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

The Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum is an initiative of the San Sebastian Festival's Industry Department that aims to promote the development of film projects between Europe and Latin America and to strengthen international co-production and distribution networks.

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 be able to present their projects to industry members through a pitching 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 19th, 20th and 21st September 2022 in the framework of the 70th 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 main production company (based in Europe or Latin America) 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 audiovisual material, 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 producer or representative 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 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 will be handed over by bank transfer, always in euros. 

The Conference of Ibero-American Audiovisual and Cinematographic Authorities (CAACI) and the European Film Agency Directors (EFAD) will bestow the DALE! Award, coming with EUR 20,000 and going to the producer of one of the projects selected for the Co-Production Forum.

Moreover, Arte Foundation will award the ArteKino International Award carrying EUR 6,000 for the majority producer of one of the selected projects at the 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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