Be a savvy filmmaker - learn how to get programmed into major festivals, how to find money and audiences beyond the USA. FIGA Films will be hosting this event!
FiGa Films is a world sales agency, production and distribution company. Its growing library contains critically acclaimed, award-winning films, acquired at top film festivals around the world, such as Pelo Malo, Golden Shell winner at the 2013 San Sebastian Film Festival.
Privately funded in 2006, FiGa Films is a true independent voice for the best in filmmaking coming from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the rest of the world. Long lasting relationships, with a personal approach, are fundamental to co-founders Sandro Fiorin and Alex Garcia.
Sandro Fiorin founded FiGa Films in Los Angeles on January 2006 with partner, Cuban-American Alex Garcia, to discover and distribute Latin American content in North America, as well as represent them worldwide. Raised in Rio de Janeiro, he went to film school in São Paulo (FAAP) and New York (New School), where he lived and worked for 14 years before relocating to California in 2001. Positions at the Film Forum, Universal, and First Look Films are part of his 20-year career in the industry. Mr. Fiorin has been invited as a jury member and to conduct panel discussions on the state of alternative distribution in Sundance, Rotterdam, Istanbul, Cannes, Toronto, San Sebastian and the United Nations in Geneva.