The San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Forum announces the third edition of the IBAIA prize, which will be awarded to the best documentary project out of those presented

The 15th edition of the San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum will award, for the third time, the IBAIA prize for the best project presented during the pitching day this coming 26 September. The aim is to take another step forward in the development process of high-quality documentary genre projects and to galvanise their production, collaboration and initiation. In the last year’s edition, the prize was awarded to the Project ‘’Lobster Soup’ by Rafael Molés and Pepe Andreu (REC-Grabaketa Estudioa-Axfilms).  The fifteen selected projects have a chance to win this 3,000 euro…

The San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum presents more details about its forthcoming edition

Details are emerging about the 15th edition of the San Sebastián Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum, which will take place from 24 to 26 September 2019. Each year, the forum welcomes an increasing number of professionals from the film industry related to the documentary genre, who are keen to discover from the experts the latest trends in this field and thus obtain tools that benefit the development and strengthening of new projects. To do so, the Forum’s organisers have confirmed a powerful panel of Commissioning Editors made up of first-class television companies, sales…

(Español) Marian Fernández, premio SADE

Sorry, this entry is only available in European Spanish and Basque. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in this site default language. You may click one of the links to switch the site language to another available language. La productora Marian Fernández Pascual, fundadora de Txintxua Films y presidenta de IBAIA, recibirá el sexto Premio SADE, otorgado por la empresa donostiarra con el objetivo de homenajear a destacados profesionales del sector cinematográfico. Este galardón pretende reconocer la importante aportación…

Altuna and Esnal, Arregi, Garaño and Goenaga, Iñaki Arteta, Iban del Campo, Maider Fernandez Iriarte, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Loïc Legrand, Mikel Urretabizkaia and Helena Taberna to compete for the Irizar Basque Film Award

Seventeen feature films, one medium-length film and three shorts will make up the Basque production distributed between the Official Selection, New Directors, Zabaltegi – Tabakalera, Perlak, Culinary Zinema, Zinemira sections and the Basque Cinema and EiTB galas  The producer José María ‘Txepe’ Lara will receive the Zinemira Award (more…)

The San Sebastián Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum can now confirm the participation of outstanding Commissioning Editors for its forthcoming edition

A month before the 15th edition of the San Sebastián Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum gets under way, we are already beginning to discover the details of an event which, year after year, welcomes more professionals from the cinema industry linked to the documentary genre. ARTE France (France), ETB (Spain), Movistar+ (Spain), RTBF (Belgium), TV3 (Spain) and YLE (Finland) are some of the names already confirmed as taking part in the panel for this edition. A panel which will be made up of representatives of television companies, platforms, sales agents and…

TREELINE DISTRIBUTION will once again award a distribution and festival consultancy prize to one of the selected projects in the San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Documentary Forum

The  San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Documentary Forum and Treeline Distribution have renewed the agreement which they signed in 2013 with the aim of continuing to boost and strengthen the documentary industry. For the seventh consecutive year, the distributor will grant the Distribution and Festival Consultancy Prize, consisting of 2  advisory sessions for the project: a first consultancy session during the documentary development stage, and a second one once the documentary is finished.

The Lau Haizetara Forum of San Sebastián maintains its collaboration agreements with FIPADOC of Biarritz and DocsBarcelona

The continuation of these alliances will boost the presence of projects in two different complementary and specialised markets for the documentary genre, and thus promote the completion of the development and financing. The different institutions agree to continue collaborating and carrying out joint actions to promote co-productions and strengthen the documentary industry.   (more…)


This year, for the first time, this alliance will permit one of the documentary projects selected in NOKA Mentoring, the mentoring programme devoted to Basque women filmmakers, to be presented in the pitching session of the Lau Haizetara Forum, which will be held in September within the framework of the San Sebastian Film Festival, thus promoting the visibility of Basque women filmmakers. (more…)