Ikusmira Berriak opens the eighth call for its residencies
From this edition, the programme will increase the number of residencies from five to six. The programme registration deadline is September 1.
The Ikusmira Berriak programme of residencies and audiovisual project development, organised by the San Sebastian Festival, Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture and the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE), opens the call for submissions for its eighth edition. From this edition, Ikusmira Berriak will increase the number of residencies from five to six. It is a measure that is part of the growth plan that the three institutions are designing for future editions.
Filmmakers from the Basque Country, Spain and other countries can submit their projects until September 1. The same applies to participants in the Nest section and students at the EQZE.
Registration has to be done online and applicants will have to submit a dossier consisting of synopsis, treatment, letter of intent and biofilmography. The works selected in each of the five categories will be announced in November.
The eight weeks of residency will be divided into two periods: six weeks between March and April 2022 at San Sebastian’s Tabakalera Centre, which they will use to set their projects in motion and another two during the actual Festival, where the directors will show their work, by now more developed, to film industry representatives.
From May until September, while each filmmaker will continue working on his or her project, they will receive online guidance from the experts committee of industry professionals.
Furthermore, in June each selected work will receive a grant of 5,000 euros towards its development, in order that they may continue to work on their project between the two residency periods. Finally, the Irusoin production company will present the Irusoin Postproduction Award to one of the selected projects, which will have the opportunity to use the sound, colour and graphics postproduction services until obtaining a master DCP.