Development Workshop

Con el nombre de Isabel en los labios

Director: Nazly López Díaz


En la piel

Director and producer: Arleen Cruz-Alicea

Luciérnaga Morada

Puerto Rico

La lista

Director and producer: Maria Calafat

Lequerica Films


La tragedia del Chanzy

Director: Dani Bagur

Producer: Kiko Domínguez

Empatic Films



Directors: Eva Murgui and Marina Rodríguez




Només era un gos

Writers: Haydée Vila and Irene Domènech


Nyatu, después del REC

Director: Javier López



Tierra y raíces

Director and producer: Jenifer de la Rosa

Mayéutica Producciones

Spain and Colombia


Director and producer: Juan David Orozco




Directors: Manuela Tabares and Juan David Mejía

Producer: Juan David Mejía

Camajón Cine


Yo soy

Director: Patricia M. Félix

Producers: Patricia M. Félix and Victor Mata


Addressed to all directors and producers with a documentary project in development.

The participants will work on the projects individually with the tutor to pick up the weaknesses and strengths of each project to be able to develop a good documentary film. The consultancy will be done in group so that everyone can enrich from the other projects in addition to mature his own project.

The aim is to provide the methodology and the right tools to be successful in the production and development of international documentaries. You will work on the plot, the storyline and the characters, among other aspects of the script.

As a novelty this year, Arnau Gifreu (InterDocsBarcelona coordinator) will also participate in the workshop with the aim of guiding the projects in their possible interactive aspect. This way participants can reflect on the possibility of exploring the interactive narrative of their projects. The participation of Arnau Gifreu will take place on the fourth day of the workshop.

This is the fourth edition of this workshop at DocsBarcelona (each edition the workshop was booked out). This workshop has been given at several other festivals and professional markets link for example: San Sebastián (Spain), Encuentros de Cartagena (Colombia), DocMontevideo (Uruguay), DocsDF (Mexico), DocsBarcelonaMedellín (Colombia), SurDocs and DocsBarcelonaValparaíso (Chile).

Among the projects that have participated in this workshop we can find, among others, Where the roads end by Noemí Cuní (Spain), Amazona by Claire Weiskopf (Colombia), Inés: recuerdos de una vida by Luisa Sossa (Colombia), La ciudad de los fótografos by Sebastian Moreno (Chile), El edificio de los Chilenos by Macarena Aguiló (Chile)…

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Thursday May 25th, Friday May 26th, Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. at CCCB.

ATTENTION: The places are sold out. The workshop will be given in Spanish.


Joan Gonzàlez 2016moltPEKEJoan Gonzàlez

Director of DocsBarcelona Festival. Executive producer, filmmaker and editor.

He has produced more than 150 documentary films, some of them have been awarded at the Berlinale, selected at Festivals like INPUT or Sundance. Joan Gonzàlez was given the European EDN Award in 2013 for his contribution to the development of the documentary culture in the South of Europe.

Arnau Gifreu

InterDocsBarcelona coordinator

Professor, researcher and producer in the audiovisual and multimedia filed. Doctor in Communication and Master in Digital Arts from the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Researcher affiliated with the Open Documentary Lab at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the organization i-Docs (University of the West of England). He collaborates with interactive media link RTVE.ES (Televisión Española, the project “Somos documental”), TVC Marathon and the International Center for New Media (Austria).

The cost to participate at the Development Workshop is (PER PARTICIPANT):

FEE (21% VAT included)
*The fee is per participant.

 The fee includes:

  • The working sessions with the tutor.
  • Coffee breaks from the 3  first sessions (from Thursday to Sunday).
  • Festival ticket season.
  • Access to Opening and Closing ceremonies (RSVP needed).
  • Access to Master Classes.
*Professional Accreditation not included.
ATTENTION: If you want to have access to the industry and networking activities, you will need to register to the Professional Accreditation.


  • The registration deadline is March 16th 2017 
  • By the end of March we will publish the selected projects on the website.
  • The workshop will be on Thursday 25th, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th from 9am to 2pm at the CCCB.

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Development Workshop