The Malaga Film Festival will be holding the seventh edition of Malaga Work in Progress, highlighting its commitment to the diversity of identities and languages of Ibero-America and its audiovisual industry, and with the objective of continuing to work to enhance the projects of creators in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

The next edition of Malaga Work in Progress will be held on the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th of March, 2024 in the framework of the 27th edition of the Malaga Film Festival.

Projects can be registered until the 15th of January, 2024.
Malaga Work in Progress is organised by the Malaga City Council and the Malaga Film Festival, in collaboration with the ICAA (Institute of Cinematography and the Visual Arts of Spain), CAACI (Conference of Audiovisual and Cinematographic Authorities of Ibero-America), IBERMEDIA and FIPCA (Ibero-American Federation of Film and Audiovisual Producers).

Málaga Work in Progress, is part for the next edition of Spanish Screenings Content 2024, an event conceived as an international promotion platform, the main objective of which is to boost sales of Spanish films. Spanish Screenings, which will be holding its 18th edition, is the sole official market for the sale and promotion of Spanish film, reinforced for the third year in a row with funds from the Plan for Recovery, Transformation and Resilience promoted by the Ministries of Culture and Digital Transformation in the framework of the component 'Spain, Audiovisual Hub of Europe'. The event will take place from the 4th to the 8th of March in the framework of the 27th Malaga Film Festival, in the industry area MAFIZ (Malaga Festival Industry Zone), with new content adapted to the needs of the international market.

Spanish Screenings Content is one of the four areas of focus of Spanish Screenings XXL, together with Spanish Screenings On Tour, Spanish Screenings: Financing & Tech (at the San Sebastian Film Festival) and Spanish Screenings 360, a programme of active year-long actions, which also includes a monthly podcast available in all the platforms, and the future creation of a virtual promotion and business platform.

Spanish Screenings XXL, an international market for Spanish audiovisual production? is a project which involves the Ministry of Culture through ICAA, the Ministry of Digital Transformation, ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones [Spanish Trade Commission], the Malaga Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival, and encompasses a large diversity of content and activities in order to adapt to the new challenges of the audiovisual industry.

The objectives of Malaga Work in Progress are to contribute to:

- Promoting the financing of films by presenting them to prominent professionals of the audiovisual industry
- Favouring their dissemination and promotion
- Supporting the completion of films in the post-production phase
- The feasibility of their international distribution
Malaga Work in Progress consists of two different actions, conceived to respond to the particular needs of the participating films and their creators. Both are designed to boost the completion of fiction feature films in an advanced or rough cut phase that are seeking incentives for the post-production stage and the film's international distribution.

- Malaga WIP Spain, in which six Spanish films will participate.

- Malaga WIP Ibero-America, in which six Ibero-American films will participate.

The audiovisual works must be registered as such with the Institute of Cinematography or bodies with similar characteristics in their country of origin, whether said bodies are trade entities or other entities recognised as such.

Screenings of the selected films will be available for the professionals participating in Mafiz and in the Malaga Film Festival, including sales agents, international distribution companies, festival programmers, international funds and producers.

Terms and Conditions

For Registration:

- Applicants must fill out the registration form that is available on the Mafiz website.
- Applicants must mark the box that corresponds to the WIP section in which they want to participate.
- A link with the film?s password must be available to view the film, and will be requested on the form mentioned above.
- The registered cut must last longer than 60 minutes, and ideally should not last more than 90 minutes, although this is not exclusive.

The entire form that is available on our website must be filled out for the registration to be considered completed.

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