Cannes Docs

Asteroid 2518

Original title: Asteroide 2518

Directed by: Amanda Ruttlant

Produced by: Amanda Rutllant (Make More Meaning Media, Chile) Constanza Luzoro (Pataka Animation, Chile)

Country of production: Chile

Runtime: 62'

Expected release: April, 2024

Production stage: Late Production

Budget: $229,847 (31% in place)

1st feature: Yes

Looking for: Co-producers, gap financing, strategic guidance, festivals.


As I struggle tu understand my heritage, an autoimmune disease will push me to undertake an unexpected journey through time and space.

Director’s profile:

Amanda Rutllant is a Chilean/Brazilian Documentary Filmmaker and Master in Sociology, passionate for digital and new narrative aproches as well as found footage and home movies. She has worked for the United Nations and International Think Tanks as a consultant in narrative analysis. She started her career in documentary filmmaking in 2014 with her short film Of the 90’s and something, selected to the 10th version of the Rengo International Film Festival. She has directed and produced several short documentary films and has been AD in viral contents for social media. In 2019 she was executive director of the digital platform OpinaDocs, showcasing new chilean short documentarty film talents. She currently works in her own production company/digital marketing agency. Asteroid 2518 is her first feature film.

Producers’s profile:

Constanza Luzoro has a degree in Audiovisual Communication with a mention in Scripts for Film and Television. After working for five years at the Santiago International Film Festival, SANFIC, she worked as an assistant director in several national productions. After, she begins to dedicate herself exclusively to audiovisual production, writing and collaborating in scripts such as the short film A history of two women by Max Sotomayor, the winning documentary of InEdit 2019 Something is happening produced by Red Bull and directed by Tomás Alzamora, the children’s animation series Guitarra y Tambor (PUNKROBOT; HYPPE), and Dream in (STOON). In 2018 she teamed up with Kike Ortega to found the audiovisual content platform PATAKA, where she currently produces the 2D animation series Outlandish, winner of Corfo Series 2018, and developed the Stop Motion webseries Pajarones.

Cannes Docs

A Sad and Vulgar Loner

Original title: Un Vulgar y Triste

Directed by: Efthymia Zymvragaki

Produced by: Patricia Sánchez Mora (Gris Medio, Spain) co-producers: Novena Nube - Kaboga - Thurnfilm - Tranvía

Country of production: Spain, Germany

Runtime: 90', 60'

Expected release: November, 2022

Production stage: Post production

Budget: €388,800 (50% in place)

1st feature: Yes

Looking for: Gap financing, strategic guidance, buyers, sales agent, distributors, festivals


A Sad and Vulgar Loner explores what happens when an abusive man speaks out, positioning himself as a critic of violence. Without excusing his acts, the film creates a space in which the abuser has a voice, bringing a new perspective on violence and abuse with a focus on the breaking of violent cycles and the urgent need for a healing process in society.

Director’s profile:

Efthymia Zymvragaki works as a director, writer and cinematographer. Drawn to social and gender issues, she is attracted towards intimate, first-person approaches to complex and lesser-known realities, with the desire to explore spaces of intimacy within and between people.

After graduating in Psychology. University of Crete, Greece in 2001, studied photography Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain (2003-2005) and completed a Master in Artistic Production and Research at the University of Barcelona (2011-2012).

Her film career began during her Master’s degree by means of artistic productions and by collaborating with Angelo Orlando for the production company Gris Medio. She is an alumni of the IDFA Academy, the CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator and the Acció Producció, Dones Visuals, LIM Development Angels, DOK.incubator International Program 2022.

Producers’s profile:

Patricia Sánchez Mora, graduate in Library Science and Documentation, Audiovisual Communication (University of Extremadura), Master in Audiovisual Anthropology (UB). Alumni of Acció Producció Dones Visuals, 2021, LIM Development Angels, 2021, DOK.incubator International Program 2022. She is head of the L’Alternativa Professionals program (pitching, mentoring, meetings and industry activities) since 2010. In 2007 she created the production company Novena Nube. The films she has produced have been selected for festivals such as DOK Leipzig, Visions du Réel, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Busan, BFI London Film Festival, Cinespaña, Festival de Málaga, Sevilla European Film Festival, D’A Film Festival, Mecal, Seminci and Zinemaldia.

Ukraine in Focus


Category: Ukrainian Features Preview

Directed by: Philip Sotnychenko

Produced by: Halyna Kryvorchuk (Viatel), Valeria Sotnychenko, Sashko Chubko (Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema)

Country of production: Ukraine

Original title: La Palisiada

Genre: Feature film

Language: Ukrainian, Russian

Runtime: 110

Completed in: 2022


Two old friends, a police detective and a forensic psychiatrist investigate a murder of a colleague whose widow they both loved when they were young. Immersed in memories of the past, they unconsciously create a future for their children where they reap the fruits of their parents’ lost hopes.

Cannes XR


Genre: Adventure, Animation, Narrative

Produced by: Martin Schmidt, Raumkapsel Animation

Directed by: Dennis Stein-Schomburg

Original title: Déjà-vu

Lead artist: Dennis Stein-Schomburg

Runtime: 15-30 minutes (Variable due to interactive aspect.)

Language: English

Completed in: 2021


In the city of “Evia” residents are infected with light. A girl discovers what appears to be the host. She befriends it and houses it. Not to the delight of the other residents who want to drive the host away. A persecution begins…

Director’s statement:

People shape cities. But who are these people and how do they react when an apparent threat invades their living space.
In Deajvu its about exploring a detailed world to linger, combine and make up your own experience.

Origin: Germany

Devices: Oculus Rift series/Quest

Platform: Alexandria