20-22 September, 2022

Bogota, Colombia


First appearance in latin america

AFCI Cineposium will be making its first appearance in Latin America! Bogota, Colombia is the host of Cineposium 2022, being held September 20-22.

Bogota has a history of hosting world-class conferences, including BAM (Bogota Audiovisual Market), an audiovisual platform for trading and business strengthening as well as high-level curated Festivals such as the BIFF – Bogota International Film Festival and BOGOSHORTS – Bogota Short Film Festival, the most important short-content event in Latin America. Participants in the AFCI Cineposium 2022 will enjoy three days of activities including education sessions presented by world-class executives, evening receptions and a taste of fine beauty and rich culture Bogota has to offer.


topics and speakers

Explore the panels and topics we will cover during  Cineposium 2022. 

Eco-Friendly Productions - Developing A Sustainable Program

This session will focus on eco-friendly initiatives used on recent major motion picture productions.

How Reggeaton Music Videos Boost Regional Tourism

Reggeaton is a music style that originated in Panama during the 1980s and has grown in popularity in recent years thanks to the work of artists such as JBalvin, Maluma or Karol G, managing to captivate not only international audiences, but also artists from other genres. This panel will explore how reggaeton music videos have given a boost to Medellín as a popular production destination.
Confirmed speakers to date include: Harold Jimenez - 36 GRADOS
Luis Lizarralde - Sony Music
Moderator: Juan Orozco, Medellin Film Commission

Gender Initiatives In Front of and Behind the Camera

From the use of intimacy coordinators to oversee sensitive scenes with actors to helping crew work in safe conditions in the rising production landscape, this panel will focus on innovations and case studies that explore how the production environment is being kept safe for all.
Confirmed panelists: Cristina Andreu
Moderator: Marjorie Galas, AFCI

Film incentives and laws in Colombia for international productions with Palpito as a case study

Palpito, a TV series set in Colombia, reached #1 on Netflix during the thriller's first season. This session will explore the challenges and benefits the international production encountered while shooting in Colombia.
Confirmed Speakers to date include: Ana Pineres - CMO Palpito, Silvia Echeveri - Colombian Film Commission, Ricardo Cantor - Bogota Film Commission

Memoria Case Study/Successful International Co-productions

Memoria, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and starring Tilda Swinton, Juan Pablo Urrego and Elkin Diaz, made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021. This case study will explore how this production was successfully co-produced in Colombia and Thailand.
Confirmed panelists to date: Diana Bustamente, Jaime Tenorio

Telenovelas: How Soap Operas Boost Local and Regional Production

This panel will explore the benefit the popular Telenovela has had on production, and its expansion into other global territories.
Confirmed Speakers to date include: Rodrigo Guerrero - AG Studios LRDS


This panel will explore the challenges and values of international co-productions.
Confirmed Speakers to date include: Jay Roewe - HBO

Breaking down territory Stereotypes

This panel will explore the challenges and strategies different cities and territories can undergo to break through internationally installed stereotypes, including those that popular series can sometimes create.

Animation And Film Tourism

This panel will explore how the popularity of animation, and its younger audiences, has a direct impact on Tourism.


incredible speakers

Rodrigo Guerrero

Producer, AG Studios

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Ana Pineres

General Manager, Vice President and Executive Producer of CMO Producciones and CMO Internacional. 

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Cristina Andreu

Spanish film director,  screenwriter and President of the Association of Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media (CIMA).

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Juliana Flores

Executive Producer, Dynamo

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Diana Bustamente

Producer, filmmaker and programmer. Diana has consistently contributed to the international recognition of Colombian cinema, producing films such as “Los Viajes del Viento” by Ciro Guerra, “El vuelco del Cangrejo” by Oscar Ruiz, (Berlín 2010), “La Sirga” by William Vega (Cannes 2012), Los Hongos by Oscar Ruiz (Locarno 2014) and “La tierra y La Sombra” by Cesar Acevedo (Golden Camera at Cannes 2015), and she was the producer of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest film “Memoria” – the Jury Prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival 2021. Diana was the artistic director and programmer of the Cartagena International Film Festival (2014-2018). She has curated programs for institutions such as Cinematheque of Bogotá, the French Film Festival, the Goethe Institute and the Biarritz Festival. She collaborates as an independent curator in several institutions and galleries.  Her work has focused on promoting cultural exchanges through film.

Luis Lizarralde

Licensing Manger, Sony Music Entertainment

Bio Coming Soon!

Harold Jimevez

Executive Producer Worldwide, 36 Grams

Bio Coming Soon!

Julio Chavezmontes


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Jay Roewe

Senior Vice President of Production Planning and Incentives for HBO, HBO MAX and Warner Media. With more than 30 years of experience in film and television production, he joined HBO in 1994.

