Programme of Activities

Project Development Workshops

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.

22 – 25 October, Culturgest


Andrés Duque

Andrés Duque is a Spanish filmmaker who was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He works on the fringes of Spanish non-fiction with a strong documentary and essay-like orientation. His films were shown and awarded at major international film festivals such as Cinéma du Réel, Punto de Vista and Buenos Aires. In 2012, he was invited to the Flaherty Film Seminar.

Virginia García del Pino 
She is part of the new Spanish auteur cinema, and she teaches in the scope of the master’s degree in documentary film at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her work has been widely shown internationally at film festivals and contemporary art centres. Her first feature film, El jurado (2012), entered the competition at FID Marseille, FIC Valdivia and Punto de Vista. Her short film, Improvisaciones de una ardilla (2017), won Malaga’s festival last this year.

Karen Akerman
Worked on more than 50 films as editor, having received several prizes. The films she co-directed with Miguel Seabra Lopes have been shown at numerous film festivals, such as Doclisboa, Rotterdam, Visions du Réel, Uppsala, IndieLisboa and Rio, and at museums and galleries like Tate Modern or the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Bucharest). Carries out editing workshops, master classes and labs. Has produced over 20 short films and co-produced 2 feature films.

Criticism and research workshop

Workshop intended to explore the specific issues and challenges that non-fiction Iberian-American cinema has raised when it comes to research standards and criticism, by putting forward a reading of film history and theory within that theoretical-practical framework. This workshop first takes place in the scope of Arché, followed by a 4-week artistic residency, and is then resumed at MRG/Work, the project development lab at the Madrilenian festival Márgenes.

Miquel Martí Freixas Tutor in Lisbon
Specialised in documentary film and contemporary cinema. Programmer at DocumentaMadrid, forum Corte Final, Zumzeig Cinema, Rencontres de Lussas, Zinebi Bilbao, Catalan Cinematheque, Curtocircuíto Santiago and Xcèntric CCCB, among others. Visiting teacher at the Film and Audio-visual School of Catalonia since 2009 and collaborator of various written media. Creator and director of the monthly online magazine Blogs&Docs (, 2006-2013).

Manuel Asín Tutor in Madrid
Coordinator of the cinema area of the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid. He has curated cycles for Spanish Film Library, MNCARS, Xcèntric-CCCB, Zinebi, etc. Has published articles in magazines such as Trafic, Blogs & Docs or Caimán Cuadernos de Cine, where he is a member of the editorial board. He is the author of the edition and the prologues of two books on the cinema of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet: Escritos (2011) e Hacer la revolución es también volver a colocar en su sitio cosas muy antiguas pero olvidadas (2016). He is part of the teaching team of Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (San Sebastián) and Master LAV (Madrid). He has been director of the distributor and publisher of books and DVDs Intermediate (2011-2015).

Pitching and One-to-one Meetings

Participants pitch their projects in 10 minutes presentations to industry guests. Producers, programmers, sales agents and other professionals attending Doclisboa will be invited. On the afternoon, a series of dynamic meetings between participants and industry guests will take place.
Pitching session: 21 October, 10 am – 2 pm, Culturgest – Small Auditorium
One-to-one meetings: 21 October, 3 pm – 6 pm, Culturgest – Foyer 1st floor

Masterclasses and Encounters

A programme of masterclasses divided in two moments: the first one in Arché and the second in the frame of MRG//Work, during Márgenes Film Festival in November. In Arché the masterclasses will address subjects related to film pre-production and production stages. These will be individual and collective masterclasses, oriented by international experts with a focus on the Ibero-American market.

22 – 24 October, Culturgest

Masterclass “Financing: models and institutions
22 Oct, 6 pm, Culturgest – Forum Debates

Masterclass “Production: from inception to shooting, economies and ecologies
23 Oct, 6 pm, Culturgest – Forum Debates

Masterclass “Editing: processes and materials
24 Oct, 6 pm, Culturgest – Forum Debates

Round table “Criticism, curatorship and political engagement
23 Oct, 3 pm, Culturgest – Forum Debates