This year, due to the health crisis, the 16th edition of the San Sebastián Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum will be held virtually on the 24th and 25th September 2020.

Awards

IBAIA Award

IBAIA_conThe San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum, organised by IBAIA (Association of Independent Audio-Visual Producers of the Basque Country), will grant an award for the best project presented during the pitching session. The main objective of this award is to take another step forward in the development process of quality documentary genre projects and in the collaboration to set them in motion.

The prize carries €3.000 for the producer of the winning film.

This award is open for all the projects that will participate in the pitching sessions, on the 24 and 25 of September 2020.

The Panel of Commissioning Editors, acting as the jury, will choose the winning project, based on the presentation, originality, treatment and dissemination potential.

The name of the winning project will be revealed during the Forum’s closing ceremony, which will take place on September 25 at 20:00.

Distribution and Festival Consultancy Treeline Award

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The XVI edition of the San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-production Forum, in collaboration with Treeline Distribution, will grant, for the eighth time, a Consultancy Award in distribution and Festivals, which consists of two advisory sessions about the project.

A first consultancy session during the documentary development stage, and a second one once the documentary is finished.

The objective is to offer the best commercial distribution strategy to follow (selection of distribution company or sales agent, television, internet, cinema, etc.) and suggest a guide to which are the most appropriate festivals, depending on the content and style of the documentary.

TREELINE DISTRIBUTION is a Spanish distributor created by Luisa Romeo and Elena Mera, two professionals with a long career in both domestic and international distribution. Luisa Romeo has worked in companies such as Filmanova, Explora Films and Transglobe Films, among others, and Elena Mera has worked in Antena 3 TV, New Atlantis and Plural Entertainment.

The independent sales agent active throughout the world and in all media (TV, Theatrical, Home video, digital platforms, etc.), selects carefully the titles it represents, taking into account the key criteria of internationalisation, the fruit of experience acquired over many years of work in the sector.