9th L'Alternativa Professionals Symposium
The l'Alternativa Professionals Symposium is a space for networking, training, professionalisation and advice. It also aims to spark debate and analyse the current state of independent filmmaking. This ninth edition, spread over two days, will explore contexts and challenges, opportunities and pitfalls that shape the filmmaking ecosystem through a series of interlinked talks and debates analysing key aspects for developing, improving and consolidating the filmmaking industry.
Sealing an international sales deal, being awarded a grant or winning a cash prize can sometimes produce unpleasant last-minute surprises (unexpected, unclassifiable, hard-to-justify expenses, etc.) that can complicate things when you have already invested the money you had set aside. To help avoid, or at least minimise, unwanted surprises we have asked four experts from different areas (sales, tax, production and administrative affairs) to look at specific cases by way of example of what to bear in mind and what steps to take when drawing up a budget, justifying a grant or prize, making a tax declaration or signing an international sales contract.
- Thursday 15 November, 5 to 7 pm
- Sala Raval CCCB
- Aimed at distributors, producers, filmmakers, academics and heads of audiovisual and cultural associations and institutions
- Admission with professional accreditation or by signing up (until 13 November).
Making and watching films are both part of the complex nature of the challenges in the filmmaking industry.
What do television channels want, what do they coproduce and what do they end up purchasing?
What are the consequences of distribution windows producing their own contents?
Why isn’t it profitable to distribute Spanish films in Spain?
What sells in Spain? And overseas?
Why hasn’t Spain introduced screen quotas? What role would they play?
What are the implications of giving premieres pride of place?
In short, what potential benefits could be reaped from a fit-for-purpose system that respected the filmmaking industry’s rich diversity?
Talking about the audiovisual industry means talking about how it is structured, where pitfalls lie and what measures ought to be taken to give it a boost. We have asked a number of experts to share their vision of different local and international ecosystems as a way of tackling key questions such as coproduction policies, tax incentives and what drives promotional models and systems of subsidies.
- Friday 16 November, 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
- Theatre CCCB
- Aimed at curators, distributors, producers, filmmakers, academics and heads of audiovisual and cultural associations, festivals and institutions
- Admission with professional accreditation or by signing up (until 14 November).