Unique opportunity for audiovisual producers


Thursday, February 16, 2017

The film production seminar by Spanish producer Elena Manrique, (Pan’s Labyrinth and The Orphanage) will take place over three days during IFF Panama 2017. Tickets are available at Panatickets’ points of sale and through their website: www.panatickets.com

For its 6th edition, IFF Panama has invited the renowned Spanish producer Elena Manrique to present the seminar ‘From the Idea to the Spectator’. Part of IFF Panama’s education program, which aims to support the region’s film industry. The workshop will analyze a producer’s duty from a financial and creative standpoint.

The participants will learn about some of the essential aspects of producing. From the conception of an idea all the way to finding creative, financial and technical resources -  to turning that idea into an audiovisual product. Manrique will close the seminar talking about the process of commercialization and marketing for a film.

Other points to be covered are: structure of film financing, tools of negotiation and the big-picture of today’s world market: independent cinema vs. Hollywood productions. This seminar has limited capacity for 40 people. Accredited members will have a special discount: 

Elena Manrique Seminar. To produce is to create: from the idea to the spectator Price
General audience: $100
Accredited: $85

Registration and payment can be made starting February 16 at all Panatickets points of sale and through their website www.panatickets.com. IFF Panama’s accredited members have to present the accreditation confirmation to enjoy the discount.


Elena Manrique
Born in Spain, Elena Manrique is the producer of Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage, Cell 211 and Ciudad Delirio (which was presented at the fourth edition of IFF Panama, in 2015). Manrique considers that the strength of Latin American cinema lies primarily in the possibilities of co-productions, of which she’s already done five. 


The IFF Panama Foundation
The International Film Festival of Panama Foundation (IFF Panama Foundation) is a non-profit organization created to support the International Film Festival of Panama while promoting cultural and educational activities as an integral part of the event. The Festival is supported primarily by the Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias (MICI), the Dirección General de Cine (DICINE), the Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá, Mastercard®, Copa Airlines, Stella Artois, Revista K, TVN and Telemetro, among other generous sponsors.