Open Call for Projects for the 8th edition of Arché

Doclisboa and Nebulae, the space for networking at the festival, welcome once again Arché – Space for Thinking and Creative Development. Call for projects for the 8th edition, held between October 12th and 20th, in the scope of Doclisboa, are now open and run until May 30th.

Arché programme includes project development workshops with Sergio Oksman (director, Brazil/Spain), Virginia García del Pino (editor and filmmaker, Spain) among others, as well as a pitching session, one-to-one meetings with film professionals and other complementary activities. Participants also run for Arché awards that aim to promote the films’ production and finalization.

Until May 30th, calls for projects are also open for the itinerant programme RAW: Residencies Arché→Work. Organized by Arché and Márgenes Film Festival (Madrid, Spain), RAW includes the participation in Arché and Márgenes/Work – Márgenes’s development lab artistic residencies. This year, selected participants will also attend the 60th FICX – Gijón International Film Festival, thanks to a partnership between Arché, Márgenes and FICX.

Arché and RAW target emerging directors from Ibero-american countries and Italy with film projects that encompass a strong implication in the domain of the real – projects that are able to experiment the potential and boundaries of its documental matrix.

Projects must be submitted through Arché’s website, free of costs. Arché is organised by Apordoc – Associação pelo Documentário (the Portuguese Association for Documentary). “The Metamorphosis of Birds”, by Catarina Vasconcelos (Fipresci Award 2020i), “Ghosts: Long Way Home” by Tiago Siopa (Best Feature-Length Documentary Debut Film Award at Jihlava IDFF 2019 and Doc Alliance Award 2020) are some of the films that participated in previous editions. 

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