HOW TO CREATE A DOCUMENTARY TO COMPETE IN THE “PRIME TIME” OF A TELEVISION?
In light of the 10th aniversary of the program “Sense Ficció” three professionals will be explaining which has been the formula for success in obtaining documentaries that drive enormous audiences without losing precision or quality. Muntsa Tarrés, producer of the program, Josep Rovira, director of documentaries, and Ricard Belis, filmmaker, will show us through their own experiences how a “Sense Ficció” is made. The director of the program, Montse Armengou, will moderate.
WHERE AND WHEN
Friday 17th of May at 10.30h. CCCB Auditori.
Montse Armengou is a journalist and filmmaker from Televisió de Catalunya (TV3, Barcelona). Currently director of “Sense Ficció” a weekly prime time program of documentaries. Author of research documentaries about Franco’s dictatorship repression as “Franco’s forgotten children”, “The Spanish Holocaust” or “The institutions of fear”, awarded with Grand Prix FIGRA, Memorimage, Montecarlo, New York Film Festival, IFTA, Liberpress-Radio France Internationale, etc. Its documentaries have come to the United Nations (Rapporteur for the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and guarantees of non-repetition and Working Group on Enforced Disappearances). Visiting professor at NYU (2017) King Juan Carlos I Chair of Spanish Culture and Civilization.
Ricard Belis is a television producer in the last 25 years ago. He has specialized in documentary film direction, first in “30 minuts” a television program and then in the Documentary Department of Televisió de Catalunya. He is one of the founders of the “Sesne Ficció”.
Some of his most outstanding works are:“Operació Nikolai”(1992), “Tortura, més enllà del dolor”(1998), winner of UNDA at Montecarlo’s Festival, “Els nens perduts del franquisme” (2002), winner of the Premi Nacional de Periodisme i Documental and winner of the Grand Prix FIGRA, “Ramon Perera, l’home que va salvar Barcelona” (2006), winner of the Bronze Medal at New York Festival, and recently “Avi, et trauré d’aquí!” (2013), “Els internats de la por” (2015) and “Jo també vull sexe!” (2016), winner of the award Tiflos, ONCE.
He studied journalism and he has been working for three decades in TV3. Currently, he is part of the “Sense ficció” program at TV3, where he has also directed documentaries.
Also, he is a professor at the University of Barcelona where he teaches videoart and audiovisual journalism at the Audiovisual Communication bachelor’s degree.
Muntsa Tarrés graduated in journalism from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in September 1992.
Since September 2008, she has been working as an Executive Producer in the Documentary Department of Televisió de Catalunya.
She frequently attends festivals and Markets as a Comissioning Editor and buyer looking for content to be broadcast in the documentary programmes section of the Catalan public television channel. The festivals or Markets she has attended recently include IDFA, Sheffield, Sunny Side of the Doc, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, Dok Leipzig and MipCom, among others.
Since January 2016 she has also been a professor in Media and Communication studies at the University of Barcelona.
From January 1992 to September 2008, she was a Production Manager for the weekly current affairs programs “30 Minuts” and “60 Minuts”. Prior to 1992, her work at Televisió de Catalunya included working as a reporter and as a production manager for several programmes.