Cluster Audiovisual Galego

2nd edition of the TFG Pitching with the Galician Universities

Santiago hosted last Friday, the 14th, the 2nd edition of the Pitching TFG (Final Degree Projects), organized by the Galician Audiovisual Cluster, in collaboration with the three Universities of Galicia, through the Audiovisual Communication faculties. During the day, 16 projects were presented to companies from the audiovisual and ICT sectors.
The opening of this forum, held, with the support of Igape, at the Abanca Obra Social Center of Compostela, was the responsibility of the president of the Galician Audiovisual Cluster, Jorge Algora, and the person responsible for the startup program R DICo Challangue, Alberto Costas, initiative collaborator with the second edition of the Pitching TFG.

This day seeks to value the new audiovisual talent and connect it with the Galician business fabric. As in the previous edition, those responsible for the projects had the opportunity to test their work with the sector and were able to know the producers' evaluations regarding them.

In this edition, the academic entities selected a total of 16 Final Degree Projects from the Universities of A Coruña, Vigo and Santiago de Compostela. Among the selected projects, in different phases of development, there were different film and television formats, such as programs, series or documentaries, and also digital ones, such as video games or apps.

The projects of the University of Santiago de Compostela presented last Friday were "Un puente al otro lado del mar”, by Aitana Núñez-Torrón and Belén González; “Desarrollo de la estrategia transmedia de `Fariña’”, by Alicia Ouro, Bea Castro, Begoña Pérez and Nuria Salgado; “La peregrina perdida”, by Nuria Cancela and Alba Pego; “Evasión”, by Duarte Galbán; “Argonauta: un modelo de negocio business to business”, de Rocío López, and “Patrimonio cultural storytelling georreferenciado”, by Laura Pose

On the part of the University of A Coruña the following projects were exhibited: “Discovering Finisterrae”, by Iria García; “A tu salud, el precio lo marca la industria”, by Irene Mariño; “Moda Zero”, by Katherine Facenda, Andrea Fernández, Paula Ferro and Xulia Queijeiro, and “Mimomú”, by Nereida Rodríguez. 

While the works of the University of Vigo were: “La casa de Osoburgo: preparación narrativa y visual de un proyecto de animación”, by Raquel Besteiro; “Brotes”, by Jorge Fernández, Laura Domínguez, Sara Bugallo and Laura María Pena; “Hotolur. Memoria de Diseño y Desarrollo pre-alpha de un videojuego”, by Iago Sequeiros, Diego Oya and Brais Bello; “Retales – Que la parca me pille por sorpresa”, by Javier Lago; “El juego del Trivial”, by Lorena Rodríguez, and “Cuando mamá cerró las cajas”, by Arancha Álvarez. 

Collaboration of startups R

In this second edition, there was the special collaboration of company R, through its startup program R DICo Challangue, through which the Galician telecommunications operator interacts with the audiovisual community and other sectors to promote innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives.

As a result of this collaboration, R startups invited the best projects of the day to participate in an entrepreneurship workshop that will take place in their space, in the City of Culture, in February 2019. In this workshop, participants will receive training to improve their Pitch presentations and define the business model of their proposals, explained Alberto Costas, who announced at the end of the day the selected projects: “Desarrollo de la estrategia transmedia de `Fariña’”, “Discovering Finisterrae”, “Moda Zero” and “Mimomú”. 

In the pitching, those responsible for the work had 8 minutes to try to capture the interest of the audience, consisting of representatives of some of the most prominent companies in the Galician audiovisual and ICT sectors, such as Adiviña Produciones, Agallas Films, Congo Producciones, CTV , Ficción Producciones, Filmax, Imaxin Software, Producer Faro, R and Zenit Televisión.

In addition, this second edition included a speed dating in which the representatives of the works had a space of time to talk with each of the participating companies. Through these meetings a direct contact was facilitated in which young people had the opportunity to provide additional information and producers, etc. his opinion on the project, besides promoting the possible future continuity of the contact between both.

After the round of presentations, the five projects best valued by the companies were also announced, considering them as those that would have greater viability in the market. The most voted titles were: “Desarrollo de la estrategia transmedia de `Fariña´”, “El juego del Trivial”, “Mimomú”, “Retales – Que la parca me pilla por sorpresa” and “A tu salud, el precio lo marca la industria”.