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You are in: Home > 2019. 67th Edition  > The Industry Club > Co-Production Forum > Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum
September 22, 23, 24, 25
Submissions 2019: April 15 - June 15
  • What is it?
  • Who can participate?
  • Awards

In 2012, the San Sebastian Festival launched the I Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum. Its priority objectives are to foster the development of audiovisual projects, encourage collaboration between professionals and promote an opening out towards new international markets.

Intended for developing works, the Co-Production Forum is open to film projects from Europe and Latin America.

Those responsible for projects will have the opportunity to present their works to industry members at pitching sessions and they will receive a personal agenda of appointments with professionals interested in participating in their projects.

The Forum also includes initiatives to prompt informal meetings between participants and activities to encourage the exchange of experiences and knowledge of key matters related to the audiovisual industry past and present.

It is also a gathering place for all industry professionals present at San Sebastian with its own matchmakers crew to facilitate contacts.

As an extension to the San Sebastian Forum, and as a result of the "Forging Alliances" collaboration agreement signed with the Producers Network of the Marché du Film-Festival de Cannes and Argentina’s INCAA (Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales), a number of these projects will be able to continue their international trajectory thanks to participation in the Ventana Sur market and in the coming edition of the Cannes Producers Network. This initiative will lend a decisive boost to their international promotion.


The Co-production Forum is open to Latin American and European projects at the development stage. 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 project requirements are:

  • Minimum duration of 60 minutes and transmedia projects taking cinematographic film as one of their main platforms. Journalistic or informative audiovisual reports will not be considered as non-fiction projects.
  • 20% of financing 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.

The submission requirementsare:

  • Acceptance of the Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum Rules and Regulations
  • Online registration (To submit a project you must be registered, log in and click "new project").
  • Documentation (in english or spanish or basque):
    • Producer's note - max. 2 pages
      Reasons for the producer's involvement in the project. General approach and timeline of the production.
    • Director's note - max. 2 pages
      Reason(s) behind the project and its audiovisual focus.
    • Treatment - 8-12 pages
      Plot treatment of the film, its dramatic structure and character development.
      Non-fictional films: creative structure of the project.
    • Budget summary (in euros)
      Breakdown by items of the global film budget.
    • Funding plan (in euros)
      The funding plan (max. 1 page) must indicate the anticipated sources of funding for the film, indicating the budget amounts already obtained.

For further information, please contact:

Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Best Project Award

The Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Best Project Award carrying EUR 10,000 gross, will be handed over either as a bank cheque or as an international cheque (always paid in euros) to the majority producer of the winning project.

The Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Best Project Award is open to competition by all projects selected for the event, with the exception of those presented in the framework of special collaborations.

Rules and regulations (2018)


EFADs-CACI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant

The EFADs-CACI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant carrying EUR 20,000 will be handed over to the majoritiy producer of the winning project.

The EFADs-CACI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant is open to projects selected for the VII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum.

Rules and regulations (2018)


Eurimages Development Co-Production Award

The Eurimages Development Co-Production Award, a cash prize of EUR 20,000 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 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.

Rules and regulations (2018)


ARTE Kino International Prize

The ARTE Kino International Prize carrying EUR 6,000 gross will be handed over to the majority producer of the winning project.

The award is sponsored by ARTE.

Representatives of ARTE will attend the Europe-Latin América Co-Production Forum in order to award the ARTE Kino International Prize.

The ARTE Kino International Prize is open to competition by all projects selected for the event, with the exception of those presented in the framework of special collaborations.

The Award will be subject to the current tax regulation.

Rules and regulations (2018)

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