Play-Doc presents VENTURA, a platform to help develop projects around the world

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– The initiative aims to make Galicia a creative hub for international and independent projects with a strong artistic vision

The Enfoques Cultural Association, responsible for organizing the Play-Doc festival in Tui for almost 20 years, is launching VENTURA, an initiative aimed at bringing together film industry professionals to promote the development of national and international projects. The deadline for submitting projects is open until October 21, 2022 for Spanish projects and until January 20, 2023 for international projects. All the rules of participation and the registration form are available on this link.

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The main objective of the initiative is to create and nurture an international community of audiovisual industry professionals based in Galicia. The project also aims to promote unique voices and points of view, which is why independent filmmakers and producers with strong artistic vision are invited to submit their proposals. The call is open to projects from all countries, regardless of their stage of development, production or post-production, and without restriction of duration, format or genre of film.

VENTURA’s proposal has three components. The training component will allow participants to meet recognized industry professionals who will share their knowledge on issues such as financing, co-production and distribution. On a more purely creative level, those selected will be able to take part in a one-week writing residency given by Marta Andreu, filmmaker, producer and academic director of the Master in Creative Documentary at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Finally, there will be a co-production forum where the various projects will be presented and where an international jury will award various prizes, including a cash prize of 10,000 euros.

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(Translated from Spanish by Vicky York)

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