OPEN CALL: July 19, 2021
DEADLINE: August 20, 2021
SoloSerieS launches a call for Latin American projects for fiction or documentary series in the development stage.
A specialized jury will select ten projects to be presented in the Ventana Sur 2021 Market, which will take place from November 29 to December 3.
Conditions for the presentatios of projects in developement
- Fiction and documentary series of a minimum of 25 minutes per episode, and a minimum of three episodes, can participate.
- Projects must be in the development stage.
- Projects can be presented by Latin American authors and / or producers.
- Only one project per person may be presented.
- Projects should be written in Spanish and English.
- Only projects for which the complete documentation (registration form and required documentation) has been submitted before the deadline will be considered. Priority will be given to those projects that present the requested video pitch.
- The project must not have already been acquired by a television channel or platform.
- The deadline for presentation is August 20, 2021, at 00 hours in Argentina. Selected projects will be announced in mid-October.
SELECTION AND SUPPORT
– A specialized jury will select up to ten projects.
– The finalist project will be part of SoloSerieS Pitching Sessions, which will take place from November 29 through December 3, in the Ventana Sur Market. Authors will have the opportunity to share their project pitches and promote their projects to international industry professionals registered in the event.
– Each project will receive registration free of charge for Ventana Sur 2021 that can be used by the project representative.
– In the case that the event is in-person, those responsible for the project will cover costs for transportation and stay.
– The pitch as well interaction with specialists and jury members will be in Spanish and English.
– Application for projects is free.
– All selected projects and information about the authors will appear on Ventana Sur’s web site and in its social media.
– It is possible that information and images presented will be used in promotional materials of SoloSerieS Pitching Sessions and / or Ventana Sur.
– All circumstances not foreseen in these Terms and Conditions will be resolved by the authorities of the event.
DOCUMENTATION FOR THE APPLICATION
A – Online application. (Go to application form.)
B- A single DOSSIER file in PDF with the following information (attached to the application):
- Title (original title and in English) and country (include all countries involved in the co-production, if any).
- Information of the production company (e-mail address, telephone number, website, if any).
- Technical information (length of each episode, number of episodes, genre, tone, and audience).
- Logline (in Spanish and English).
- A general synopsis of the project (in Spanish and English), maximum of 3,000 characters.
- Plots of three episodes (in Spanish and English), maximum 4 pages.
- Character descriptions.
- Aesthetic Proposal (in Spanish and English), maximum of one page.
- Name and biography of directors, screenwriters, and producers (in Spanish and English), maximum of 300 characters each.
- In the case that it is based on an already existing work, attached a note showing the rights for use of that work.
Requisites VIDEO PITCH
- Video file: .mp4 or .mov
- Video codec: H264 or Apple ProRes
- Video resolution: FullHD 1920px X 1080px
- Frame rate: 24 img/sec or 25 img/sec or 30 img/sec
- Video output: Constant Bite Rate (CBR) mini 10 Mbps, maxi16
- Mbps Audio channels: Stereo Audio codec: AAC Audio output: mini 256Kbps, maxi 512Kbps
- Language: Spanish with subtitles in English or English with Spanish subtitles, should be printed directly in the image.
- Maximum length: 5 minutes.
– It is worth clarifying that if the video pitch does not follow any of the instructions or is delivered late, it will not be considered for the event.
– The video pitches of the selected projects will be uploaded to the Ventana Sur platform and will be available to those registered during the market sessions.
Please verify that the file has the title of the project in the name. Remember that your registration will not be complete until you submit all the required documents.