Outstanding Commissioning Editors will be present at the forthcoming edition of the Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum of San Sebastián

A few weeks before the 15th edition of the Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum of San Sebastián gets under way, we advance details of an event which, year after year, welcomes more professionals from the cinema industry linked to the documentary genre. AL JAZEERA (Qatar), CAT&Docs (France), Movistar+ (Spain), SUNDANCE INSTITUTE (USA), SVT (Sweden), THE HISTORY CHANNEL IBERIA (Spain), TVE (Spain) and CHICKEN & EGG PICTURES (USA), are some of the names forming part of the panel for this edition.

A panel which will be made up of representatives of television companies, platforms, sales agents and national and international distributors of the highest level who will try to facilitate the opening up of new international markets for the documentaries presented. The complete list of attending Commissioning Editors will be available for consultation via the website: www.lauhaizetara.eu.

Due to the global health crisis, the Lau Haizetara Forum of San Sebastián, which will take place from 20th to 22nd September 2021, has had to adapt the format to the new situation in such a way that, while being mostly face-to-face, it will combine some of its activities with the online format.  Thus, the participation model placed at the disposal of the Commissioning Editors will be adapted to the particular needs of each of them.

It is worth highlighting that the pitching sessions (on the morning of 22 September) will change location and take place at the San Telmo Museum, San Sebastián.  The project director and producer will have 7 minutes to pitch all their project’s potential and show the teaser to the panel members and accredited attendees. The program will be complemented with one-to-one meetings of approximately 15 minutes between the Commissioning Editors and the representatives of the presented projects, with the aim of facilitating financing through possible collaboration, co-production or pre-sales agreements.

More information: www.lauhaizetara.eu