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The San Sebastian Festival opens its call for submissions for Films in Progress 34

The submission deadline is 30 June


Films in Progress, the rendezvous held twice yearly at the San Sebastian Festival and Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse, has the objective to promote the completion of Latin American feature films having difficulties at the post-production stage and to promote their international distribution. The feature films must have a runtime of more than 60 minutes and they must be produced totally or partially by producers from Latin American countries.

Since its creation, this professional initiative has contributed to the completion and commercialisation of more than 150 Latin American productions and has fostered the international reach of creators such as Jayro Bustamante, Amat Escalante, Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Ciro Guerra, Sebastián Lelio, Juan Sebastián Mesa, Mariana Rondón, Pepa San Martín, Emiliano Torres and Lorenzo Vigas, among others.

Films screened at the last editions of Films in Progress, including La Familia, by Gustavo Rondón; Ferrugem / Rust by Aly Muritiba; Marilyn by Martín Rodríguez; Não devore meu coraçao / Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl! by Felipe Bragança; La novia del desierto / The Desert Bride by Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato; Los perros by Marcela Said; Los silencios by Beatriz Seigner; Rey by Niles Atallah; o Temporada de caza / Hunting Season by Natalia Garagiola, have later been selected and won awards at important international festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, San Sebastian, Rotterdam, Venice or Sundance.

Films in Progress 34, to take place on September 24, 25 and 26, will coincide with the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum and the second edition of Glocal in Progress.


Films in Progress Industry Award. Presented by the companies Ad Hoc Studios, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim Producciones, No Problem Sonido, and Wanda Visión, this award consists of the post-production services listed in the Award Rules for the winning film.

Film Factory Award consisting of the pre-buy of the worldwide distribution rights of one of the films selected for Films in Progress 34 for a minimum guaranteed of 30,000 going to the main producer of the film. If the rights are for the whole world except Spain, the minimum guaranteed will be 20,000 euros. The other terms and conditions of the agreement will be negotiated by the parties at a later date.

To access the Terms & Conditions and submit a project, click here

Films in Progress has the support of the following institutions and companies: Conferencia de Autoridades Cinematográficas Iberoamericanas (CACI), Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia, Film Factory, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim producciones, No problem Sonido, Programa Ibermedia, Wanda Visión, and the collaboration of Association Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse (ARCALT), Activités Sociales de l’énergie (CCAS), Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), Cinéfondation, CINÉ + Commune Image, Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et Essai (CICAE), Conseil Général de la Haute Garonne, Eaux Vives, École Supérieure d’Audiovisuel (ESAV), Europa Distribution, Firefly, Gaumont Wilson, Le-Lokal Production, Mactari, Mairie de Toulouse, Producers Network (Marché du Film-Festival de Cannes), Région Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Signis and TitraFilm.

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