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Sumbissions period for the 14th edition of MÁRGENES. MADRID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will reamin open until June 30.

The festival will be held from November 22 to 30.

MÁRGENES showcases an international panorama of contemporary auteur cinema, combining the discovery of emerging talents with established directors, paying special attention to innovative films of special cinematic value.

There are two competitive sections:

- Official Selection: international competition dedicated to films of outstanding cinematic and artistic quality, focusing on singular and visionary practices in contemporary cinema as well as the personal vision of the authors.

- Escáner:  national competitive section for Spanish films committed to the renewal of audio-visual narratives and to an artistic vision of filmmaking, with special attention to first and second feature films.

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Call for projects for the 10th edition of MÁRGENES/WORK will remain open until June 8.

The lab will be held at La Casa Encendida in Madrid from November 26 to 30.

MÁRGENES/WORK is aimed at emerging filmmakers and producers from Spain, Portugal and Latin America residing in Spain with projects at any stage (development, production, editing, post-production), regardless of genre or subject matter.

Conceived as a space for professionalization and creative backing to contribute to the cultural and industry cinema network in Spanish and Latin American, with particular attention to innovative proposals, it aims to support and encourage the development, production, completion and circulation of films and audiovisual works with a strong artistic vision.

The program offers support to foster the artistic and creative potential of the projects while providing visibility and networking opportunities for their positioning in the international market. Participants will have the opportunity to present their projects to a group of leading professionals in the sector and to take part in various activities.
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Submissions for the 6th edition of the RESIDENCIES ARCHÉ→WORK (RAW), to be held from October 20 to November 30 2024 between Lisbon and Madrid, are now closed.

RAW is a creative development and training program organized between Arché (Doclisboa) and MÁRGENES/WORK (Festival Márgenes). aimed at independent feature film projects in different stages of development, as well as young researchers and critics in the area of non-fiction cinema from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

An itinerant program of several weeks that includes the participation in Arché, an artistic residency in Lisbon and the participation in MÁRGENES/WORK.

It includes different activities such as workshops, master classes, one-on-one meetings, pitching, creation of a podcast, meetings with experts and networking, combining in person and online sessions. During the residency period, participants will be able to deepen their projects with personalized monitoring by tutors.