- The agreement aims to establish a connection between Italian and Spanish documentary industry.
- DocsBarcelona collaborates already with 5 other international festivals and markets
At it has been announced this afternoon at DocsBarcelona GMG at IDFA (Amsterdam), DocsBarcelona and Rome MIA Market have kickstarted their collaboration during MIA 2019, last October, and signed a collaboration agreement in order to strengthen the connection between professionals from both countries as well as fostering the circulation of their respective works. The exchange agreement consists on the recommendation of six Spanish films for MIA Doc Division programming and six Italian production films for DocsBarcelona programming. In addition, the projects coming from both countries will have advantages when registering in to the industry activities of both markets, and the teams of both festivals will be in constant contact to establish connections and doing promotional actions in their respective events.
MIA is the first Italian market converging all the segments of the audiovisual industry (Film, Drama Series and Doc) created and produced by ANICA (National Association of Cinema and Audiovisual Industries) and APA (Association of Audiovisual Producers), MIA is supported by the Ministry for Economic Development, ICE (Italian Trade Agency for the global promotion and internationalization of Italian companies), the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, EURIMAGES of the Council of Europe and Regione Lazio..With over 2000 professionals from 58 countries participating to each edition set in the heart of Rome, MIA is a valuable platform for the top players of the national and international film industry such as producers and distributors of high-end content: a hub where theatrical deals and transnational TV series start, and a place where to establish and reinforce business relationships between global market leaders.
DocsBarcelona is the main meeting point and market place in Spain for the international documentary industry, with 450 accredited professionals from 35 countries every year and 1.800 visitors to the industry activities. A professional program that runs in parallel to a competitive festival with 22.200 viewers. DocsBarcelona is supported by ICEC (Catalan Institute of Cultural Enterprises), Barcelona City Council, Europa Media, Provincial Government of Barcelona, ICAA (Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts in Spain) and CCCB.
Other international festivals such as East Doc Platform, FipaDoc, DocsMX or the ForoLau in San Sebastian Film Festival, are already part of the DocsBarcelona network of collaborators. These agreements facilitate the exchange of projects between festivals and markets and are intended to give more visibility and opportunities towards internationalization to projects that participate in the DocsBarcelona industry and financing market.