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Ten international documentaries compete for prizes in Guía de Isora 


MiradasDoc Market, the international documentary market of MiradasDoc, has selected ten documentary projects to participate in the twelfth edition of pitching.

This provides a platform for producers to seek financing through co-production or pre-purchase agreements to develop their projects for new documentary films.

Among these projects, which will have to be defended by their promoters before a commission of international experts, are seven international initiatives, promoted by producers from Poland, Chile, Tanzania, Cape Verde, Argentina, Uruguay, plus two from Brazil, and three other projects of Spanish producers, one from the Canary Islands, and the other two, produced by companies in Catalonia and Galicia.

The market of MiradasDoc is the international appoint-ment for the promotion of sale, distribution and generation of new projects of the Festival and International Documen-tary Film Market of Guía de Isora (Tenerife); its twelfth edition is celebrated on the 30th and 31st of January 2018 in this municipality in the south.

The projects have been selected from a total of 82 that were submitted to the call of this edition by a specific committee of experts.

The people representing each project will participate in a previous workshop in which the participants train to promote their project before the commissioning editors who evaluate it.

The pitching workshop is in charge of Marijke Rawie, director of ExpertDocs and one of the most recognised specialists in international pitching training for documen-taries, as well as consultant for co-productions, scriptdoc-toring and moderator.

In the twelfth edition of the MiradasDoc Market docu-mentary project promotion space, six prizes are awarded. MiradasDoc awards the first of these awards, with 3,500 euros for pre-production. Likewise, the International Festival and Market, together with the audiovisual transla-tion company Subbabel, provide the second prize, consisting of the free translation and subtitling in English or Spanish of a documentary with a maximum duration of 80 minutes and a reduction of 35% in the rate to subtitle the same documentary in another language to choose between Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese or German.

The Spanish distributor Tree Line Distribution awards the third prize, which consists of two free sessions of project advice; the first, in the development phase and the second, once the documen-tary is finished, in order to offer a guide on the most appropriate festivals and the best commer-cial distribution strategy to follow, according to the type of film.

The Elamedia studios deliver the fourth prize, destined for post-production. It consists of the development of image postproduction tasks (editing room, color correction and DCP copy), of the following documentary project of the winning director, at the facilities of Elamedia in Madrid.