Targeted state financing kicks off with a call for applications, to be launched shortly, for INCAA subsidy funding for two scarefare movies.
In a parallel move, Blood Window, Ventana Sur’s genre pic mini-mart launched in 2013, will expand with a Blood Window horror movie mini-fest playing in Buenos Aires parallel to early December’s Ventana Sur Latin American film market, a joint venture of INCAA and the Cannes Film Market.
Programmers from Blood Window and many of the world’s top genre events — including Austin’s Fantastic Fest, Spain’s Sitges-Catalonia Festival, the Puchon Fantastic Fest and Mexico’s Morbido Fest — will select the lineup.
San Sebastian Festival director Jose Luis Rebordinos is once more on board to select Blood Windows Bloody Works in Progress, a pics-in-post competition.
Argentina’s genre push comes as Damian Szifron’s Cannes competition player “Wild Tales,” a Sony Pictures Classics pickup unspooling at Telluride and Toronto, has nabbed 750,000 admissions through Friday in Argentina.
Over 2014, a selection of Argentine movies, often distributed by studios, have outperformed B.O. expectations, including Disney-distribbed “Baneros 4: Los Rompeolas” ($5 million); “The Mystery of Happiness” ($3 million), a career-best for director Daniel Burman; and “Death in Buenos Aires” ($2.3 million), released by Distribution Co.