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Call for applications for Malaga Work in Progress, an event of the Malaga Film Festival’s industry

Registration for this year’s edition, to be held from the 8th to the 11th of June, is open until the 31st of March

The Malaga Film Festival - Festival de Málaga – has announced today the launch of the call for applications for Malaga Work in Progress, an event that is part of its industry zone MAFIZ (Malaga Festival Industry Zone) and that is geared at Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American projects. The objective is to consolidate the event’s commitment to the diversity of identities and languages of Ibero American and its audiovisual industry. Malaga Work in Progress has been renovated with a more useful design better suited to current times to continue working to enhance the projects of filmmakers from Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Malaga WIP is organised by the Malaga City Council and the Malaga Film Festival - Festival de Málaga - in collaboration with ICAA (Institute of Cinematography and Visual Arts of Spain), IBERMEDIA and FIPCA (Conference of Audiovisual and Cinematographic Authorities of Ibero-America).

Malaga WIP will be held from the 8th to the 11th of June 2021 in the framework of the 24th Malaga Film Festival - Festival de Málaga. Projects can be registered online until the 31st of March through the MAFIZ website. The selected projects will be announced during the month of April 2021.

Malaga WIP, which is holding its fourth edition in 2021, has the following objectives: to promote the financing of films through their presentation to prominent professionals of the industry; to favor their dissemination and promotion; to support the completion of films in the post production phase, and to make their international distribution feasible.

The event consists of two different initiatives:

1. Malaga WIP Spain: designed to promote the completion of of fiction feature films and documentaries in the final cut phase, ready for the post production process and that are seeking to ensure their international distribution. Six Spanish films will participate in the event.

2. Malaga WIP Latin America: designed to promote the completion of of fiction feature films and documentaries in the final cut phase, ready for the post production process and that are seeking to ensure their international distribution. Six Ibero American films will participate in the event.

The participating films will be selected by a committee of renowned experts, and will be screened for the professionals participating in MAFIZ and in the 24th Malaga Film Festival, sales agents, international distributors, festival programmers, international funds and producers.

Projects selected to participate in Malaga WIP will be competing for the following awards:

- Malaga Film Festival: 5,000 euros to a Latin American Project and 5,000 euros to a Spanish project.
- Aracne Digital Cinema: to one of the projects, an award worth 20,000 euros, consisting of a post-production and final copy.
- Damita Joe: to one of the projects, an award consisting of national distribution
- Latam Cinema.Com. an award consisting of an advertising page in the journal LatAm Cinema to a project from Ibero America.
- Latido Films: an award of 15,000 euros as an advance for distribution.
- Music Library: the musical supervision division ACORDE of Music Library &SFX will give a 300 euro cash award, together with a flat production fee worth 300 euros, to a Latin American project, and will also give the same award to a Spanish project
- Yagán Films: a sound post-production award worth 13,000 euros.

The following collaborating festivals are committed to selecting a Malaga WIP project to participate in their industry laboratories:

- SANFIC INDUSTRIA - Santiago International Film Festival
- FIDBA – Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival
- ABYCINE – Albacete International Film Festival
- REC – Tarragona International Film Festival

Malaga WIP’s last edition was held online with the collaboration of EGEDA, from the 23rd of March to the 10th of April, 2020, representing a successful effort by the Malaga Film Festival to adapt its contents to the circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic and postponement of the Film Festival’s 23rd edition, initially programmed for the 13th to the 22nd of March and finally held in August.

Two of the projects that participated in last year’s edition are amongst the films nominated for the 2021 Goya Awards: the Spanish film Ane, directed by David Pérez Sañudo and produced by Elena Maeso, which won the Latido Award – International Distribution, the Aracne Award- post-production image and the Music Library Spanish WIP Award and is nominated for five Goyas (best film, best new director, best adapted screenplay, best leading actress and best revelation actress); and the Mexican film Ya no estoy aquí, directed by Fernando Frías de la Parra and produced by Gerardo Gatica and Alberto Muffelmann, nominated for best Latin American film.

29 January 2021

29 January 2021