- The 18th edition of CIIF Market, which will be held from From November 22 to 27 in Tenerife , the call for the selection of Canarian literary works for the first edition of CIIF Market Lab – Laboratorio de Obras Literarias Canarias opens, in collaboration with the Canarian Cultural Association of Writers – ACTE Canarias , great news From the market.
- Fiction and non-fiction Canarian literary works (novel, short story, play, essay, etc.) of all genres and subgenres (drama, comedy, etc.) and aimed at all types of audiences (children, young people) can participate. , adult). A maximum of five literary works will be selected and will be eligible for the Music Library & SFX Awards and the Adapta Market Award from CIIF Market.
- The selected works will participate in the training activities of CIIF Market Lab, which will have mentoring sessions, detailed analysis of them to enhance their adaptation possibilities and online pitch workshop , as well as training sessions pitch and one-on-one meetings with interested scriptwriters and producers, among other activities, such as the Panel: “The rise of adaptations: old and new relationships between the audiovisual sector and publishing” , which will offer Sidney Borjas , CEO of Scenic Rights , and Joana Chilet , director of the platform Adapta Market and ProMercat – VLC Film Market.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, September 21. The 18th edition of Canary Islands International Film Market, which will take place from 22 to 27 november in it Hotel Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey from Santa Cruz of Tenerife, has launched the first edition of CIIF MARKET Lab – Laboratory of Canary Islands Literary Works, in collaboration with the Canarian Cultural Association of Writers – ACTE Canarias, one of the novelties of this year.
The objective of CIIF Market, one of the most anticipated markets of the Canary Islands film and audiovisual scene and of international scope, is to establish synergies between authors, screenwriters, filmmakers , producers, television channels, distributors, sales agents, investors and other professionals in the industry to boost cinematographic and audiovisual creation and promote the co-production of fiction feature film projects, documentaries and series television for a global market.
It also seeks to increase cooperation between the film and publishing sectors. Literary adaptations to different cinematographic and audiovisual screens are increasingly common, becoming a worldwide phenomenon, since an audience predisposed to see them can be obtained beforehand. An advantageous starting point with great weight in terms of business and content bets. Likewise, series and films are being produced based on literary works that have managed to sell more books, so there is a very important feedback between the literary and publishing sector and the audiovisual sector.
It is because of that CIIF Market wanted to join forces with the Canarian Cultural Association of Writers – ACTE Canarias, to contribute to the literature and the audiovisual have a meeting place through the creation of the first edition of CIIF MARKET Lab – Canary Islands Literary Works Laboratory, In addition to valuing the canary talent connecting both sectors and promoting their international projection.
For his part, ACTE Canary Islands has as one of its main purposes to be a source of information for writers and writers who carry out their literary activity in Canary Islands, as well as energize and disseminate the culture and literature that is made in the Islands, for which its collaboration with CIIF Market it will undoubtedly be beneficial for both sectors.
CIIF MARKET Lab Program Advance – Laboratory of Canary Islands Literary Works
Canarian literary works written in Spanish or English , fiction and non-fiction (novel, short story, play, essay, etc.), of all genres and subgenres (drama, comedy, etc.) can be presented at CIIF MARKET Lab. and aimed at all types of public (children, youth, adults).
A maximum of five literary works will be selected. A committee of experts will evaluate their quality, the talent of the authors and the feasibility of being adapted to film, television or digital platforms.
The selected works will participate in the CIIF Market Lab training activities, which will begin the week prior to the start of the CIIF Market audiovisual market, with mentoring sessions and review of dossiers and detailed analysis of the compositions to enhance their adaptation possibilities. An online pitch workshop will also be held, in which they will analyze how to present and sell their adaptation projects to the audiovisual industry.
The program of CIIF Market Lab will follow the days November 23, 24, 25 and 26during the celebration of Canary Islands International Film Market, where the participating works will be presented in pitch sessions, whose authors, publishers and/or holders of the adaptation rights, will have the opportunity to keep one-on-one meetings with producers and/or scriptwriters interested in their works, among other activities.
