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The call is open until December 20. Five series or feature film projects by Brazilian authors residing in Brazil or Spain and ten projects by Spanish or Ibero-American authors residing in Spain will be selected, five of which will be Andalusian.
Promoted by the Porto Alegre Audiovisual Script Festival (Brazil), with the collaboration of the Association of Ibero-American Screenwriters, FAGA (Federation of Audiovisual Screenwriters Associations) and ALMA (Spain Screenwriters’ Union).
The Porto Alegre FRAPA Audiovisual Script Festival (Brazil), whose 11th edition took place last November, goes international with the celebration of the I FRAPA International Market, in Spain.
The first foray of the contest outside the country, promoted by FRAPA and the Ibero-American Association of Screenwriters, will take place from April 11 to 13, 2024, within the framework of the VIII National Meeting of Screenwriters, organized by FAGA (Federation of Associations of Audiovisual Screenwriters ) and ALMA (Spanish Screenwriters’ Union), at the Teatro Central in Sevilla.
After eleven years dedicated to qualifying and creating synergies for Brazilian screenwriters, FRAPA goes abroad. The largest event dedicated entirely to film and television scripts in Latin America, a precursor and reference in the audiovisual sector in Brazil, is associated with the most important event for screenwriters in Spain, giving birth to the first FRAPA International Market.
Promote the exchange of experiences between Brazilian and Spanish creators, guarantee the visibility of their projects and create opportunities for their possible realization, facilitate contact between participating scriptwriters and producers, platforms and other professionals interested in seeing their projects reach the screen, and give the opportunity to internationalize projects and talents from both countries.
Participation Requirements and activities
The call for participation is currently open until December 20, 2023. Five series or feature film projects by Brazilian authors residing in Brazil or Spain and ten projects by Spanish or Ibero-American authors residing in Spain will be selected, five of which will be Andalusian. .
The registration fee for projects by Spanish or Ibero-American authors residing in Spain will be €30. Participants of the VIII Meeting of Screenwriters and members of ALMA and FAGA will obtain a 20% discount.
Projects will be evaluated based on the following criteria: originality, character development, quality of the narrative structure and plot development, social relevance of the story or theme, potential for international co-production and feasibility of carrying out the project.
Registrations website: frapa.art.br/frapa-mercado
FRAPA’s activities in Seville will include consulting and advice, exclusive business meetings with experts and presentation of participating projects in an open Pitch session during the VIII Screenwriters Meeting. The authors selected in the Market will also obtain accreditation to attend all the activities of the event. Likewise, their travel, accommodation and food will be covered during the days of the Meeting.
WHAT IS FRAPA?
The Porto Alegre Audiovisual Script Festival is the main meeting point and safe harbor for hundreds of Brazilian screenwriters. Inspired by established festivals of the genre abroad, FRAPA has been held uninterruptedly every year since 2013. It has been held for more than a decade and its objective is to encourage production, promote education, training, expansion of the repertoire and the valorization of the script professionals.
Throughout its successful years, more than 2,000 people have participated in the in-person editions, almost 3,000 feature film scripts and series pilots have been submitted to the Script Contest and more than 2,800 meetings have taken place in the market area.
It is organized by Coelho Voador and Epifania Filmes and is directed by Leo Garcia, executive produced by Mariana Mêmis Müller and supported by Conspiração, Smiles, Estrella Galicia and Projeto Paradiso, among others.
About the Ibero-American Association of Screenwriters
It is an association that aims to develop collaboration and the exchange of ideas and experiences between Ibero-American screenwriters, facilitate networking spaces and meetings between screenwriters, professionals and producers in the sector, thus collaborating to make Ibero-American screenplay projects viable.
About The Screenwriters Meeting
It is a traveling meeting that is held every two years in Spain, organized by FAGA (Federation of Audiovisual Screenwriters Associations) and ALMA (Spain Screenwriters’ Union). It was created with the aim of bringing together screenwriters to exchange experiences and work methods and offer a space to debate current events and creative, technological, labor and economic challenges that screenwriters face in their daily lives.
More information: https://frapa.art.br/