The San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum, organised by IBAIA, receives the support of ELKARGI and thanks to this agreement and alongside other measures, the San Sebastian LAU HAIZETARA Documentary Co-Production Forum will increase its prize for the best project presented during the pitching session to €5,000.

 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.

This award is open for all the projects that will participate in the pitching sessions, on the 21 of September 2022.

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 21 at 20:00.

Dogwoof Award

The San Sebastián Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum and DOGWOOF, an agency specialising in distribution, sale and production of documentary films and series, have reached and agreement to promote and strengthen their commitment to the documentary industry. It will be an international festivals and sales consultancy prize.

DOGWOOF is a London-based documentary film company founded in 2003 integrating film production, financing, sales and distribution around the world and which has become a leading global brand in the documentary field. So far they have released 31 Oscar-nominated documentaries, with five wins and an additional four BAFTA winners. Currently, they are increasing their production and development activities, with their brand offering the highest quality content.

IBAIA-BILIBIN Circular Award

The IBAIA – Bilibin Circular Prize will be awarded to one of the projects presented in the San Sebastián LAU HAIZETARA Forum, which will be held on September 21 and will consist of an environmental consultancy, through several online work sessions, with the aim of helping the project to fulfil the necessary requirements established by the different administrations to gain access to the corresponding aid packages.

Bilibin Circular is a circular economy consultancy involved in the transformation process of companies towards sustainability. In the field of the audiovisual sector, it is responsible for the Technical Secretariat of the Project “Basque Green Film”, set in motion by the Department of Culture of the Basque Government.

San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Forum – FIPADOC Biarritz Award

IBAIA (Association of Independent Audio-Visual Producers of the Basque Country) and the FIPADOC Biarritz strengthen their relationship within the framework of the activities carried out in both events to boost the audiovisual industry.

As a result of this agreement, a project that has been present at FIPADOC Biarritz, will be chosen by our Selection Committee and will have the possibility to participate in the San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Forum. Furthermore, one of the projects participating in the Lau Haizetara Forum will also be present at the next edition of FIPADOC Biarritz (January 2023). 

San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Forum – DocsBarcelona Documentary Festival Award

DocsBarcelona and the San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Forum mantain their collaboration agreement which will be favourable to the exchange of documentary projects between both events.

The aim of this alliance is to boost the presence of projects in two different complementary and specialised markets for the documentary genre, and to encourage them to complete their development and financing process.

The union of efforts between these organizing entities, allows that each year one of the projects presented at the San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Forum and one of the projects participating in the speed meetings of DocsBarcelona, are present in both markets. These projects will be selected by the respective Selection Committees.