In 2017 the San Sebastian Festival launched Glocal in Progress, a new industry activity running on September 24th, 25th and 26th to coincide with Films in Progress 34 and the VII Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum.
Intended for European films in non-hegemonic languages, Glocal in Progress consists of the exhibition of a selection of three feature films at the post-production stage to an audience of producers, distributors, sales agents and programmers, among other professionals, who can contribute to their completion and international circulation.
The aim is to lend greater visibility to European productions in non-hegemonic languages (those not filmed in German, Spanish, French, English, Italian or Russian), to foster collaborations and to promote the co-production and dissemination of these films.
With this initiative, the Festival furthers its commitment to creation, started in 2002 with Films in Progress, a pioneer industry activity in its day, which has enabled the completion of Latin American productions and has been accompanied since 2012 by the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum for developing European and Latin American audio visual projects.
The films selected for Glocal in Progress will compete for the Glocal in Progress Industry Award granted by the companies Ad Hoc Studios, BTeam Pictures, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim Producciones and No problem Sonido. The award consists of the post-production of a film until obtaining a DCP subtitled in English and Spanish and its distribution in Spain.
Furthermore, the Glocal in Progress Award with its € 10,000 will go to the majority producer of the film winning the Glocal in Progress Industry Award.
This initiative is possible thanks to sponsorship of the Basque Government Department of Economic Development and Infrastucture, the support of Creative Europe MEDIA and the collaboration of the Basque Government Department of Culture and Language Policy, Ad Hoc Studios, BTeam Pictures, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim producciones and No Problem Sonido.