• The workshop was carried out by producer Juan Carlos Ayvar, and was attended by 250 attendees via Zoom, who registered from various parts of Latin America.
  • This activity was free of charge for the participants and was sponsored in partnership with CUT Universidad de Tijuana and the production company AMBIX.

Tijuana, B.C.- February 9, 2021.- In order to continue training those interested in the development of film projects, the Short Film Project Development Workshop was scheduled by producer Juan Carlos Ayvar Covarrubias, which had 250 attendees, reported the Secretary of Sustainable Economy and Tourism of Baja California, Mario Escobedo Carignan.

The workshop was held on January 30 and 31, through the Zoom platform, in addition to having participants from Baja California and the Mexican Republic, it reached all of Latin American, since requests were received from creators from from Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela, who were very interested in knowing the process of production making in Mexico. The agenda included a review of the main stages of a film production, shooting plan, budget and locations, among others. 

Juan Carlos Ayvar is a graduate from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) and the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC), in this last institution he studied the Film Production Course, to later join the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE) as Deputy Director of Short Films. He currently directs the production company Fontana Films, where he seeks to carry out quality film projects.

“In 2019, the workshop was carried out in person, receiving 35 participants, and due to the pandemic it was adjusted so that this year's workshop was held virtual, as indicated by Javier A. Espinoza, Baja California Film Commissioner.

In order to carry out the workshop participation from the Northwest Documentary Film Laboratory of CUT Universidad de Tijuana, and the production company AMBIX took place. The virtual session was broadcasted from the production company facilities. The total capacity was for a maximum of 500 people, who sent their request with full name, age, city and synopsis of the project in case of having one in development. The workshop had no cost for the participants.