thus accelerating the film’s completion.

Created in 2005, the Cinefondation’s Atelier stimulates creative filmmaking and encourage the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers. To date, 156 projects have participated in the program, of which 103 have been released in the theaters and 40 are currently in pre-production.