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Berlinale: FiGa Films Acquires Berlin Generation Kplus Player ‘Tesoros’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Dec 23, 2016
Miami-based FiGa Films has acquired world sales rights to “Tesoros” from Maria Novaro, Mexico’s most prominent female director.
TIFF Critic’s Notebook 2: Nocturama, A Decent Woman, The Red Turtle - Filmmaker Magazine
September 9, 2016
Lukas Valetta Rinner’s A Decent Woman (his sophomore feature; I haven’t seen his first, Parabellum) trumpets its international co-production status via unusually punchy opening credits. Rinner is an Austrian who studied and now works in Argentina, and this film was made with funding from the Jeonju Digital Project, so opening credits are in both Spanish and Korean. The background and letters alt-tab between red and blue — the two colors used to polarize glasses for viewing anaglyph 3D — at nearly stroboscopic speed, an immediate indication something more unorthodox than apprentice master-shot festival fare is up.
Alex Garcia, Founder of Pioneering Sales Agent FiGa Films, Dies at 56 - Variety
June 22, 2016
Alex Garcia, an editor-turned-sales agent who helped transform the film industry fortunes of Latin America, died May 26 of complications from lung cancer. He was 56.
Born and raised in Miami by Cuban parents, Garcia studied at UCLA and graduated in film studies from Columbia College. He spent 25 years as a film editor, working with Steve Spielberg’s three-times Oscar winning editor Michael Kahn and on independent productions.
‘Bull,’ ‘Hopefuls,’ ‘Kill Me’ Top Rio Fest - Variety
October 15, 2015
MADRID – Movies from three of Brazil’s most talked-up new or on-the-rise talents – Gabriel Mascaro’s second feature “Neon Bull,” and Ives Rosenfeld’s “Hopefuls” and Anita Rocha da Silveira’s “Kill Me, Please,” both debuts – swept top plaudits at 2015’s Premiere Brazil, the centerpiece Brazilian-film-focused section of this year’s Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film Festival.
IFF Panama: FiGa Films Is Helping Introduce the World to Latin American Film - Variety
April 15, 2015
PANAMA — Alex Garcia, co-owner of L.A.-based (soon to be Miami-based) sales-distribution-production house FiGa Films, is attending IFF Panama to check on the five works-in-progress being unveiled in the festival’s Primera Mirada. Garcia and co-owner Sandro Fiorin find many of FiGa’s films in the fertile hunting ground of festival works-in-progress sections, films that are award winners even at that stage in the production cycle.
FiGa, Pasto, BD Cine Link for Juan Schnitman’s debut, "Incendio" - Variety
December 1, 2014
BUENOS AIRES – In the run-up to Ventana Sur, L.A.-based sales-production-distribution co FiGaFilms has linked to Barbara Francisco’s Pasto Cine, co-producer of Santiago Mitre’s “The Student” and Diego Dubcovsky and Daniel Burman’s BD Cine, one of Argentina’s most established production outfits, taking world sales rights on “El Incendio,” which in lead-produced by Francisco’s Pasto Cine in co-production with BD Cine.
"Bad Hair" on Winning Streak, Closes Mexico (Exclusive) - Variety
March 28, 2014
Mariana Rondon’s “Pelo Malo” (Bad Hair), which vied for the Ibero-American Fiction and Maguey awards at the Guadalajara Int’l Film Fest, sold to Mexico’s Circo 2:12 (Paula Astorga) Friday at the fest, making it the 25th country to nab the young gay drama.
FiGa Takes 'Man' Off the Table - Variety
September 27, 2013
In a preemptive swoop, Los Angeles-based FiGa Films has acquired world sales rights on “The Man of the Crowd,” which world premieres Sunday at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. One of the highest-profile world premieres at the Rio Fest, which opened Thursday with a gala screening of Thierry Ragobert’s 3D live action jungle adventure movie “Amazonia,” “Man” marks the latest film from Marcelo Gomes, who co-directs with Cao Guimaraes.
Contemporary South American Cinema - USC Cinematic Arts, April 9, 2013
April 9, 2013
Contemporary South American Cinema: A Panel Discussion
Featuring Writer/Director KLEBER MENDONCA FILHO (Neighboring Sounds), SANDRO FIORIN (VP Acquisition & Sales, FiGa Films), ALEX GARCIA (VP Distribution, FiGa Films), Writer/Producer GUSTAVO ROJO (La Casa Muda/The Silent House) and Writer/Director SEBASTIAN SILVA (The Maid/La Nana, Old Cats), Moderated by SCA Director of Programming ALESSANDRO AGO.
Sandro Fiorin on FiGa’s Great Finds - Fandor
October 9, 2012
Closing night of the San Sebastian Film Festival, and I’m tracking the ever-itinerant Brazilian born co-founder of FiGa Films, which has become a key force in Latin American cinema’s presence on the international stage. Sandro Fiorin is clearly excited: jetting off to Paris for more meetings, and celebrating FiGa’s most recent acquisition, Carne de Perro, winner of the New Directors prize, the festival’s most compelling competitive section.