Since 2014, the Industry Department has been organising the Focus on, an industry initiative under which a group of professionals from a country, region or territory comes to the San Sebastian Festival to expand their network of professional contacts and participate in the Industry activities.
In 2014, in collaboration with Telefilm Canada and coinciding with the III Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, the first Focus was organised: Focus on Canada, in which eleven professionals participated. Given the success of said initiative, Canada was once again the protagonist territory in 2015. In 2016, in collaboration with film institutes in Denmark, Iceland and Norway, the Focus on Nordic Glocal was held, serving as the starting point for the Glocal in Progress activity, the first edition of which took place in 2017.
This year, thanks to collaboration of the Estonian Film Institute, the National Film Centre of Latvia and the Lithuanian Film Centre, fifteen producers with projects from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be able to find partners for their projects in San Sebastian and to increase co-production opportunities with other regions of Europe and Latin America.