Extended call: last days to apply for Conecta

Applications for different events designed for documentary professionals can be submitted during August. The encounter will be running later this year, in an online version. Connected, Connect with Distribution, Docs in Progress Fidocs + Conecta, Connect with the Roots and Boost your Project in Development calls will close in the next few days.

Between November 29th and December 7th, 2021, Conecta’s sixth version will be taking place. Unique in its category in the country, the international documentary industry encounter aims to create a global contact network, encouraging documentary professionals to diversify their projects and audiovisual productions’ publicizing and commercialization activities. Producers, sales agents, distributors, exhibitors, backers, and representatives from some of the world’s most important markets and festivals participate each year of this key space to promote new bonds between different agents and representatives in the national and international documentary industry.

Projects from all Latin America will be able to apply for a diversity of workshops Conecta offers, allowing filmmakers to be part of one-to-one meetings and encounters with different agents.

Connected and Connect with Distribution are two of the sections taking place this year. Connected is aimed at documentary projects and non-fiction series at developing stage, and Connect with Distribution is aimed at documentaries and series at editing, post-production, or finalized stages during 2021. Both calls are extending their deadline to next Monday, August 9th.

Docs in Progress Fidocs + Conecta is another activity organized for this edition, a historical collaboration between Conecta’s WIP and FIDOCS’ First Cut Latin American Competition. Chilean and Latin American filmmakers and producers presenting documentary features or non-fiction movies at editing stage will be able to apply to this work in progress, with a final selection of at least eight projects. The deadline for this call is Monday, August 16th.

Conecta has two sections running for a second year in a row, where renowned female mentors will guide different selected projects and boost them at their initial stages during workshops organized at the encounter. Run by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the Chilean Documentary Corporation CCDoc, the Connect with the Roots is aimed at Latin American filmmakers from indigenous communities, with developing or initial production documentaries. And, aimed at documentary and series producers with projects at developing or initial production stages, the Boost your Project in Development will be run by the renowned Argentinian producer Gema Juarez Allen. Both workshops are closing their calls on Monday, August 23rd.