Arché in Porto/Post/Doc | 3rd edition | Open Call

Submissions are now open for Arché in Porto/Post/Doc‘s 3rd edition, which will take place between November 23rd and December 1. The deadline for these submissions is until October 14.

Doclisboa and Porto/Post/Doc collaborate once again, to promote the decentralization of Aché to new contexts and to bring to Porto this space of deep reflection of film projects in different stages of development.

Between November 26th and 30th, Arché will present a project development workshop targeting projects in all development stages and a pitching session open to all film professionals attending Porto/Post/Doc. Calls are open for Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American and Italian projects.


November 26th – 28th
Arché workshops target projects in different stages of development and production. They aim at providing projects in the writing and development stages with the necessary tools to explore the subject and reflect upon the strategies to implement in the film. On the other hand, they include viewing footage and/or working versions in the case of projects in the editing stage or first cuts. Participants will work collectively in the workshops, with the different projects sharing experiences, in order to question and enhance each of them.

Pitching Session
November 30th
Participants pitch their projects in 10 minutes presentations to industry guests. Producers, programmers, distributors and other professionals attending Porto/Post/Doc will be invited.


Arché is open only to projects from Portugal, Spain, Latin America countries and Italy. All the activities will be held in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

To apply for an Arché, applicants must read the Regulations carefully. The participation presupposes the knowledge and acceptance of these Regulations.
Applications must fill in the online form and send, until October 14th (23:59 GMT) the following documents to arche@doclisboa.org:

  • A project dossier (pdf format, max. 4 pages) with the following content: project title, synopsis, treatment, development stage, director’s note, biographical note of the director and producer/house of production (if applicable), link to former works, in case of works-in-progress, a link must also be sent, subtitled in English. Please note that only dossiers up to 4 pages will be considered.
  • Motivation Letter to participate in Arché;
  • Project’s previsional budget and financing plan;
  • Between 2 and 4 stills;
  • Copy of the participant’s Passport/ID.



For any queries, please contact: arche@doclisboa.org