Arché→Work Residencies

PRESENTATION

 

Arché and MRG//Work – Márgenes Film Festival’s Development and Production Space, with the support off Ibermedia Programme, come together for a new project: the Arché→Work Residencies, in the context of RAW: Residencies, Arché, Work. Arché→Work Residencies is a six weeks training and development programme held in Lisbon and Madrid, consisting in a series of activities including Arché lab, artistic residencies and MRG//WORK lab.

Arché→Work Residencies aims at:

  • Continuing and strengthening the partnership between Arché and MRG//Work, established since their first editions;
  • Establishing Lisbon-Madrid axis into service of a plural and independent film industry of non-fiction film, and encourage co-productions between Ibermedia countries;
  • Creating opportunities for producers and directors early in their career to access film markets, respecting and encouraging the artistic and economic specificity of each project;
  • Encouraging the proximity between production and research.

It focuses mainly on independent projects, giving priority to young filmmakers and producers and to unique, innovative, consistent and relevant projects in the contemporary landscape. It is also dedicated to the training of non-fiction film researchers.

Applicants may apply to:

 

  • Creation Residencies
  • Research and Film Critic Residencies

During six weeks, participants will attend a number of training and development activities held between Arché, in the context of Doclisboa Film Festival (from 17th to 27th of October) and MRG//Work, in the context of Márgenes Film Festival (from 20th to 30th November): workshops, projects presentations, one-to-one meetings with industry professionals, masterclasses and a programme focused on research and film critic.
Also, between October 28th and November 19th, participants will take part in a residency programme in Lisbon.

Applications are open between March 15th and May 31st 2019 (23:59 GMT+1) and are exclusively addressed to candidates from Portugal, Spain, Latin America and Italy. Activities will be held in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

The submission of a project implies the knowledge and acceptance of the Regulation.

 

PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES AND APPLICATIONS

 

Creative Residencies

The program is aimed at emerging directors and producers from one of the Ibermedia Program member countries with an audiovisual project in development. Priority will be given to innovative, coherent and relevant proposals in the contemporary scene.

Residencies are articulated in three moments:

17th – 27th October: Arché – Doclisboa (Lisbon)
During 10 days participants will attend Arché Programme, in the frame of Doclisboa: project development workshops, masterclasses, pitching session and one-to-one meetings. Participants will also have access to the Festival’s programme and activities.

October 28 – November 30: Artistic Residencies (Lisbon)
After Arché, participants will stay in Lisbon for a three-week artistic residency. Throughout this period, they will benefit from individual tutorships and a programme that will allow them to work deeply on their project. Once a week they will also have a meeting with a tutor, which will focus on the specific development and production strategies for each project.

20th – 30th November: MRG//Work – Márgenes (Madrid)
After the residency, participants will travel to Madrid to take part in the MRG//Work lab.
Participants will pitch their projects to a group of experts and participate in one-to-one tutorships. They will also have access to the Festival’s programme and activities.

 

Applications:

To submit a project, applicants must fill in the online form and provide the following materials:

    • A project dossier (pdf format, max. 4 pages) in Portuguese, Spanish or English, with the following content: synopsis, treatment, project development stage, director’s note, director(s) and producer(s) biography and filmography and production company presentation (if applicable), link to previous works, for projects in the editing stage, applicants must also send a link to the work-in-progress (subtitled in English).

Please note that only dossiers up to 4 pages will be considered.

  • Motivation Letter
  • Provisional Budget and Financing plan
  • Between 2 and 4 stills
  • Valid identity document or passport

 

APPLICATION FORM

 

Research and Film Critic Residencies

This program is aimed at young critics and researchers from one of the Ibermedia Program member countries, whose object of study is related to the non-fiction cinematic practice, with a focus on Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American audiovisual production. This programme aims to promote the creation of content and knowledge in order to foster the dialogue between research and contemporary filmmaking practices. Participants will work with two selected tutors who will follow them throughout the six weeks to improve the analysis and development competencies through the promotion of imagination, experimental knowledge and critical thinking. They will be in constant dialogue with the RAW team, as well as with the others attending professionals and selected filmmakers, taking part in all the activities, meetings and full programme of Doclisboa and Márgenes festivals.

Residencies are articulated in three moments:

17th – 27th October: Arché – Doclisboa (Lisbon)
During Doclisboa, participants will attend a Research and Film Critic Workshop, led by two tutors. The aim of the workshop is for participants to be able to discuss and work on specific matters and challenges that non-fiction Ibero-American cinema has placed on research and film criticism studies, proposing an interpretation of history and film theory through the lens of this theoretical-practical framework. The second phase of the same workshop will take place in Madrid, during MRG//Work, in the scope of Márgenes film festival.

October 28 – November 30: Artistic Residencies (Lisbon)
After Arché, participants will stay in Lisbon for a three-week artistic residency. Throughout this period, they will benefit from individual tutorships and a programme that will allow them to work deeply on their project.

20th – 30th November: MRG//Work – Márgenes (Madrid)
After the residency, participants will travel to Madrid to attend the second phase of the Research and Film Critic Workshop, in the frame of MRG//Work lab.
They will also have access to the Festival’s programme and activities.

 

Applications:

To submit a project, applicants must fill in the online form and provide the following materials:

  • Academic and professional CV
  • Presentation of a previous work whose subject is linked to spaces and / or filmmakers of non-fiction cinema
  • Motivation Letter, stating the reasons of your submission and interest in Arché, MRG // Work and RAW programmes, as well as an indication of what are your expectations.
  • Valid identity document or passport

APPLICATION FORM

 

For more information, please visit the FAQ page or contact us on the following e-mail addresses:

arche@doclisboa.org
work@margenes.org.