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.
To access the Terms & Conditions and submit a project, click here.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 15
The Co-production Forum is open to Latin American and European projects at the development stage. European projects must have a direct link with Latin America: involvement of a Latin American producer, shooting locations, actors in the leading roles or subject in the script.
The project requirements are:
The submission requirementsare:
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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.
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 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 International Prize.
The ARTE 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.
Berlin Festival Delegate and programmer of the Cinéma du Réel Festival (Paris).
Has been working since 2002 on the programming of the Forum des Images, a cinematic institution dependent on the Paris City Council.
Expert assessor of the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum at the San Sebastian Festival and programmer for the BIFF (Bogota).
From 1998 to 2001 he worked in the French film production and distribution sector, with the company Colifilms Distribution.
He was a member of the Cannes Directors' Fortnight team from 2006 to 2011 and coordinated 3 editions of the Film School Meetings at the San Sebastian Festival.
MANUEL PÉREZ ESTREMERA
Started as a contributor to magazines on film and cultura: Film Ideal, Nuestro Cine, Cuadernos para el diálogo, Primer Acto. He collaborated in numerous series and programmes for Spanish television, TVE, and was director of the weekly film programme, Fila 7; from 1987 to 1992 he was the company’s Assistant Director of External Production. He has also held a variety of executive positions with the Sogecable group, including Director of the programme Magacine and Director of Own Productions with Canal Plus. He was Director of the San Sebastian Film Festival for two years and a member of its Management Committee until 1997.
Manuel was also head of the Production Department at the San Antonio de los Baños International Film and Television School in Cuba between 1998 and 2000. He is the author of four books: Correspondencia inacabada con Arturo Ripstein, Nuevo Cine Alemán, Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, and Problemas del Nuevo Cine.
His more recent positions include Director of Cinematography with the Spanish Ministry of Culture (ICAA) (2004) and Director of TVE (2005-2007).
Andrea Stavenhagen, the San Sebastian Festival's delegate for Latin America holds a Degree in History from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She began her professional career in the field of film promotion and dissemination collaborating in the Directing of Short Film Production at IMCINE. She went on to become Deputy Director of Research and Dissemination at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. At the Guadalajara International Film Festival she was head of the Ibero-American Co-production Meeting. She was the Director of Industry with the FICG until August 2013. She also co-directed the Morelia Lab Workshop for Young Producers in Latin America at the Morelia Film Festival.