Chile set for Conecta Fiction focus

Chile has been selected as the first of two focus countries for the third edition of drama conference Conecta Fiction.

The market was selected based on a thriving audiovisual sector, which consists of more than 200 TV prodcos with both public and private sector support around international co-productions. Chilean audiovisual agency CinemaChileTV is supporting the delegation at the event.

Conecta Fiction, which runs from 17-20 June in Pamplona-Iruña (Navarra, Spain), is dedicated to scripted co-production between America and Europe.

The Focus programme showcases two countries, one from each continent, and its local talent. Colombia and Germany were focus countries in the 2018 event.

Accreditation is now open for Conecta Fiction 3. The call for entries for the Co-pro Pitch will open on 21 February. Ten titles – either Spanish or English-language – will be selected for the pitch.

Submissions for the Digiseries Pitch will also open on 21 February. Five projects will be selected

Conecta Fiction director Géraldine Gonard said: “One cannot ask for a better international frame to highlight what novelties Conecta Fiction 3 will offer. We know that Chilean talent has many and wonderful qualities that characterize them among the American producers, and we know that they are going to surprise the European ones.”

Representing Chile, Sebastían Freund, president of the Association of Cinema and Television Producers (APCT) and producer at Rizoma, added: “It is an honor for everyone that Chile is a guest country in a world-class event such as Conecta Fiction. We are sure that, in this event, our TV series projects will find the most suitable partners in the world to find funding and generate co-productions.

“Chile is developing and producing series with the key world players, such as Amazon, Netflix, Fremantle, Movistar and European free TV channels, proving the quality of their content. These products have raised much interest and have positioned themselves internationally.”