More than a hundred audiovisual professionals from across Spain participate, on 22 and 23 November in Santiago, in the 11th edition of the pitching "I + P Ideas to produce", organized by the Galician Audiovisual Cluster, in the search for funding or distribution for your projects. The I + P connects film and fiction projects in different stages of development with television channels, producers and distributors of first level and aims to promote commercial agreements for the production or sale of new projects.
The opening of the eleventh edition of this event was the responsibility of the president of the Galician Audiovisual Cluster, Jorge Algora, and the director of the Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais (Agadic), Jacobo Sutil, who highlighted the consolidation achieved by the I + P a throughout these last years and its power of convocation. In his words, the collaboration with the Audiovisual Cluster is essential when promoting competitiveness and the internationalization of cinema and television made in Galicia. In this regard, he cited various actions in which this collaboration is highlighted as the pitching itself "I + P Ideas to produce", the Connect Fiction, trade missions to international markets or audiovisual training, among others.
For his part, Jorge Algora reminded the television channels present at the event of the importance of their role as tractors of the audiovisual industry and highlighted the mission of pitching I + P as a link between the creators and producers and these channels.
Those responsible for the projects had 10 minutes to attract the interest of almost thirty audiovisual executives who participated since yesterday in the "I + P Ideas to produce". Among them are directors of the main channels and national television groups such as TVE, Mediaset, Atresmedia, # 0 of Movistar +, Euskaltel and the autonomous CRTVG, TV3, Aragón TV, RTPA and TV Castilla y León. Also attending this meeting are those responsible for top-level distributors such as Filmax, A Contracorriente Films or DeAPlaneta, and renowned producers such as La Competencia, Boomerang TV, Ánima Kitchent, Cliffhanger TV or Portocabo.
The Secretary General of Culture, Anxo Lorenzo, was in charge of closing the pitching session. During his speech, he highlighted that initiatives such as I + P show that "it is talent and ideas that create new opportunities, marking the differential fact". In addition, Anxo Lorenzo reiterated the support of the Galician Administration, through Agadic, to the audiovisual sector and made a special mention to the CRTVG as a strategic entity in the development of the industry in Gaul.
An opportunity to establish commercial agreements
The I + P continued in the afternoon with the celebration of more than 150 bilateral meetings where projects and companies have been able to share the details of the papers presented in the morning and initiate contacts. Among the 15 projects exhibited, which were chosen from a total of 103 works registered in this edition of 2017, are feature films, documentaries, series and other formats for television.
In this edition the "I + P, Ideas to Produce" has the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports; of the Xunta de Galicia, through the Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais (AGADIC) and the Galician Institute of Economic Promotion (Igape), and the City Council of Santiago de Compostela. And with the collaboration of the Santiago de Compostela Film Commission, the Filmarket Hub platform, the Music Library & SFX company, the Mundos Digitales festival, the Master's Degree in Xornalistic and Audiovisual Production, the CREA and AGAG associations, Abanca Obra Social, and Galicia Calidade.
The transmedia narrative leads a forum in the I + P framework
The eleventh edition of the "I + P Ideas to produce" started yesterday in Compostela with a forum on "The new narrative of the transmedia series", inaugurated by Jorge Algora and Marta Lois, Councilor for Equality, Economic Promotion and Tourism of Santiago de Compostela . During the session, moderated by the director of the Mundos Digitales festival, Manuel Meijide, the panelists discussed the evolution experienced in recent years by the transmedia as a strategy to become a universe of their own.
A panel of experts made up of screenwriter and producer Javier Olivares, creator, among others, of the hit series "El Ministerio del Tiempo" (TVE 1) and "Si fueras tú" (RTVE); Roberto Pérez, CTO and founder of Future Lighthouse, Madrid studio responsible for developing the virtual reality project of "The Ministry of Time"; and Julio Casal, CEO of Ficción Producciones, a Galician company responsible for titles such as "Tutú", "Hospital Real", "O Códice", "Augasquentes" or "Meñique".