Development Lab

Cinema Pendent. Calls for Projects

Cinema Pendent 2024

Cinema Pendent General Terms and Conditions

Call for Development Lab Projects

The directors, screenwriters and producers of four fiction, hybrid and/or experimental feature-film projects at the development or writing stage will be selected to take part in this four-day lab by Pau Subirós to work on concept, structure, narrative development and cinematic style.

Participants will use interactive and participatory methodologies to help give filmmakers, screenwriters and producers a better grasp and deeper understanding of their own projects and equip them with a work plan for later development.

At the end of the programme, and provided that participants have taken part in the Development Lab in full, each of the four selected projects will be awarded a €500 grant to cover participants’ expenses related to their required presence at l’Alternativa PRO and any other expenses directly related to their participation in the programme.

The Selection Committee may also decide to consider this project for the following Cinema Pendent programmes:

  2. Mentoring Acció Cinema Pendent
  3. GAC Pitching Forum

Eligible prizes:

  1. Cinema Pendent Prize
  2. Kinolux & Welab Prize
  3. Non Finito Prize
  4. Río Bravo Prize
  5. Antaviana Prize
  6. Music Library & SFX Prize
  7. MECAS Prize

L’Alternativa PRO also offers
  • Personalised Advice Sessions. Participants with shortlisted projects are called to meetings with experts in accordance with their particular needs, as identified by reading through their submitted project or following discussions of requirements. A carefully selected mix of accomplished screenwriters, consultants, producers, distributors, commissioners, editors, sales agents, festival programmers and institutional representatives will be invited as experts to ensure sessions are as productive as possible.
  • Professional Accreditation. Participants with shortlisted projects will be issued with professional accreditation to attend all festival screenings and l’Alternativa PRO activities.
  • Meeting Points. In addition to the specific activities for each project, l’Alternativa PRO also organises a series of lunches, social get-togethers and parties offering participants further opportunities to engage accredited professionals in conversation.
  • Project Follow-Up. Projects will receive ongoing support on social media and newsletters until they finally reach the big screen.
  • On-the-Spot Meetings. We also employ our in-depth knowledge of filmmakers’ careers and expectations to arrange on-the-spot meetings and help forge ties between industry experts and project participants.


With funding from
ICEC 2 de los 3 juntos
AC/E ACE (new)
Catalan Films 2022
Supported by
Novena Nube 2023
In collaboration with
Kinolux (new)
Figtree (new)
Antaviana Films (new)
Music Library (new)
Río Bravo Cinema Studio