The International Film Festival of Panama, IFF Panama, has created a works-in-progress section called “Primera Mirada” as a unique opportunity for professionals in the international film industry to see works from Central America and the Caribbean in an advanced stage of production.
After an open submission period, IFF Panama selects five films to be presented before a jury in charge of their evaluation. The chosen films participate in special screenings during IFF Panama.
The winning film is announced during the festival. It receives funds destined to the completion of the project and the opportunity of screening at the Marché du Film de Cannes as well as its promotion among the film industry members attending the most important film market of the world.
With its “Primera Mirada” section, IFF Panama reaffirms its willingness to strengthen and become a platform for the Central American and Caribbean film industry.