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 thus promote the completion of the development and financing.
The joint effort between the organising bodies, IBAIA (Association of Independent Audiovisual Production Companies of the Basque Country) and DocsBarcelona will allow that each year, one of the projects presented in the Lau Haizetara Forum pitching session, taking place in September within the framework of the San Sebastian Film Festival, and one of the projects participating in the DocsBarcelona speed meetings, which takes place in May, will be chosen by the respective selection committees to automatically participate in the other marketplace.
Thus, the selected projects will receive, among other things and free of charge, an official pass for the San Sebastian Film Festival or DocsBarcelona to attend projections and / or participate in the professional activities organised therein. Also, they will participate in individual meetings with the Commissioning Editors, the main activity of the industry marketplace and the ideal space to introduce the project to financiers and distributors.
The agreement will be set in motion at this edition of DocsBarcelona which is taking place currently. Therefore, one of the forty projects selected for the speed meetings could benefit from these conditions. Likewise, the projects presented at the pitching session of the Lau Haizetara Forum on 27 September will compete under the same conditions to attend DocsBarcelona 2019.