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Panel Profile- Sandro Fiorin

Brazilian born 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, Mr. Fiorin went to film school in Sao Paulo (FAAP) and New York (New School), where he lived and worked for 14 years, before relocating to California in 2001.   He is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Positions at the Film Forum, Universal, First Look Films, and CalArts are part of his 18-year career in the industry. He is a Programming Associate for the Latin American Film Festival at The High Museum of Art, in Atlanta, and the Artistic Director of the IndieBrazil Film Festival, in Los Angeles.

Mr. Fiorin has been invited to conduct panel discussions on the state of alternative distribution in Sundance, Rio de Janeiro, Cannes, Rotterdam, Toulouse, and several other festivals.

Company Description:

FiGa Films releases features and documentaries of any length in the Art-house theatre circuit in North America, as well as via TV, online, and on DVD. Its growing library contains critically acclaimed, award winner films, acquired at the top film festivals around the world.

Privately funded in 2006, FiGa is a true independent voice for the best in filmmaking coming from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Long lasting relationships, with a personal approach, are fundamental to co owners Sandro Fiorin and Alex Garcia.

The Company launched its International Sales arm at the 2008 Locarno Film Festival, representing unique, upcoming projects from Argentina, Mexico and Brazil. FiGa’s first co production (Verano de Goliat) won the Best Film Award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Los Viejos, from Bolivia, will follow up in 2011.

FiGa’s mission is to select and sell worldwide rights of films with social relevance, by up and coming directors. Distributing up to 6 films per year in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Argentina, it is raising the bar and becoming the home of the New Latin Cinema.



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