They will also be eligible for the Music Library & SFX Award, for which the winning work will obtain a flat rate, in the event that it is taken to the different screens, or for the edition of a promotional video, limited to a free production, which will allow the synchronization of the production music of the Music Library & SFX catalogs on the content of the project, through its music supervision division 360º Acorde, and by Adapta Market Award , in which the winning work will have free registration on the platform and the authors/publishers and/or adaptation rights holders will be able to contact producers and screenwriters interested in finding new stories through literature and promote networking meetings.
Panel: “The rise of adaptations: old and new relationships between the audiovisual sector and publishing”
Within the framework of CIIF Market, the Panel: “The rise of adaptations: old and new relationships between the audiovisual sector and publishing” , which will offer Sidney Borjas , CEO of Scenic Rights , and Joana Chilet , director of the platform Adapta Market and ProMercat – VLC Film Market.arket and de ProMercat – VLC Film Market.
Sydney Borjas is a specialist in the audiovisual and theatrical copyright business with more than 25 years of experience in the sector, focused on Spanish-language adaptation in which publishing catalogs are promoted.
Scenic Rights is the lead agency in representation of intellectual property of the most important authors and creatives of Spain, Latam and US Hispanics, which has led it to be present in more than a hundred projects in different phases such as “Hernán”, “El Cid”, “La Templanza”, “Memories of Idhún”, “Promises of sand”, “La Cocinera de Castamar”, among many others.
In recent years, Scenic Rights has reached agreements with more than 50 publishing houses and literary agencies that represent 95% of the most important authors in Spanish and has more than 100 projects in development and production in fifteen countries. His next projects are to open new paths for the adaptation of Hispanic authors in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia.
Adapta Market, directed by Joana Chilet, a recognized professional in the audiovisual sector and in cultural management, is a platform promoted by Nautilus Gestió Cultural I Comunicació, with the collaboration of the Institut Valencià de Cultura and the Associacio D’Editors del País Valencià, which allows contact between the book and audiovisual. The objective is to bring stories and books to producers and platforms that do not have easy access and that have undergone a curation process .
Closing date for participation in CIIF Market Lab
Authors, publishers and/or holders of the rights to adapt literary works interested in participating in the first edition of CIIF Market Lab may register until October 16, 2022 , through the registration form available on the website from the market: https://ciifmarket.com/obra-literaria/
Registration is free of charge. The participation fee ( see bases ) will only be paid if the work is selected.
18th edition of the Canary Islands International Film Market
The participation of cinematographic and audiovisual projects of CIIF Market is currently open until October 7 . Access to call and bases at: www.ciifmarket.com
CIIF Market is configured as a strategic appointment of the Canarian audiovisual sector , both nationally and internationally, to attract producers , find new projects and offer the Islands for their filming and tax benefits.
In the sum of the last editions of the market, around 300 professionals, 160 companies and more than 100 projects from 15 countries have participated. Some thirty feature films produced, with overall investment figures in excess of 70 million euros, which began their journey at CIIF Market, attest to its success.
The 18th edition of Canary Islands International Film Market will continue to contribute to the industrial fabric of the audiovisual sector and will continue her career as an outstanding network of contacts and useful tool for participating projects, facilitating access and knowledge about the different financing methods and the search for international co-producers, reinforcing networking between companies.
CIIF Market It is organized by Festeam Comunicación y Eventos SL, which is sponsored by the Government of the Canary Islands, through the Canary Institute for Cultural Development, Canary Islands Film and PROEXCA, Cabildo de Tenerife, Turismo de Tenerife, Tenerife Film Commission; City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife; Sociedad de Desarrollo de Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Ministry of Culture, and with the collaboration of ACTE Canarias, Secuoya Studios, RiverFlow PIctures, Macaronesia Films, Filmarket Hub, Clúster Audiovisual de Canarias, MAFIZ (Málaga Festival Industry Zone), Music Library & SFX, Rahn Mercedes Benz, ZEC (Zona Especial Canaria), PNR (Platform for New Filmmakers) and CIMAIMPULSA.