INCUBATING EMERGING TALENT
New kinds of spectator consumption, the changes in model in the audiovisual world, communication strategies, coproduction possibilities, gender equality... are some of the subjects that will be dealt with by international representatives of the industry at the Seville Festival. Consolidated as the main European point of reference for filmmakers, producers, distributors, exhibitors and communicators, the #15FestivalSevilla will again activate SEFF Industria, a space where, between 13 and 17 November, dozens of activities will be organised within the framework of a debate that is necessary and important for the future of cinema in Europe.
Of note among these activities is the 1 Edition of the The Screen’s Incubator, ECAM’s programme for developing feature films, aimed at emerging producers, directors and scriptwriters resident in Spain, through mentoring, assessment and funding of five feature film projects with international potential.
On 14 November over 40 sales agents from all over Europe will meet with the producers of the “incubated” feature film projects: Lina Badenes and Belén Sánchez ('La Inocencia', presently in post production), Jaime Gona ('El profesor', directed by Daniel Castro), Sergy Moreno ('Josefina', directed by Javier Marco), Laura Rubirola ('La Bestia', directed by David Casademunt) and Alberto Tortes ('Los García', a documentary directed by Paco Nicolás).
ESCAC, another of the pillars of film training in Spain, will also be in Seville: a group of its students will establish forms of collaboration and learning with the main directors of Non Fiction programmed by the festival.