DocumentaMadrid presents the first edition of the FINAL CUT forum, a space for creativity in, and commitment to, Spanish film, the purpose of which is to provide support to independent and auteur documentary feature films in the advanced stages of editing or postproduction. The aim of this forum is to create a space for discussing projects, boosting their quality and in so doing, their future prospective as well; to provide professional consulting so these films can be completed under the best conditions; to promote and encourage investment in these projects by granting different awards, all of which are to be meant for the final phase of film completion and shall be granted by recognized companies in the industry; to initiate productive and fruitful encounters between participants and professionals from the Spanish and international sector for creating collaborative networks among attendees and thereby encourage them to give feedback indefinitely.
The selection committee was made up of Lola Mayo (screenwriter, producer, teacher and filmmaker) together with Marta Andreu (producer and teacher, creator of Estudi Playtime and founder of the Walden residences), who will also lead a preparation workshop for presenting projects to the selected filmmakers and will be the forum's driving force. In addition, three international professionals from the sector will serve on the Jury-Consultancy, whose mission will be to offer opinions and personalized advice on each project in addition to also choosing the winning film of the FINAL CUT Award.
Preparation workshop, led by Marta Andreu (CF participants).
Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10
Morning: Presentation and theatrical screening of projects, with debate and feedback on the projects (open to professionals with accreditation).
Evening: One-on-One meetings (participants).