Puentes: Latin America and Europe Co-production workshop

Applications for PUENTES, EAVE’s training programme is now open until February 15

What ties together successful films such as REINAS, THE FISHBOWL, EL PARAISO, BLANQUITA, JESUS LOPEZ, KILLING THE DEAD, CLARA SOLA or LA CIVIL? All these films were developed at PUENTES in recent years. Apply today and join the network of EAVE producers. Approaching the industry from a producer’s perspective, PUENTES focuses on evaluating artistic potential, formulating marketing and distribution strategies, guiding through the development process and identifying market and financing opportunities in both Latin America and Europe.

Who should apply

The workshop is targeted to film professionals from Latin America and Europe who wish to strengthen connections between the two regions.

The selected cohort consists of 10 producers focused on project development (fiction films only), along with 4-5 European film professionals with a focus on career development (not bringing a project), including sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives, and European producers.

Latin American and European Film producers focusing on project development:

  • Experienced feature film producers with a strong interest with working with Europe and Latin America. The project must be able to demonstrate a clear involvement with Latin America, and vice versa.

European Film Professionals focusing on career development:

  • EU Citizens or residents that are sales agents, distributors, festival and market representatives, financiers, or European producers focusing on career development who wish to deepen their knowledge on Latin-American co-productions and market.


Applications are open until February 15, and the selection will be announced by end of April 2024.

PUENTES takes place in the course of two weeks of the year. The first workshop of the 2024 edition will take place in Italy from July 15 – 21, 2024 in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund and MiC (Ministero dei Beni Ambientali e Culturali).

The second workshop will be held in Uruguay late November/early December (TBC), in partnership with Bocacha Films and supported by IBERMEDIA. Thanks to a special partnership, the PUENTES participants will attend VENTANA SUR after workshop 2, in order to strengthen their ties between both continents through networking in the most important market for audiovisual content in Latin America.


Click here to Start your application and find out more information about the selection criteria.

In case of questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with the EAVE team: ana@eave.org.

The PUENTES workshop is made possible with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and Programa IBERMEDIA, and with the recognition of the Directorate-General for Cinema of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.