Focusing on projects with strong aesthetic and narrative proposals, Burning Blue specialises in new talent, while striving to develop high-quality films for specific audiences. The company’s strong editorial line and rigorous work has positioned their films in major markets around the world, having consolidated a strong, effective national and international production model.
Burning Blue has been a part of the Cannes Film Festival for four years running: in 2015 with Cesar Acevedo’s La tierra y la sombra, winner of the Golden Camera and three other awards at Critics’ Week; in 2014 with Diego Lerman’s Refugiado; in 2013 with Oscar Ruiz Navia’s short film Solecito in the Directors’ Fortnight; in 2012, with William Vega’s La Sirga in the same section and Juan Andres Arango’s La Playa D.C. in the Official Selection of the Certain Regard section; and in 2009 with Ciro Guerra’s Los viajes del viento, also in the Certain Regard section.
In 2010, Burning Blue won the FIPRESCI prize at the Berlin Film Festival for Oscar Ruiz Navia’s El Vuelco del Cangrejo and, also in 2015, the company was once again present in the Forum section with Jorge Forero’s Violencia. The company has also co-produced films such as Enrica Pérez’s Climas (Peru-Colombia); Nico Pereda’s Los mejores temas (Mexico-Colombia-France); is currently developing feature films by Jaime Osorio Marquez (Mostro), Jorge Navas (Desobsesión), and is co-producing Fernando Guzzoni’s Jesús.
Burning blue offers a great opportunity for someone who is interested in working with, and learning about, independent films. During the internship you’ll participate in both pre and post production and will probably have the opportunity to work on set (depending on the project the company is working on when you arrive). You’ll be involved in the editing process and might assist the directors. You may also be asked to work on research about funding and international film festivals. In general, you’ll participate in a wide range of activities focused around the planning, development and production of films. The most important part of the internship with Burning Blue is to be willing to support and help develop content with high artistic and cultural value.
- Interest in the independent film industry
- Knowledge of production tasks and/or in research for audio-visual projects
- Ability to work both within a team and independently.
- Good research skills
- English essential, intermediate Spanish desirable