From 2003 – 2011, Miami International Film Festival's Encuentros program brought together influential industry professionals from all corners of the globe to meet with filmmakers in the Iberian diaspora (Spain, Portugal, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Spanish or Portuguese-language artists in the United States) with culturally interesting and commercially viable feature film projects in various stages of development.

The 29th edition of the Festival witnessed the evolution of the Encuentros program into a digital marketplace called VeoMiami; an innovative and unique industry component which facilitates the viewing of works in progress from Ibero-America to all industry guests attending MIFF. VeoMiami 2012 projects included:

  • Red Princesses (Princesas rojas) by Laura Astorga, Costa Rica
  • Package #3 (Paquete #3) by Alfredo Hueck, Venezuela

A mix of established and up-and-coming directors and producers participated in formal round-table discussions with distributors, international sales agents, financiers, and other key industry people to establish a dialogue, create lasting relationships and potentially close business arrangements that can provide the key creative or fiscal link to advance the projects to successful realization.

A History of Successful Encuentros Projects

  • 7 Virgins (7 virgenes) by Alberto Rodríguez, Spain – Nominated for six Goya awards and winner of one; won Silver Seashell at San Sebastian 2005
  • Dog Eat Dog (Perro come perro) by Carlos Moreno, Colombia
  • The Dog Pound (La perrera) by Manuel Nieto, Uruguay – US Premiere at MIFF 2007
  • Gigante by Adrian Biniez, Uruguay / Argentina / Germany / Spain – Winner of the Silver Bear Berlin 2009
  • Heartlift (Lifting de corazón) by Eliseo Subiela, Argentina – MIFF 2006 Opening Night Film
  • Holy Girl (La niña santa) by Lucrecia Martel, Argentina – Screened at MIFF 2005; Official Selection 2004 Cannes Film Festival
  • The Invisible Eye (La mirada invisible) by Diego Lerman
  • Lokas by Gonzalo Justiniano, Chile
  • Machuca by Andrés Wood, Chile
  • Madeinusa by Claudia Llosa, Peru – Screened at MIFF 2006; premiered at Sundance 2006.
  • Pablo by Richard Goldgewicht, USA - Post-production, 2011
  • Rolling Family (Familia Rodante) by Pablo Trapero – Screened at MIFF 2005
  • Satanas by Andi Baiz, Colombia – World Premiere at MIFF 2007
  • Septembers (Septiembres) by Carles Bosch, Spain – World Premiere at MIFF 2007
  • Son & Moon (Diario de un astronauta) by Manuel Huerga, Spain
  • Today (Hoje) by Tata Amaral, Brazil
  • Aurora, by Rodrigo Sepulveda (Chile) – MIAMI ENCUENTROS presented by Moviecity 2014 Winner

Past Encuentros Participants

Miami Encuentros Projects 2014
Miami Encuentros Projects 2013
Miami Encuentros Projects 2011
Miami Encuentros Projects 2010
Miami Encuentros Projects 2009
Miami Encuentros Projects 2008
Miami Encuentros Projects 2007
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Miami Encuentros Projects 2004
Miami Encuentros Projects 2003