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In 2012, the San Sebastian Festival launched the I Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum. Its priority objectives are to foster the development of audiovisual projects, encourage collaboration between professionals and promote an opening out towards new international markets.
Intended for developing works, the Co-Production Forum is open to film projects from Europe and Latin America.
Those responsible for projects will have the opportunity to present their works to industry members at pitching sessions and they will receive a personal agenda of appointments with professionals interested in participating in their projects.
The Forum also includes initiatives to prompt informal meetings between participants and activities to encourage the exchange of experiences and knowledge of key matters related to the audiovisual industry past and present.
It is also a gathering place for all industry professionals present at San Sebastian with its own matchmakers crew to facilitate contacts.
As an extension to the San Sebastian Forum, and as a result of the "Forging Alliances" collaboration agreement signed with the Producers Network of the Marché du Film-Festival de Cannes and Argentina’s INCAA (Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales), a number of these projects will be able to continue their international trajectory thanks to participation in the Ventana Sur market and in the coming edition of the Cannes Producers Network. This initiative will lend a decisive boost to their international promotion.
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The Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum is an activity organised by the Industry Department of the San Sebastian Festival to promote the development of film projects between Europe and Latin America and to strengthen co-production and inter-continental distribution networks.
For this initiative, the San Sebastian Festival launches a public call for the submission of film projects at the development stage. The call is circulated to all of the industry professionals in the Festival data database, is published in the media and is announced on its website www.sansebastianfestival.com.
The Festival will select a maximum of 20 projects for participation in the Co-Production Forum based on the reports of three international experts. Those responsible for the projects may find strategic, industrial and financial partners to co-produce their projects among the professional guests at the Festival. They will also have the opportunity to present their works to industry members at pitching sessions and will be provided with an individual agenda of meetings with professionals interested in their projects.
The Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum will take place on 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th September 2018 in the framework of the 66th edition of the San Sebastian Festival.
Projects presented to the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum must meet the following conditions:
The call for submission is open to production companies in Europe and Latin America with projects at the development stage that meet the following requirements:
It will be an advantage if the project is being presented for the first time at a forum, if the production company has already carried out at least one international co-production, if it innovates in formats and addresses new distribution and financing formulas, and if complementary material is presented including earlier works completed by its director.
Projects can be submitted, free of charge by duly completing the online submission form and accepting these rules & regulations as a preliminary condition.
To present additional images, the interested party must provide a web link where the material in question can be viewed. Material in physical format will not be accepted.
The Festival will recognise the person who signs this confirmation as the sole representative for all aspects related to participation of the project in the Co-Production Forum and as the sole responsible as opposed to other companies or individuals involved in the project.
The decision taken regarding the selection of projects will be final.
The invitation made to each project will remain strictly confidential between the San Sebastian Festival and the producers or representatives of the project until such time as the Festival decides to make an official announcement in this regard.
The producers of the selected projects undertake to:
The Festival will present the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Best Project Award carrying EUR 10,000 for the majority producer of one of the selected projects. The prize money, always paid in euros, will be handed over either as a bank cheque or as an international cheque.
The Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities, CACI, and the European Film Agency Directors, EFADs, will bestow/ present the Europe-Latin America Co-Production EFADs-CACI Award, coming with EUR 20,000 and going to the producer of one of the projects selected for the Co-Production Forum.
The Eurimages Development Co-production Award, a cash prize of EUR 20,000 euros for feature films has been created to promote the Fund's role in encouraging European co-production from the initial stages of a project. The eligible projects must have been submitted to the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum by a producer established in a Eurimages's Member Country and have the intention to involve at least another Eurimages' Member Country.
Moreover, ARTE France Cinéma will present the ARTE International Prize carrying EUR 6,000 for the majority producer of one of the selected projects at the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum.
Once production of the projects is complete, those responsible for them must include the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum logo in the credits of the definitive copy. This logo is available in various languages on the festival official web site.
All doubts arising from the interpretation of these rules and regulations will be solved by the San Sebastian Festival Management.
In the event of discrepancy in the interpretation of these rules and regulations, the Spanish version will apply.
VII EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION FORUM AWARDS
VII EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION FORUM BEST PROJECT AWARD
EFADs-CAACI EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION GRANT
EURIMAGES DEVELOPMENT CO-PRODUCTION AWARD
ARTE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
The Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Best Project Award carrying EUR 10,000 gross, will be handed over either as a bank cheque or as an international cheque (always paid in euros) to the majority producer of the winning project.
The Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Best Project Award is open to competition by all projects selected for the event, with the exception of those presented in the framework of special collaborations.
The EFADs-CACI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant carrying EUR 20,000 will be handed over to the majoritiy producer of the winning project.
The EFADs-CACI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant is open to projects selected for the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum.
The Eurimages Development Co-Production Award, a cash prize of EUR 20,000 for feature films has been created to promote the Fund’s role in encouraging European co-production from the initial stages of a project. The eligible projects must have been submitted to the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum by a producer established in a Eurimages’s Member Country and have the intention to involve at least another Eurimages’ Member Country.
The ARTE Kino International Prize carrying EUR 6,000 gross will be handed over to the majority producer of the winning project.
The award is sponsored by ARTE.
Representatives of ARTE will attend the Europe-Latin América Co-Production Forum in order to award the ARTE Kino International Prize.
The ARTE Kino International Prize is open to competition by all projects selected for the event, with the exception of those presented in the framework of special collaborations.
The Award will be subject to the current tax regulation.