Blood Window 2020: Our Thoughts on The LAB Projects

Editor, News; Toronto, Canada (@Mack_SAnarchy)
I'd much rather have been in Buenos Aires this week. Winter took it's time to come to our part of the Canadian hinterlands this year but the first day of December seems to have been the cue to turn off Nature's furnace and bring on the snow. 
So I'd rather have spent this first week of the last month of the longest year on record in the warm embrace of early Summer in Argentina, but that was not possible. And I'd rather be among friends from the region and with other peers attending this year's edition of Blood Window in person, but that was not possible. Nope. 
Instead, under the current pandemic Blood Window and the Ventana Sur co-production market went digital. In an ambitious turn Blood Window went global and had been able to have market and works in progress screenings in cinemas in other territories and countries where the impact of the pandemic is between waves. 
Starting at the beginning of the week Blood Window LAB has held virtual pitch sessions for 15 projects, the bulk hailing from the Iberoamerican region with a smattering of other international projects in Europe. Each project was to create a seven minute video presentation. 
Normally, when covering a market we've drawn attention to a few standouts and ignored the rest. Perhaps in this climate we're feeling a little bit more generous than usual and while our personal favorites may be a bit more obvious every one of these selections beat out hundreds of other selections so it's worth talking about them, even a little bit. 
We're going through by country or region, starting with the host nation, Argentina. 
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