For the first time, Arché will award two prizes aiming to foster the creation and the development of the participant films. The prizes will be awarded to two projects in different stages of development.
The Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre Award
consisting of an artistic residency in this art centre on the Island of São Miguel, in the Azores;
ARQUIPÉLAGO – located in the middle of the Atlantic, in São Miguel, the largest of the nine islands of the archipelago of Azores – is a transdisciplinary art center that will host projects of creation, production and exhibition of contemporary arts. ARQUPÉLAGO’s partners are understood as essential not only to the identity of the art center but also to the conceptualization and formalization of an international multidisciplinary artistic program, with activities reaching disciplines such as: visual arts, performing arts, multimedia, music, film, architecture, design, illustration, literature and fashion. ARQUIPÉLAGO’s facilities include a shop / bookstore, exhibition galleries, studios, laboratories, a library, a multi-media center and a blackbox.
The Walla Collective Award
consists of a prize of 2.500 euros in technical services by Walla Collective’s post-production studio in Lisbon.
WALLA COLLECTIVE – a post-production collective working mainly for film. In the last years it’s has been involved with dozens of european productions – shot in film and video formats – many of which were selected and awarded on the biggest film festivals around the world. Based on DaVinci Resolve, the Walla’s Color Grading Studio has a calibrated laser projection on a 4 mts screen.
Born in France, she lives in Lisbon, Portugal. She worked for ten years at the French Cinematheque, in Paris, and twelve years at the Locarno International Film Festival, in Switzerland. She was a member of the Jean Vigo Award jury for ten years and a member of ARTE France Cinema’s selection committee from 2012 to 2015. She has been associate programmer at DocLisboa since 2014.
Artistic producer and coordinator of BAFICI’s Professional Area during 6 editions, and member of the Buenos Aires Film Commission in 2011 and 2013, working on the internationalisation of national films. Coordinator of the Work in Progress section at the Mar del Plata Film Festival in the last 6 years. Audio-visual consultant at the Buenos Aires Young Art Biennial since 2014. Creator of Spacehippie, an animation studio where he works as executive producer, in 2013.
Miquel Martí Freixas
Programmer, professor and film critic, specialising in documentary and contemporary cinema, he was part of the selection committee and a juror in several film festivals. He co-founded with Elena Oroz the monthly online magazine Blogs&Docs (2006-2013) dedicated to the analysis of documentary filmmaking, and collaborates with other publications and in the writing of books. He teaches and holds conferences and seminars. He directed several films for TV and audio-visual researches.