PARALLEL ACTIVITIES

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COACHING ON CROWDFUNDING – VERKAMI

Day: 4th april
Place: Movistar Centre (Auditory)
Hour: 10.00 – 14.00h

Crowdfunding is a very interesting alternative to traditional financing for young talent and for those who want to ensure themselves a greater creative freedom and autonomy.

In this formative session, we selected participants that will receive professional advice from Jonás Sala, Verkami’s co- founder, the most important crowdfunding platform in Spain, through a personal encounter that will give them improve- ment tips, guidelines and ideas.

 

BARCELONA FILM SCHOOLS

Day: 4th april
Place: Institut français
Hour: 18.00h

Here in Mecal, we believe in young talent and this session is a bet on promotion. In this session, the best short films from audiovisual and film schools of Barcelona will be exhibited. This is a great opportunity for students to show their films on the big screen. Furthermore, the attending audience will decide who is the winner of the Most Innovative Short film award prize, courtesy of Avisual Pro, consisting of audiovisual equipment hire for one year, valued at 2,000 €.

The schools film finalists this year are: ECIB (Escola de Cinema de Barcelona), Bande à Part, EMAV (Escola de Mitjans Audiovisuals), Pompeu Fabra University, Blanquerna University and University of Barcelona.

To promote the exchange of experiences, projects and ideas, the event will close with a drink doing networking.

 

SHORT FILM MARKET

Day: from 4th to 6th de april
Place: Movistar Centre (Auditory)
Hour: 10.00 – 16.30h

Mecal Pro organizes the Short Film Market, an activity that aims to build bridges between financing and talent, by pro- viding a space that facilitates creators, buyers and distributors to meet. A space that is needed in Barcelona and that encourages the works, their exhibition and purchase, as well as networking. It will take place in Movistar Centre during three days in a specially-accommodated space. There will be a video history, and the last day will be devoted to one-to- one meetings.

 

COACHING ON PITCHING

Day: 5th april
Place: Movistar Centre (Auditory)
Hour: 10.00 – 14.00h

Crowdfunding is a very interesting alternative to traditional financing for young talent and for those who want to ensure themselves a greater creative freedom and autonomy.

In this formative session, we selected participants that will receive professional advice from Jonás Sala, Verkami’s co- founder, the most important crowdfunding platform in Spain, through a personal encounter that will give them improvement tips, guidelines and ideas.

 

BATTLE OF PROGRAMMERS

Day: 6th abril
Place: Institut français
Hour: 18.30h

Mecal Pro challenges two short Film professionals under this premise: to choose the works that they consider that are unique and exceptionally good and play them for the viewers. After that, the viewers themselves will be in charge of deciding who is the winner with their cheers and applause. The two opponents in this edition are:

Candice Costa: Distributor at Miyu Distribution (France).
Danny Lennon: Director of Programming at Talent Tout Court (Telefilm Canada) and Festival Director of Prends Ça Court! (Quebec).

 

ALMA PITCH FOR SCREENWRITTERS WORKSHOP

Day: 6th april
Place: Institut français (room)
Hour: 18.00h

The ALMA Scriptwriters’ Union is offering a workshop in which two screenwriters who have experience pitching and choosing scripts will talk about their experience, offer advice for making a pitch and answer questions using their expert judgment and real examples. The session will be led by Sara Antuña and Carlos Pando.