Amanda Blumenthal

Amanda Blumenthal is the founder of Intimacy Professionals Association (IPA), which is a global leader in the training and certification of intimacy coordinators. She helped to found the field of intimacy coordination and has worked on projects such as Euphoria (HBO), The L Word (Showtime), The White Lotus (HBO), and Carnival Row (Amazon). IPA has partnered with organizations such as Amazon, Netflix, Sony, and the New Mexico Film Office to train intimacy coordinators in emerging film markets with no local IC’s. In addition, Amanda is a leader in the SAG-AFTRA Intimacy Coordinator Initiative to create standards and protocols for IC work, she consulted with the Producer’s Guild of America on developing materials for their Independent Production Safety Initiative Program, and she contributed to the Time’s Up Guide to Working in Entertainment.

David Cohen

Creative Director, Variety Content Studio

David S. Cohen is an award-winning journalist and content producer. He was a reporter, editor and producer for Variety for 25-odd years and he has covered arts, science and culture for print outlets around the world. He won SoCal Journalism awards for his Variety reporting and for producing the “Artisans” video episode: “The Dangerous Art of Aerial Cinematography.” He is the author of six books on films and filmmaking, including the acclaimed “Screen Plays: How 25 Screenplays Made It to a Theater Near You—for Better or Worse.” His entertainment credits include acting and directing in Off-Off-Broadway theater; assisting on casting for Broadway and feature films; and writing for television, including an episode of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and a documentary on Walter Matthau. 

Stefanie Rauscher

Born and raised in Bavaria, Germany, Stefanie studied Theater, Film- and Media Studies as well as East Asian Studies in Vienna and Beijing. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and is specialized in Chinese film. Before joining the Vienna Film Commission as project manager in 2015 she worked for the German Goethe Institute in Beijing. Stefanie has been deputy managing director of the Vienna Film Commission since 2019. She lectured on film tourism at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and on Chinese film at the Universität Hamburg. In 2009 she published a research monograph on the work of director Zhang Yimou.

Lisa Day

Lisa Day has worked at the intersection of media and the environment for her entire career.  She is currently a Manager of Environmental Sustainability at The Walt Disney Company, where her primary role is developing and overseeing sustainability on the feature films, television shows, and documentaries produced by the company’s many studios.  She is also responsible for helping to ensure The Walt Disney Company meets ts 2030 Goals, including Net Zero emissions, procuring 100% zero carbon electricity, and sending zero waste to landfill. 

Prior to her role at Disney, Lisa was the Director of Sustainability at 20th Century Fox, leading Fox’s sustainable efforts on production as well as at the iconic Fox Studios Lot in Los Angeles and Fox Studios Australia. 

Lisa is also one of the founders of the Sustainable Production Alliance (SPA), a consortium of the world’s leading film, television and streaming companies dedicated to advancing sustainability in the industry and, in partnership.  She is also a founder, in partnership with the Producers Guild of America PGA Green Committee, of GreenProductionGuide.com, a online resource for filmmakers internationally offering free tools, a vendor guide, and other resources to help shows understand and reduce their environmental impacts.

Lisa earned her B.A. from New College and her JD from the UCLA School of Law.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022


8:00am – 9:00am:      Registration & Coffee
9:00am – 10:00am:    Keynote: Colombian Culture
10:00am – 11:30am:  Film Incentives and Laws in Colombia For International Productions with Palpito as a Case Study
11:30am – 12:30pm:  Eco-Friendly Productions – Practical Examples
12:30pm – 2:00pm:    Lunch Break
2:00pm – 3:00pm:      Telenovelas: How Soap Operas Boost Local and Regional Production
3:00pm – 4:30pm:      Breaking Down Territory Stereotypes
4:30pm – 5:00pm:      Coffee Break
5:00pm – 6:00pm:      How Would You Handle It Session One -Uniting and Involving Diverse and Indigenous Members of the Community
6:00pm – 7:30pm:     Networking Session

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


9:00am – 10:30am:    How Reggeton Music Videos Boost Regional Tourism
10:30 – 11:00am:       Coffee Break
11:00am – 12:00pm:  Film Tourism and Animation
12:00pm – 1:00pm:    Memoria Case Study/Successful Co Productions
1:00pm – 2:30pm:      Lunch Break
2:30pm -3:30pm:       Combining Territories into One Production
3:30pm – 4:30pm:      Gender Initiatives In Front of and Behind the Camera
4:30pm – 5:00pm:      Coffee Break
5:00pm – 6:00pm:      How Would You Handle It Session Two:  Open Session
6:00pm – 7:30pm:      Networking Session Sponsored by Canal Capital

Thursday, September 22, 2022


10:00am – 12:00pm: Closing Event at Cinemateca de Bogota
12:00pm – 6:00pm:    Tours with IDT


accommodation & costs

The Hilton Bogota is the preferred hotel for Cineposium attendees. The rates apply to rooms booked between September 18 – September 23, 2022 . Room type is: Standard Deluxe King For 1 person. Earlier bookings receive the highest discount!   

The Quick Reservation button will provide a room block from September 19th – 23rd.  You may add, or shorten, your stay after clicking the Quick Reservation by selecting the “edit stay” button.

$135 USD

for bookings between June 13 – July 31st

$145 USD

for bookings made August 1st until September 18th

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get in touch

For questions about the event please get in contact with Marj Galas.