The program to promote emerging cinematographic talent at the D’A — Barcelona Film Festival will take place from April 5th to 8th standing out for the wide presence of Catalan production and in Catalan Original Version as well

The D’A Film Lab presents its most ambitious edition, which will take place from April 5th to 8th within the framework of D’A 2024 screenings, and which stands out for the wide presence of Catalan production (71% of the projects selected) and in the original version in the Catalan language (46% of the projects). To the call for the different lines of the D’A laboratory, 106 projects applied, of which a selection of 23 participants was made. The commitment to diversity and parity is also maintained: the presence of women leading projects both from production (60%) and from management (54%) grows exponentially.

All projects selected in the laboratory will receive intensive support within the framework of the D’A — Barcelona Film Festival, from April 5th to 8th, in the SGAE headquarters, the CCCB and Casa Montjuïc. There will be screenings and pitchings of the films in Final Cut, personalized consulting sessions for projects, networking meetings and specialized workshops.

The Final Cut section, intended for feature films in the post-production phase, consists of eight projects:

  • La mitad de Ana, debut feature film by actress Marta Nieto and produced by María Zamora of Elastica Films
  • La Furia, directed by Gemma Blasco and accompanied in production by Mireia Graell from Ringo Media (Matria)
  • Ejercicios para ver a Dios, the new film by Miguel Ángel Blanca (Magaluf Ghost Town, Autodefensa), produced by Boogaloo Films
  • Por donde pasa el silencio, the first film by Sandra Romero (El perro de un torero), produced by Icónica, Playa Chica and Mammut
  • Bailar la muerte, documentary directed by Luis E. Parés (El espectro político), produced by LaCima Producciones
  • Fósiles del mar blanco, experimental documentary directed by Lina Gorbaneva and produced by Lluís Miñarro (Eddie Saeta)
  • Papamama, documentary directed by photojournalist Lorena Ros and accompanied in production by Patricia Sánchez (Novena Nube)
  • Dream of Another Summer, experimental documentary directed by Irene Bartolomé and produced by Colibrí Studio and The Attic

A jury made up of Rebecca de Pas (IFFR – Rotterdam), Nadine Rothschild (Materia Cinema) and Carlos Madrid (CinemaJove València) will decide which is the best Final Cut film, which will receive a prize of 20,000 euros.

The Final Cut section also includes the new Panorama Catalunya space, which focuses on projects filmed in Catalan that are in the post-production phase:

  • L’hora de les tortugues, directed by Mariona Guiu and produced by Suricata Stories and Un Capricho de Producciones
  • El vol de la cigonya, directed by Soumaya Hidalgo Djahdou and Berta Vicente Salas and produced by Migranta
  • Mares, directed by Adriana Seuba and produced by Polar Star Films and Intactes
  • Dies d’estiu i pluja, directed by Colectivo Espurnes and produced by The New Flesh

The Emergent Production section focuses on projects in the development phase. This year it is expanded to eleven participating projects, three of them special guests, who already participate in other Spanish labs.

  • Adiós, amor, the new film by Zaida Carmona (Girlfriends and Girlfriends), accompanied in the production by Gema Arquero of Debut Films
  • Catorce de marzo, a project directed by Alberto Gross Molo that has just passed through the Berlinale Talents Script Station, and produced by Laura Egidos of Contraria Media;
  • Fame e febre, directorial debut by Javier Ferreiro and produced by Setima Cinema and Amor y Lujo;
  • Dreams for A Better Past, by Albert Kuhn and produced by 15-L Films (Hafreiat);
  • Cases de ningú, by Pau Ortiz García and produced by The South Project;
  • Un reflejo by Alberto Gastesi (Stillness in the Storm), produced by Vidania;
  • La Carn, by Joan Porcel (Samantha Hudson: Una historia de fe, sexo y electro-queer) and produced by Mansalva Films;
  • Tus ojos de fuego, by Héctor Hercey produced by Kabiria Films.

The D’A Film Lab Barcelona expands its international ties: the Coproduction Meetings Barcelona program is integrated into the laboratory, an industry initiative developed jointly by the D’A Film Lab Barcelona and Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival.