Film Accelerator

The Film Accelerator program is made of intensive creation meetings between a renowned filmmaker and emerging auteurs selected through international open calls. It endeavors to promote filmmaking by challenging the traditional times and forms of production by offering available scenarios that facilitate creation.

Each edition of the Film Accelerator will take place in an itinerant format as a residency in different regions of the world. In each edition, the selected auteurs participate for 11 consecutive days, experiencing all stages of film creation. From the idea to the screening, taking as a starting point a central theme proposed by the Guest Director and using a database of shared production resources.

The conception, scriptwriting, casting, location scouting, filming, editing, and the exhibition will be experienced by each participant in the company of the Workshop Director.

Through individual and group advice, participants make of the creation process, an intensive work of reflection and questioning about the consolidation of their auteur point of view about the cinema they want to achieve.

As a result, each participant will deliver a short film of their own creation.

This program aims to innovate and make risky films, outcome of the advice of Film Masters and their exchange with new auteurs with urgent ideas, eager for experimentation in forms, formats and production resources.

Open editions:

Werner Herzog; Filming a strange planet.

Lanzarote, Canary Islands / October 2021

Previous editions:

 Lucrecia Martel: Sounds of Summer

Barcelona / June 2019