Three Peruvian productions have received awards on four occasions at the Ventana Sur festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the country’s delegation took part with the support of PromPerú.
The Specialist Technical Body of The Ministry for Overseas Trade and Tourism evaluated the participation in this movie market as "a great success". Mariela Soldi, sub director of Marca País, added: "It’s an achievement both for them and for Peru. We’ve always invested in Peruvian talent and these recognitions are proof that our country’s audiovisual industry is moving in the right direction".
Awards received include “Virtuality Buenos Aires” in the Trends section, received by Stage 3: Azaria from the Peruvian video game studio Unforgiven. The game places gamers in the Hereogan Castle in which they take the form of the magician Azaria to defeat the Eolica army. The game is made for Windows on HTC devices and is a team effort by Ramanand Purizaga, Guillermo Rossell, Andres Revolledo, Vania Torres, Antonny Vega y Mauriccio Torres. The prize consists of a stand for Unforgiven at the first edition of Virtuality Buenos Aires, which will take place in June 2018.
In the Animation category, the Peruvian co-producer Milton Guerrero received an award in the Series Category for “Las Aventuras de Ugo y Serena La Ballena (The Adventures of Ugo and Serena the Whale)”, a coproduction for Red Animation Peru, Red Animation Brasil and El Perro en la Luna from Argentina. The 2D animated series tells the story of the friendship between a child and a whale looking for the sea.
In addition, the production company El Navegante Films received two awards in the First Cut category for the film Todos Somos Marineros (We’re all Sailors) by Miguel Angel Moulet. The awards were for audio and image post-production. Todos Somos Marineros (We’re All Sailors) won the Ministry for Culture’s National Feature Projects Contest in 2015.
The Peruvian delegation comprised 7 Samurai Films, Al Este del Plata, Alligator Entertainment, Argos Producciones, Cinecorp SAC, Ciudad Central, El Navegante Films, HD Perú, Lima Film Festival, Planta Madre Cine, Red Animation, Saltojo Films, Sapa Inti Studios, Shiwa, Soda Films, Tondero Producciones, Tunche Films and Vía Expresa Cine y Video. Important meetings were held with more than 40 representatives of the global audiovisual industry including the Cannes Film Festival – Marche du Film, Shoreline, Film Sharks, the San Sebastian International Film Festival, Screen International, amongst others.
In addition to talent, Peru has natural locations (coast, desert, mountain, rainforest), studios with cutting edge technology, film production companies, animation services and virtual reality creation.
Source: International Press