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Rules & Regulations. Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum
VIII Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum

For this initiative, the San Sebastian Festival launches a public call for the submission of film projects at the development stage. The call is circulated to all of the industry professionals in the Festival data database, is published in the media and is announced on its website

The Festival will select a maximum of 20 projects for participation in the Co-Production Forum based on the reports of three international experts. Those responsible for the projects may find strategic, industrial and financial partners to co-produce their projects among the professional guests at the Festival. They will also have the opportunity to present their works to industry members at pitching sessions and will be provided with an individual agenda of meetings with professionals interested in their projects.

The Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum will take place on 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th September 2019 in the framework of the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival.

Projects presented to the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum must meet the following conditions:


The call for submission is open to production companies in Europe and Latin America with projects at the development stage that meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum duration of 60 minutes and transmedia, crossmedia and multiplatform projects taking cinematographic film as one of their main platforms. Journalistic or informative audiovisual reports will not be considered as non-fiction projects.
  • The projects will be presented by the production company and the director or directors must be involved in them.
  • European projects must have a direct link with Latin America: involvement of a Latin American producer, shooting locations, actors in the leading roles or subject in the script.
  • The producers of the projects must present a budget in euros and a funding plan with at least 20% already assured.

It will be an advantage if the project is being presented for the first time at a forum, if the production company has already carried out at least one international co-production, if it innovates in formats and addresses new distribution and financing formulas, and if complementary material is presented including earlier works completed by its director.


Projects can be submitted, free of charge by duly completing the online submission form and accepting these rules & regulations as a preliminary condition.


To present additional images, the interested party must provide a web link where the material in question can be viewed. Material in physical format will not be accepted.


The Festival will recognise the person who signs this confirmation as the sole representative for all aspects related to participation of the project in the Co-Production Forum and as the sole responsible as opposed to other companies or individuals involved in the project.


The decision taken regarding the selection of projects will be final.


The invitation made to each project will remain strictly confidential between the San Sebastian Festival and the producers or representatives of the project until such time as the Festival decides to make an official announcement in this regard.


The producers of the selected projects undertake to:

  • Confirm participation of the project in the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum.
  • Confirm their presence and/or that of the director during the dates of the Forum. It is however recommended that both attend.
  • Send all additional information requested by the organisation for its catalogue or website in English, Spanish or Basque within the requested time.


The Festival will present the VIII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Best Project Award carrying EUR 10,000 for the majority producer of one of the selected projects. The prize money, always paid in euros, will be handed over either as a bank cheque or as an international cheque.

The Conference of Ibero-American Audiovisual and Cinematographic Authorities, CAACI, and the European Film Agency Directors, EFADs, will bestow/ present the Europe-Latin America Co-Production EFADs-CAACI Award, coming with EUR 20,000 and going to the producer of one of the projects selected for the Co-Production Forum.

The Eurimages Development Co-production Award, a cash prize of EUR 20,000 euros for feature films has been created to promote the Fund's role in encouraging European co-production from the initial stages of a project. The eligible projects must have been submitted to the VIII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum by a producer established in a Eurimages's Member Country and have the intention to involve at least another Eurimages' Member Country.

Moreover, ARTE France Cinéma will present the ArteKino International Prize carrying EUR 6,000 for the majority producer of one of the selected projects at the VIII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum.


Once production of the projects is complete, those responsible for them must include the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum logo in the credits of the definitive copy. This logo is available in various languages on the festival official web site.


All doubts arising from the interpretation of these rules and regulations will be solved by the San Sebastian Festival Management.


In the event of discrepancy in the interpretation of these rules and regulations, the Spanish version will apply.


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